Audition Notice: The Marvelous Wonderettes

Written & Created by Roger Bean
Directed by Courtney Potter
Produced by Shawn W. Lanz
Choreographed by Wendy Babb
Musical Direction by Noreen Smith
Produced by special arrangement with Steele Spring Stage Rights
 
Audition Dates & Times: 

Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday; May 11th through 13th, 2014 at 7:00pm

Audition Location: 
Conejo Players Theatre
351 S. Moorpark Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-1008
 
Performance Dates: 
July 5th through August 3rd, 2014
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm 
Sunday matinees at 2:00pm
 
Audition Requirements: 

Please prepare 1 minute of an appropriate musical theatre song -- or a pop song from the 1950s or '60s -- that best showcases you, as well as the character's personality; bring a second selection as backup. If possible, avoid singing a song from the show; however, you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the show's approach. From the creators: "Listen to Connie Francis, Doris Day, The Chordettes, & The McGuire Sisters for Act I styles; listen to Dusty Springfield, Lesley Gore, The Shangri-Las, & Betty Everett for Act II styles." Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. A CD with an accompaniment-only track is also acceptable, provided it is edited and cued correctly. No a cappella auditions. You may be required to learn a short dance/movement combination, so please come prepared to move; there may also be cold reading from the script. Bring a résumé of onstage experience, as well as a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc. Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the Producer and agreed to by the Director before casting can be confirmed. "Open Call" auditions. No appointment necessary. There is NO PAY.

Plot Summary: 

Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday; May 11th through 13th, 2014 at 7:00pm

For More Information: 

Please contact producer Shawn W. Lanz at shawn@conejoplayers.org

Character Breakdown: 

BETTY JEAN (Female, Adult [to play 18 and 28]): Betty Jean is the self-anointed clown of the group, always vying for attention from her best friend Cindy Lou. Cindy Lou steals Betty Jean’s boyfriend away, causing a lot of the friction at the prom; she holds this grudge against Cindy Lou, until they make up at the 10-year reunion. (Alto with strong low range)

CINDY LOU (Female, Adult [to play 18 and 28]): Cindy Lou is the "bad girl" of the group. It seems that things always go her way, making Betty Jean crazy. She makes the biggest change between Acts I and II, having learned the lessons of true love and loss. (Mezzo Soprano with belt; sings melody line on most songs)

MISSY (Female, Adult [to play 18 and 28]): Always the over-achiever of the group, Missy is the one to cover for mistakes and is always ready to jump in and save the day. Head of the prom decorations committee, and absolutely smitten with her music teacher. She has been best friends with Suzy since elementary school. (Soprano with wide range and very high vocals; also needs ability to belt/mix)

SUZY (Female, Adult [to play 18 and 28]): Gum-chewing Suzy is happy-go-lucky, a little giddy, and a little silly. She finds great pleasure in everything she does; the sillier it is, the more fun she finds it. Her best friend is Missy. (Please note: We are not looking for a stereotypical "ditzy blonde.") (Mezzo Alto with a sweet, soulful sound, and big belts)