Auditions: “Marvelous Wonderettes”

Footlighters Theater in Berwyn, PA is excited to announce open auditions for Marvelous Wonderettes.

All roles are open. We are seeking 4 women singer/actors ages 16+.

Using pop songs from the 1950s and 1960s as a vehicle to tell its story, this fun-filled show pays homage to the high school song leader squads of the 50s. Called in as a last minute replacement for their senior prom, Springfield High Songleaders Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy rally together to entertain their classmates in swinging four-part harmony.

Auditions:
Sunday September 23rd 6:00-10pm
Monday September 24th 6:00-10pm
You may be asked for the second night if you audition on Sunday.

All auditioners are asked to prepare one complete musical theatre song in the style of the show and to bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided. Songs from the show are acceptable, if the auditioner is wishing to be considered for that role in the show. Dress comfortably and be prepared to dance/move. Please bring a current headshot and resume, if possible.

Rehearsals are expected to begin October 6th and will run 3 times per week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sunday) To be considered for a role please bring any known conflicts to auditions.

CHARACTER LIST (ALL ROLES OPEN)

Cindy Lou: Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5; Sings melody line on most songs, so the other girls hang their vocals on this voice. Cindy Lou knows she is the prettiest girl at Springfield High. She knows she will be named Prom Queen and acts out against her best friend Betty Jean when things don’t go her way. She makes the biggest change between Act 1 & 2.

Missy: Soprano: G3–A5. Wide range, floating high vocals and belting throughout the show. Missy is the over-achiever of the group. Very controlled, very concerned that everything at the prom turns out wonderful and perfect. Head of the prom
decorations committee; and absolutely
smitten with her music teacher. Her best
friend is Suzy.

Betty Jean : Alto with strong low range: D3–E5. Betty Jean is the class clown, tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. It’s also highly probably that Betty Jean wants to be with Cindy Lou herself, but just doesn’t even
know what those feelings really are. Cindy Lou steals Betty Jean’s boyfriend away, which causes a lot of the friction at the prom. She holds this grudge against Cindy Lou until they make up at the 10-year reunion.

Suzy: Mezzo-Alto with both sweet and soulful
voice: G3–E5. Suzy is best friends with Missy, she is the happy-go-lucky one of the group stereotyped as the ditzy blonde. Always smiling and giggling, nothing ever seems to bother her. In love with the lighting operator, completely surprised when named prom queen. Frustrated, sad, hormonal, and pregnant in Act 2. This role requires an excellent part singer and expert comedienne.

Performance Dates:
January 18, 19, 25, 26, Febuary 1, 2, 8 at 8PM
January 20, 27, Feburary 3, 9 at 2PM

Footlighters of Berwyn is a membership based organization, all roles are open and non-paid.

Please email Footlighterswonderettes@gmail.com to reserve an Audition day/time, or with any questions you may have.

Production team led by Alicia Marion Bribois, Nate Patton & Danielle Lachall.

We hope to see you there!

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Kristin Dormuth
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