The Marvelous Wonderettes
Join Cindy Lou, Missy, Betty Jean, and Suzy (aka The Marvelous Wonderettes) as they perform at their Senior Prom…and 10 Year Reunion! Fiercely unique, each woman constructs their own vision of the future, but can they fight hard enough to make it come true? Enjoy nostalgic hits from the 50s and 60s in this pop-inspired musical as the Wonderettes navigate friendship, burgeoning love, and hopes for the future.
Sunday, January 12 from 5PM to 8PM
Monday, January 13 from 7PM to 9PM
Wednesday, January 15 from 7PM to 9PM
Please contact us if you have any questions about auditions.
Saugus American Legion, 44 Taylor Street, Saugus, MA
This production has four female roles described below for four vocal ranges.
Please prepare/bring the following:
- Prepare a short monologue (1-2 minutes)
- Prepare a song/song excerpt (2-3 minutes) – 50s or 60s music is preferred. Please bring sheet music for your piece.
- Wear clothing you can move in
- A headshot – it does not need to be professional – a current printed photo is great.
- You can pre-print the Audition Packet from here and bring it with you to the audition. (PLEASE NOTE – The Audition Packet link above is now working!)
- Sign-up for an audition time using the Sign-Up Genius link.
- If you cannot attend auditions, but are interested in being considered, email your video submission to TCSaugus@gmail.com by 6PM on Monday, January 13. Please include the audition packet information with your video submission. OR contact us about auditioning at the beginning of the Callback Session on Wednesday, January 15.
Cindy Lou (Female / age 18-35 (plays 18 and 28) / Mezzo-Soprano)
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 Acts I & II, having learned the lessons of true love and loss. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5. Sings melody line on most songs, so the other girls hang their vocals on this voice. Among the songs she sings lead are: “Allegheny Moon,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “Maybe.”
Missy (Female / age 18-35 (plays 18 and 28) / Soprano)
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. Vocal Range: Soprano: G3–A5. Wide range, floating high vocals and belting throughout the show. Among the songs she sings lead are: “Secret Love,” “You Don’t Own Me,” and “Wedding Bell Blues.”
Betty Jean (Female / age 18-35 (plays 18 and 28) / Alto)
Is the class clown and tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. It’s also highly probable 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 ten-year reunion. Vocal Range: Alto with strong low range: D3–E5. Among the songs she sings lead are: “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “I Only Want To Be With You,” and “That’s When The Tears Start.”
Suzy (Female / age 18-35 (plays 18 and 28) / Mezzo-Alto)
Is the gum-chewing, happy-go-lucky, go-along girl. Super-best friends with Missy, Suzy is always a little giddy and a little silly, and finds great pleasure in everything she does. In love with the lighting operator, completely surprised when named Prom Queen. Frustrated, sad, hormonal, and pregnant in Act II. This role requires an excellent part singer and expert comedienne. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Alto with both sweet and soulful voice: G3–E5. Among the songs she sings lead are: “Stupid Cupid,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me,” and “Rescue Me.”
Setting: Springfield High School gymnasium, 1958 and 1968.
PLEASE NOTE: Audition are by appointment and sign-ups are in 10 minute blocks. Please arrive in advance of your time slot in case we are running early. Using the Sign-Up Genius link above, click on the time slot you are interested in and complete the requested information.
Fri, Apr 24 at 8PM
Sat, Apr 25 at 8PM
Sun, Apr 26 at 2PM
Fri, May 1 at 8PM
Sat, May 2 at 8PM
Sun, May 3 at 2PM
If you have questions about the auditions or would like to help out with the production, please contact us at TCSaugus@gmail.com or 781-816-7019.