Open Auditions
September 29 & 30

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Auditions Sunday September 29th & Monday September 30th at 7pm

Performance dates are Fridays & Saturday at 8pm

December 6th ~ 28th

Sunday matinees December 15th & 22nd at 2pm

Rehearsal TBD Se

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. You may sing a song from the show; however, you are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the show’s approach. 

Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided. 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. 

 

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) 

 

For more information, please email info@ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org and put “The Marvelous Wonderettes” in the subject line.