Auditions start soon for the summer stock production of The Marvelous Wonderettes, produced by the professional, award-winning theatrical company of TADA Productions, Inc.
Sunday, April 5 at 6:00 pm – 10 :00 pm
Monday, April 6 at 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Auditions by appointment only. To book an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Audition
Please bring a prepared song no longer than 2 minutes in length. An accompanist will be provided.
The award-winning TADA Theatre (701 P Street, Lincoln, Nebraska)
July 9-26, 2020 (Thursday-Sunday)
They will not begin until the end of May 2020. Conflicts can be worked around during part of the process.
This is TADA’s summer stock production, and some compensation is made available through the Henry Blanke memorial fund. All actors will have their own parking in the Haymarket during the process and production.
About The Show
This smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Missy, Cindy Lou, and Suzy; four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” In Act Two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the journey the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane!
ROLES AVAILABLE / 4 Actresses (play teens-30’s)
She knows she is the prettiest girl at Springfield High and she will be named Prom Queen; acts out against her best friend Betty Jean when things don’t go her way; makes the biggest change between Act 1 and 2, having learned the lessons of true love and loss; mezzo soprano belt, sings lead line on most songs ( “Allegheny Moon,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Maybe.”)
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; best friend is Suzy; soprano, wide range, high vocals, and belts throughout the show (songs include: “Secret Love,” “You Don’t Own Me,” “Wedding Bell Blues.”)
The class clown, tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend; highly probable that Betty Jean wants to be with Cindy Lou herself, but just doesn’t even know what those feelings really are; steals Betty Jean’s boyfriend away, which causes a lot of the friction at the prom, holds this grudge against Cindy Lou until they make up at the 10 year reunion; alto with a strong low range (songs include: “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “I Only Want To Be With You,” “That’s When The Tears Start.
Best friends with Missy, she is the happy-go-lucky one of the group, sometimes 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; mezzo alto, both sweet and soul voice (songs include: “Stupid Cupid,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me,” “Rescue Me.”
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Directed by Robert D. Rook
Musical Direction by Cris Rook
Choreography by Mandi Maser
Stage Management by Shalaia Schrunk
See more at www.tadatheatre.info or the Facebook event page.