Little Theatre of Owatonna has announced auditions for its 2021 Fall production of “The Marvelous Wonderettes” written and created by Roger Bean, musical arrangements by Brian William Baker, orchestrations by Michael Borth, and vocal arrangements by Roger Bean & Brian William Baker.
The auditions will take place on Monday, August 23rd from 6:30 – 8pm and Tuesday, August 24th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Sharon Stark Auditorium at West Hills.
Bev Cashman is the director and Kathy Purdie the technical director.
This smash Off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, 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 II, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows 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!
LTO is looking to cast: Four Females.
Cindy Lou (18, 28) knows she is the prettiest girl at Springfield High. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5. Sings melody line on most songs, so the other girls hang their vocals on this voice.
Missy (18, 28) is the over-achiever of the group. Very controlled, very concerned that everything at the prom turns out wonderful and perfect. Vocal Range: Soprano: G3–A5. Wide range, floating high vocals and belting throughout the show.
Betty Jean (18, 28) is the class clown and tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. Vocal Range: Alto with strong low range: D3–E5.
Suzy (18, 28) 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. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Alto with both sweet and soulful voice: G3–E5.
Audition packets are now available at Tri M Graphics 625 E. Main Street and here:
Audition Packet PDF
Performances will be at 7:30 pm October 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd with matinee performances at 2 pm October 17th and 24th.
The Marvelous Wonderettes is presented by special arrangement by Stage Rights (www.stagerights.com).