Saturday, September 17, 2016

audition notice - THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES - Hale Centre Theatre - October 17

Hale Centre Theatre will hold auditions for The Marvelous Wonderettes, playing January 17, 2017 – April 18, 2017. The show is produced by David and Corrin Dietlein, directed by Cambrian James, music directed by Lincoln Wright, choreographed by Cambrian James, and casting directors David and Corrin Dietlein. Performances are Monday and Tuesday nights.

SYNOPSIS
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 two, 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!

Audition Information: Monday, October 17th at 6:00 PM
Be prepared to sing 16 bars of music.
Bring your own sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.
The casting directors use Casting Manager during the casting process. Please post your head shot and resume to your Casting Manager profile.

Call Backs
Call backs for The Marvelous Wonderettes will be held Wednesday, October 19th at 5:00 PM with the first read through scheduled for Friday, November 4th at 7:00 PM.

Audition Location 
Auditions will be held at the theater located at 1730 West Sunrise Boulevard, Suite B-103 in Gilbert, Arizona 85233.

How to make an appointment
CLICK HERE to can up for an audition appointment 

Payment
Each adult actor 16 years of age and older will receive a payment of $25.00 per performance.

Other Notes
Runtime: Approximately 2 hours. Auditions are by appointment only. Any questions may be emailed to auditions@haletheatrearizona.com.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

CINDY LOU: (18-28; Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5.) She 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, having learned the lessons of true love and loss. 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: (18-28; Soprano: G3–A5) She 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. 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: (18-28; Alto with strong low range: D3–E5) She is the class clown, tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. 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. 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: (18-28; Mezzo-Alto with both sweet and soulful voice: G3–E5) She 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 2. This role requires an excellent part singer and expert comedienne. WARNING: Do not hire a ditzy person to play the ‘ditzy blonde.’ Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Stupid Cupid,’ ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me,’ and ‘Rescue Me’.
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DIRECTOR BIO
Cambrian James is well-known for his versatile staging throughout the Valley and nationally. He is a multi-award winning director and choreographer for Tarzan, The Wizard of Oz, Footloose, Damn Yankees and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Cambrian has enjoyed a long career as an actor and dancer in Annie (Daddy Warbucks), Crazy For You (Bobby Child), The King and I (the King) and Hairspray (Edna Turnblad).

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