The Marvelous Wonderettes/The Fantasticks Auditions
For this audition, please prepare 32 bars of a song to sing (about a minute’s worth). Preferably sheet music, hole punched, in a binder. Non-vocal backing tracks are also acceptable. Please plan to be there for 1.5-2 hours. The audition process is time consuming and we will do our best to stay on schedule.
Auditions for both shows will be Saturday, 16 September starting at 12p. Please pick an audition time below. Auditions are free and walk-ins are always welcome!
Callbacks for both shows will be Sunday, 17 September starting at 12p.
The Casting Email for both shows will be sent starting Wednesday, 20 September with follow up correspondence on Thursday, 21 September.
For questions please contact Cole Butcher, Production Stage Manager, 239-434-7340 ext. 125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Marvelous Wonderettes
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!
Director/Choreographer: Dawn Lebrecht Fornara
Music Director: Charles Fornara
Cast: 4 Women (flexible)
Rehearsal & Performance Schedule: The Marvelous Wonderettes Conflict Sheet
Character Vocal Parts: Missy = Soprano 1; Cindy Lou = Soprano II; Suzy = Mezzo; Betty Jean = Alto
“Try To Remember” a time when this romantic charmer wasn’t enchanting audiences around the world. The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in the world and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. The result is a timeless fable of love that manages to be nostalgic and universal at the same time.
The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that, “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.”
With its minimal costumes, small band and virtually nonexistent set, The Fantasticks is an intimate show that may be performed in virtually any space, engaging the audience’s imagination and showcasing a strong ensemble cast. Its moving tale of young lovers who become disillusioned, only to discover a more mature, meaningful love is punctuated by a bountiful series of catchy, memorable songs, many of which have become classics.
Director: Bryce Alexander
Choreographer: Dawn Lebrecht Fornara
Music Director: Sean Effinger-Dean
Cast: 1 Women (flexible), 6 Men (flexible)
Rehearsal & Performance Schedule: The Fantasticks Conflict Sheet
For Sides click here: The Marvelous Wonderettes Sides & The Fantasticks Sides
Select and reserve an audition slot below:
As time slots fill up, more will open. If you need to CANCEL your audition time, please contact Cole Butcher, Production Stage Manager, email@example.com.