The Marvelous Wonderettes

by Roger Bean

May 20 & 21  6:30 P.M. Directed by:  Joe Feustel and Musical Director: Sandy Kasten

at Memories  1077 Lake Dr.  Port Washington, WI 53074

 

Preparation:  All roles are available. Prepare a song in style of show (Bring Music) Accompanist provided.   Learn a song from the show with parts, sing in group.

Please bring any known conflicts.

 

Show Synopsis:

It’s the 1958 Springfield High School prom, meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams. 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.”  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!  .

 

 Character List:  Roles for 4 Women

  • Cindy Lou (20-30)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. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5. 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 (20,30)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. Vocal Range: Soprano: G3–A5. 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 (20,30)is the class clown, tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. It’s also highly probable that Betty Jean wants to be with Cindy Lou herself, but just doesn’t even know what those feelings really are. 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. Vocal Range: Alto with strong low range: D3–E5. 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 (20,30)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.  Vocal Range: Mezzo-Alto with both sweet and soulful voice: G3–E5. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Stupid Cupid,’ ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me,’ and ‘Rescue M

ACTORS WILL BE STIPEND BASED ON ROLE AND EXPERIENCE.

Performances on July 16, 17, 18 and 23, 24, 25, 2019

Performances are Weekday Matinees with a 1:45 pm Curtain

Tuesday July 23rd also has a 7:45 pm evening show.

Rehearsals to begin Monday June 3, 2019, M-F ,evenings

 

 

Please contact Memories directly at (262) 284-6850 or email Joe Feustel,  Artistic Coordinator at joe@memoriesballroom.com with questions.