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AUDITIONS

Written and created by Roger Bean

Presented through special arrangement with Stagerights, www.stagerights.com

Take a trip back to the 1958 Springfield High school prom where we meet The Marvelous Wonderettes, four girls with voices as big as their bouffants and personalities as kooky as their crinoline skirts! From prom night to their ten-year reunion the girls perform such classic hits as “It’s My Party,” “Mr. Sandman,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Leader of the Pack,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “You Don’t Own Me,” “Respect,” and many more!

Director – Peter Landry

Music Director – Joanne Landry

Choreographer – Karen Brown

CAST REQUIREMENTS – 4 women able to play age 18 and age 28

(Please review character descriptions below).

Where: Mount Wachusett Community College, room 182
When:  Sunday, March 31 at 6PM and Monday, April 1 @ 7PM (possible callbacks on Wednesday, April 3 @ 7PM)

For the auditions all should:

  1. Prepare a short vocal selection that displays range and ability preferably from the show (score will be available). Sheet music required if you decide to do a song not from the show. An accompanist will be provided.
  2. Wear comfortable clothing for a dance audition.

Performance Dates:  June 14, 15, 21, 22 @ 8PM, June 23 @ 2 PM

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Primary days Sundays 6-9pm; Mondays and Wednesdays 7-10pm. There will be double rehearsals on some Sundays as we get closer to performances. A calendar will be available at the auditions to review and compare with your personal calendar to define possible conflicts.

CASTING INFORMATION

CINDY LOU 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 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 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 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.  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 Me’.

 For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu

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Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY

Experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s golden age with all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline. “Talkies” are replacing silent movies and things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen. You remember Gene Kelly splashing his way through the famous MGM film – but have you seen it live? Filled with every memorable moment from the film and a downpour of unforgettable songs, this show is guaranteed to make a big splash! And yes, it really will rain onstage!

Director – Will Gelinas

Music Director – Diane Cushing

Choreographer – Nicole Couture Skorb

CAST REQUIREMENTS – looking for a large cast of up to 30 (ages 16 and up); tap ability required for key roles and dance ensemble

(Please review character descriptions below).

Where: Mount Wachusett Community College, room 182
When:  Monday May 20 @ 7PM and Tuesday, May 21 @ 7PM; Callbacks if needed: Wednesday, May 22 @ 7PM

For the auditions all should:

  1. Prepare a short vocal selection that displays range and ability preferably from the show (score will be available). Sheet music required if you decide to do a song not from the show. An accompanist will be provided.
  2. Wear comfortable clothing for a dance audition.
  3. Bring tap shoes if interested in lead roles or dance ensemble – SEE INFO ON PRE-AUDITION WORKSHOP BELOW

Performance Dates:  August 9, 10, 16, 17 @ 8PM, August 18 @ 2 PM

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Primary days Sundays 6-9pm; Mondays and Wednesdays 7-10pm. There will be double rehearsals on some Sundays as we get closer to performances. A calendar will be available at the auditions to review and compare with your personal calendar to define possible conflicts.

CASTING INFORMATION

(Ages are approximate – performers must be able to “play” within the age range)

Zelda Zanders: A flapper socialite and actress on her ninth marriage, she is Lina’s friend and confidante. Age: 30 to 40

 F. Simpson: A successful, magnanimous, film producer. He leads the other characters in creating a new movie musical. Age: 50 to 65

Roscoe Dexter: A famous film director with theatrical mannerisms and tendencies. Frequently frazzled and works with Lina and Don. Age: 30 to 50.

*Cosmo Brown: A wacky and playful on-set pianist for silent films. Don’s best friend and dance partner. Age: 25 to 45. Vocal range top: Ab4; Vocal range bottom C3. MUST BE ABLE TO TAP.

Lina Lamont: A slow-witted silent film diva with a big personality and a harshly unpleasant voice. She is Don’s regular co-star. Age 30 – 50; Vocal range top: Eb5; Vocal range bottom: C4.

*Don Lockwood: A suave Hollywood actor and dancer. Cosmo’s best friend and Lina’s regular co-star. Age: 25 – 45; Vocal range top: Ab4; Vocal range bottom: G2; MUST BE ABLE TO TAP

Rod: An excitable film agent bordering on manic. He works for Simpson. Age: 25 – 45

*Kathy Selden: An earnest, talented actress with wit and charm. She falls in love with Don and performs as Lina’s speaking and singing voice. Age: 20 – 30. Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: G3; MUST BE ABLE TO TAP

Production Singer: The lead tenor in Monumental Pictures’ first movie musical. Age 25 – 40; Vocal rage top: Ab4; Vocal range bottom: Db3

Miss Dinsmore: Lina’s vocal coach. She is the “mother hen” type with caring affection for the younger performers. Age 40 – 55.

Ensemble: Movie Stars, Film Crew, Actors; dance ensemble MUST BE ABLE TO TA

*PRE-CASTING FOR KEY ROLES

To ensure that we are able to cast the roles of  Don Lockwood, Kathy Seldon and Cosmo Brown, we are hoping to cast these roles in advance of the open auditions in May. Anyone interested in these 2 roles should contact Gail Steele at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu to schedule an audition appointment no later than March 29

 For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu

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TAPPIN’ IN THE RAIN

PRE-AUDITION TAP CLASS

Thinking about auditioning for Theatre at the Mount’s production of Singin’ in the Rain but nervous about the tap audition?

Join choreographer Nicole Couture Skorb for a 3-hour pre-audition prep.

You will….

  • Learn basic tap skills
  • Learn the actual tap audition combination that will be part of the Singin’ in the Rain auditions (allows you lots of time to polish your performance before auditions!)

 

2 SESSIONS – only 20 spots in each session (ages 16 and up)

Monday, April 22 @ 7PM or Wednesday, April 24 @ 7PM

Registration Fee is just $10.00

We expect these to fill up quickly – register online now at

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