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Auditions

2024 Auditions

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Directed by Pat Ward 815-383-1269
Vocal Director Hannah Fink 815-931-4076

Audition information

Show Description:
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!

 

Cast of Characters: Auditioners need to be able to “pass” as a 17–18-year-old and again as a 27–28-year-old.


MISSY (Adult Female): Always the over-achiever of the group, Missy is the one to cover for mistakes and is always ready to jump in and save the day. Head of the prom decorations committee, and absolutely smitten with her music teacher. She has been best friends with Suzy since elementary school.
 

CINDY LOU (Adult Female): Cindy Lou is the “bad girl” of the group. It seems that things
always go her way, making Betty Jean crazy. She makes the biggest change between Acts I and II, having learned the lessons of true love and loss.

 

BETTY JEAN (Adult Female) Betty Jean is the self-anointed clown of the group, always vying for attention from her best friend Cindy Lou. Cindy Lou steals Betty Jean’s boyfriend away, causing a lot of the friction at the prom; she holds this grudge against Cindy Lou, until they make up at the 10-year reunion. (Mezzo/Alto with strong range)
 

SUZY (Adult Female) Gum-chewing Suzy is happy-go-lucky, a little giddy, and a little silly. She finds great pleasure in everything she does; the sillier it is, the more fun she finds it. Her best friend is Missy. (Please note: The script does not want you to play her like a stereotypical “ditzy blonde.”)

Audition date:
May 28, 2024 – 6:00 pm.  If you can’t make that date and time, please contact Pat Ward at 815-383-1269. Auditions will be held at Country Theatre Workshop 1280 East 700 North Road, Cissna Park, IL

 

Preparation:
Please prepare one of these songs from the show that best represents your storytelling range and vocal presence. We have tracks from the show to accompany you and the character for which you are auditioning. You may audition for more than one role. Please prepare the song for each role.

 

Missy - Soprano with wide range and very high vocals; also requires the ability to belt/mix – Secret Love - Soprano/High Voice G3–A5
 

Cindy Lou - Mezzo Soprano with strong belt; sings melody line on most songs; the role requires strong vocal abilities) – Son of a Preacher Man - Mezzo-Soprano/ Middle to High Voice E3–F5
 

Betty Jean – Mezzo-Alto with a strong range -Lipstick on Your Collar - Alto – low voice
D3–E5

 

Suzy - Mezzo Alto with a sweet, soulful sound, and big belt – Stupid Cupid
 

Everyone be familiar with - Mr. Sandman - Mezzo-Alto/Middle-Low Voice G3–E5

Performance dates:  August 1-11, 2024
 

Practice times:  Will be decided by the availability of the cast.

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Thank you to everyone who auditioned for CTW's production of Annie! 

As you will see, we still have many Ensemble roles as well as Orphan roles to work out yet.  Most people will be playing more than one role in the course of our musical.  If you are unable to accept the role listed, please email 
Brian Zecher


Orphans and a parent should attend a meeting on Monday, April 22nd at 6:30 pm at the theatre.  Information will be given out, measurements will be taken and we will have our final Callbacks for which orphan is playing each role at that time.

Everyone in the cast should attend our first full cast Read-Thru on Monday, April 29th at 6:00 pm at the theatre.​

Annie Cast List

Annie - London Clark

Miss Hannigan - Kena Clark

Grace Farrell - Paige Mayotte

Oliver Warbucks - Brian Zecher

Rooster Hannigan/Ensemble - Jared Lauritson

Lily St. Regis/Ensemble - Diana Judy

Bert Healy/Ensemble - Max Gooding

Mr. Bundles/Ensemble - Zackery Moore

Annette/Ensemble - Shannon LeSage

Ms. Greer/Ensemble - Emily Weber

Mrs. Pugh/Ensemble - Vicky Jones

FDR - Miles Q. Turner

Additional Ensemble

Paul Bishir

Rob Bishir

Payton Homann

Dylan Judy

Dorothy Judy

Jason Moore

Dey Satkoski

Jim Shrove

Arya Weber

Orphans

Lily Cheney

Hadelyn DeVries

Eleanora Hildenbrand

Daisy Judy

Sophia Mense

Elena Merrill-Kohl

Olivia Moser

Hailey Nitsche

Bailey Peters

Lily Rogers

Piper Scheffer

Sawyer Scheffer

Harper Wichtner

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