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The Wetumpka Depot Players Announce Auditions For Upcoming Musicals
I Do! I Do!
July 23 at 5pm and 24 at 7pm Directed by Kristy Meanor and Musical Direction by Marilyn Swears
I Do! I Do! tells the story of the marriage of a man and woman. The show begins with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day. Their vows behind them, they look forward to spending the rest of their lives together. We watch as they go through their wedding night jitters, raise a family and negotiate midlife crises. Michael eventually admits to his infidelity, and, although Agnes is angered by his actions, she forgives him and the couple reconciles. They rediscover how much they really need each other. Then, after 50 years of marriage, the couple leaves their house to the next pair of newlyweds.
A cast of only 2, Michael and Agnes both need to pull off a wide range of ages, from their 20s to their 70s so casting will be based on ability to portray a variety of maturity levels rather than an actual age. Auditions should include a song that shows off your vocal range (please prepare about a minute) and then a cold reading from the script.
Auditions will be held at the Depot Theatre, 300 S Main Street on Sunday, July 23 at 5pm and Monday July 24 at 7pm Rehearsals will be intense between July and opening on September 14. Performances September 14-30.
Auditions for the Holiday show
"The Winter Wonderettes"!!!
Directed by Matthew Oliver
Audition Dates and Time:
August 7th and 8th @ 7:30
The Wetumpka Depot
300 S Main St, Wetumpka, AL 36092
Show dates: Dec 5, 8, 10, 12, 14-17, 19
Back for a reunion the girl group that we all fell in love with, "The Marvelous Wonderettes" are back!!! This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring great ’60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland,” the result is, of course, marvelous!
*Please prepare one up-tempo and one ballad in 1950's or 1960's-style music (No more than 16 bars).
Please bring accompaniment tracks for audition. Bring picture and resume, stapled together.
Four young (20's-30's) female singers and dancers to play The Marvelous Wonderettes. (See character breakdowns below.)The Marvelous Wonderettes takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes- Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy – four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts and voices to match. Features popular songs of the 1950's and 60's. Character descriptions below:
Missy - Always the over-achiever of the group, Missy has now blossomed into a full-fledged adult over-achiever. She is an elementary school teacher with cat-eye glasses. She has recently returned from her honeymoon with her new husband Bill, an audience member. She controls the evening’s events, even when Betty Jean is in charge: Missy is the one to cover for mistakes, and is always ready to jump in and save the day. She has an inner-sexiness (even slightly kinky) that comes out every once-in-a-while, much to her surprise and embarrassment. She has been best friends with Suzy since elementary school. (Soprano with belt. Range: F#3–A5)
Cindy Lou - Cindy Lou is the ‘bad girl’ of the group, now reformed (to a point). She is sexy with a dry and sassy wit, and has a miles-high jet-black beehive, a cross between the Ronettes and early Priscilla Presley. She has a tattoo on her left upper arm that reads “Billy Ray,” her boyfriend who passed away a few years back (from “The Marvelous Wonderettes”). Until that time it seemed that things always went her way, making Betty Jean crazy. She has an incredible soft side and inner depth, revealed in her Act Two monologue and ballad. (Mezzo Soprano with belt - sings lead vocal line on most group songs. Range: A3–E5)
Suzy - Suzy is happy-go-lucky, a little giddy, a little silly, and a little pregnant. She’s always willing to go along with anyone and anything, and she seems to giggle at just about anything. She finds great pleasure in everything she does; the sillier it is, the more fun she finds it. Her pregnancy has brought out her attention-deficit disorder, and she reverts to her childhood on the drop of a dime. She is married to Ritchie, her high-school sweetheart, who is running the lights for the performance. Her honey-blond hair is reminiscent of early Marlo Thomas/”That Girl.” Her best friend is Missy. (Mezzo/Alto with big belt. Range: C#3–E5)
Betty Jean - Betty Jean is the self-anointed clown of the group, always vying for attention from her best friend Cindy Lou. She loves that she is in finally in charge of the group, if only for this one performance. She has worked at Harper’s Hardware since High School and is now in Corporate Sales, a fact she’s very proud of. After a few tumultuous years, she married her high-school boyfriend Johnny, who also used to work at Harper’s Hardware. We learn that they have recently separated for good. She has a strength that belies her goofiness. This strength is what gives her empathy; she has no ‘poor me’ in her attitude. This pays off in her Act One closing song. Her hair is red/auburn. (Strong Alto with big belt. Range: D3–Eb5)
Setting: Harper’s Hardware Store, 1968
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For information about these auditions contact Wetumpka Depot executive director, Kristy Meanor at 334.868.1440 or email@example.com