Summit Theatre Group Announces Open Call Auditions
Written & Created by Roger Bean
Directed by Ben Martin
Music Direction by Roxanne Martin
December 12 at 6:30 pm
December 13 at 6:30 pm
December 14 at 1:30 & 6:30 pm
December 15 at 12:30 pm
MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center
500 SW Longview Rd LS, MO 64081
Saturday, September 7*
10:00 am-3:00 pm
Please sign up for a one-hour audition time slot here:
*If you are unable to attend auditions, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a slot on Monday, September 9 at 6 pm before callbacks. This is only for those that cannot attend on Saturday, not an additional time slot.
Monday, September 9
*Prepare 32 bars from a humorous and light-hearted musical theatre piece.
*A 1-minute maximum comic monologue
*Dance combination you will learn and perform during the hour time slot.
*Headshot and resume of recent work, but not required, especially if you are auditioning for the first time in years to rediscover your love of performing!
Be prepared to repeat your audition song and monologue, if we feel the need to hear them again, but for the most part we will use materials from the show. Expect some cold readings. Most importantly, we will be giving you the opportunity to sing some 4-part harmony in the show’s songs to see how the blend works. A short choreography session may also be held, depending on need.
Will begin Monday, October 14 and will take place Monday-Thursday evenings.
ABOUT THE SHOW
This seasonal celebration finds the Winter Wonderettes 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! This energetic and glittering holiday package is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.
ROLES AVAILABLE: 4 Female
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)