General Audition Info
All auditions begin at 7:00 pm and no appointment is required, unless otherwise noted. Auditions are held at Clague Playhouse, 1371 Clague Road, Westlake.
Please bring current photo or headshot along with your resume. If you don’t have a headshot, Clague will take one at the audition.
Please complete our online Audition Form or Audition Form-Musical. When completed, please print and bring with you to the audition.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script, unless otherwise noted. A limited number of perusal scripts for all shows are available for 3 days at the Clague Playhouse Box Office for a $10 refundable deposit. All perusal scripts must be returned by the Saturday before the audition.
Our current COVID-19 Audition requirements: For the safety of all involved, those wishing to audition must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Auditions for our 2023-2024 season…
A “jukebox musical comedy”
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Written & Created by Roger Bean
Directed by Tiffany Trapnell
Music Directed by Zach Palumbo
Auditions: Tuesday, November 28 and Wednesday, November 29, 2023 from 7-9 pm
Please be prepared to stay for the full two hours. Use the link to sign up for one night. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094AAFA92AA1FAC34-marvelous
Show Dates: March 22 – April 14, 2024 (no performance on Easter – March 31)
Story: 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 II, 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 trip down memory lane!
AUDITIONS: Auditionees will have the picture taken by Stage Manager and complete an audition form upon arrival. Scripts may be signed out from the box office but must be returned by Saturday, November 25. Callbacks will be scheduled if needed based on performer availability.
SEEKING: The Director is committed to casting strong BIPOC women actor-singers in at least half of these roles to represent and honor the rich musical history of BIPOC singers and songwriters of the time period like Enda Lewis, Rudy Clark and Betty Everett.
Please read the play. There will be cold readings from the script. Please familiarize yourself with Betty Everett’s – Shoop Shoop Song (It´s In His Kiss). You do not need to memorize anything; parts will be taught at the audition. Be prepared to sing solo and in harmony with the group.
Cindy Lou (18, 28) 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 Acts I & II, having learned the lessons of true love and loss. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5. Sings melody lines 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 (18, 28) 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 (18, 28) is the class clown and 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 ten-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 (18, 28) 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 II. This role requires an excellent 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.”
We look forward to seeing you at auditions!
We are looking for the following paid design positions for the upcoming 2023-2024 season –
♦Lighting Designers ♦Sound Designers
♦Costume Designers ♦Prop Masters
If you are interested, please send email with resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will get back to you with a selection of shows available.