by Aurora Arts Theatre
Sep. 17 - Sep. 18
It’s holiday fun for the whole family! Gal-pal singing group the Marvelous Wonderettes has been invited to perform at the 1968 holiday party for Harper’s Hardware Store. Together, Betty Jean, Missy, Cindy Lou, and Suzy work to create a rockin’ lively mix of 50s and 60s holiday hits and standards. But when Santa goes missing and things turn less than jolly, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity, with the support of some familiar holiday gems, to rectify the situation. The result is a marvelous show that will have you dancing in the aisles in celebration of the holiday season!
Aurora Arts Theatre is excited to announce the return of The Winter Wonderettes, written and created by Roger Bean, directed by Bob Caro. Auditions will be held September 17 & 18, 2023 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Aurora Arts Theatre located at 5635 Everhart Rd, Corpus Christi TX.
Show will run November 24, 2023, through January 6, 2024.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to fill out an audition form. Auditionees will sing a selection from the show and perform readings selected by the director the evening of auditions. You will also learn a short dance directed by the show’s choreographer — comfortable clothing is recommended for the dance portion of the audition. You are not required to show up to both audition dates.
NOTE ABOUT CONFLICTS: Please come with a complete list of conflicts. Auditionees with performance conflicts may not be considered in casting.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS (AGE RANGES – 24-40):
Happy-go-lucky, a little giddy, a little silly, and a little pregnant; always willing to go along with anyone and anything, and she seems to giggle at just about anything; 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; is married to Ritchie, her high school sweetheart, who is running the lights for the performance; her best friend is Missy. A strong singer and mover with a good sense of comedy.
The "bad girl" of the group, now reformed (to a point); sexy with a dry and sassy wit; has a miles-high jet-black beehive; a cross between The Ronettes and an early Priscilla Presley; has a tattoo on her left upper arm that reads “Billy Ray” for her boyfriend who passed away a few years back (from “The Marvelous Wonderettes”); until that time, it seemed that things always went her way, which made Betty Jean crazy; has an incredible soft side and inner depth, revealed in her Act II monologue and ballad; mezzo soprano with belt; sings lead vocal line on most group songs. A strong singer and mover with a good sense of comedy.
The overachiever of the group; has now blossomed into a full-fledged adult overachiever; an elementary school teacher with cat-eye glasses; has recently returned from her honeymoon with her new husband Bill, an audience member; controls the evening’s events, even when Betty Jean is in charge; the one to cover for mistakes and is always ready to jump in and save the day; has an inner-sexiness (even slightly kinky) that comes out every once in a while, much to her surprise and embarrassment; has been best friends with Suzy since elementary school. A strong singer and mover with a good sense of comedy.
The self-anointed clown of the group, always vying for attention from her best friend Cindy Lou; loves that she is finally in charge of the group, if only for this one performance; has worked at Harper’s Hardware since high school and is now in corporate sales, a fact she is very proud of; after a few tumultuous years, she married her high school boyfriend Johnny, who also used to work at Harper’s Hardware; has recently separated from Johnny for good; has a strength that belies her goofiness, a strength that gives her empathy; she has no "poor me" in her attitude, which off in her Act One closing song. A strong singer and mover with a good sense of comedy