The Winter Wonderettes

Fraser Valley Stage is looking for 4 energetic women
to star in our December 2022 production of The Winter Wonderettes.   

The story takes place at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party in 1968.  When Santa turns up missing, Missy, Cindy Lou, Suzy and Betty Jean step in to save the party. The music features great four-part harmony in 60s versions of well-known Christmas classics such as 'Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town' and 'Jingle Bell Rock.' This is an energetic and glittering show with roles for four fantastic women.

There will be 5 performances of The Winter Wonderettes, alternating with 5 performances of Plaid Tidings at the Abbotsford Arts Centre.

The“ Wonderettes” will perform evenings Thurs. Dec 1, Sun. Dec 4, Fri. Dec 9,
Sat. Dec 10 and one matinee Sat. Dec 3, 2022

Rehearsals begin in September on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
Choreography rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons.

Auditions will be held at Calvin Presbyterian Church
33911 Hazelwood Ave, Abbotsford
Tuesday August 9th             7:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Thursday August 11th          6:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Monday August 15th            6:45 pm – 10:00 pm For Call-backs

To book an audition please email us at info@fraservalleystage.com
providing a theatre resume (head shot if available)
For questions or more information, contact Kathy at 604-307-5841

Requirements, Character Descriptions, Vocal Range
Four females, all ethnicities, with some dance experience
Character ages - approximately 30 years old.
If you look the part, try out!

Betty Jean Reynolds
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 pays off in her Act One closing song; her hair is red/auburn.
Strong Bass with big belt; range: D3­–Eb5.

Cindy Lou Huffington
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 Two monologue and ballad; sings lead on many songs.
Mezzo Soprano with belt; range: A3–E5.

Missy (Miller) Lee
the overachiever of the group; has now blossomed into a full-fledged adult overachiever; an elementary school teacher with horn rimmed glasses NS curly mousy-brown hair she can’t manage; 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; floats very high vocals
Soprano with belt; range: F#3–A5.

Suzy (Simpson) Stevens
happy-go-lucky, a little giddy, a little silly, and just 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 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.

This is a non-Equity, non-paying production.

https://www.stagerights.com/allshows/winter-wonderettes/

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