Director: Ashley McCormack
Choreographer: Bentley Black
Vocal Director: Patti House
The 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! This energetic and glittering holiday package is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.
WHEN: Sunday, October 1st. Vocal appointments begin at 5:00pm. A movement call will begin at 6:00pm.
WHERE: LRP Studios in Southaven, MS. Address listed below.
WHO: Casting all roles with the exception of Cindy Lou in DFT's upcoming dinner theatre production of Winter Wonderettes.
Click here to secure an audition appointment. We will begin with individual vocal appointments and then bring all auditionees together for a group vocal audition. A movement call will be held after the vocal audition. Callbacks will be held by invitation only the same evening. Prepare a song in the style of the show. You are more than welcome to sing from the show. Please provide your own track or sheet music in the correct key. A pianist will be provided.
If you are unable to attend the in person audition on October 1st, please submit a video of a 60-90 second vocal selection from a song in the style of the show. Please sing along with either a karaoke track or pianist. No acapella singing. All submissions must be received by 5pm CST on Friday, September 29th. If you have a question about your video submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email your audition video to email@example.com along with a headshot (or recent photo), resume and a completed audition form listing all potential conflicts. You can find the audition form at the bottom of this page.
Rehearsals begin October 4th.
November 30th @ 7pm
December 1st @ 7pm
December 2nd @ 7pm
December 3rd @ 2pm
Please see a tentative rehearsal schedule below.
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.)
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 I closing song. Her hair is red/auburn. (Strong Alto with big belt.)
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.)
Cindy Lou (The role of Cindy Lou has been pre-cast)
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 II monologue and ballad. (Mezzo Soprano with belt— sings lead vocal line on most group songs.)
DFT is committed to equitable and inclusive casting practices.