Casting call for ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ at Stage 212 in La Salle

Auditions set Oct. 1-2; performances scheduled for February

Director Joey Santos announced auditions for Stage 212′s winter 2022 production of the off-Broadway hit musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” will be 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1 and 2, upstairs at the theater, 700 First St. in La Salle.

Callbacks, if necessary, will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3 at the theater.

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” introduces four girls at the 1958 Springfield High School prom, four friends with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, singing about their lives and loves through classic 50s hits. In Act II, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform at their 10-year reunion, reminiscing through song about the highs and lows they have experienced in the past decade, and finding that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together. Featuring more than 30 classic 50s and 60s hits, “The Marvelous Wonderettes” is a musical trip down memory lane.

Santos will cast four women to play a group of best friends during their high school prom and 10-year reunion. Women should be able to convincingly play their late teens and late 20s through the show.

Auditioners should come prepared with 30-60 seconds of a 50s or 60s pop song that shows off their vocal range. Backing tracks are encouraged (CD player and aux cord will be available).

In addition to the vocal audition, there will be a small dance audition, as well as a cold read from the script. Familiarity with the script is not required.

The audition process will follow IDPH guidelines for Phase 5. Everybody attending must wear a mask while in the building, regardless of vaccination status, and must maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet. Masks may only be removed when reading or singing, and must be put back on immediately thereafter. All are encouraged to audition, regardless of prior theatrical experience. For more information, visit www.stage212.org.

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” will be presented Feb. 4-13 .