Auditions

NEXT AUDITIONS — The Marvelous Wonderettes! (Aug. 14 & 15)

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” is a four-woman show featuring 25 pop hits from the 50’s and 60’s, which tells the story of high school best friends who attend their senior prom together and then reunite 10 years later. The show is funny, touching and features some of the best songs of the era. The production will be a showcase of our area’s finest female performers along with a live band that will make the Opera House rock with delight!
Setting: Springfield High School Gymnasium, 1958 and 1968
Character Breakdowns:

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 Act 1 & 2, having learned the lessons of true love and loss. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano Belt: E3–F5. Sings melody line 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, tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. 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 10-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 2. This role requires an excellent part singer and expert comedienne. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Alto with both a sweet and soulful voice: G3–E5. Among the songs she sings lead are: ‘Stupid Cupid,’ ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me,’ and ‘Rescue Me’.

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” will be directed by Bruce R. Bennett (Director of SGMT’s “Best of Broadway,” “Nuptials,” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas”) Choreography by Becky Reed and Music Director Rachel Cox.

Auditions will be Aug. 14, 15th. at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Social Hall, 212 N. Main St. St. George — Call backs will likely be Aug. 16th in the evening.
Be prepared: with 2 songs in the pop style and a 30 second comedy monologue. There will be a speaker system to connect your device if you want to use a minus track and we will have piano accompanist if you prefer to bring sheet music. If you have a headshot please bring it. A full rehearsal schedule will be made available at the audition.
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SGMT AUDITIONS: The audition is one of the most important processes in any theater organization as great productions start with great performers. Our goal is to find the performers who best fit the requirements of each role and can take direction in order to deliver their best possible performance on stage. Here are a few reasons why you should consider auditioning for an SGMT show:

1. SGMT auditions are truly “open auditions.” Other organizations both professional and non-professional are looking for equity-actors, performers with long resumes, and even engage in recruiting in-house stock companies or pre-casting. SGMT is one of the few theaters in southern Utah that conducts true open auditions to any and all parties who are interested. We also have strict policies regarding production team auditors and auditioners to avoid any conflict of interest.

2. SGMT performers are all equal. All performers at SGMT donate their time and talent and yet we continually get exceptionally dedicated individuals because of the fun, professional and family environment we try to create and maintain.

3. SGMT demands high standards. We understand that great theater is not easy. Just because we are a “community theater” doesn’t mean that we can’t set high standards for ourselves and we know that our performers will have the best experience when excellence is demanded in rehearsal and on-stage. Many of our SGMT alumni over the past 20 years have gone on to amazing professional careers in theater and they often attribute their passion and exceptional craft to what they learned at SGMT.

4. SGMT strives to develop and nurture talent. Everyone who loves performing had to start somewhere and we want to provide opportunities for performers at all levels of skill and experience. In our intimate “theater-in-the-round” there truly are no “small roles.” Every cast member is important! What are you waiting for? SGMT needs YOU!