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RVP’s ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 11:00 a.m. CDT

HENRY — The River Valley Players in Henry will hold auditions for “The Marvelous Wonderettes” at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and Aug. 11 at St. Mary’s Community Center, 1301 Second St., Henry.

The show will be performed Oct. 24-26 and Nov. 1-2. Friday and Saturday shows will be at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees will be a 2 p.m.

Auditioners should prepare two minutes of an appropriate musicl theater song or a pop song from the 1950s or 1960s as well as a backup. Song selections from the show should be avoided. Bring sheet music as an accompanist will be provided. There may be a short dance and movement combination and a cold reading from the script.

A New York blockbuster, “The Marvelous Wonderettes” takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where the audience meets The Wonderettes — four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts and voices to match. When the entertainment doesn’t show up for the prom, The Wonderettes step in to save the day. Between belting out ‘50s and ‘60s musical favorites like “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid” and “Lipstick on Your Collar,” the girls trade gossip about high school hijinks and teenage romance. Act two takes place at the group’s ten year class reunion where life and music take an entirely new perspective.

The show is looking for four females with strong vocals who can sing harmony and appear to be 18 and 28 years old.

Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discuss with the producer and agreed to by the director before casting can be confirmed.

For more information, contact Charlotte Balensiefen at cbalensiefen@mchsi.com.

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