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The Marvelous Wonderettes

Hawthorne Players

Directed by: Ken Clark

Auditions: Saturday, August 7 from 9:00am – 12:00pm

Callbacks: Monday, August 9 at 7:00pm

Florissant Civic Center Theater

Performance Dates: November 12 at 7:30 p.m.

November 13 at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.

November 14 at 2:00 p.m.

This 4-person show features 3 and 4-part harmony of over 30 songs from the 1950's and 1960's. All characters have a storyline and featured solos, often with the others singing backup harmony. As such, all four actors are on-stage the entire show and will be needed at virtually all rehearsals – making it difficult to work around anyone with significant conflicts.


This Off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet Suzy, Missy, Betty Jean and Cindy Lou – the Marvelous Wonderettes who have been asked to step in as the entertainment for the prom. We learn about their lives and loves, as they  serenade us with classic 1950s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.”  Act One concludes with the vote for prom queen.

In Act Two, the Wonderettes reunite to perform at their ten-year class reunion. Suzy, Missy, and Betty Jean stayed in Springfield after high school, while Cindy Lou went to Hollywood. We learn about what they've been doing for the past decade with classic 1960s hits including “It's My Party,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Leader of the Pack,” and “Respect.”


Audition Details

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Prepare 32 measures of music, bring your music in the key you intend to sing, an accompanist will be provided. The audition will consist of a vocal audition and cold readings from the script.

Complete the audition form, including your résumé of onstage experience, as well as a list of all potential conflicts. Your Covid Vaccination Record Card will be viewed when you check in at auditions.

Call backs are planned for Monday, August 9 at 7:00pm. You may be required to learn a short dance/movement combination at call backs.


Anyone auditioning will be required to show proof of Covid vaccination. All production team members and crew will also be vaccinated. We will follow the CDC, St. Louis County, and City of Florissant Covid guidelines. Audience interaction will be evaluated as we get closer to opening to the show.

For more information, please contact the show's director, Ken Clark, at