Marv1 Marvelous Wonderettes (Glee Club Edition)
The Marvelous Wonderettes (Glee Club Edition)
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Make it home by curfew in this flexible casting version of the smash off-Broadway hit! 

The four original girls still lead the show, but you can add as many boys and girls as you want to make up the entire Chipmunk Glee Club. There are wonderful opportunities for smaller parts and solo singing lines.

This one-act takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! Joined onstage with the Chipmunks Glee Club, we learn about the girls' lives and loves while they perform classic ‘50s songs such as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick On Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” and more. Prom has never been so much fun in this must-take musical trip down memory lane! This delightful 55-minute version of the smash off-Broadway hit is perfect for teens and adults looking to fill a larger cast.

Take me back to the original version.

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It doesn’t get any better than this!

–WOR Radio


Characters: 

Cindy Lou (18) 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.

Missy (18) 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.

Betty Jean (18) is the class clown and tomboy, always vying for attention with Cindy Lou, her best friend. It’s also highly probable that Betty Jean wants to be with Cindy Lou herself, but just doesn’t even know what those feelings really are. 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.

Suzy (18) 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. WARNING: Do not hire a ditzy person to play the ‘ditzy blonde.’ Vocal Range: Mezzo-Alto with both sweet and soulful voice: G3–E5.

GLEE CLUB: The rest of the Glee Club can be comprised of as many girls (and boys) as desired. Most of the story is told by the four leaders, with the Glee Club singing and dancing with them throughout.

Note: If appropriate, the director may give various song solos in the larger group numbers to members of the GLEE CLUB to give everyone a chance to shine. The best numbers for sharing solos are:

• “Mr. Sandman”

• “Sugar & Spice Medley (Lollipop/Sugartime)”

• “Mr. Lee” (the section of solos that are not MISSY’s)

• “Teacher’s Pet” (all except MISSY’S solos)

• “Born Too Late” (create solos from full group number)

Setting: Springfield High School Gymnasium, 1958

Roger Bean created the long-running off-Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes (Westside Theatre), along with the sequels Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns, Winter Wonderettes, and Wonderettes: Dream On. Original cast albums for all Wonderettes shows are available from iTunes and Amazon. The Marvelous Wonderettes received the 2007 LA Ovation Award for Best Musical for its record-breaking Los Angeles run and continues to be an audience favorite in regional and amateur theatre companies throughout the country. Mr. Bean revisits Springfield, USA with his newest jukebox hit Life Could Be A Dream. With a record-breaking 12-month run in Los Angeles, the show received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, the LA Weekly Theatre Award, and the Backstage Garland Award for Outstanding Musical.    

Mr. Bean wrote and created the popular jukebox musicals Summer of Love, The Andrews Brothers, Route 66, Honky Tonk Laundry, and Why Do Fools Fall In Love?, all currently available through licensing agent Steele Spring Stage Rights. Additional musicals created by Mr. Bean include Don't Touch That Dial!, That's Amoré, and Beach Blanket Bash. Mr. Bean is currently the president of Steele Spring Stage Rights, the foremost independent theatrical publisher in the United States. 

Performance Royalties are based on theater particulars. Please fill out an application for a personalized quote. 

Billing responsibilities, pertinent copyright information, and playwrights' biographies are available in the show rider that comes with your license agreement. To download the show rider for The Marvelous Wonderettes (Glee Club), click here.

Materials: your materials will be sent to you two months prior to your opening date and will include everything necessary for your production and can be ordered in Printed or Digital format. Printed Materials are provided on unbound three-hole punched loose-leaf paper while Digital Materials are provided via email as downloadable PDF files for you to print in-house. All materials are yours to keep! No deposits, no returns.

The production materials for The Marvelous Wonderettes (Glee Club) include:

Production Scripts, Piano/Vocal Scores

Orchestrations: Piano/Conductor Score, Synth, Guitar, Drums

Official Logo Pack Now Included! To help you promote your show, Stage Rights now includes a logo pack with your license. The logo pack includes high resolution versions (both color and black and white) of our professionally designed show logo. 

Optional Materials:

Performance Tracks

Rehearsal Tracks - Tracks for each role with the individual character played at full volume, other parts at half volume. 

Director's Script – Single-sided script with space for director’s notes.

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