Auditions for:

Winter Wonderettes

A Glittering Holiday Musical
Directed by Rebecca Sands

September 18 and 19
6-8pm @ The Rep

Auditions by appointment. Click here to sign up for an audition slot.  See below for audition music to prepare

About the Show
: It’s Christmas 1968. When Santa is a no-show at a holiday party, a fabulous and funny quartet of women use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the evening. Featuring sparkling 1960’s versions of holiday classics, this energetic and glittering holiday musical is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. 


– 4 female-presenting actors.  Aged 18-40.  Strong singing and harmonization required
– All ethnicities and gender identities are encouraged and warmly welcomed to audition
The Characters:
Missy (28) Always the over-achiever of the group, Missy has now blossomed into a full-fledged adult over-achiever. She is an elementary school teacher with cat-eye glasses. She has recently returned from her honeymoon with her new husband Bill, an audience member. She controls the evening’s events, even when Betty Jean is in charge: Missy is the one to cover for mistakes, and is always ready to jump in and save the day. She has an inner-sexiness (even slightly kinky) that comes out every once-in-a-while, much to her surprise and embarrassment. She has been best friends with Suzy since elementary school. (Soprano with belt. Range: F#3–A5)
Cindy Lou (28) Cindy Lou is the “bad girl” of the group, now reformed (to a point). She is sexy with a dry and sassy wit, and has a miles-high jet-black beehive, a cross between the Ronettes and early Priscilla Presley. She has a tattoo on her left upper arm that reads “Billy Ray,” her boyfriend who passed away a few years back (from The Marvelous Wonderettes). Until that time it seemed that things always went her way, making Betty Jean crazy. She has an incredible soft side and inner depth, revealed in her Act II monologue and ballad. (Mezzo Soprano with belt— sings lead vocal line on most group songs. Range: A3–E5)
Suzy (28) Suzy is happy-go-lucky, a little giddy, a little silly, and a little pregnant. She’s always willing to go along with anyone and anything, and she seems to giggle at just about anything. She finds great pleasure in everything she does; the sillier it is, the more fun she finds it. Her pregnancy has brought out her attention-deficit disorder, and she reverts to her childhood on the drop of a dime. She is married to Ritchie, her high-school sweetheart, who is running the lights for the performance. Her best friend is Missy. (Mezzo/Alto with big belt. Range: C#3–E5)
Betty Jean (28) Betty Jean is the self-anointed clown of the group, always vying for attention from her best friend Cindy Lou. She loves that she is in finally in charge of the group, if only for this one performance. She has worked at Harper’s Hardware since High School and is now in Corporate Sales, a fact she’s very proud of. After a few tumultuous years, she married her high-school boyfriend Johnny, who also used to work at Harper’s Hardware. We learn that they have recently separated for good. She has a strength that belies her goofiness. This strength is what gives her empathy; she has no “poor me” in her attitude. This pays off in her Act I closing song. (Strong Alto with big belt. Range: D3­–Eb5)

Audition Details

  • The audition will consist of singing What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? from the show and cold readings (unrehearsed excerpts) from the script. Click the title above to download and prepare your music
  • Reference Recording:
  • Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your audition slot

Important Dates:

  • Rehearsals start September 25th (Final rehearsal schedule will be set once the show is cast)
  • Performing Nov 24 -25, Nov 30 – Dec 3, Dec 7-10, 2023 

It is the Rochester Repertory Theatre’s current policy to require anyone involved in a production (director, stage manager, cast, crew, technicians) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate.