The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns

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We’re back in 1958, and it’s time for the Wonderettes to graduate in this delightful sequel to the smash Off-Broadway hit! Join Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy as they sing about their final year in high school, celebrate with their fellow classmates and teachers, and prepare for their next step toward a bright future. Act II zooms ahead to 1968, where the girls perform as bride and bridesmaids to celebrate Missy’s marriage to Mr. Lee! Featuring “Rock Around the Clock,” “At the Hop,” “Dancing in the Street,” “River Deep, Mountain High,” and 25 more hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns will have your audience cheering for more!

Roles
4W
Musicians
4
Duration
110 Min

Music

Creators

Roger Bean

Roger Bean

Creator Roger Bean created the long-running hit The Marvelous Wonderettes (over 1,200 performances...

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Reviews

"The four gals are still crackling with energy and optimism under the loving eye of Bean."

BroadwayWorld


"Entertaining froth of a rarefied order."

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Instrumentation

4 Musicians

Piano/Conductor Score
Keyboard 2
Guitar
Drums

Casting

Betty Jean
Female - 18-28
She is the self-anointed class clown of the group, always vying for attention from her best friend Cindy Lou. She loves boy humor, and is probably the most physically fit out of all the girls— or at least the most "sporty." Red-headed Betty Jean has a loving heart that is easy to break, as we see in Act II. (Alto with strong low range.)

Cindy Lou
Female - 18-28
She knows she is the prettiest girl at Springfield High. Her ongoing rivalry with best friend Betty Jean bursts forth throughout their performance, threatening to derail the planned activities of their Graduation Day. Raven-haired Cindy Lou would be considered the "bad girl," or "mean girl" of the group, but truly has a hidden heart of gold that shines through in Act II. (Mezzo Soprano with belt— sings lead on many songs.)

Missy
Female - 18-28
She is the over-achiever of the group. She is always ready to cover for mistakes and jump in and save the day. She has been best friends with Suzy since elementary school. Brown-haired Missy’s hidden heart-throb is teacher Mr. Lee, whom she finally weds in Act II. (Soprano with wide range and very high vocals.)

Suzy
Female - 18-28
She is the gum-chewing, happy-go-lucky, go-along girl. Blonde Suzy is always a little giddy and a little silly, and finds great pleasure in everything she does. Slightly ditzy, Act I finds Suzy flunking out of her elective Library class for electing not to go, but finally receives her GED in Act II. Her best friend is Missy. (Mezzo Alto with a sweet, soulful sound and big belts.)

Production Materials

Included in your license are the following cast and crew scripts. These materials will be shipped upon receipt of payment if your license request is approved.

4 Cast Script/Vocal Books

A combination of the show’s full script and the full vocal book. All dialogue within each song is printed in the score to prevent flipping back and forth during rehearsals. All books are spiral-bound and double-sided.

2 Director’s Scripts

A single-sided, spiral-bound script designed with plenty of space for the director to take notes and add blocking during the rehearsal process.

1 Stage Manager’s Script

A single-sided, three-hole punched script that can be inserted into your three-ring binder.

2 Piano/Conductor Scores

A keyboard score that is a key part of the show’s actual orchestration. This score contains both vocal parts and a cue staff, which guides the conductor through the full orchestration by informing them when instruments enter the song, as well as providing specific part lines when necessary.

Orchestrations

Drums, Guitar, Keyboard 1, Keyboard 2

Promotional Resources

The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

$175 / $125 for educators

Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

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The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Social Media Marketing Kit

$250 / $150 for educators

Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

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The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns Cast & Crew T-Shirts

Cast & Crew T-Shirts

As low as $14 each

Broadway Licensing has partnered with Subplot Studio to offer premium-quality Cast & Crew T-Shirts! You can add your theatre name, show dates and even your cast & crew names on the back.

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Production Resources

Performance Tracks

Our top-quality digital performance tracks are sent to you through a simple link. Quickly download them to your computer, tablet or smartphone and start rehearsing!

$500

Additional Books

Additional books (Cast Script/Vocal, Piano/Conductor, etc.) are available.

$25 each

Full Conductor Score

An ideal solution for those who choose to conduct their show from the podium, as opposed to the piano. Each detailed instrument staff is always right in front of you--giving you the most comprehensive layout for full control of your orchestra.

$125/Print, $100/Digital, $175/both

Digital Orchestration Parts

Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration scores (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.

PC or PV $50
Orchestration Parts $25/per book

TurnKey Transpositions

Broadway stars change the keys of songs all the time...so why not you? Optimize your actors' performances by ordering our TurnKey Transposition. Get the perfect key for the perfect actor! All digital delivery, usually within 24 hours.

$50 per song for PV or PC
$150 per song for all orchestral parts (including PC/PV)