Auditions for the World’s Worst Fairy Godmother

By: Chicago Street Theatre Last Updated: April 30, 2013

Worst-Fairy-GodmotherMaybelle’s mixed up magic makes mind-boggling messes! Maybelle Clodnowski is in big trouble. Every spell she casts seems to backfire. After her latest disaster (instead of turning a frog into a prince, she turned a princess into a frog!), her boss gives her one last chance. Her job: reform a perfectly obnoxious kid named Susan. Watching over Maybelle will be tart and touchy Edna Prim, Fairy Godmother of the Year for the last 147 years running. Alas, Maybelle has a secret enemy working against her. When that enemy causes Maybelle’s plans to backfire, the magical mix-ups throw the entire town into an uproar. Can a good heart triumph over bad magic? Or will Maybelle and Edna find themselves facing a fate worse than death?

Written by Bruce Coville, author of the novel
Directed and Adapted for Chicago Street Theatre by Kari-Anne Innes

Audition Dates

Wednesday, May 29 at 7:00 pm
OR, Saturday, June 1 at 2:00 pm

Performance dates:


The Cast requires six principal characters with an ensemble of 16-20. Age range is 8+. All will be asked to read directly from the script and will be given ample time at auditions to review the scenes. Due to a recent adaptation, scripts will not be available prior to the auditions however, the novel is available and would clarify characters and relationships.

Characters from the blue:

Angelic Trio- Children
*Maybelle (A Fairy Godmother)- Teen/Adult
*Mr. Peters (Her Supervisor)- Adult
*Edna Prim (Another Fairy Godmother)- Adult

Characters from the underworld:

*Zitzel (An imp)- Child/Teen
*Zozmagog (Another imp, Zitzel's boss)- Adult

Earthly characters from the School (a one room schoolhouse, various ages 8-12):

Frau Bauer (A Teacher)-Teen/Adult
*Susan Schwartz (An annoyingly near perfect young girl)


Hans (A villager)- Teen/Adult
Dr. Dekter- Adult
Mrs. Schwartz- Adult
Mr. Schwartz- Adult
Various Townspeople- Teens/Adults

*=Principal Characters