The Marvelous Wonderettes – A must-take trip down musical memory lane!
Your favorite songs from the ’50s and ’60s make their way to the Spartanburg, SC stage January 15, 2016
A musical comedy guaranteed to keep your toes tapping, Roger Bean’s The Marvelous Wonderettes has made its way from the Westside Theatre in New York to the Spartanburg stage! The Spartanburg Little Theatre opens its own production of this smash off-Broadway hit in January, with performances Jan. 15, 16, 22, and 23 at 8 p.m., and January 17, 23, and 24 at 3 p.m.
Upbeat and nostalgic, this modern musical classic takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes, an all-girl singing squad with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing such classic ‘50s and ‘60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s My Party” and over 20 other hits that will have you ready to hit the dance floor!
The second act springs forward in time to the 1968 Springfield High School 10-year class reunion, where the Wonderettes reconnect with one another and rediscover themselves throughout the course of their reunion performance.
“This show is more than a review of songs we’ve all grown to love,” director John Fagan said. “It’s a story of friendship between these four amazing characters. The songs help to tell the story.”
You’ve never had this much fun at a prom and you will never forget The Marvelous Wonderettes—a must-take musical trip down memory lane. Joanna Haynes, Janna McClure, Janet Allison and Anna Elyse Lewis star in SLT’s debut show of 2016, directed by John Fagan, with musical direction by Joy Finch. Presented by the Spartanburg Little Theatre at the Chapman Cultural Center
Tickets for The Marvelous Wonderettes can be purchased by calling the Chapman Cultural Center box office at (864) 542-2787 or by ordering online at www.chapmanculturalcenter.org.