‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ musical is Feb. 14 at Pulaski Theatre
The Fine Arts Center for the NRV and the Friends of the Pulaski Theatre are teaming up to bring their fourth show from Springer Theatricals to Pulaski on Feb. 14 at the Pulaski Theatre.
“The Marvelous Wonderettes” is an off-Broadway hit that features pop tunes of the ’50s and ’60s. The funny, glittery song-and-dance revue by Roger Bean features a trunk full of pop classics such as “Lollipop,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick On Your Collar,” “Mr. Lee,” “It’s My Party,” “Heat Wave,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “Leader of the Pack,” “R.E.S.P.E.C.T,” “Rescue Me,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and 20 other hits.
The musical begins in 1958 with four Springfield High School teens performing a show for their classmates on prom night. While Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy are good friends; a competitive theme emerges when all four girls are announced as candidates for Prom Queen. At the end of Act One, the audience votes and elects the winner.
Act Two fast-forwards 10 years to 1968 where the Wonderettes gather for a class reunion – older, wiser and a little bruised by the upheavals of the Rock Revolution. But it’s all in fun as the girls pursue dreams that are as big as their crinoline skirts.
“The Marvelous Wonderettes” is written and directed by Bean and stars Ashley Pankow, Tiffany Wiesend, Kelly Karcher and Carly Mooney.
Backed by a live onstage band, the musical engages the audience with song, dance and comedy and features a visually stunning wardrobe design that captures both pop eras.
The show is produced on tour by Springer Theatricals, the national touring unit of the official State Theatre of Georgia, the Springer Opera House, located in Columbus. The Springer is a 142-year-old National Historic Landmark theater with a year-round schedule of plays, musicals and a to- ranked Academy of Theatre Arts.
The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $22 at the door. Ticket locations in Pulaski are Martin’s Pharmacy and the Fine Arts Center for the NRV; in Dublin at the Pulaski County Visitor Center; and in Radford at Barry’s Music.
For more information, call 980-7363.
– Submitted by Donna Rorrer, Fine Arts Center
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