The TexARTS Professional Series closes its 2016-17 season with Austin premier of Roger Bean's Off-Broadway hit musical, The Marvelous Wonderettes.
The cast features Lauren DeFilippo (Riverside Theatre's Crazy for You) as Suzy, Leslie Ann Leal (Zach's Evita) as Cindy Lou, Lilly Lane Stafford (UT Theatre and Dance's Little Women) as Betty Jean, and Christina Stroup (Stages Repertory Theatre's The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On) as Missy.
The show is directed and choreographed by New York-based director, Kimberly Schafer. Ms. Schafer returns to TexARTS having previously choreographed the TexARTS summer hit, All Shook Up. Award-winning music director, Lyn Koenning serves as the production's musical director.
Created by Roger Bean, this smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic '50s hits including "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Heatwave," and "It's In His Kiss." In act two, the Wonderettes reunite to take the stage and perform such classics as "Leader of the Pack," "Son of a Preacher Man" and "Respect" at their ten-year reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the girls have experienced in the past decade and are charmed to find that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together.
Featuring over 30 classic '50s and '60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane! The production was call, "One irresistible musical! An utter charm bomb!" by The New York Times.
Get Tickets Today!
Individual tickets are now on sale and start at $40. Purchase tickets at www.tex-arts.org or call the TexARTS Box Office at 512-852-9079 x101
Showtimes: Feb. 17-18, 23-25 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 19, 26 at 2 p.m.
Special Student Preview Performance: Feb. 16.
All performances will be held at the intimate Kam and James Morris Theatre at TexARTS' Erin Doherty Studios, 2300 Lohman's Spur, Suite #160, Lakeway, TX. The lounge opens one hour prior to curtain and offers bar service and a pre-show happy hour. Parking is free.
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