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  The Marvelous Wonderettes at Sierra Madre Playhouse

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Sierra Madre Playhouse
87 W Sierra Madre Blvd Sierra Madre

At the 1958 Springfield High School prom, we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy- the Marvelous Wonderettes, 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, Stupid Cupid, and Lipstick on Your Collar. In act two, the Wonderettes reunite and take the stage and perform at their ten-year class reunion. We learn about the highs and lows the young women 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 (including It’s in His Kiss, It’s My Party, Son of a Preacher Man, Rescue Me), The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this irresistible musical trip down memory lane.

Thru - Sep 17, 2017

Price: $35

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 626-355-4318

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Stage and Cinema - Recommended

"...It's uncanny that ever since Roger Bean wrote and directed this asinine jukebox musical in 1999, it's lightweight nostalgia factor and updated arrangements of 50s and 60s tunes keeps packing them in from coast to coast. Since The Marvelous Wonderettes was clearly designed to appeal to an older crowd seeking sentimentalism (a cheap trick which staged jukebox musicals have been doing since the 1980s), it's understandable why most viewers will look past the many shortcomings and see this as a charming love letter to classic songs (no wonder the run at the Sierra Madre Playhouse has been extended well into September)."
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Tony Frankel

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...From “Dream Lover” to “It’s My Party” to “Lollipop” to “Son Of A Preacher Man” to “Wedding Bell Blues,” the Greatest Hits of the ‘50s and ‘60s (as performed by the quartet of comedic charmers best known as The Marvelous Wonderettes) guarantee the Sierra Madre Playhouse one finger-snapping, toe-tapping summer hit."
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Steven Stanley

Stage Raw - Highly Recommended

"...Directed by Robert Marra at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, Roger Bean's The Marvelous Wonderettes offers a sparkling showcase of pop songs from the 1950s and 60s. For folks of a certain age, it's a fun trip down memory lane: Not only is the music enjoyable and entertaining, it's executed by an adept and comically talented ensemble who bring as much vitality to the corny book as they do to the vintage sounds."
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Deborah Klugman

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