The Marvelous Wonderettes brings 50s, 60s music to Scottsdale theatre

Posted 3/10/21

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre announces a return to live musical theatre with The Marvelous Wonderettes, which runs through Sunday, March 28.

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The Marvelous Wonderettes brings 50s, 60s music to Scottsdale theatre

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Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre announces a return to live musical theatre with The Marvelous Wonderettes, which runs through Sunday, March 28.

The show features the talents of Sara Sanderson as Cindy Lou Huffington, Isabel Julazadeh as Missy Miller, Sara Cleeland as Betty Jean Reynolds, and Sarah Davidson as Suzy Simpson, according to a press release, detailing the “smash off-Broadway hit.”

The Marvelous Wonderettes was created and written by Roger Bean. At the 1958 Springfield High School prom, Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy “share hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts,” noted the release.

Featuring more than 30 classic 50s and 60s hits, DST’s The Marvelous Wonderettes takes the audience down a musical road trip that spans a decade as the girls serenade the audience with classic 50s hits, including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.”

In Act II, the Wonderettes return 10 years later to perform at their class reunion, described the release, and the audience learns of the highs and lows the girls have experienced since graduation.

Directed by Valley actress, director, and teaching artist Molly Lajoie. Joining Lajoie on the TMW production team is John Luke Osorio, music and vocal direction; Ally Baumlin, stage management; Karis Eliese, director’s assistant/dance captain;

Michael Haslanger, lighting design; Jason Lynn, sound design; and Rob Watson, Set Design. The creative team also includes costume designer Mickey Courtney and props mistress Mary “Mary Proppins” Rooney.

The maximum capacity of the theatre has been reduced to allow for adequate space between patrons. Advance reservations are encouraged, according to the release.

Showtimes for the production will be at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays with matinee performances at 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. All tickets are $25. Desert Stages is  on the lower level of Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall near the Food Court next to Wonderspaces.

For tickets, visit: DesertStages.org.

Or call the Desert Stages Theatre Box Office at 480-483-1664.

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