STARS: The four girls sing and swing their way into the Sixties in The Marvelous Wonderettes
STARS: The four girls sing and swing their way into the Sixties in The Marvelous Wonderettes

Take a musical theatre step back in time

BALLINA Players' upcoming production of The Marvelous Wonderettes covers the 1950s and 1960s using chart-topping hits from that era to tell the story of four girls with big skirts, big voices and big dreams and their transition from high school to womanhood.

The Marvelous Wonderettes is a musical comedy with a book by Roger Bean.

The show pays homage to the high school Songleader squads of the 1950s.

When called upon to perform at their senior prom as a last minute replacement, Springfield High Songleaders Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy rally together to entertain their classmates in four-part harmony.

With four-part harmonies and a backing band, the actresses entertain with 30 of the decade's greatest hits, including Stupid Cupid, Lipstick on Your Collar, Son of a Preacher Man, Respect, and It's My Party.

The tone ranges from lightweight (Lollipop) to the profound (You Don't Own Me) with lots of toe-tapping favourites in between.

This Australian premiere of The Marvelous Wonderettes is a fun musical romp through the lives of four women, with great music, dancing and costumes.

Opening night, Friday September 8, will be a special event with complimentary glass of champagne and canapes before the show.

The season runs until Sunday, September 24.

Tickets are available either online at ballinaplayers.com.au or from Just Funkin Music in River Street, Ballina, phone 6686 2440.


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