For Immediate Release
50s-60s Girl-Group Harmonies take us on a Laugh-filled Journey to Simpler Times
Opens February 10
February 1, 2012 Half Moon Bay, Calif. The Coastal Repertory Theatre rolls down the bobby socks and hops into irresistible song with The Marvelous Wonderettes, an off-Broadway musical delight opening February 10. “It’s poodle skirts and Brylcreem, with a big dose of humor for the whole family,” beamed producer Roxane Ashe.
Writer Roger Bean transports the audience to the Springfield High 1958 Prom where we meet the Wonderettes Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts and voices to match, performing beautiful arrangements of 50s classics including Mr. Sandman, Lollipop, All I Have To Do Is Dream, Sincerely and Sugartime. Their ten-year reunion brings high-octane and soulful renditions of 60s tunes such as Heatwave, Son of a Preacher Man, Rescue Me and Respect, and we see how their friendships have changed and endured in this captivating new Off-Broadway hit.
Enchantingly directed by Michael Lederman, Coastal Rep veterans Courtney Hatcher, Kimberly Krol, Beth Guido and Phaedra Tillery star as the Wonderettes in this four-person show. The girls delighted audience members at the show’s Sock Hop Sneak Peak last Friday night, where restaurant proprietor Cameron Palmer stepped up with more than diner cuisine for the event, adding an old-fashioned DJ to spin records of the era for the 50s-themed dance party. What an honor and a treat to be part of this deliciously funny show, so family-friendly AND perfect for a date! he exclaimed.
Dates and show times for The Marvelous Wonderettes are February 10 through March 3, 2012; Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2pm.
“YOU WON’T FIND A MORE DELIGHTFUL GIRL GROUP! Beautiful singing, well-honed timing, often poignant and highly entertaining!”
-The Associated Press
ONE IRRESISTABLE MUSICAL! AN UTTER CHARM BOMB!
-The New York Times
An expertly wrought showcase of ’50s and ’60s pop music – it’s TREMENDOUSLY FUN.” -Variety
For more information and to purchase tickets
Contact (650) 569-3266, or visit www.coastalrep.com. Coastal Repertory Theatre is located at 1167 Main Street in Half Moon Bay, California.
About the Coastal Repertory Theatre
Coastal Repertory Theatre surprises, inspires and delights its patrons with memorable dramatic, musical and comedic performances. Coastal Rep provides opportunities for artistic development in all aspects of the theater. Discovering and fostering new talent creates excitement and energy like no other Bay Area theatre, now for over 25 years.