Sequel to THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Opens Tonight at Chenango River Theatre
In 2010, when Chenango River Theatre presented the original The Marvelous Wonderettes, the show sold out the entire 4 week run. In this long awaited sequel, The Wonderettes showcase more great hits of the 50's and 60's. Act 1 opens back in 1958, and it's time for the Wonderettes to graduate in this delightful sequel to the smash off-Broadway hit. Join Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy as they sing about their final year in high school, celebrate with their fellow classmates and teachers, and prepare for their next step toward a bright future.
Act 2 jumps ahead to 1968, where the girls perform as bride and bridesmaids to celebrate Missy's marriage to Mr. Lee. Featuring over 30 great hits, including "Rock Around the Clock," "At the Hop," "Dancing in the Street," "What a Wonderful World," "Good Lovin!" and "River Deep, Mountain High," 'The Marvelous Wonderettes, Caps & Gowns' will have you cheering for more.
A stellar cast of four professional actresses have been have been brought in to CRT to develop this production, including one of the actresses who starred as Suzy in the original national tour of The Marvelous Wonderettes (Tiffany Wiesand). Joining Tiffany in the cast is Alyssa Malgeri as Missy (national tour of Hairspray), along with Sydney Turner as Betty Jean and Kim Corbett as Cindy Lou, both with extensive regional theatre credits.
Please note that performances on July 12, 17 and 20 are sold out (except for Donor Level season ticket holders). As additional performances sell out, the theatre's website will always be updated to show ticket availability (www.chenangorivertheatre.org).
Director Frederick Willard, out of Syracuse, who helmed CRT's acclaimed production of Pump Boys & Dinettes in 2012, is leading the talented cast and band through the rehearsal process.
One of the most successful "jukebox musicals" of the past decade, the Wonderettes brand has generated a wildly successful series of 4 musicals, including Winter Wonderettes, where the girls get back together to celebrate the holidays.
Performances run today, July 10 - Aug. 3, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., plus Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at Chenango River Theatre, 991 State Highway 12, Greene NY (15-20 minutes from Binghamton). Opening night features free appetizers and wine, both pre-show and at intermission. The fastest way to make reservations is by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entire 2014 season is sponsored by Empire Toyota of Oneonta, and this production is sponsored by NBT Bank and Davidson Fox & Company. Individual tickets are $24 Thursday, $26 Friday, $27 Saturday and $25 Sunday. All performances start on time - late seating is not available. The box office opens one half hour before curtain. The 24-Hour Reservation Line accepts reservations at any time at 607-656-8499 (TIXX). Tickets may be charged to MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.
Chenango River Theatre's intimate, air-conditioned 99 seat theatre is just 15 minutes north of Binghamton at 991 State Highway 12, Greene, NY. CRT is the greater Binghamton area's only professional non-profit theatre company under annual contract with Actors' Equity Association, the national association for professional actors and stage managers in the United States - the same actors you see on television, in film and at major theatres across the country. Visit www.chenangorivertheatre.org for a complete schedule and more information.