Greenbrier Valley Theatre to Present Fun-Filled Musical THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON

Greenbrier Valley Theatre to Present Fun-Filled Musical THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON

Greenbrier VAlley Theatre, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, is proud to bring you the fun-filled musical The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On.

The newest addition to the popular The Marvelous Wonderettes series, this production will run August 24 & 25, August 31-September 2 and September 6-9 at 7:30, with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview performance August 23 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance September 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $30 for general admission, $27 for seniors and $20 for children/students. For tickets or more information, call GVT's Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.

In this blast from the past, four young girls say goodbye with great style to a beloved teacher through 60s and 70s music. With favorites like "Downtown," "Build Me Up, Buttercup" and "We are Family," this musical is sure to keep your toes tappin' and your hands clappin' all night long!

Choreographing and directing this production is GVT's long-time partner Donald Laney. Producing Artistic Director of the West Virginia Dance Company and Instructor at the WV Governor's School for the Arts since 2005, Laney last worked with the theatre as the choreographer on the outstanding 2017 production of Pippin. Other credits include the 2015 production of Beehive! and the 2016 hit Jesus Christ Superstar.

With such an impressive résumé to back him up, Laney will have no trouble using his talented cast to showcase the real story: the history of the music.

"The music is the central purpose of the show. It is the greatest hits of the late 60s and 70s. [It's] all about taking the audience down memory lane," said the director.

The director/choreographer has never worked on The Marvelous Wonderettes series before, but it's clear to him that this is a celebration of the music. Laney has been working tirelessly to show the audience all the fun there is to be had in this musical celebration, and he felt especially inspired by the disco songs.

"The disco music is great," Laney said. "Allows for the choreography to open up and go a bit wild."

With infectious dance moves that bring to life such beloved classics as the carefree "I've Got the Music In Me," the romantic "L-O-V-E" and the empowering "I Will Survive," this show will entertain anyone looking for a good time.

Experience the joy of The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On, running August 24 & 25, August 31-September 2 and September 6-9 at 7:30 p.m., with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview performance August 23 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance September 2 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for general admission, $27 for seniors and $20 for children/students. For tickets or more information, call GVT's Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org. This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture & History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

Located in beautiful, historic downtown Lewisburg, "America's Coolest Small Town," Greenbrier VAlley Theatre, The State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, is committed to its mission statement to create live, professional quality theatre in West Virginia and, through theatre, to enlighten, enrich, and enliven the life of our region.

Throughout each year, GVT produces first-class theatrical productions featuring professional actors. Additionally, Greenbrier VAlley Theatre offers a successful after-school drama program, a summer camp for children and teens, literary readings, live simulcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, special events and musical performances, art appreciation activities, lectures, discussions and workshops.

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