June 5 – 21, 2020
Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 2:30 PM
Doors open one hour before show time
Tickets Starting at: Youth $10 Adult $20
Sponsored by: Highlands Radio Group
Venue: Lakeside Playhouse
Appropriate for ages 6 years and older.
The structure of the whole thing becomes apparent soon enough. We first meet Cindy Lou, Betty Jane, Missy and Suzy aka The Wonderettes at their 1958 Prom Night, performing a selection of girl-group classics in front of their fellow classmates. The girls have a leader because someone has to corral the egos. They have a rivalry because high school girls have been known to do that, and there’s a slightly tragic story of a girl who gets pregnant by a guy who is cheating on her already. Thus the soundtrack covers the romantic highs (Sincerely; It’s In His Kiss) and the bitter lows (It’s My Party; You Don’t Own Me). The quartet returns after intermission to pick up on their lives 10 years later, as reflected in the brightly colored miniskirts and go-go boots. An entertaining blast from the past, Wonderettes is everything that community theater should be: humorous, entertaining, and a chance to forget the real world for just a moment.
Written and created by Roger Bean. Produced by special arrangement with Steele Spring Stage Rights.