The Marvelous Wonderettes
May 29, 2019 - June 22, 2019 | Gompertz Theatre
It’s 1958, and the Springfield High prom has unexpectedly lost its musical act. When called upon to take the stage, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts rally together to entertain their classmates in four-part harmony. An Off-Broadway hit, this cotton candy-colored musical features classic hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s like “It’s My Party,” “Lollipop,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” and “Mr. Sandman.”
The Marvelous Wonderettes was written & created by Roger Bean. Musical Arrangements by Brian William Baker, Orchestrations by Michael Borth, & Vocal Arrangements by Roger Bean & Brian William Baker.
Run Time: The Marvelous Wonderettes runs 1 hour and 40 minutes with a 15 minute intermission
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Director | Jason Cannon
Music Director | Darren Server
Choreographer | Ellie Mooney
Scenic Designers | Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Designer | Susan Angermann
Lighting Designer | Thom Beaulieu
Sound Designer/Supervisor | Thom Korp
Missy | Ann Flanigan*
Betty Jean | Meredith Jones*
Cindy Lou | Sarah Ledtke McCann*
Suzy | Chelsea Turbin*
* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
ANN FLANIGAN (Missy) was most recently in The Last Jew of Boyle Heights Off-Broadway. Additional NY & Regional Credits include:The Tempest (Miranda), Much Ado About Nothing (Hero and Beatrice), Chuck Mee's The Immortals (World Premiere), Lincoln Center Originals, King Lear (Goneril), and several new plays and musicals as an actor-singer-puppeteer. Film/TV includes independent films, a web series, and an Oxygen TV show about love. AnnFlanigan.com 1 Cor. 12:7
MEREDITH JONES (Betty Jean) is thrilled to return to FST for her third season! Most recently Meredith played the title role of Patsy Cline in FST's production of Always...Patsy Cline. Other favorite credits include Bakers Wife in Into the Woods, Mary in Vanities and Julia in The Wedding Singer. Meredith graduated from Emerson College in Boston, MA with a BFA in musical theatre and currently lives in NYC with her number one fan, her husband!
SARAH LEDTKE MCCANN (Cindy Lou) is thrilled to be back at FST, after being seen as Velma in Hairspray. Favorite Regional: Dames at Sea (Joan), Legally Blonde (Elle Woods), Annie (Lily St. Regis), & Smokey Joe's Cafe (DeLee). Off-Broadway: Smile the Musical (Sandra-Kay). Sarah was also a contestant on ABC's The Bachelor - Season 15, where she luckily did not receive a rose. She met her wonderful husband and fellow actor, JC, years later doing a production of Oklahoma!. sarahledtkemccann.com
CHELSEA TURBIN (Suzy) is thrilled to be back in her home state making her Florida Studio Theatre debut! She was recently seen as June in Gypsy at Sacramento Music Circus. Previously, she toured internationally with Green Day's American Idiot. Regional credits include Amber in Hairspray (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Gloria Upson in Mame (Riverside Theatre), Ethel Peas in Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Muny) and Fredrika Armfeldt in A Little Night Music (Seaside Music Theatre). TV: The Perfect Murder. B.F.A. from The Boston Conservatory.
"Fills the jukebox with the sweet songs of yesterday"
"Big bright voices that soar"
"Sing sweet harmony"
"Jones and Turbin are vocal standouts"
"A good choice"
"A worry-free stroll down memory lane"
ARTICLES BY FST
A 'Marvelous' Start to Summer by Lydia Baxter | READ
Relive Your High School Prom with "The Marvelous Wonderettes" by Jenna Tonsor | READ
Prom Night: A Brief History by Irene Martinko | READ
The Man Behind the Musical | READ
Go Behind the Scenes of the Off-Broadway Production | WATCH
Curious to See What Songs Topped the Charts of the 60s? | LEARN
Check Out Which Girl Groups of the 60s Made The Guardian's Top 10 List | LEARN