The final show of the Red Barn season The Marvelous Wonderettes is sponsored by NHK Seating of America and Encompass Bank and begins its two-week run at the Red Barn Summer Theatre on Thursday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. The Marvelous Wonderettes is a challenging, upbeat four-woman musical packed with energy, humor and nostalgia written by Roger Bean and directed by Red Barn Artistic Director Michael Taylor.
The show begins as 4 members of the Class of ’58 must unexpectedly take to the stage to entertain their classmates at the 1958 Prom. The second act is full of surprises as the quartet returns to the high school in 1968 to perform once again at their 10th class reunion. The music will be very familiar to both young and old, featuring such popular tunes as Stupid Cupid, Sincerely and You Don’t Own Me.
Cindy Lou is played by Oklahoma City University graduate Katherine Able, last seen in three different roles in Who’s In Bed With The Butler? Red Barn veteran Jordan Flora (Butler, Lost In Yonkers) plays Betty Jean. Francesca Alfano (The Odd Couple), a junior at Florida State University, portrays Missy and Kiara Wood (Tarzan, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Odd Couple) plays Suzy.
The Marvelous Wonderettes will play at 7:30 pm, Thursday July 8 through Saturday July 10. There will be an extra Saturday matinee also on July 10 at 2 p.m., and the Sunday show on July 11 is also a 2 p.m. matinee. The second week of Wonderettes musical runs from Wednesday July 14 to Saturday July 17 at 7:30 p.m. and the final show, a Sunday matinee performance on July 18, begins at 2 p.m.
Order tickets on-line now at redbarntheatre.net or call the box office Wednesday through Saturdays after 5pm at 765-659-1657.