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'Marvelous Wonderettes' to play in Richlands

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RICHLANDS (PRESS RELEASE) -- CART presents the musical production The Marvelous Wonderettes, featuring pop tunes of the 50's and 60's, Saturday, February 16, 7:00p.m. at Richlands Middle School Auditorium. Sponsored by Clinch Valley Medical Center.

While Jersey Boys was bringing the tight-harmony guy-group music of The Four Seasons to Broadway, another show was packing the Off-Broadway Westside Theatre with tight-harmony girl-group tunes of the 1950's and 1960's.

The Marvelous Wonderettes is a funny, glittery song-and-dance revue by Roger Bean that features a trunk full of pop classics like "Lollipop," Stupid Cupid," "Lipstick On Your Collar," "Mr. Lee'" "It's My Party," "Heat Wave," "Wedding Bell Blues," "Leader of the Pack," "R.E.S.P.E.C.T.," "Rescue Me," "Son of a Preacher Man" and twenty other hits.

The Marvelous Wonderettes begins in 1958 where we meet four Springfield High School teens performing a show for their classmates on prom night.  While Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy are good friends, a competitive theme emerges when all four girls are announced as candidates for Prom Queen.  At the end of Act One, the audience votes and elects the winner.  Act Two fast-forwards ten years to 1968 where the Wonderettes gather for a class reunion – older, wiser and a little bruised by the upheavals of the Rock Revolution.  But it's all in fun as the girls pursue dreams that are as big as their crinoline skirts.

The Marvelous Wonderettes is written and directed by Roger Bean and stars four talented singer-actors, Ashley Pankow, Tiffany Wiesend, Kelly Karcher and Carly Mooney.

Backed by live onstage band, The Marvelous Wonderettes engages the audience with songs, dance and comedy and features a visually stunning wardrobe design that captures both pop eras. 

The show is produced on tour by Springer Theatricals, the national touring unit of the official State Theatre of Georgia, the Springer Opera House, located in Columbus.  The Springer is a 142 year-old National Historic Landmark theatre with a year-round schedule of plays, musicals and a top ranked Academy of Theatre Arts.

Tickets are:      Adult - $15 Advance, $20 at the Door

                        Student - $10 Advance, $15 at the Door

Ticket locations are:    TruPoint Bank-Claypool Hill, Richlands Area Chamber of Commerce, Van's on Main Street in Tazewell. 

 For more information call:  (276)  963-3385 or order tickets on line: CART@roadrunner.com 

 Group rates of 10 or more are available.

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