Stage 212 takes a musical trip down memory lane, to the tune of more than 30 classic 50s and 60s hits, with its Winter 2022 production of Roger Bean’s smash Off-Broadway hit “The Marvelous Wonderettes.”
“The Marvelous Wonderettes” introduces four girls at the 1958 Springfield High School prom, four friends with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, singing about their lives and loves through classic 50s hits. In Act II, the Wonderettes reunite to perform at their 10-year reunion, reminiscing about the highs and lows of the past decade, and finding that no matter what life throws their way, they will conquer it together.
Featured in the cast are Kaitlin Ernst as Cindy Lou, Dawn Cardwell as Betty Jean, Samantha Farb as Suzy and Sarah Breyne as Missy.
Production staff includes director/set designer Joey Santos, co-producers Scot Smigel and Zoe Peshel, music director Kevin Alleman, assistant director Doug Bartelt, choreographer Deana Brown, stage manager Zoe Piano, set builders Scot Smigel, Dominic Passini, and cast and crew, assistant assistant director and wig master Tyler Reviglio, costumers Joel Stevenor and Melanie Maskel, prop coordinators Joey Santos and Dominic Passini, lighting designer/operator Yvette Lucas, lighting assistant Dominic Passini, and sound operator Andrew Paden.
“The Marvelous Wonderettes” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4-6 and Feb. 10-13 at Stage 212, 700 First St., La Salle, except the Sunday matinees, which begin at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available to the general public for $20 each beginning Jan. 24, and may be purchased by visiting the box office 4 to 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday or by calling 815-224-3025 during the same hours. Tickets may also be purchased online by visiting stage212.org. Masks will be required in the building for all performances, and Stage 212 will be following IDPH guidelines for Phase 5. A limited number of socially distanced seats will be available for the Saturday, Feb. 5, performance by calling the box office.
“The Marvelous Wonderettes” is presented by special arrangement with Stage Rights.