I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Theater Thursday -The Marvelous Wonderettes

What: The Marvelous Wonderettes

Where: Kirk Theatre
             410 W. 42nd St.
             New York, NY

Who: Recommended for 13 and up

Me  - The Marvelous Wonderettes was a really good show. It was about these four girls who were in a singing group and sang at their high school prom. The first act took place in the fifties, and all the songs were old fifties songs. I liked them. I didn't have a favorite though. The second act took place ten years later, and the songs were all sixties songs. I liked those songs too, but didn't have a favorite then either. The characters were Cindy Lou, Missy, Suzy and Betty Jean. In the first act, Cindy Lou was kind of mean, but in the second act she got a little nicer. The show was funny at parts. One enjoyable thing about the show is that the audience gets a ballot in their playbills, and they get to circle the name of the person that they want to be the prom queen. That was really cool, but then there was a unique twist to it. I liked the costumes the girls wore. They were really colorful and bright. One girl was all in blue. One was all in pink. One was all in green. One was all in orange. I especially liked the pink and the blue. The show was very fun, and I would really recommend going,

Mom - The Marvelous Wonderettes is a 50's/60's jukebox musical. It is about a girl singing group. In the first act, it is the 1950's and they are singing at their prom. In the second act , it is the 1960's, and they are singing at their reunion. The show includes such familiar 50's songs as Mr. Sandman, Stupid Cupid, and  Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me as well as such as familiar 60's song as  It's My Party, Leader of the Pack and Rescue Me. Although some  times the characters can be somewhat cliched, that doesn't take away from the enjoyment of this funny and pleasant show.  The audience becomes a part of the show because the characters address them directly as fellow members of their high school class and the teachers. They even pick out a few people in the audience to represent particular characters mentioned in the show. That makes for some really funny bits in the show including a part where a man from the audience gets pulled on to the stage. The audience even gets to vote for the prom queen although that doesn't turn out quite how you would expect. All in all, if you want a light fun comedy full of familiar songs, this show is a good choice.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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