Event date: 02/08/2022 19:30 – 04/08/2022 09:30 Export event
THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO ~~~July 24, 2022 (LSNews) The tradition of summer theater returns to the Paramount Theater stage as Badanai Theater prepares to open The Marvelous Wonderretes next week. It’s gonna be a wonderful summer theater show
In this off-Broadway hit, audiences will take a trip down memory lane with over 27 classic hits from the 50s and 60s, like “Lollipop”, “It’s My Party”, “Dream Lover” and “Stupid Cupid”. Created by Roger Dean, The Marvelous Wonderettes is directed by Spencer Hari and choreographed by Candi Badanai.
The musical is set at Springfield High on prom night in 1958, then fast forwards to the high school’s 10-year reunion in 1968, where the singer was caught smoking in the boy’s room. The quartet is made up of Missy (Amanda Commisso), the bespectacled intellectual; Betty Jean (Katherine Nemec), the clumsy class clown; and Suzy (Jaime Morrison), the gum-chewing ditz; Cindy Lou (Tegin Menei), the pretty prom queen-in-waiting. Or so she thinks.
“The Marvelous Wonderettes is a show that appeals to all ages for a number of reasons. The songs are recognizable, the characters remind us of ourselves, or people we know/had known, and our time in high school. And it’s just a lot of fun – what better reason do you need to enjoy a night at the theatre?!” said Candi Badanai. “It’s almost a reunion of sorts for the four cast members who have all worked together before. “You fall in love with the girls themselves, their personalities and the music,” Badanai said. “The music is fun and the power of friendship prevails throughout the show. You’ll love it.”
Don’t miss your second chance to have a blast on prom night! Tickets can be purchased at badanai.eventbrite.ca for $25. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. nightly July 26-28 and August 2-4, 2022 at the Paramount Theater. Sponsored by TBXI Xerox.
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