Music from the ’60s and’ 70s will fill the Shawnee Little Theater when “The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On” – a sequel to the original musical for jukebox – opens a six-performance series on June 11 at the Community Theater, located at 1829 N. Airport Drive.
It’s 1969 and the singing group Marvelous Wonderettes are back at Springfield High to throw a retirement party for their favorite homeroom teacher. As the girls sing the biggest hits of ’60s girl groups and say goodbye to Ms. McPherson, one of the Wonderettes reveals that she will say goodbye to seek success and happiness on her own.
Act II reunites the girls together as the class of 1958 celebrate their 20th reunion with classic 70s pop and rock hits.
The performances are on June 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees on June 13 and 20 at 2 p.m.
Tickets go on sale June 7 at 5:30 p.m. at the SLT box office or online at shawneelittletheatre.com. All seats are $ 15. The ticket office will be open on June 7 and 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 405-275-2805. The ticket office will also open one hour before the show time. All seats are reserved for this season in addition. The theater will have a reduced capacity.
Alicja Carter, Abby Morris, Christina Stewart and Ginny Stewart return to perform the roles they created for Shawnee audiences in January 2020. Juliette Sounders joins performers playing Janitor Henderson.
Act 1 is directed and choreographed by Trevor Mastin with Act II directed and choreographed by KC Goldsby. Sherri Thompson is the musical director of the entire show with Juliette Sounders as stage manager.
The sound technician is Michael Schwabb. Preston Fry is in charge of lighting with contributions from KC Goldsby and Trevor Mastin. Tom Dicken joined Fry and Mastin on the build of the set. The show’s manager is Karla Kelly with Sharon and Steve Reese, Rebecca Fry and Preston Fry at the box office.
Written and created by Roger Bean, with vocal and musical arrangements by Michael Borth, “Dream On” is presented by special arrangement with Stage Rights (www.stagerights.com).
SLT will open subscription sales for the next 2021-2022 season while “Dream On” is broadcast. The new season features the classic Broadway musical “Pippin” in September 2021; “It’s a Wonderful Life: A KAWL Radio Play” in December 2021; “August Osage County” in February 2022 and “Legally Blonde: The Musical” in June 2022. Season tickets are available on SLT’s website at shawneelittletheatre.com or by mail, and at the box office while “ Dream On “.
The Presley Group, Inc. is the main sponsor of SLT 2021-2022. Season sponsors include BancFirst, Berkshire Hathaway Benchmark Realty, Dr. Jordan Ewert Optometrist, Matt and Shelli Hopkins, SSM Health Medical Group, First United Bank, AIM Heat and Air, Turner and Cindy Davis and Shawnee Milling Company.
Shawnee Little Theater, Inc. is a fully volunteer, non-profit community theater starting its 54th year of live theater production in Shawnee.