After a two year absence, Tidewater Players is ecstatic to be back home as the resident theatre company of the newly renovated Cultural Center at the Opera House, opening our 2017-2018 season with the encore of this fun-filled 50s-60s musical salute to the girl groups of pop and the pioneering ladies of rock and roll. Premiering as a highly successful touring production through our 2015-2016 hiatus, we are happy to bring Cindy Lou, Betty Jean, Missy, and Suzy (better known as The Marvelous Wonderettes–emphasis on the “marvelous”) home to our family in Havre de Grace.
The Marvelous Wonderettes takes a cotton-candied colored musical trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet The Wonderettes: four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. The show follows their lives and loves from prom night to their 10-year reunion. The score highlights over 20 chart-topping hits of the era, including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” and “It’s My Party.”
Don’t miss this festive valentine to the leading ladies of pop music featuring all the best of the era, from the girl groups like the Crystals, the Ronnettes, and the Shirelles, to the distinctive sounds of Lesley Gore, Connie Francis, Dusty Springfield, and Aretha Franklin. Get your tickets through the link in the top corner of the page now!