Emerald Coast Theatre Company Stages Broadway Smash Hit ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’

‘50s-era Musical Runs Three Weekends Jan. 21-23; Feb. 10-13 and March 3-6
Final Cast L To R Alayna Brooke Leigh Gladden Arianna Reyher And Beca Lake 1
Alayna Brooke, Leigh Gladden, Arianna Reyher and Beca Lake

Are you ready to escape on a sentimental journey down memory lane? Emerald Coast Theatre Festival (ECTC) will take you there with its sweet treat staging of the delicious musical hit “The Marvelous Wonderettes.”

This Broadway smash hit wonder by Roger Bean transports us to 1958 to Springfield High School prom, where four girls’ hopes and dreams are as big as their crinoline skirts. As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with more than 30 catchy classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.”

The show opens Friday, Jan. 21, and runs three weekends in January, February, and March. Performances are Friday, Jan. 21 through Sunday, January 23. Thursday, Feb. 10 through Sunday, Feb. 13, and Thursday, March 3 through Sunday, March 6. Thursday, Friday, Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. with 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinees Jan. 23, Feb. 13, and March 6.

Arrive to the theater early to enjoy the display of original artwork in the ECTC Lobby Gallery exhibited in partnership with the Cultural Arts Alliance of Walton County. The exhibit features artwork by local artists. All the artwork is available for purchase. A portion of proceeds benefits ECTC and its theater education programs.

Stage and musical direction of this production are by guest artist Vincent Pellegrino.

The all-female cast features Leigh Gladden (Cindy Lou), Rebeca Lake (Betty Jean), Aly Matthews (Suzy), and Arianna Reyher (Missy).

The costume and prop design are by Anna Fisher. Set design by Rebeca Lake and Nathan Saczynski with sound design and stage management by Caitlin Tarabori.

“The nostalgia, the fun, the music are all reasons to come to ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes,’ said Nathanael Fisher ECTC producing artistic director. “Come walk down memory lane, actually don’t walk, come jive with these amazingly talented ladies of the cast.”

A part of the Professional Theatre Mainstage series, “The Marvelous Wonderettes” will be staged in ECTC’s performance space located on the second floor of 560 Grand Boulevard in Grand Boulevard Town Center in Miramar Beach.

Tickets are $35 per person for adults, $33 for seniors (55 years old and up)/military, and $29 for students (must show ID). To purchase tickets call (850) 684-0323 or visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org.

ECTC is implementing its Safety Protocol Plan to ensure our patrons can enjoy all offerings in a safe environment. Patrons can find the detailed plan on ECTC’s website.

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