Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Marvelous Wonderettes at La Mirada Theatre for the Peforming Arts

The Fans of MuMo were delighted to take a trip this weekend to the La Miranda Theatre of the Performing Arts to see The Marvelous Wonderettes written and directed by Roger Bean.   Bean brings back the show to Los Angeles from a long run off-broadway and its a treat to get to see all four of the NYC cast members performing on stage.

The entire show is an adorable blast from the past, with enough powerhouse vocals to draw in fans of all ages. The Marvelous Wonderettes are your Springfield High school’s 1958 senior prom entertainment where they are tapped to sing all your favorite hits as they battle for prom queen. Singing in amazing four parts, Misty Cotton, Beth Malone, Leslie Spencer, and Lowe Taylor bring us through the best doo-wop of the 50’s and 60’s, with songs like Mr. Sandman, Lollipop, Dream Lover, and one of my personal favorites The Leader of the Pact.

The Marvelous Wonderettes
The ladies not only shine on stage each time they sing but it is their skills as comedians that keep the audience laughing and clapping along with each song all night long.
Beth Malon plays the loveable Betty “BJ” Reynolds.  Malone is a stand out with her adorably boyish charm and Bean deftly utilizes her physical comedy and pitch perfect timing to the delight of the audience.  She definitely got my vote for prom queen. Oh wait, did I forget to mention the audience gets to vote for their favorite to be crowned Prom Queen?   Keep your eyes on the cast as they collect the ballots because each of these ladies have the comedic chops to be on an episode of Saturday Night Live.   Leslie Spencer as Cindy Lou Huffington gets one of the biggest laughs of the night as she “accidentally” throw out any ballots that are not in her favor.

Taylor, Cotton, Malone and Spencer as The Marvelous Wonderettes
The Wonderettes start their prom off as best friends. Secrets and stories are told through music and song and by the end of prom they are almost strangers.  In the second act the audience can’t wait to watch as the girls reflect on their friendships, their current love lives and where tomorrow may take them.
Act Two is filled with power ballads and honest moments that endear the ladies to the audience even more.  This show is pure candy-coated-bubble gum flavored fun.
J.J. Barnes

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES runs at the La Mirada Theatre from June 3-June 19th. 
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts 
14900 La Mirada Blvd. La Mirada CA 90638r

 For $10 off tickets Use our Special MuMo Promo Code: MUMO

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or call the box office  562-994-9801     

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