The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On
Feb. 14 - Mar. 01, 2020
The Marvelous Wonderettes return to TexARTS in an all new show! It’s 1969, and The Marvelous Wonderettes are back at Springfield High (Go Chipmunks!) to throw a retirement party for their favorite homeroom teacher. As the girls sing their way through the greatest girl-group hits of the '60s and bid Ms. McPherson a fond farewell, one of the Wonderettes reveals she’ll also be saying goodbye to search for success and happiness on her own.
Act II finds the girls back together as the class of 1958 celebrates their 20-year reunion. The classic pop and rock hits of the '70s provide the perfect soundtrack for these old friends to catch up on the places life has led them, all performed with their own marvelous spin! Featuring the hit songs: “Gimme Some Lovin," “Build Me Up, Buttercup," “Love Will Keep Us Together," “We Are Family," and more!
Directed and Choreographed by KIMBERLY SCHAFER
Music Directed by LYN KOENNING
Featuring: Paige Harvey, Megan Richards, Lilly Lane Stafford and Leigh Sauvageau
The TexARTS Professional Series presents The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On written and created by Roger Bean and vocal and musical arrangements by Michael Borth. Performances will take place February 14 – March 1, 2020 at the Kam & James Morris Theatre in Lakeway.
The groovy music of the ‘60s and ‘70s are the heart of a show the Houston Chronicle describes as “A fun jukebox musical…” This all new show is the sequel to TexARTS 2017 smash hit The Marvelous Wonderettes. The original creative team and a fantastic cast bring the girl group hits to life, singing hit songs made famous by Aretha Franklin, Nat King Cole, Carole King, Captain & Tennille, Linda Ronstadt and more!
The cast features Paige Harvey (Little Shop of Horrors), Megan Richards (Xanadu), Lilly Lane Stafford (Wonderettes and Patsy Cline), and Leigh Sauvageau (Little Shop of Horrors).
Kimberly Schafer returns to TexARTS as director and choreographer of The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On. Ms. Schafer’s TexARTS credits include Smokey Joe’s Café, Xanadu, and The Marvelous Wonderettes. She recently choreographed Sophisticated Ladies for the Crossroads Theatre Company at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center with Tony Award Winner, André De Shields as director.
Lyn Koenning serves as music director for the production. Last heard at TexARTS in Little Shop of Horrors, Mrs. Koenning also worked as music director for the 2017 TexARTS production of The Marvelous Wonderettes.
The creative team includes Donna Coughlin (Scenic Designer), Christopher Arthur (Costume Designer), Stephen Pruitt (Light Designer), EJ Holly (Sound Designer), and Reilly J. Ryan (Properties Designer).
The champagne opening night performance is Friday, February 14, 2020 beginning at 7:30 PM. Following the performance there will be a champagne toast and opening night reception with the cast and creatives.
All performances are held at the intimate Kam & James Morris Theatre at TexARTS' Erin Doherty Studios, 2300 Lohman's Spur, Suite #160, Lakeway, TX. The lounge opens one hour prior to curtain and offers beer, wine, and light snacks.
Show times: February 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 29 at 7:30 PM, February 16, 23 and March 1 at 2:00 PM.
Single tickets start at $43. Reserved seats are available by calling TexARTS Box Office at 512-852-9079 x101 or at www.tex-arts.org. Box Office hours are from 11 AM – 5 PM Monday - Friday. This show is recommended for ages 10 and up, and parking is free. Group rates for groups of 10 or more are available by contacting the Box Office. Run time is about 120 minutes.
Under the executive leadership of Jarret Mallon, TexARTS strives to bring high-quality entertainment and arts education to the Lake Travis Community. Offering a season of professional productions and a performing and visual arts academy, the organization pursues a mission of serving as an arts education and performance destination that builds character, professionalism, and careers. TexARTS is proud to employ hundreds of professional regional actors, musicians, and artistic staff living here in Austin.
February 14 - March 01, 2020
2300 Lohman's Spur
Lakeway, TX, 78734
Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:30pm Champaign opening
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:00pm
Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00pm
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:30pm
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 730pm
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 2:00pm
Location: Kam and James Morris Theatre
2300 Lohman’s Spur Road Suite 160
Austin TX, 78734
Ticket Prices: Starting at $43