Off-Broadway musical hit coming to Troy next week

Published 11:00 pm Friday, March 29, 2013

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” are coming to town in what will be the first national tour of an off-Broadway hit to play in Troy.

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” features popular pop tunes of the 1950s and 1960s and the ladies will take the stage of the Claudia Crosby Theater at 7 p.m. Friday.

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” will be here for only one performance and it’s one that you don’t want to miss,” said Dr. John Jinright, presenter chair for the co-sponsoring Troy Arts Council. “While ‘Jersey Boys’ was bringing the tight-harmony, guy-group music of The Four Seasons to Broadway, another show was packing the Off-Broadway Westside Theater with tight-harmony, girl-group tunes of the 1950s and 60s.

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“The Marvelous Wonderettes” is a funny, glittery, song-and-dance review by Roger Bean that features a trunk full of pop classics.”

Jinright said those who enjoy the music of those decades will recognize songs like “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “It’s My Party” and “Leader of the Pack.”

“The Marvelous Wonderettes” will sing more than 20 popular songs of the two pop eras that brought us tunes which have endured with time,” he said. “The Marvelous Wonderettes are backed by a live onstage band. The girl-group engages the audience with song, dance and comedy and features a visually stunning wardrobe design that captures both the ’50 and ’60 eras.”

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for students and may be purchased at the door or online at The show is sponsored by the Troy Arts Council and Troy University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts.