The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On will kick off The Majestic Theater’s 24th season of plays on September 9 at the West Springfield venue.
The musical, written and created by Roger Bean, will run through October 17. A sequel to The Marvelous Wonderettes, which the Majestic staged just over two years ago, the first act focuses on the Wonderettes, a female singing quartet, who have returned to Rockville High School to throw a retirement party for a favorite teacher in 1969. The second act, set in 1978, celebrates the 20-year reunion of the ladies’ graduating class, and their performance for that event.
Some of the 60’s and 70’s most famous pop songs like “Gimme Some Lovin’,” “Downtown,” “Build Me Up, Buttercup,” “Love Will Keep Us Together” and “I’ve Got the Music in Me” are featured.
The Wonderettes are played by Kaytlyn Vandeloecht (Cindy Lou), Kait Rankins (Missy), Mollie Posnick (Suzy) and Tina Sparkle (Betty Jean). Danny Eaton is the producing director, music director is Mitch Chakour, and the set design is by Greg Trochlil. Costume designer is Dawn McKay and lighting designer is Dan Rist. Stephen Petit is production manager, and Aurora Ferraro is associate production manager.