Venue Details

480 Star Starred
Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-497-2787
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Reviews & Ratings

109 ratings
4.7 average rating
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44 events
19 reviews
2 stars
attended Aug 28 2008

An incredibly fun, enjoyable evening, particularly for the 50+ crowd. We knew almost all of the songs, and loved the characters! A great night out!

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108 events
73 reviews
7 stars
attended Aug 29 2008

It was very corny, but the songs were good and it was entertaining.

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Dave Red Velvet
82 events
41 reviews
10 stars
attended Aug 31 2008

"Marvelous" time. Great singing and harmony!

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The show previously ran at the El Portal Theatre, where it was one of the longest-running and most beloved shows listed on Goldstar.  See customer reviews of The Marvelous Wonderettes.
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The Marvelous Wonderettes
returns to captivate us, with an aerated glee that is virtually irresistible. In its splendid new Laguna Playhouse staging, Roger Bean’s long-running hit about four singing archetypes at the 1958 senior prom has never felt more marvelous in its audience regard, or more wonderful to its nostalgic core." —Los Angeles Times
“It’s tremendously fun!” —Variety
“…stepping back into an age of innocence, even for two hours, seems like the perfect antidote to our turbulent times.” —Orange County Register

Description

The Marvelous Wonderettes ran for more than a year in North Hollywood and is headed to New York for an Off-Broadway run, but the Laguna Playhouse audiences get to see this “must-take trip down memory lane” first.

The Marvelous Wonderettes brings audiences back to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where they meet the Wonderettes: Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts—and voices to match! As they talk and sing about their lives and loves, audiences are treated to the girls performing such songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “It’s My Party,” “It’s In His Kiss” and many more.

Written and directed by Roger Bean.

About the Ticket Supplier: Laguna Playhouse

Founded in 1920, The Laguna Playhouse's history and longevity validate a unique heritage in our region, making it a cultural treasure for all of California. We produce and present professional theatre of the highest quality, providing a full range of theatrical styles, entertainment, educational programs, and other initiatives that serve our community and reach a broad constituency.