Venue Details

5473 Star Starred
Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Rd. Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 109 members
Review from S. Craig

I saw this at the El Portal last year, (thanks to Goldstar too!), it's got a different cast, but the show remains a delight, a warm and delightful send-up of a time and musical era when songs made you feel good and love made the world go round. ...continued

reviewed Aug 31 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Phyllis

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!

reviewed Aug 28 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Don

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

reviewed Aug 29 2008 report as inappropriate
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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.
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


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.

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