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Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB
6200 Atherton Street Long Beach, CA 90815
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 53 members
Review from jane
Red Velvet 235 events 95 reviews

This was an incredibly wonderful show. The singers could really sing. The show wove 1967 songs seemlessly into a credible story line. The setting was amazing, you could see from almost every seat. The set was colorful. My favorite was the...continued

reviewed Apr 17 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Linda Gray Peterson
Red Velvet 100 events 48 reviews

We liked this play very much. The music was great and the lead, River, was fantastic! I lost interest momentarely while Holly was singing. I didn't think she fit in well at all. Other than that I would see it again!

reviewed Apr 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Martha Archuleta
Red Velvet 90 events 23 reviews

The musical was fun and entertaining, however, the storyline was weak. The music selection was excellent, voices of the cast are superb, however their acting, when not singing, was poor.

reviewed Apr 16 2011 report as inappropriate
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See what Goldstar members had to say about The Marvelous Wonderettes, also by Roger Bean.


Roger Bean, Creator/Director

Lee Martino, Choreographer

Michael Borth, Musical Director/Arranger

Michael Paternostro, Musical Director

The creator of The Andrews Brothers and The Marvelous Wonderettes now brings audiences all the groovy music of the late 1960s as we follow Holly, a runaway bride to the Haight-Ashbury, where she learns to make her own kind of music! Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair; it’s gonna be a real trip!

Roger Bean (writer/director) created and directed the off-Broadway production of The Marvelous Wonderettes, and the long-running Los Angeles production received the 2007 Los Angeles Ovation Award for Best Musical. Bean received Los Angeles Ovation Award nominations for Best Director of a Musical for the Los Angeles productions of Winter Wonderettes and The Marvelous Wonderettes. He also created The Andrews Brothers, which has played in numerous theaters throughout Southern California after a critically-acclaimed West Coast debut at Musical Theatre West. Bean’s recent long-running doo-wop hit Life Could Be a Dream received the 2010 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Production, the LA Weekly Theatre Award for Musical of the Year, and the 2010 Backstage Garland Award for Outstanding Production of the Year.

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