The Marvelous Wonderettes – Laguna Beach Playhouse

Parking was a nightmare because the Pageant of the Masters was happening. Wheee….

This is a really enjoyable jukebox musical featuring hit songs from the 50’s and 60’s by Andrew Bean (The Andrews Brothers and lots more). My godmother Janet Miller is the original choreography (she’s in New York right now helping the show open off Broadway) and I first saw the show in it’s extended initial run at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, and enjoyed it very much, especially since it was a small space. While it translates well to the larger Laguna stage, I think a black box setting works better. No, I’m not baised!

The costumes changed, but they were still nice throwbacks to the 50’s and 60’s.

Cast featured original cast members Bets Malone and Julia Dixon-Jackson and newcomer Misty Cotton (from Sideshow at the Colony Theatre with Jackson and Spitfire Grill at Laguna Beach).

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