ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern Fort Playhouse is thrilled to announce the upcoming productions of “The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps And Gowns” and “Perfect Wedding” in its fabulous ninth season of summer theater at historic Fort Sisseton.
Northern students fill most acting roles at Northern Fort Playhouse near Sisseton, and their participation is eligible for college credit. The Playhouse is a collaboration between Fort Sisseton State Park and NSU.
'The Marvelous Wonderettes'
Opening the season is a return to the '50s and '60s and the sweet, fun sounds of girl group “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” This is the second time the Wonderettes will perform at the Northern Fort Playhouse, having last appeared in season six. Three of the original Wonderettes from season six have rejoined the group!
In this delightful return to Fort Sisseton, the Wonderettes are graduating high school and then reuniting 10 years later for a wedding. Audiences will be singing along with classic pop tunes such as “Rock Around the Clock,” “Wishin' and Hopin',” “Dancin’ in the Street” and “Good Lovin,'” among many others.
The second offering of the season is “Perfect Wedding,” a fast-paced, laugh-out-loud, door-slamming farce. Comedy ensues when Bill wakes up the morning of his wedding in bed with a girl he can't remember. While trying to keep the girl secret from the bride-to-be, Bill's best friend, Tom, mistakenly identifies the chamber maid as the woman from the night before and tries to pass her off as his own girlfriend to throw the bride off the trail.
This year's acting company includes Yvonne Freese (Lanesboro, Minn.), Emily Davis (Aberdeen), Sarah Honerman (Sioux Falls), Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha (Minneapolis), Christopher Rinkenberger (Lisbon, N.D.), Seth Honerman (Sioux Falls) and Hillary Sward (Dell Rapids).
“Marvelous Wonderettes” will be directed by Shelley Whitehead (Waseca, Minn.) and “Perfect Wedding” will be directed by Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha. The company will be led by Artistic Director Daniel Yurgaitis, Associate Artistic Director Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha, Technical Director Tina Hanagan, Stage Manager Ryan Puffer and Music Director Mary Marion.
Both shows will be presented in the South Barracks. “The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps And Gowns” will perform July 11, 19 and 26 at 7:30 p.m., and July 13 at 2 p.m. “Perfect Wedding” will perform July 12, 18 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and July 20 at 2 p.m. There will be a special matinee performance of “Perfect Wedding” at 2:30 p.m. July 23. All seating is reserved.
Sunday lunch, Friday wine & cheese
Returning this year will be the popular Sunday lunch option before the matinee and Friday evening wine and cheese receptions. Dinner theater nights are July 13, 19 and 26. Tickets for adults are $12 for a single performance, $29 for Saturday dinner theater and $25 for Sunday lunch and show.
Tickets for youth are $6 for a single performance, $23 for dinner theater and $19 for Sunday lunch and show. Tickets can be purchased at the Playhouse office or on the day of the performance. To inquire about ticket information and reservations, contact Pam at 605-467-3247 or 605-448-5150.
For more information about the Playhouse, visit www.northernfortplayhouse.com.
Follow the Playhouse on social media at www.facebook.com/northernfortplayhouse and www.twitter.com/NFP6. Cast members will post photos with hashtags #NFP2014 and #MarvelousWedding. Audience members are encouraged to use those hashtags when posting their own photos from the performances.