ABERDEEN, S.D. (June 29, 2017) – Northern Fort Playhouse’s 12th season brings everyone’s favorite girl group back to historic Fort Sisseton for their third musical journey in “The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On.”
The season opens Friday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m. with a performance of Roger Bean’s “Wonderettes.” It’s 1969 and the girls are back at Springfield High to throw a retirement party for their favorite homeroom teacher. As they sing their way through the greatest girl-group hits of the 60s, one reveals she’ll also be saying goodbye to search for success and happiness on her own.
Act two finds them back together as the class of 1958 celebrates their 20-year reunion. The classic pop and rock hits of the 70s provide the perfect soundtrack for these old friends to catch up on the places life has led them, all performed with their own marvelous spin!
The second show, “Boeing Boeing” by Marc Camoletti (translated by Beverly Cross and revised by Francis Evans), opens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 8. This 1960s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent "layovers." Unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time.
This season features the return of NSU alums Emily Davis, Yvonne Freese, Sarah Honerman and Sara Pillatzki-Warzeha as the Marvelous Wonderettes. Other company members include Justin Anderson, Brennan Bassett, Mackinley Bruemmer, Laura Steblay and Austin Watson.
“Wonderettes” will also be performed at 7:30 p.m. July 15 and 22, and at 2 p.m. July 9. “Boeing Boeing” will also be performed at 7:30 p.m. July 14 and 21, and at 2 p.m. July 16. Performance options for both productions include Saturday evening dinners and Sunday luncheons. Individual tickets cost $13 or $7 for children. A single dinner show is $30, and a single lunch performance is $26. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Northern Fort Playhouse at 605-467-3247 or visit www.northernfortplayhouse.com.
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