The Marvelous Wonderettes takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing such classic ‘50s and ‘60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s My Party,” and over 20 other classic hits! You’ve never had this much fun at a prom and you will never forget The Marvelous Wonderettes—a must-take musical trip down memory lane!

The Wonderettes are back! This seasonal sequel finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity, plus some great holiday tunes such as “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” “Winter Wonderland,” and 20 other seasonal favorites, to save their holiday party. The result is, of course, marvelous! This energetic and entertaining show is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.

SH-BOOM! Take another trip to Springfield and meet the Crooning Crab Cakes, the boys banned from the Wonderettes’ prom, who enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Trouble comes in the form of Lois, a former Springfield High Song Leader who arrives to put some polish on the group, but who also broke loveable Eugene's heart years before. Eugene falls apart, Skip, Wally and Denny fall in love with Lois—and hilarious heartaches ensue! Featuring “Earth Angel,” “Unchained Melody,” “Only You,” and 20 more doo-wop hits, Life Could Be A Dream will leave you laughing, singing and cheering—let’s hear it for the boys!

It’s 1945 on a South Pacific island, and a U.S.O. show is threatened with cancellation when a certain famous trio of singing sisters fails to show up. It’s up to three earnest and determined brothers to go on with the show! The Andrews Brothers is filled to the brim with over 25 songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters. “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Slow Boat to China,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” and “Ac-cent-u-ate the Positive” are just a few of the many musical showstoppers. The songs are framed with a laugh-filled book by Roger Bean, creator of the Off-Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes. Mistaken identities and madcap adventures–imagine Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in a road movie of Some Like It Hot–along with the music of an entire generation highlight this wonderful valentine to the heroes of World War II.

Take a dollop of Grease, mix in some Pump Boys & Dinettes and add a generous dose of Forever Plaid, and you've got the high-octane fun of Route 66. Beginning with the sounds of 1950s Chicago and traveling along the Main Street of America to the California coast and the surf music of the 1960s, this exciting musical revue features 34 of the greatest “Rock ‘n’ Road” hits of the 20th century! Songs include “Dead Man's Curve,” “King of the Road,” “Little Old Lady From Pasadena,” “Beep Beep,” “Six Days On The Road,” “G.T.O.,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” and many more. Get your kicks with this smash hit musical revue!

Four girlfriends gather to celebrate an upcoming wedding. As the bachelorette party picks up steam and the drinks flow, the girls discover more about each others’ love lives than they had ever imagined. Through it all they discover that true friendship endures. Featuring classic songs from the 1960s such as “My Boy Lollipop,” “I Will Follow Him,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” “Hey There Lonely Boy,” and many others including the title song, Why Do Fools Fall In Love? re-affirms that during real-life struggles, friendship will unveil its everlasting strength. And it does it with a rockin' beat!

When a runaway bride discovers the countercultural revolution of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, with a little help from the hippies and dropouts of Golden Gate Park, she comes to realize she has to make her own kind of music! This hippie, trippy musical features the powerful music of the late 1960s by some of the most influential artists of the love generation: The Mamas and the Papas, Donovan, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and many more. With such hits as “Crystal Blue Persuasion,” “Make Your Own Kind of Music” and, of course, “San Francisco,” you’ll love this flower power, feel-good musical experience!

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