Fairy floss-coloured musical for Ballina

17th August 2017 3:31 PM
CAST: Jo Fletcher, Helen Jarvis, Candace Baldwin and Jade Rushwood play four girls with big skirts, big voices and big dreams. CAST: Jo Fletcher, Helen Jarvis, Candace Baldwin and Jade Rushwood play four girls with big skirts, big voices and big dreams.

THE Marvelous Wonderettes is a fairy floss-coloured musical trip down memory lane, following four girls from performing at their High School Formal to taking to the stage again at their 10-year reunion.

Given the subject of the play, the cast for this musical is be a mix of age and life experience.

By day, they are a school student, a mum, a retailer and a paramedic, but by night they become The Marvelous Wonderettes.

Beginning with hopes and dreams as big as their petticoats and circle skirts, audiences experience the lives and loves of these four girls through ten years of growing into womanhood.

The story is a musical one, told through chart-topping hits spanning the best of the 1950s and 1960s, with songs such as Stupid Cupid, Lipstick on Your Collar, Son of a Preacher Man, Respect, and It's My Party.

Produced by Ballina Players, this Australian premiere of The Marvelous Wonderettes is a fun romp through the late 1950s and 1960s, filled with hit songs, four-part harmonies, great choreography and costumes.

Opening night, on Friday September 8, will be a special event offering each member of the audience a complimentary glass of champagne and canapes before the show.

The season will run until Sunday, September24.

Tickets are available either online at www.ballinaplayers.com.au or from Just Funkin Music in River Street, Ballina, Tel: 6686 2440.