The Marvelous Wonderettes
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The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Marvelous Wonderettes NYC Reviews and Tickets

(247 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Funny, Great singing, Delightful, Fluffy

About the Show

A revival of the nostalgic revue, set at a 1958 high school prom where we meet The Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (247)

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65 Reviews | 7 Followers
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You love 50's and 60's music

Don't see it if you don't like silly prom HS era shows

95 Reviews | 16 Followers
Delightful, Refreshing, Great singing, Clever

See it if You enjoy fun, pretty light hearted entertainment set to a 50's and 60's soundtrack. A fun, bright musical

Don't see it if You don't enjoy the music of the 50's and 60's. Don't enjoy some corny humor. Prefer something heavier or dramatic

84 Reviews | 17 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Loved it. So much fun

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

115 Reviews | 35 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny, Must see

See it if You want a delightful trip down memory lane of songs from the 60s and 70s! Such a cute show.

Don't see it if You like modern music only.

52 Reviews | 10 Followers
Clever, Great singing, Hilarious

See it if want to see a great musical comedy and pay much less than you would do on Broadway.

Don't see it if ...I can't think of any reason why someone wouldn't thoroughly enjoy this show.

75 Reviews | 39 Followers
Delightful, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You still enjoy 50s and 60s music/songs

Don't see it if You dont like old school music.

91 Reviews | 17 Followers
Entertaining, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you want something fun, simple and entertaining, enjoy music from the 50s & 60s

Don't see it if if you are looking for something serious or don't enjoy music from the 50s & 60s

79 Reviews | 25 Followers
Clever, Funny, Great singing

See it if You want a nostalgic return to 1958 when high school girls just wanted to fall in love and we all know what high school boys wanted ....

Don't see it if You do not want to have a good time going back to the 1950's to see fun costumes and listen to great music.

Critic Reviews (11)

May 11th, 2016

"While ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ may not be the most bracing theatre to come out of these early decades of the 21st century, there's no denying it's got the formula for popularity down pat…Though the dialogue is not particularly inspired, the ladies sound great singing to music director William Wade's recorded instrumentals and 'The Marvelous Wonderettes' can be nostalgic fun as long as the tunes keep playing."
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Theater Pizzazz
April 29th, 2016

"'The Marvelous Wonderettes' is, at its heart, a good-time jukebox musical...All four actresses playing the Wonderettes are powerhouse singers...These girls are all prime performers and they’re into the spirit of the piece with total commitment...As directors, the D’Angoras keep the action moving and the bits of business flowing, without allowing any of it to be a distraction."
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Stage Buddy
June 21st, 2016

"Starring four very talented and captivating ladies this new musical treats audiences to an evening of favorites from the '50s and '60s…Their voices are mighty yet soulful and make a strong connection to the material covered in these songs dealing with the universal themes of searching for love, the pain of dealing with an untrue partner, and finding one’s own strength...'The Marvelous Wonderettes' will keep you dancing all night!"
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Theatre's Leiter Side
May 6th, 2016

"Sadly, Act II’s music remains rooted largely in the period’s girl group vibe...and you get nary a hint of the revolution in pop music going on at the time in soul, rock, and folk. There are some marvelous moments in ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ but it’s hard not to wish it took a more reflective—even satirical—look at the huge social and musical changes occurring between 1958 and 1968, one of the most rebellious eras in modern American history."
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Times Square Chronicles
April 29th, 2016

"Like the female version of 'Forever Plaid'...All four women have voices that blend beautifully, though Ms. Green has a tendency to sing just a little flat on her solos. It is Ms. Brier who shines the most with her acting skills and vocals until Act 2, when Ms. Bianco cuts lose and joins her in the spotlight. Ms. Green comes off as so heartless, that we never really understand why these girls were ever friends...Ms. Schwab is a little clunky...The direction is on the cutesy side."
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June 18th, 2016

"Regardless of my caveats, it’s musically and visually entertaining. Numbers are vocally well arranged and delightfully choreographed…Songs are almost seamlessly inserted to express the girls' relationships…My chief objection to this production is its over-the-top, camp interpretation by directors Tommy and Michael D’Angora. This is a sweet, funny piece with great music and movement…The D’Angoras have sacrificed implicit emotions for clumsy, metaphoric pratfalls."
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NY Theatre Guide
May 4th, 2016

"For those who love cheesy, silly fun, this is your kind of entertainment...The actresses do their best to bring adult charisma to a script that has Disney Channel tendencies...A musical that you will either completely adore or hate. Directors Tom and Michael D’Angora did their best to make an endearing musical production, which again finds its highlights through audience participation. Yet, this in not the musical for deep human analysis or smart, witty humor."
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LA Splash
May 1st, 2016

"All four girls, dressed in their prom best, crinoline and all, harmonized their way to my heart...Four individual personalities brought smiles and laughter to the audience as the story unfolded...It would be hard to pick out the best of the bunch as each of these dynamos belted out their part of the harmony with zest, animation, and lots of perfect body language...I laughed, I sang and I felt really good as I left this beautiful theater."
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