The Marvelous Wonderettes
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The Marvelous Wonderettes
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The Marvelous Wonderettes NYC Reviews and Tickets

78%
(246 Reviews)
Positive
83%
Mixed
14%
Negative
3%
Members say
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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Member Reviews (246)

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972 Reviews | 341 Followers
70
Great singing, Classic songs, Highly entertaining/annoying, Wasted potential, Creaky script

See it if you want to enjoy fun 50s/60s songs well sung. All female cast is very talented. If you leave your brain at home, you'll enjoy the show.

Don't see it if you are sick of idiotic depictions of women. A man wrote this script in which every character is man-crazy and competitive. So annoying! Read more

1040 Reviews | 251 Followers
73
Ambitious, Cliched, Funny

See it if If you like 50's and 60's music, light comedy a light show that is fun and silly. old high school dance musical.

Don't see it if If you want a deeper musical, something with more thought, something with a deeper story.

546 Reviews | 1881 Followers
64
Banal, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if Well there's Ryan Redmond and she's great in everything. Other than that, show is totally missable. A little to light on all fronts.

Don't see it if You want some 50's music nostalgia.

692 Reviews | 106 Followers
67
Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if enjoy songs from the fifties and early sixties.

Don't see it if expect better than average voices and a decent plot of any kind. The weak plot interrupts many songs.

639 Reviews | 127 Followers
71
Clever, Funny, Great singing

See it if The story line is ok the singing is very good and you found your singing to the song.

Don't see it if If you do not like the older music

567 Reviews | 147 Followers
89
Fluffy

See it if you like prom dresses and can remember Connie Francis and dancing by yourself in your high school gym. Oops.

Don't see it if you're looking for a musical with mean girls.

470 Reviews | 112 Followers
75
Entertaining

See it if You like hearing 1960s songs sung live by a cast of 4 women.

Don't see it if You're looking for nuanced characters as they are pretty one-dimensional.

406 Reviews | 188 Followers
78
Dated, Entertaining, Romantic, Funny, Fluffy

See it if You yearn to relive memories of your high school sweethearts, and the sr. prom good&bad. Fun singers,great energy,60's 70's oldies & drama

Don't see it if You expect elegance and perfect pitch. Perfectly written script. Hate tackiness. Do not want to relive your teens.

Critic Reviews (11)

BroadwayWorld
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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W
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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