The Marvelous Wonderettes

Written and created by Roger Bean |
Directed and choreographed by Melissa Rain Anderson

The pop doesn’t stop in this smash hit musical! A high school prom in 1958 and a 10-year reunion in 1968 provide the backdrop for some of the biggest hits of both decades, performed by an irrepressible quartet of young women. Featuring a stacked playlist that includes “Mr. Sandman,” “It’s in His Kiss,” “Respect,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and "Lollipop," it’s a joyous snapshot of a musical era.

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Enhance Your Experience

  • Join us for a Talk Theatre presentation about The Marvelous Wonderettes on Monday, January 8 at Opera Theatre of St. Louis (210 Hazel Avenue). Marcy Ann Wiegert, hair and makeup artist, spotlights the costemtic style of the '50s and '60s, as well as its continuing influence.
  • Stay for Post-Show Discussions with cast members and Rep staff after the following performances: January 10 (matinee), January 11, January 18 and January 24.
  • Our partners at the Saint Louis Art Museum present a free, docent-led tour that ties in with the themes of The Marvelous Wonderettes. Go on a scavenger hunt to find the colors Tangerine, Blue, Pink and Green in the art collection. Tour dates and times:
    • January 6; 11:00 a.m.

    • January 14; 2:00 p.m.

    • January 27; 11:00 a.m.

Age Recommendations

The Marvelous Wonderettes is recommended for general audiences. The show contains brief moments of innocuous bawdy humor and suggested infidelity. Though full of music and fun for families, the running time may be too long for the attention span of young children.