The Marvelous Wonderettes

Happy Friday, everyone!

In spite of the snow fall this morning (yes, snow in October. That’s New England weather for ya), I am feeling pretty chipper today. I’m usually chipper anyway but more so during Fridays. And, I am feeling pretty accomplished because I already had my gym work out this morning and ate my weekly share of salmon during lunch (that was one of my New Year’s resolutions: to eat salmon once a week. Salmon has lots of omega-3s and all those good fats, plus it’s yummy. I’ve been on and off, but I’m still trying! Anyway I digress…) I am looking forward to a fun 3-day weekend (I am taking Monday off from work to spend some QT with Marcie) which will be kicked off by a bar crawl tomorrow night – organized by yours truly so I just know that it will be awesome.

Anyhow, I wanted to share something cheerful with everyone today. As I mentioned here, I highly recommend watching “The Marvelous Wonderettes” the musical (off Broadway), especially if you like 50s and 60s music. It is really entertaining and fun and funny – almost like a feel-good movie, except it’s a musical (a feel-good musical?) and it will leave you with LSS (Last Song Syndrome) from the many catchy songs (“lollipop, lollipop, oh lolli-lolli-lolli…”)

My favorite song was “Son of a Preacher Man” but I couldn’t find any clips of them doing it live on stage; I did find this one below of the cast members performing in Bryant Park (unfortunately not in costume):

I loved all the characters: Betty Jean (the star of the show, in my opinion), Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy. And their high school prom reminded me of my fun years in high school! I met some of my best girls in high school and really had a blast, so high school movies/musicals always have a special place in my heart.

The whole musical was so sweet and enjoyable, I am immediately putting it up on my top three favorites (along with Rent and Wicked). I hope you guys get to watch The Marvelous Wonderettes and enjoy it as much as I did!

Do you have any favorite musicals? Other Broadway shows? Share them with me!


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