Over the past couple of years, seven-year-old Brianna and I have enjoyed a number of performances at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone. We’ve seen the “Elves and the Shoemaker,” “Madeline’s Christmas,” and “The Wizard of Oz” to name a few. Each time, the performance has been first-class, entertaining, musical theater at its best – and very much geared toward children.
Last weekend, I decided to try an “older” show on her, so we went to see the Atlanta Premier of the off-Broadway hit, “The Marvelous Wonderettes.” The Legacy transports you back to the 1958 Springfield High School prom and tells the story of the Wonderettes. These are four girls “with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts!”
Brianna loved it. The girls sang all kinds of songs that she did not know. Fifties and sixties classics like “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” and “It’s My Party.” She still loved it. We voted for our favorite girl for prom queen and giggled at the audience member who got taken up to the stage to become an integral part of the plot. Best of all, Brianna was fairly silent and paid attention the entire time.
I can’t ask for anything more than that!
Even if you don’t have a kid to take along, get a ticket to “The Marvelous Wonderettes” between now and the end of its run on February 13.
If you can’t make that, there are still several productions before the close of the 2010 – 2011 season.
- The Marvelous Wonderettes runs through February 13
- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – April 15 – May 1
- Peter Pan – July 8 – 31
- A Year with Frog and Toad – April 20 – May 6 (Public performance April 30)
For more information about The Legacy Theatre, visit their website.
Read more of Sherri’s travel adventures at Brown’s Guides