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- It’s a Winter Heat Wave of Hits with The Marvelous Wonderettes
February 9, 2018
Those who see The Marvelous Wonderettes at Theatre Row’s Kirk Theatre are in for a hot time. The fact is Marvelous Wonderettes groups enjoy a major “Heat Wave” that warms the deepest winter chill and calms the most powerful north wind. This show has a host of up tempo numbers all of which climbed the charts in the 1950s and 1960s. The first act of the musical comedy is set in 1958 at the senior prom of Springfield High where the girl-group, The Marvelous Wonderettes, has been asked to entertain.
Suzy, Missy, Cindy Lou, and Betty Jean are adorned in crinoline and ready to sing their hearts out. Act two sees the four ladies return to Springfield High to entertain the class in 1968, during their 10-year reunion. In each act, we learn about their lives, dreams, hopes, and relationships as they weave a melodic and harmonious chain of songs that sometimes unites and at other times divides them.
Upbeat Numbers Drive the Show
It’s true that there are ballads and other songs that are more contemplative in tempo in this musical, including “Leader of the Pack,” Goodnight Sweetheart, Goodnight,” and “You Don’t Own Me,” but there are plenty of upbeat tunes. These songs drive the energy of this musical. Included are the hits “Lollipop,” “It’s in His Kiss,” and the exceptionally energetic “Heat Wave.”
“Heat Wave,” which was released as a 45-rpm single on July 9, 1963, on the Gordy label, a subsidiary of Motown, hit number one on the Billboard Hot R&B chart. It stayed there for a month. It also hit number four on the Billboard Hot 100. The group that made the song a hit was Martha and the Vandellas.
Act Two Curtain Raiser
When you start the second act of a musical you usually want to do so with a bang. The Marvelous Wonderettes certainly does that by beginning the act two with “Heat Wave.” It’s a very hot rendition of the tune that first involves Missy, Cindy Lou, and Betty Jean. Finally, at one point in the number, they are joined by a very pregnant Suzy. It’s a massively energetic opening to the second act that then offers a reprise of the harmonious “Mr. Sandman.”
Marvelous Wonderettes Groups Love This Cool Heat Wave
For Marvelous Wonderettes groups, the song “Heat Wave” defines the ultimate energy of this musical comedy, which is optimistic, uplifting, and completing engaging. For group tickets to The Marvelous Wonderettes contact All Tickets today by calling 212-362-5797 or 800-922-0716 or emailing us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Performances of The Marvelous Wonderettes are on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. & 8:15 p.m., Thursdays at 8:15 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at the Kirk Theatre, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St., NYC 10036. Use our link to learn more about The Marvelous Wonderettes and the hit song “RESPECT.”
- The Marvelous Wonderettes – Getting the RESPECT They Deserve
February 9, 2018
One of the more than two-dozen top 40 songs in The Marvelous Wonderettes is Aretha Franklin’s mega-hit “RESPECT.” Those who take advantage of the low prices for Marvelous Wonderettes group tickets find themselves caught up in this exciting rendition of Franklin’s anthem. The song, which features a driving beat, is all about a woman demanding a “little respect” from her man.
Franklin’s “RESPECT” charted at number one in the US in 1967. It was number two in Canada, number 10 in England and number 11 in Australia.
The song begins with a demand for “just a little bit” of “respect. But as it progresses to the end, the singer gets more and more demanding. Finally, at the end, she comes to the conclusion that if she doesn’t get what she wants, then the singer will pick up and leave. As it says:
“I get tired (just a little bit)
Keep on tryin’ (just a little bit)
You’re runnin’ out of fools (just a little bit)
And I ain’t lyin’ (just a little bit)
(Re, re, re, re) when you come home
(Re, re, re ,re) ‘spect
Or you might walk in (respect, just a little bit)
And find out I’m gone (just a little bit)
I got to have (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)”
Marvelous Wonderettes Brings It Home
At the end of The Marvelous Wonderettes, a very pregnant Suzy takes the stage. She extremely emotional, as she worried about her relationship with Ritchie and ultra-self-conscious about being pregnant. She sings a tearful rendition of “Maybe I Know.” Missy, in an attempt to bolster Suzy, sings “Needle in a Haystack.” Suzy begins singing “Rescue Me,” but ultimately finds strength when Missy, Cindy Lou, and Betty Jean sing “RESPECT.”
The show ends happily with Ritchie, who’s running the light board for the shows, signals his love for Suzy by blinking the lights. Also at the end, Cindy Lou and Betty Jean mend their friendship and it looks like Missy is going to marry Mr. Lee. Through the no nonsense pop song “RESPECT,” the woman find their way to a happy, musical comedy ending.
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If you’re looking to get some respect from your theatre group, then we suggest that you contact us for Marvelous Wonderettes group tickets. This is a fantastic Off-Broadway show at a great price. At just $45.00 per person, Marvelous Wonderettes group tickets will definitely get you a whole lot of respect. Group numbers for The Marvelous Wonderettes can be as small as eight (8)
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Performances of The Marvelous Wonderettes are on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. & 8:15 p.m., Thursdays at 8:15 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at the Kirk Theatre, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St., NYC 10036. For further information, please see our Off-Broadway listing for this show.
- The Marvelous Wonderettes – Groups Find It as Sweet as Sugartime
January 25, 2018
If you’re looking for NYC theatre group tickets to a great show, then check out The Marvelous Wonderettes today. This Off-Broadway musical comedy is as sweet as “Sugartime.” Remember that big hit by The McGuire Sisters, “Sugartime?” It was a massive success in 1958, which is when Act One of The Marvelous Wonderettes takes place.
Those who purchase New York City theatre group tickets to The Marvelous Wonderettes enjoy a great evening of entertainment that includes over 30 hit songs from the 50s and 60s. Along with the hits, that just keep on coming, groups love the fact that this Off-Broadway musical comedy has quirky, fun characters, fantastic performances, and a story that anyone and everyone can simply enjoy.
Harmony and “Sugartime”
“Sugartime” is one of the first songs sung in The Marvelous Wonderettes. The musical comedy opens with two songs made famous by the Chordettes, “Mr. Sandman” and “Lollipop” and then it goes into “Sugartime.” This trio of hits gets The Marvelous Wonderettes off to a fast, positive start, as each is an upbeat pop song about love featuring wonderful harmonies.
The fourth number, “Wedding Bell Blues,” changes the mood and dynamic of the musical for a bit, but not until the optimistic, feel-good energy of this hit musical comedy is well established. Along with the wonderful energy produced by the tempos and lyrics of the three opening numbers, which is topped off by “Sugartime,” there are the amazing harmonies that define this type of music. Those harmonies also tell us something about the four Marvelous Wonderettes and their enduring friendships, which may run into rocky times, but never to the point of destroying the bonds that unite the four women.
It’s always sugartime with The Marvelous Wonderettes. When you get NYC theatre group tickets to this sweet musical comedy and experience its energy and good times, you’ll want to go back and see it again. It’s that much fun.
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At All Tickets, our personable and professional group sales agents are happy to answer your questions, help set up your group’s entire NYC trip, including booking your pre-show or after-show group dining, and ensure you have a great time.
Our Marvelous Wonderttes group tickets have become very popular. January is a great time to plan your next or your first-ever theatre trip to New York. Get your New York City theatre group tickets to The Marvelous Wonderettes now. Everyone in your group will have a great time at this musical comedy, which features a hit pop music score, beautiful harmonies, and engaging characters. For more reasons as to why groups love The Marvelous Wonderettes, please see our blog from last week.
Performances of The Marvelous Wonderettes are on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. & 8:15 p.m., Thursdays at 8:15 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at the Kirk Theatre, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St., NYC 10036.
- Be the Leader of the Pack: Get Your Group to The Marvelous Wonderettes Today
January 24, 2018
The Marvelous Wonderettes group tickets deal from All Tickets makes it easy and economical for you to get your contingent to this hit Off-Broadway musical comedy. Groups of eight or more have access through All Tickets, Inc. to the low $45.00 per person ticket price. This is a fantastic deal on what is one of the most upbeat, feel-good musicals currently running in New York.
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How Popular Was “Leader of the Pack?”
“Leader of the Pack,” which was released in September 1964, was number one on the Billboard Hot 100, number one on New Zealand’s Lever Hit Parades, number three on Canada Top Singles, and number 11 on UK Singles. It topped the charts in 1965. It was The Shangri-Las biggest hit and the one record for which they are best known. The B side of the 45 was “What Is Love.”
The Shangri-Las singing “Leader of the Pack” in 1964, and then The Shangri-Las’ lead singer Mary Weiss performing it many years later at The House of Blues.
In The Marvelous Wonderettes, “Leader of the Pack” is sung in Act Two during the 10-year reunion of Springfield High’s 1958 class. It’s Cindy Lou who sings “Leader of the Pack” partly as a commentary on Springfield High School bad boy Billy Ray Patton, who’s suspension resulted in his group being cut as prom entertainment 10 years earlier (Act One) and allowed The Marvelous Wonderettes to snag the gig. Cindy Lou, who had Hollywood aspirations that did not work out after she graduated from high school, is back in Springfield and in love with Billy Ray. In a way, the version sung in The Marvelous Wonderettes is done as a torch song.
Marvelous Wonderettes Group Tickets Deal – Last Thoughts
Be the leader of your pack and contact All Tickets today for your Marvelous Wonderettes group tickets deal, which offers tickets at just $45.00 per person. For group sales, email either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-362-5797 or 800-922-0716.
We’ll be happy to answer your questions, help set up your group’s entire evening, including booking your pre-show or after-show group dining, and take care of any other group services you may need. Remember that group numbers for The Marvelous Wonderettes can be as small as eight (8)
Our Marvelous Wonderettes group tickets deal won’t last forever. This is a great time to plan your next or even your first theatre trip to New York and to book your group tickets to this popular show. Everyone in your group will have a great time at this engaging, funny, and entertaining show.
Performances of The Marvelous Wonderettes are on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. & 8:15 p.m., Thursdays at 8:15 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at the Kirk Theatre, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St., NYC 10036.
- 10 Reasons Why Groups Love The Marvelous Wonderettes
January 22, 2018
The Off-Broadway musical comedy The Marvelous Wonderettes is a great show for groups. All Tickets Inc. can secure the best Marvelous Wonderettes group tickets for you if your theatre party is comprised of at least eight. If you’re wondering why you should get group tickets to this particular show, we’ve put together 10 very short reasons as to why groups love The Marvelous Wonderettes. Read on and read quickly!
10 Reasons Why Groups Are Loving This Musical
Here is why you’ll want to purchase the best Marvelous Wonderettes group tickets as soon as possible. Groups love this musical comedy due to:
- Hit music and lyrics- more than 30 songs!
- The Marvelous Wonderettes, Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, ARE marvelous and wonderful
- The Three F’s – Funny, frenetic, fantastic
- Cross-generational family fun
- Melody, Harmony, Hilarity
- Intimate setting connects you with energetic performers
- Warm, Welcoming, and Wistful – a great nostalgic journey
- Upbeat, feel-good ending
- Perfect for winter blue and spring thaw
- All Tickets Inc.’s low, cannot-be-beat $45.00 group ticket price
All Tickets Inc. guarentees you’ll have the best Marvelous Wonderettes group tickets. We’ve got the best seats and the best group prices ($45.00 per person), and offer the best customer service. We make it easy for you to secure your great group ticket rate. Plus, we can plan your group meals, hotel stay, sightseeing tour, and more. Groups for The Marvelous Wonderettes start at eight. Contact us today by emailing either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 212-362-5797 or 800-922-0716
Performance of The Marvelous Wonderettes are at the Kirk Theatre, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St., NYC 10036 on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. & 8:15 p.m., Thursdays at 8:15 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
- The Marvelous Wonderettes – Nonstop Hits, Comedy and Good Times
January 22, 2018
The Marvelous Wonderettes group tickets provide audiences the chance to have a shared experience that is filled with great performances, hit music, and hilarious comedy. There are also very touching and heartfelt moments, engaging interactions with the audience, and an overall uplifting and positive energy that defines the evening’s entertainment. This is the type of show that audiences of all ages love, families can enjoy together, and all groups find to be an entertaining journey from those 1950s teen years to 1960s adulthood.
The Hits Are Here!
When you purchase your Marvelous Wonderettes group tickets you’ll have a gateway to hearing beautiful, polished, and exciting renditions of some of the biggest hits of the 50s and 60s. Like the presently running Beautiful and former long-running Mama Mia!, both Broadway shows, the Off-Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes is a top 40 hit-machine. The major difference being that with Marvelous Wonderettes group tickets you’ll have the chance to hear melodies and lyrics written by a range of amazing pop composers and writers and not a few writers or those recorded by one group.
You’ll hear songs like “Heat Wave” written by Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier and first recorded and made a hit by Martha and the Vandellas in 1963, and then covered and once again made a hit in 1975 by Linda Ronstadt, and recorded by Phil Collins in 2010 and “Wedding Bell Blues” written by Laura Nyro and and made a major hit by the 5th Dimension in 1969.
Then there’s what is perhaps the best known of all teen tragedy songs, “Leader of the Pack,” written by George “Shadow” Morton, Jeff Barry, and Ellie Greenwich. It jumped to number one on the pop charts in 1964 when The Shangri-Las recorded it. It was their biggest hit. See below a live television version sung by the American girl group The Shangri-Las and featuring singer Robert Goulete mugging on a motorcycle. The clip is from the popular quiz show I’ve Got a Secret.
The Marvelous Wonderettes offers over 30 pop hits, all beautifully performed, some soulfully, others comically, that you will simply enjoy.
Character and Situation Comedy
The Marvelous Wonderettes includes plenty of character and situation comedy, as we get to know each of the unique young ladies who make up the group, Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy. Each one has her dreams, which include everything from being named prom queen to one of the girls stealing another’s song to marriage.
As an example, how did they get to perform at the senior prom? Suzy and Missy explain to the promgoers, that is those in the audience including those in your group, how the boy’s glee club was supposed to perform, but Billy Ray Patton, their lead singer, was suspended from school for smoking. As they note, “Tobacco can kill, and make you ill.” Thus, the school principal, Mr. Lee, asked The Marvelous Wonderettes to perform instead. The girls then announce that the theme of the prom is “Marvelous Dreams,” and with that, they segue seamlessly into a medley of “All I Have to Do Is Dream” and “Dream Lover.”
Name That Tune!
You don’t have to buy The Marvelous Wonderettes group tickets to participate in our trivia challenges that are upcoming. Some questions are of the name-that-tune variety, where we offer the lyric and you provide the artist and/or song title, while others require that you know something specific regarding the content of the song. Be sure to watch for our theatre trivia focusing on The Marvelous Wonderettes this week.
Contact us today to purchase your Marvelous Wonderettes group tickets, which are just $45.00 per person. For group sales, email either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-362-5797 or 800-922-0716. We’ll be happy to answer your questions, help set up your group’s entire evening, including booking your pre-show or after-show group dining, and take care of any other group services you may need. Remember that group numbers for The Marvelous Wonderettes can be as small as eight (8).
Performance of The Marvelous Wonderettes are on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. & 8:15 p.m., Thursdays at 8:15 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at the Kirk Theatre, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd St., NYC 10036. Call or email us today for the ultimate Marvelous Wonderettes group tickets experience.
- Groups – It’s Your Party with The Marvelous Wonderettes
January 11, 2018
Audiences find The Marvelous Wonderettes offers a great evening of theatre, as the show is upbeat, funny, and completely entertaining. Parties who participate in The Marvelous Wonderettes group discount tickets program enhance their experience by being able to share the experience of this show before, during, and after the performance. This musical is perfect for groups looking for a positive, feel-good show that offers insights into who we were in the 1950s, and how we changed in the 1960s.
Part of the reason The Marvelous Wonderettes group discount tickets program is popular with audiences of all ages is that the musical has a sense of innocence, mirroring a feeling that seemed to pervade the 1950s, which is when the first act is set. (For more on this musical’s sense of innocence, read our previous blog!) That seems to have been a simpler period, and for many audience members, it’s a nostalgic time. The four characters who make up the Wonderettes, Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, embody the simplicity of the time.
Act two, which takes place in 1968 during the 10-year Springfield High School reunion, is also defined by innocence, but it’s a different kind of innocence. The four ladies who are The Marvelous Wonderettes have gone through many changes since they were in high school, and so too has the U.S. These changes are reflected in the stories of the four women’s lives, their relationships on and off stage, and the music that they sing. This period, although seen by many as being more complicated, is also filled with nostalgia.
Singer Lesley Gore, who has three of her songs featured in the second act of the musical “Maybe I know,” “It’s My Party,” and “You Don’t Own Me”), may very well define this new innocence. It’s one in which many female singers end up telling it like it is. They define the realities and difficulties of being in love and decide how they will make their stand. The women are saying they are strong enough to weather the emotional storm in which they find themselves, or they’re contemplating independence, or they’re devoted to becoming independent. Where these songs are concerned, the innocence isn’t about the simplicity of life, but rather, that the simple solutions offered in the lyrics will be easy to achieve.
“Maybe I Know” is a song in which the singer knows the man she loves is cheating on her, but she believes that “deep down” he loves her and she hopes that one day he will “settle down.” It’s a simple solution to a complex problem. In “It’s My Party,” the singer, who’s in the midst of her birthday party, is in love with Johnny, and he’s supposed to be in love with her, but he’s managed to disappear from the party and Judy, whose hand he was holding, is gone too. At the end of the song, they come back to the party and are engaged. This is a tune about being completely open with your emotions.
“You Don’t Own Me” features a very strong character, as the singer proclaims to the man she is seeing that she knows she’s just one of his “many toys,” and that means that she will be who she wants to be and do what she wants to do. In other words, he’s one of her toys too. Of the three Gore numbers in The Marvelous Wonderettes, this offers a vision of a woman who’s decided that she gets to play by the same rules to which men have access.
If groups find The Marvelous Wonderettes offers great party feelings, what sort of feelings are they exactly? About what type of party are we talking? What do those who participate in The Marvelous Wonderettes group discount tickets program get from this musical? Unlike the party in “It’s My Party,” the celebration offered by The Marvelous Wonderettes is optimistic and includes, ultimately, a happy ending. By the end of the musical, the four characters still have their challenges, but they are also ready to take them on and move forward.
Contact us today for group tickets to The Marvelous Wonderettes, offering audiences a fantastic musical theatre experience at a great price. Group ticket prices are just $45 per person and a group can be a few as eight people! We make it easy for you to secure your great group ticket rate.
For group sales, email either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-362-5797 or 800-922-0716. Performances are at Theatre Row, Kirk Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St., NYC 10036 on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. & 8:15 p.m., Thursdays at 8:15 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
- Innocence and Music of the 50s and 60s – The Marvelous Wonderettes
January 11, 2018
1950’s musical innocence defines The Marvelous Wonderettes, and that very innocence is something that audiences find very attractive. The first act of the show takes place in 1958, a time when American Bandstand offered wholesome entertainment, Pat Boone was a teen idol, and girl’s skirts still went down to the knee. The four young ladies who are The Marvelous Wonderettes, Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy, represent that period.
The second act, which is set in 1968, a time of turbulence in the U.S., still embraces musical innocence, but in a different way, as many of the songs in that act are more about teens, specifically women, setting new rules and following their dreams. Still, all-in-all, musical innocence defines The Marvelous Wonderettes, making it fun, endearing, and eminently enjoyable by a large cross-section of audiences.
Dick Clark’s Saturday Night Beechnut Show
One show that certainly defined the late 50s was Dick Clark’s Saturday Night Beechnut Show, which ran from February 15, 1958 to September 10, 1960. Sponsored by Beechnut Gum, the popular variety show was aired Saturdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Clark’s show featured chart-climbing musical performers, interviews with celebrities such as Bob Hope, Tony Randall, and Johnny Carson, and a countdown from the number 10 down to the number one songs on that week’s top 40.
Clark did 136 shows, all of which were broadcast live. Of the 136 shows. 131 were broadcast from Manhattan’s Little Theater located at 240 West 44th Street, NYC. (It is now the Helen Hayes Theatre.) The other five shows were broadcast from various parts of the U.S. from June 11, 1960 to July 9, 1960.
As musical innocence defines The Marvelous Wonderettes, it also defined Clark’s show. One of the prime examples would be the appearance of The Chordettes, who on February 22, 1958 sang two of their hits, “Lollipop” and “Mr. Sandman.” Both of these songs can be found in the first act of The Marvelous Wonderettes
The Chordettes singing “Lollipop” and “Mr. Sandman” on Dick Clark’s Saturday Night Beechnut Show
Act II and The Marvelous Wonderettes
Although the second act of The Marvelous Wonderettes includes a reprise of “Mr. Sandman,” the majority of the songs focus on themes that are less innocent, such as rebellion (“Leader of the Pack”), cheating (“Maybe I Know”), equality (“RESPECT”), and female independence (“You Don’t Own Me”). Although 1950’s musical innocence defines The Marvelous Wonderettes in its initial act, there’s a different type of musical innocence in act two. Our next blog considers that new type of innocence and how so many of the songs by Lesley Gore, featured in The Marvelous Wonderettes, contain this new energy.
Please contact us today for group tickets to The Marvelous Wonderettes, with performances at Theatre Row, Kirk Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St., NYC 10036 on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. & 8:15 p.m., Thursdays at 8:15 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Group ticket prices are just $45 per person with the group rate kicking in with eight or more. We make it easy for you to secure your great group ticket rate. For group sales, email either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-362-5797 or 800-922-0716.