The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns

Young love will be on display in all its musical splendor in Roger Bean's The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns at Stages Repertory Theatre. Houston audiences first met high school friends Cindy Lou, Missy, Betty Jean and Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes (2010), then saw them again in Winter Wonderettes (2011).

Director/choreographer Melissa Rain Anderson says: "[Caps and Gowns] is an exciting new chapter in the Wonderette story. This piece is filled with zany Wonderette antics, as well as poignant moments, as the ladies share some never-before-known secrets!" Act I focuses on the joy of puppy love and the angst of graduation. Act II catches up with them over a decade later. As with the two previous Wonderettes shows, Caps and Gowns is most definitely a jukebox musical, with about 30 songs including "Rock Around the Clock" and "River Deep, Mountain High."

7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Through September 1. 3201 Allen Parkway. For information, call 713-527-0123 or visit stagestheatre.com. $23 to $41.
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: July 10. Continues through Sept. 1, 2013

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