The Man Behind the Musical

Marvelous Wonderettes creator Roger Bean has made a name for himself in transforming “marvelous” pop hits into hit Mainstage musicals. “When I was growing up, my mother was always singing around the house—lots of ‘50s and ‘60s girl group stuff,” said Bean. “So the popular music from these eras is deep in my consciousness.” As a young boy, Bean also wrote plays and melodramas with his … Continue reading The Man Behind the Musical

Relive Your High School Prom With The Marvelous Wonderettes

By Jenna Tonsor Kicking off the Summer Mainstage Season is the Off-Broadway hit, The Marvelous Wonderettes, by Roger Bean. It’s 1958 at the Springfield High School Senior Prom. When the big event unexpectedly loses its musical act, it’s up to four friends to take to the stage, and help make prom a night to remember in four-part harmony. In this 90-minute jukebox musical, you’ll meet … Continue reading Relive Your High School Prom With The Marvelous Wonderettes

A “Marvelous” Start to Summer

By Lydia Baxter Opening FST’s 2019 Summer Mainstage season is the Off-Broadway hit musical The New York Times called “An utter charm bomb”—The Marvelous Wonderettes by Roger Bean. Produced across the country to sold-out houses for over twenty years, The Marvelous Wonderettes takes audiences on a cotton-candy colored musical trip down memory lane with over 30 of the top hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s, … Continue reading A “Marvelous” Start to Summer