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Cider Mill Playhouse Presents The Marvelous Wonderettes

Written & Created by Roger Bean
Musical Arrangements by Brian William Baker
Orchestrations by Michael Borth
Vocal Arrangements by Roger Bean & Brian William Baker

A Pop Musical Blast from the Past!

Meet the Wonderettes, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, we are treated to the girls performing such terrific ‘50s and ‘60s songs as “Lollipop”, “Dream Lover”, “It’s My Party” and many other timeless hits. An Off-Broadway success that’s now captivating audiences from coast to coast, The Marvelous Wonderettes is an unforgettable entertainment—a musical trip down memory lane.

Cider Mill Playhouse
2 S. Nanticoke Ave.
Endicott, NY 13760

Dates:
Preview Night: Oct. 30
Opening Night: Oct. 31
Run Ends: Nov. 24

Performance Schedule:
Thurs-Sat: 8:15pm
Sunday: 7:30pm

For tickets or more information:
Box Office: 607-748-7363
Hours: Tues-Fri 12:30-6:30pm; Sat 12:30-4pm
www.cidermillplayhouse.org
Pricing: $26-$32

Cast:
Missy Miller-Jess Brookes
Betty Jean Reynolds- Jennifer Chudacik
Suzy Simpson-Cassandra Nary
Cindy Lou Huffington-Genevieve Perrino

Creative Team:
Director/Choreographer - Michael Susko
Musical Director - Rochelle Goldberg
Set/Light/Sound Designer – Craig Saeger
Costume Designer – Barbara Erin Delo
Asst. Costume Designer - Marisa Wade

Bios:
Jess Brookes (Missy Miller)
Jess Brookes is grateful to be returning to the Cider Mill Playhouse, after last being seen in the ensemble of ALL SHOOK UP. A local actor, her favorite credits include Jo March in SRO's LITTLE WOMEN THE MUSICAL, Gloria in EPAC's SUMMER OF '42, Frenchie in Ti-Ahwaga's CABERET, and the Minstrel in Marywood University's ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. Jess trained in the theatre department at Marywood University and as a summer apprentice at Surflight Theatre. She also successfully completed NYU's Spring at Tisch Acting Intensive in 2011. Jess wishes to thank the cast, crew, and creative types for making this experience simply marvelous!

Jennifer Chudacik (Betty Jean Reynolds)
Jennifer is thrilled to be making her first professional appearance at the Cider Mill Playhouse! Jennifer is the vocal music director at the Johnson City High School where she has directed various choirs and musicals for the past 8 years. She has performed with SRO and appeared in many of their cabarets and the Tri-Cities Opera as well as singing with the BU Concert Choir. Jen would like to thank Richard Vollmer for initiating this opportunity and all of her students for inspiring her every day! She would also like to thank her family for the encouragement and support, and Martin & Andrew for being my #1 fans – love you SO VERY much! Finally, thank you to the staff of the Cider Mill Playhouse, our directors and these 3 amazing cast members. I am so lucky to have worked and be on stage with you!

Cassandra Nary (Suzy Simpson)
Cassandra is beyond thrilled to be making her Cider Mill Playhouse debut with this fantastic cast and crew! A Southern New Jersey native, she has been lucky enough to work all over the country this year. Recent favorite roles include Annelle in STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Great Plains Theatre in Abilene, KS and Earthworm in JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH at The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre in Little Rock. She would dedicate this performance to her Richie Stevens…if she had one. So instead she will thank her supportive parents, grandparents, and dedicate this one to her one true love, her dog-ter Daisy.

Genevieve Perrino (Cindy Lou Huffington) Genevieve H. Perrino is just so happy to be here! A new New Yorker, she has spent most of her career on the stage at The Drury Lane Theater in Chicago. She also recently played Kate Monster in the World Premiere of the Avenue Q spin off, AVENUE ZOO! She would like to thank her grandparents for miracle number two and for all their love!! Alla Famiglia! For more, check out genevievehperrino.com.

Rochelle Goldberg (Musical Director)
Rochelle Goldberg, a twenty year veteran music educator with the Union-Endicott Central School District, is driven by her creativity, enthusiasm and passion for the arts and teaching. As a conductor, arranger and producer she has brought recognition to her district’s music department on a national scale. She organizes an annual trip for her choir to see a Broadway Show in NYC and divine cabarets to fund them. Outside of work Rochelle shares her love of music as a keynote speaker, NYSSMA vocal adjudicator, clinician, festival conductor and jazz vocalist at area jams. This spring she will have the honor of conducting the Junior All-County Choir at the Chautauqua Institution. With fond childhood memories of the Cider Mill, she is thrilled to share her talents with our Playhouse, to work with Michael Susko and the ever so ‘Marvelous Wonderettes’! Rochelle resides in Vestal with her three beautiful daughters and her husband.

Michael Susko (Director/Choreographer)
A Binghamton native turned New Yorker, Michael is thrilled to return to the Cider Mill Playhouse for another musical adventure! While here, his tenure has given birth to productions of ALL SHOOK UP, TINTYPES, WHODUNIT…THE MUSICAL, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 8 TRACK—THE SOUNDS OF THE 70’S, and HELLO, DOLLY! As Director/Choreographer Michael has also mounted productions of Disney’s TARZAN, HELLO, DOLLY!, 9 TO 5, (Arizona Broadway Theatre), BIG RIVER, (Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre), HAIRSPRAY (2012 Moss Hart Award–Best Musical), A CHORUS LINE (2011 Motif Award—Best Summer Production), LES MISERABLES (2008 Moss Hart Award–Best Musical), HAIR, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, THE PRODUCERS, GYPSY, and 42nd STREET (New Bedford Festival Theatre), THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS starring Ruta Lee and Ed Dixon (Casa Manana), FOREVER PLAID (Cohoes Music Hall), DREAMGIRLS, (Interlakes Summer Theatre), ALL SHOOK UP (PaperMill Theatre), MUSIC OF THE NIGHT—THE SONGS OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER (German Premiere), and NOISES OFF, AS IS, IN TROUSERS, and NOT MY DAUGHTER (Midtown International Theatre Festival). Choreographic credits include SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (2012 ariZoni award for Best Choreographer) (Arizona Broadway), FUNNY GIRL (Westchester Broadway), MAMA, I WANT TO SING (New World Stages—Featuring Melba Moore and Maurice Hines), IT HAPPENED IN LITTLE ROCK (Arkansas Repertory), and GEORGE M! (Theatre by the Sea). For a more personal look please feel free to visit his website at www.michaelsusko.com


Musical Numbers:
ACT 1 – THE PROM
Mr. Sandman – Ensemble
Sugar & Spice Medley: Lollipop/Sugartime – Ensemble Chipmunk Cheer – Ensemble Allegheny Moon – Ensemble Marvelous Dreams Medley: All I Have To Do Is Dream/Dream Lover – Ensemble Stupid Cupid – Suzy Lipstick On Your Collar – Betty Jean Lucky Lips – Cindy Lou Secret Love – Missy Man Of My Dreams Medley: Mr. Lee/Born Too Late/Teacher’s Pet – Missy, Ensemble Goodnight & Goodbye Medley: Sincerely/Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight – Ensemble Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me – Suzy, Ensemble

ACT 2 – THE REUNION
Welcome Back Medley/Heatwave – Ensemble
Mr. Sandman Reprise – Ensemble
It’s In His Kiss/Wedding Bell Blues – Missy, Ensemble You Don’t Own Me – Ensemble With This Ring – Missy, Ensemble I Only Want To Be With You – Betty Jean, Ensemble That’s When the Tears Start - Betty Jean, Ensemble It’s My Party - Betty Jean, Ensemble Son of a Preacher Man – Cindy Lou, Ensemble Leader of the Pack - Cindy Lou, Ensemble Maybe - Cindy Lou, Ensemble Maybe I Know – Suzy, Ensemble Needle In A Haystack – Missy, Cindy Lou, Betty Jean Rescue Me – Suzy, Ensemble Respect – Suzy, Ensemble Thank You and Goodnight/Sincerely – EnsembleFrom Cider Mill Playhouse:


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