LIVE: “The Marvelous Wonderettes” @ Capital Repertory Theatre

June 4th, 2010, 10:27 am by Greg

The Wonderettes

Catherine Davis, Courtney Balan, Dina DiCostanzo and Tempe Thomas (Photo by Joseph Schuyler)

It’s summer, and as artistic director Maggie Macinelli-Cahill explained in her opening night pre-curtain speech on Wednesday, “It’s our opportunity to kick back and relax a little bit.”

So if you’re looking for some Samuel Beckett or Arthur Miller, well, there are other places that you can go to fulfill that jones.

As you might expect from a show titled “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” this is light, summertime fare at Capital Repertory Theatre. It ain’t deep. Or tragic. Or something that might stay with you for a couple of days.

But it is fabulously frothy, frilly and, yes, flat-out fun. It’s a cotton-candy-colored jukebox musical that’s custom made to take baby-boomers on a time-travelin’ trip back to the ’50s and ’60s.

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