Have you ever wondered if Countryside Community Theater was ever going to produce the off-Broadway show featuring such hits as “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid” and “Lollipop?”

Well, Wonderette no more.

All dumb puns aside, Countryside will be debuting “The Marvelous Wonderettes” July 8-9 and 15-16 at 7PM and July 10 & 17 at 2PM at The Village Theatre in the Village of East Davenport.

The smash off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where we 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 girl performing such classic ‘50s and ‘60s songs as “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “It’s My Party,” and over 20 other classic hits.

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CCT’s production of The Marvelous Wonderettes is directed by Christina Myatt (Shrek, Big Fish, Annie) and stars Melissa Anderson Clark (Shrek) as Cindy Lou, Erin Platt(You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, Follies) as Missy, Sheri Olson (Annie Get Your Gun) as Suzy and Michelle Blocker-Rosebrough(Les Miz, Shrek, Big Fish) as Betty Jean.

Tickets are $15 adult, $12 Seniors (60+)/children (18 & under)/military.

All seating is general admission. As seating is limited, reservations are encouraged. To reserve seats you can visit www.cctonstage.org and fill out the form on the show page or call (563) 285-6228.

Sean Leary is an author, director, artist, musician, producer and entrepreneur who has been writing professionally since debuting at age 11 in the pages of the Comics Buyers Guide. An honors graduate of the University of Southern California masters program, he has written almost 30 books including the best-sellers The Arimathean, Every Number is Lucky to Someone and We Are All Characters.