‘Some Assembly Required’ Onstage at Attack Theater; Stage 62 Has ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ (Thurs., 5/12/22)

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED (modern dance). Attack Theatre. Both in-person and livestreamed. May 12 – 15.

1) Attack Theatre is reviving a popular favorite from their canon of work, Some Assembly Required. The work is a fusion of dance and art. It has been performed at the Andy Warhol Museum and Carnegie Museum of Art. Attack’s dancers start each performance by dancing briefly to live music; then they join the audience to view and talk about certain artworks. This leads to a second, improvisational dance inspired by people’s reactions, so that each performance is unique. Attack Theatre Studios, 212 45th St., Lawrenceville.  (M.V., R.H.)

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES (jukebox musical) by Roger Bean. Stage 62. May 12 – 22.

2) It’s 1958 and Springfield High School is holding it’s prom. That’s where we meet  the girl group The Marvelous Wonderettes consisting of Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy. They speak of  their lives and loves while performing classic ‘50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” In the second act, The Wonderettes reunite to perform at their ten-year reunion. They speak about the highs and lows of their lives and that they will survive anything. Andrew Carnegie Free Library, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie.


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