If you’re a fan of dazzling female vocalists from the 1960s, Town & Gown Theatre has just the show for you with its upcoming production of “Beehive – The ‘60s Musical.” A cast of seven women power through nearly two dozen fantastic songs from the golden age of pop. Patrons will recognize such classics as “The Name Game,” “It’s My Party,” “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Proud Mary,” “Natural Woman,” “You Can’t Hurry Love,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “The Beat Goes On,” “Respect,” and “Me and Bobby McGee,” among others. The long list of hits includes songs made famous by The Supremes, The Shirelles, Lesley Gore, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, and many more of the best artists of the decade.
“Beehive” tells the tale of several women coming of age during the 1960s, addressing the best and most challenging aspects of a time that saw dramatic changes across our society. The music and voices play the starring roles, and audiences will be treated to wonderful vocal performances by a cast of largely veteran Town & Gown actors. Valerie Thrasher as Wanda, Lexie Poulos as Gina, Hilary Hunt as Laura, Joyce Pool as Joyce, and Michelle Reetz as Jasmine will all be familiar to Town & Gown patrons from their many productions on our stage. Chloe Cavins as Pattie and Cassie Andel as Alison round out the cast in the first Town & Gown production for both actors.
Director Jeri Seefeldt is a veritable living legend within the Oklahoma community theater world and has helmed many plays on the Town & Gown stage. When asked about her motivation for bringing “Beehive” to Town & Gown audiences, she explained that “Beehive: The Musical is jam-packed with songs from the ‘60s, sung by an all-female cast, from songs originally sung by women. It reminds us of the great music that came from that era, and then, of course – there’s the hair!” Seefeldt encourages patrons to “…get your Beehive buzz on and come experience the power of the ‘60s!”
“Beehive – the ‘60s Musical” will run from June 14 – 18 and 21 – 25. Wednesday through Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday shows start at 2:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale June 12 at 11:00 a.m. and can be purchased by visiting our Web site at www.townandgown.org or by calling our box office at (405) 372-9122. Ticket prices are $16 for adults, $14 for students, and $14 for seniors for both Sunday performances. Watch for more updates, including behind-the-scenes photos and commentary, on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/townandgowntheatre.
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