ART Station brings 1958 back to life


• What: “The Marvelous Wonderettes”

• When: 8 p.m. Friday, Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m., runs through Aug. 18

• Where: ART Station Theatre, 5384 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain

• Cost: $15 to $18

• For more information: Visit www.artstation.org

STONE MOUNTAIN —When you need a little help getting back into the school spirit, make your way over to the ART Station’s theater. The venue opens its latest show “The Marvelous Wonderettes” to take you back to your prom back when couples still shared a milkshake with two straws.

“Wonderettes” is a light-hearted musical that follows four teenagers who dream about their 1958 Springfield High School prom.

The girls, played by Emily Budd, Hailey Daigle, Liza Jaine and Sims Lamason, all share this special evening in their young lives through such classic ’50s and ’60s songs. Some of the tunes include “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” “Lipstick On Your Collar,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me” and “It’s My Party” — plus, more than 20 other pop hits of the time.

The show is directed by Karen Bayer, who usually takes care of other duties at the venue.

“I am thrilled to direct this fun and lively show at ART Station — this will be my third time here as guest director,” she said.

Bayer has been resident choreographer at ART Station for 12 years, and has previously directed “Married Alive!” and “Are We There Yet?”

Bayer has more than 30 years of experience as a ballet, ballroom and disco professional and has choreographed for Disney, Theatre in the Square, Springer Theatre and the Colquitt/Miller Arts Council. She is also a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA and has been seen on stage at ART Station, the Alliance Theatre, Ansley Park Playhouse, Theatrical Outfit and the McGinn/Cazale Theatre in N.Y.

Her recent film and television credits include “Devious Maids,” “The TLC Story,” “Joyful Noise” and the upcoming movie “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”

The play runs through Aug. 18.