Cap Rep Closes “The Marvelous Wonderettes”

Just a week and a half ago, the folks at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany proudly announced that their summer production of the jukebox musical, “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” would be extended with a run of performances through Sunday, August 22.

At the time artistic director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill declared, “Much like our summer shows of recent years, ‘Menopause’ and ‘Shear Madness,’ ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’ has received a welcoming and enthusiastic reaction from patrons of the Capital Region, many of whom have seen the show multiple times. We are happy to be able to extend this marvelous show until August 22 and continue to bring folks back in time.”

But apparently not enough folks were anxious to take that time-tripping journey.

Today, Capital Repertory Theatre announced that “The Marvelous Wonderettes” ended its run unceremoniously on Sunday, August 1, due to a decline in ticket sales.

“Ticket sales for this show have not followed a predictable pattern, with both high and low weeks,” explains managing director Michele Desrosiers. “When we announced the extension, we did not generate enough ticket sales to sustain the rest of the run. Therefore, the best business decision was to close the show.”

Those who purchased ticket to see “The Marvelous Wonderettes” beyond August 1 should contact the Capital Rep box office for a credit to be used for a future performance or a refund.

Meanwhile, Cap Rep is focused on the launch of their 30th season, which will begin with Moises Kaufman’s “33 Variations” starring two-time Drama Desk Award nominee and Tony nominee Barbara Walsh and two-time Tony nominee Bob Stillman. The play will begin previews on Friday, September 10 with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, September 15.

(Related story: Review of “The Marvelous Wonderettes”)

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