After a year off, our cast and crew are again ready to bring you the finest in musical entertainment and comedy as we again follow the antics of the cast in Doo Wop 6’s “Reunion.” The show will open in the Oakwood Ballroom on January 12, 2015. Show dates are January 12-13 and January 15-17. Tickets are $15 each and will go on sale December 5 at 10:00 a.m. in the Oakwood Ballroom. All proceeds are donated to the Sun Lakes Fire Department. With donations from the first five years of Doo Wop, we helped to fund a new ambulance. For more information regarding tickets call 480-895-8922.
Doo Wop originally put to script in 2009 as the brain child of two Sun Lakes women to benefit the Fire Department. The show is a musical comedy based on the Doo Wop era. It follows the ups and downs of eight teenagers (now adults) as they traveled through their teen years. Two have grandparents living in Sun Lakes in our production which became one of the favorite spots for the kids to visit. Each year a new show was written with new music chosen and edited to fit the show and the aging teenagers.
Seeing the first five productions is not a pre-requisite to enjoying the show. You can jump in anywhere; but for those who have been faithful show goers don’t you just wonder if newlyweds Johnny and Suzie are living happily ever after and if Sparky is pursuing his medical career in or out of the Navy? Did King make it as an entertainer or did his father force him into the family business? Did Josie continue doing hair and did she ever find Mr. Right? Did Buffy stay in the Far East with her Duke of Oil? The answers to these and all your questions await your attendance in January.
Most of the cast has been with the show from the start with a few new members each year. Vocals are coached by a team of two Sun Lakes residents, Will and Cathy Elliott, both retired university choral directors. They manage to get the best possible sound out of the characters they are given to work with, and we do mean characters! Many of our cast are members of the Sun Lakes Community Theatre, but many are just residents having a good time. The Fire Chief and many of the firefighters have been involved in the show. Most of our cast is from the Sun Lakes community. However, this year we are featuring children from the Chandler Children’s Choir and their director, Aimee Stewart. They will fill roles as children of the original teenage cast.