Beehive: The '60s Musical Sensation is the unlikely title playing July 31-Sept. 2 at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, the Montgomery, AL, company devoted to the Bard and — obviously — eclectic works. ASF associate artistic director Kent Gash stages the revue of female and girl-group pop songs from the 1960s on the Festival Stage. The popular show, seen in New York and around the world, includes such hits as "My Boyfriend's Back," "It's My Party," "Judy's Turn to Cry," "Where Did Our Love Go?," "Where the Boys Are" and more. Official opening is Aug. 3.
The company includes Farah Alvin, Ana Maria Andricain, Carla Hargrove, Monique Midgette, Christine Rea and Virginia Woodruff. Musical director is Derek Jackson.
Designers are Charles Caldwell (set), Elizabeth Novak (costumes), Terry Cermak (lighting) and Scott Robertson (sound).
Tickets range $10-$40. For more information, (334) 271-5353 or (800) 841-4273 or visit www.asf.net.
— By Kenneth Jones