Sounds of Early '60s to Converge in Some Kind of Wonderful!, at Florida Stage

News   Sounds of Early '60s to Converge in Some Kind of Wonderful!, at Florida Stage This summer, Florida Stage will present the world premiere of a new theatrical concert, Some Kind Of Wonderful!, created by Bill Castellino and Christopher McGovern, who collaborated on Cagney!, the new musical that just premiered at Florida Stage.

Some Kind Of Wonderful!, according to the Manalapan, FL, company devoted to contemporary American theatre, "celebrates a particular time in our musical history, 1960-1963, the years of Camelot, when four distinct styles and sounds crossed generational and cultural divides and made way for the future of modern song: Sinatra, Streisand, The Beatles and Motown were all at the very top of the charts."

Five singers — three women and two men, three of whom will also play musical instruments — will bring these influences to life. A three-piece band is also in the mix. Expect music made popular by Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Streisand, The Beatles, The Temptations, The Supremes, Connie Francis, Wilson Pickett, The Drifters, The Four Seasons and more.

Some Kind Of Wonderful! previews July 1-2 and opens July 3. The show runs through Aug. 30.

Castellino (director/creator) most recently served as both creator/developer and director of the Florida Stage hit world premiere production of Cagney! He has directed numerous world-premiere productions including Dorian Gray, Lizzie Borden, Heartbeats (co-creator), Fishwrap (co-author), Holiday for Hope (author), House Divided, Singing Weatherman, Happy Holidays (co-creator), Presidents, Crash Club (co-author), Beautiful Dreamer (author), Another Summer, Miklat, Breathe. Castellino is the recipient of numerous awards including 11 Drama Logue Awards, four LA Weekly Awards and the Jefferson Award

McGovern (musical director/creator/arrangements) most recently served as composer/creator/arranger/musical director of Florida Stage's Cagney! His new musical A Visit To Roswell premiered at last season's Florida Stage 1st Stage Festival. He also co-conceived (with Lynnette Barkley) and wrote the book/original songs/arrangements for the popular Backwards in High Heels. Other Florida Stage credits include Spitfire Grill, Last Five Years, I Love A Piano, Sisters of Swing, A Marvelous Party and Dream a Little Dream. He wrote the libretto and score for Lizzie Borden. Tickets for Some Kind Of Wonderful! can be purchased by calling the Florida Stage Box Office at (561) 585-3433 or (800) 514-3837 (outside of Palm Beach County). For more information, visit www.floridastage.org.