Newtown Arts Company’s production of “The Taffetas, A Musical Journey Through the Fabulous Fifties” opens for six performances Thursday.
The production, directed by Mary Liz Ivins, runs through Wednesday 9 at the Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State Street.
Music Director Susan den Outer joins Ivins in delivering this “high energy, song-filled romp through a decade,” according to announcement from the Arts Company.
“Four sisters, played by Heidi Morgan of Penndel, Beverly Sharp of Warwick, Jane Landes of Newtown and Natlies Taptykoff of Langhorne, weave together songs, pop culture and newsworthy events of the decade as they take the audience on this nostalgic musical journey through the fifties, a time when television was getting its audience and names like Eisenhower, Tab Hunter, Ed Sullivan, Sputnick, Rock Hudson and Davy Crocket peppered many conversations,” according to a description of the play.
Tickets start at $21 and are available at www.newtownartscompany.com. Curtain times are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 3 p.m. on Sunday.
This is the second show in Newtown Arts Company’s 2014 six-show season. Other productions include “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson in June; “Fiddler on the Roof” by Joseph Stein and Jerry Block in August; “Maid to Order” by Tom Taggart in October; and “Scrooge” by Leslie Bricusse in December.