Mallory King

Katherine Mumma

CORRECTION: The article originally stated that The Marvelous Wonderettes opened on Nov 30. It opens Dec 7. We regret the error.

Actresses Julia Burrows, Whitney Weiner, Missy Karle, and Mallory King play best friends as the Marvelous Wonderettes in Farmers Alley Theatre's December production of The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On A popular juke-box musical series, in this incarnation the Wonderettes are throwing a retirement party for their favorite high school teacher in 1969. Time jumps ahead for the second act, as they return for their 20th high school reunion in 1979. Twenty-six classic songs are woven into the storyline, including hits by Donna Summer, Stevie Wonder, Traffic, Sly and the Family Stone, and many more.  The Wonderettes and Farmers Alley deputy director Rob Weiner join Cara Lieurance to discuss their favorite musical highlights and share some personal holiday traditions. 

The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On opens Dec 7 and runs through Dec 30. Tickets and more information at 


Joan Marcus

Mallory King graduated with a degree in music theater performance from Western Michigan University in 2015. Two years later, she's visiting Kalamazoo again as a lead performer in a  national touring company of the Tony Award winning Annie.  King talks to Cara Lieurance about her character, Lily St. Regis, and what life is like as an up-and-coming singer/dancer/actor.