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VERO BEACH - The Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach presents Beehive, The ‘60s Musical on the Stark Stage from Oct. 29-Nov. 17.

Beehive is an exuberant jukebox celebration of the women who made 1960s music memorable. The musical showcases Leslie Gore, Janis Joplin, the Shirelles, the Supremes, Aretha Franklin, and Tina Turner with classic chart-toppers.

Beehive presents the 1960s as a decade of transition that began in the conservative and consumer-focused 1950s innocence and ended in turbulence and free love. As the 1960s progressed, so did styles and attitudes.

Beehive, The ‘60s Musical stars six women who lead the audience through differing styles of popular music. Featuring songs that reflect social and cultural changes, the show begins with the innocence of Connie Frances and Brenda Lee, then segues into the growth of Motown with Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross, and the ascent of rock and roll with Tina Turner and Janis Joplin.

Beehive is packed with more than 40 unforgettable hits including “To Sir with Love,” “A Natural Woman,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “Rollin’ on the River,” “You Don’t Own Me,” “Downtown,” and “Where the Boys Are.”

Beehive opened off-Broadway in 1985 and ran for more than 600 performances. The show has been performed throughout the country ever since.

Riverside’s production is directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford and stars Kathryn Brunner (Pattie), Caitlyn Caughell (Alison), Karissa Harris (Gina), Bailey Purvis (Laura), Tavia Rivee (Jasmine) and Avenna Sawyer (Wanda).

Performances are Tues., Wed., and Thurs. at 7:30 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m.; with matinees on Wed., select Thurs., Sat. and Sun. at 2 p.m.

Beehive, The '60s Musical runs Oct. 29-Nov. 17. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased by calling (772) 231-6990 or online at www.riversidetheatre.com.

Riverside Theatre is located at 3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach.

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