Friday, August 29

Kids in East Hampton are above average, and have their own fancy school to prove it! Today Saturday Night Live cast member Seth Meyers visits the indefatigable Ross School for an evening of comedy. (Watch the laugh lines, sister girlfriends!) Back in the city, cute theatrical gem The Marvelous Wonderettes starts Off Broadway, portraying, actress Bets Malone explained, “the 1958 Senior Prom, and the audience are the student body, so we address the student body as if they are part of the school and include them in the evening’s festivities, and the Marvelous Wonderettes are a last-minute replacement for the Crooning Crabcakes, a boys’ group that was supposed to sing.” Those bedeviling Wonderettes! “My character Suzy has had the same boyfriend for years and years in high school and she chews bubble gum, and she’s kind of simple and happy, kind of the poster child for the ’50s. The show really brings back high-school memories for everybody.” That’s sellin’ it, sister!

[Ross School, 18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, 8 p.m., 888-877-8499; The Marvelous Wonderettes, Westside Theatre, 407 West 43rd Street, 8 p.m., 212-239-6200]

mbryan@observer.com

Friday, August 29