7/3/2013 1:38:00 PM Northern Star brings back the 1960s
“The Bikinis” kicks off at Northern Star Theatre on Wednesday, July 10. Pictured are cast members Margie Borgen, Nikki Liedl, Cate Kopkey and Michelle Balk.
The Northern Star Theatre Company, in partnership with US Bank Foundation, presents "The Bikinis." The performance kicks of Wednesday, July 10 and continues through Sunday, July 14 and runs again July 17-21. There are no Saturday performances. Tickets are $16 by phone and at the door. Call 715-736-4444 or go to "www.northernstartheatre-co.org." Online purchases are an additional $2. Back together after 20 years, the girl group from the 1960s is bringing back the sun, fun and all the great songs they sang down on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore, all to raise money for the folks at Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort. The show is directed by Pattye Miller and the cast features Margie Borgen, Nikki Liedl, Cate Kopkey and Michelle Balk. The orchestra is directed by Beth Peterson. With a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles, "The Bikinis" relive their heyday and beyond, beginning the summer of 1964, the night these four inseparable friends got their name, winning the Belmar Beach Talent Contest, wearing just their bikinis. The boardwalk was smitten with the four teens. Jodi and Annie, two sisters from Paramus New Jersey; Karla, their slightly manipulative first cousin from Philly; and best friend Barbara, from Staten Island. The play is a nonstop celebration of song filled with hits like "It's in His Kiss," "Yellow Polka Dot Bikini," "Heat Wave," "Under the Boardwalk," "These Boots are Made for Walking," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Incense and Peppermints," "Look What They've Done to My Song, Ma," "When Will I Be Loved," "I'm Every Woman," "I Will Survive," and "It's Raining Men. " Bob's Bistro is open 1 hour before showtime for beverages and desserts. - - - -