The Wonders is a brand-new play based on the 1996 hit film That Thing You Do!, written and directed by Tom Hanks, featuring live onstage performances of songs from the original film, including "All My Only Dreams," "Dance With Me Tonight," "Mr. Downtown," "Hold My Hand, Hold My Heart," "My World Is Over," and, of course, the title song, "That Thing You Do."
The play is set in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1964, when Beatlemania was taking over America and every small-town band was hoping for a chance at greatness. Guy Patterson, a bored appliance-store clerk, fills in as the drummer for a garage band at the local college talent show and good things start to happen. A snappy hit propels them up the charts, and the Wonders go from obscurity to teen sensations virtually overnight! But as tensions grow, can Guy keep the band together?