Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Karen Wood and Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham raised the curtain at the Hotel Laguna on Monday on the 13 productions in the 2012-13 season.
"It's a 'baker's dozen of art and entertainment,'" said Wood.
Matthew Smedal performed a rousing overture and musical interludes on the piano to introduce the three musicals scheduled for the upcoming season.
"The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns" is set for July 3 to 29. It features more than 20 hit songs from the 1950s and '60s, including "Rockin' Robin" and "River Deep — Mountain High."
"You remember our gals from their last visit, 'Winter Wonderettes,'" Wareham said. "Well, in this world premiere, our four favorite gals from the 1950s take us down memory lane when they graduate from high school and move beyond."
Smedal played "Let it Snow" as a hint to "Plaid Tidings," the special edition of "Forever Plaid" that will be on stage from Nov. 27 to Dec. 23.