Winter Wonderettes is a Christmas musical created by Roger Bean. Often referred to as the female version of Forever Plaid, the marvelous Wonderettes quartette brings memorable 60’s moments to this seasonal celebration, which finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring great ’60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland,” the result is, of course, marvelous! This energetic and glittering holiday package is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. Bring the whole family for holiday fun. Even the Grinch couldn’t resist a grin after listening to the winsome quartet known as the “Winter Wonderettes” in none other than Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Co-directed by Kristin Teig Torres, Stephanie Althof, Christine Dornbusch, Allison Bollinger, Sam Cota, Ashley Rogers, & Airyn Sahr, the four songbirds are putting merriment — and a lot of sass — into Christmas during the Cedar Falls Community Theatre production, now on the boards at the Oster Regent Theatre. If you’re having a little trouble getting your holiday glow on, you’ll be in the mood for sparkling trees and eggnog by the time these women take their final bow.
The girls have gotten the group back together to sing at the Harper’s Hardware holiday party. Betty Jean (Allison Bollinger) is the organizer who works at the store, while Missy (Sam Cota) is a starry-eyed newlywed who also wants to control the group. Suzy (Airyn Sahr) is sweet, giddy and very pregnant — again — and Cindy Lou (Ashley Marie Rogers) is a flirtatious vamp with an uncomfortable habit of blurting out whatever thought is in her mind..
Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for students and the Box Office is open M-F, 1 - 5 pm, and 1 hour before each show time. Dial 319-APP-LAUD (319-277-5283) or visit MyCFCT.