THE WINTER WONDERETTES Begins 11/15 at Pheasant Run Resort
'Tis the season to conclude Fox Valley Repertory's 2012 theater series with the nostalgic holiday musical of the 60's by Roger Bean, THE WINTER WONDERETTES. Directed and choreographed by Patrick Stinson with music direction by Ken Jones, performances will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage (4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL; box office 630-584-6342).
The Winter Wonderettes will preview Thursday, November 15 through Friday, November 23, 2012. The show will open Saturday evening, November 24, 2012 and continue through Sunday, December 30, 2012.
Tickets are priced at $32 on Fridays (and limited Thursday performances), and at $42 on Saturdays and Sundays. Dinner show packages are available from $52. Group discounts and overnight rates are also available.
The Winter Wonderettes, which is a sequel to the popular The Marvelous Wonderettes, is set in 1968, where Wonderettes Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy have been asked to entertain at the Harper's Hardware holiday party. But when Santa mysteriously turns up missing on the night of the party, these singin' sweethearts must use their talent and creative ingenuity to bring the Merry back in Christmas. Festive tunes like "Santa Baby," "Jingle Bell Rock" and "It's a Marshmallow World" quickly warm the crowd, but when the chilling details explaining Santa's sudden disappearance are discovered, the pressure is on for the girls to keep the Christmas spirit alive. Includes other holiday favorites like "Sleigh Ride," "Winter Wonderland" and 20 other seasonal songs which are, of course, marvelous!
The cast of The Winter Wonderettes features (in alphabetical order): Kristine Burdi, Nicole Horton, Katrina Kuntz, and Natalie Myre.
Patrick Stinson, a native of the south side of Chicago, has spent the bulk of his career at the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre in Clinton, IA starting as an actor, then education director, to mainstage director, then producing artistic director. He recently moved to New Hampshire and became the Executive Director for North Country Center for the Art's, Papermill Theatre. He has also worked in theme parks and has acted in over 200 shows across the country. As a director and choreographer, some of his favorites include: Sunday in the Park with George, High Fidelity, Altar Boyz, and Showboat. This is the fourth production Patrick has directed for Fox Valley Repertory.
Music Director Ken Jones, Wayne native, returns to Fox Valley Rep after music directing They're Playing Our Song, Always Patsy Cline, Spelling Bee, Plaid Tidings, I Love You...Now Change, Mid-Life The Crisis Musical, The Musical of Musicals, Western Civilization, Roasting Chestnuts, and Flanagan's Wake.
The Winter Wonderettes runs Thursday, November 15, 2012 through Sunday, December 30, 2012. Show times are:
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm, Sundays @ 2pm
Thursdays, November 15, December 6 & 20, 8pm; November 29, December 6 & 13, 2pm
Additional Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15 @ 4pm
Wednesday, November 21, 8pm
Special note: There are no performances on December 7, 14 and 21.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and is sponsored in part by American Chartered Bank, Daily Herald and Delnor Express Care.
ADDITIONAL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING: The Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue
The Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue returns to get the Fox Valley community in the holiday spirit with their interactive brand of sketches, songs and improv. Covering everything you love (or hate) about the holidays, from classic films and family gathering to improvised Christmas carols, this is a can't-miss opportunity to laugh off your seasonal anxieties!
The Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue runs on Fridays, December 7 - 21, 2012 at 8pm. Tickets are $42 with dining, overnight, and group discount options available. Spend New Year's Eve with The Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue for a special performance on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 9pm. Tickets are $50. Pheasant Run NYE party packages are also available.
Pheasant Run Resort is located at 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL. For tickets, call the Pheasant Run Box Office at 630-584-6342, or visit www.ticketmaster.com. Additional performance information may be obtained at www.foxvalleyrep.org.