ASL Interpreted Performance Added for ‘Winter Wonderettes’
Quincy Community Theatre’s WINTER WONDERETTES is scheduled to spread even more holiday cheer with a special presentation for the deaf and hard of hearing during the 2:00 PM matinee on Sunday, December 6.
Signing this sparkly holiday extravaganza from the front left of house are Jessica Lewis and Maggie McKenna, students of local ASL interpreter Jane Meirose in Quincy University’s American Sign Language Interpreting degree program. The QCT Box Office is holding a limited number of seats for this ASL performance, available in person, by making a phone reservation, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All email reservations will receive a reservation confirmation and payment can be made at a later date. Assisted listening devices, using either headphones or neck loops, are available before all performances for $1.
Opening the day after Thanksgiving, WINTER WONDETTES transports audiences to the year 1968 for the Harper’s Hardware holiday party hosted by the female singing group, The Wonderettes. Good spirits abound as the ladies dazzle the crowd—that is, until the boss doesn’t show up with the bonus checks. Using their talent and ingenuity, The Wonderettes sing tight-knit harmonies of great holiday songs such as “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” and “Santa Baby” to restore the Christmas cheer and save the festivities! Putting a vibrant 1960’s spin on the greatest holiday tunes of our time, these superb vocalists create an unforgettable evening that “crackles with energy and joy” (LA Weekly) and “is a sugar plum delight for audiences of all ages” (Backstage). Combine these Christmas classics with the show’s Mad Men-era scenic and costume design, and you’ve got a dynamic production with something for all ages.
WINTER WONDERETTES stars Kristen Houston as “Suzy,” Amy Looten as “Betty Jean,” Tina Moyer as “Cindy Lou,” and Kathy Roderick as “Missy.” This joyful evening of song and dance is directed by Artistic Director Brandon Thomsen, with music direction by Dr. H. Todd Evans, choreography by Mindy Holthaus and Drew Quintero, scenic design by Technical Director Paul Denckla, and costume design by Susan Scholz and Terri Stutheit. Doris Malacarne serves as the stage manager.
Tickets are $20, on sale now. Performances are November 27-29 and December 3-6, Thursday-Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. For tickets, to volunteer backstage, or to serve as an usher, visit 1qct.org or call the QCT Box Office, located in the Oakley-Lindsay Center, at (217) 222-3209.