Musical Theatre West Announces Cast of Winter Wonderettes

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Musical Theatre West is proud to announce the cast for Winter Wonderettes , The New ’60s Christmas Musical created by Roger Bean. Winter Wonderettes is the second show of the 59th Season and will perform at the beautiful 1,070-seat Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach for a limited nine performance run from December 9 through December 18, 2011.

This production of Winter Wonderettes will be directed by show creator Roger Bean, with musical direction by Daniel Thomas and choreography by John Vaughn. The cast includes: Misty Cotton (Broadway: Miss Saigon), Bets Malone (Off Broadway: The Marvelous Wonderettes (Original Cast), Julie Dixon Jackson (Regional: Side Show, L.A. The Marvelous Wonderettes) and Lowe Taylor (Off Broadway: The Marvelous Wonderettes) starring, respectively, as Missy, Suzy, Betty Jean, and Cindy Lou. In addition Ms. Cotton, Ms. Dixon Jackson and Ms. Malone appear on the Winter Wonderettes soundtrack CD, produced by Steele Spring Productions.

Roger Bean created the long-running off-Broadway sensation and MTW hit The Marvelous Wonderettes, as well as the holiday sequel Winter Wonderettes. Original cast albums for both Wonderettes shows are available from PS Classics (The Marvelous Wonderettes) and LML Music (Winter Wonderettes)—look for both on iTunes. Other musicals created by Mr. Bean include the cross-dressing ‘40s musical The Andrews Brothers (a MTW favorite), Why Do Fools Fall In Love?, Honky Tonk Laundry, That’s Amoré, Beach Blanket Bash, Don’t Touch That Dial! and the cross-country hit Route 66 (over 150 productions throughout the country). Mr. Bean also created the long-running Los Angeles hit Life Could Be a Dream, which received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, the LA Weekly Theatre Award and the Backstage Garland Award for Best/Outstanding Musical of 2010. Mr. Bean’s latest work is Summer of Love, a hippie, trippy musical featuring the powerful music of the late 1960s countercultural revolution which premiered in April at Musical Theatre West.

Missy, Suzy, Betty Jean, and Cindy Lou help ring in the holidays with the follow-up to the smash hit THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES. This seasonal sequel finds the girls returning to their hometown for Betty Jean’s company Christmas party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity, plus some great holiday tunes, to save the celebration. The result is, of course, marvelous! The Wonderettes bring their signature four-part harmony to songs from “O Tannenbaum” to “Mele Kalikamaka” in a show that’s a high-energy treat guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages. It’s a marshmallow world, so join us at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party with the Winter Wonderettes .

Winter Wonderettes opens December 9th with for nine performances only through December 18 at the beautiful Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.

Tickets for Winter Wonderettes are on sale now and may be purchased online at or by phone at 562-856-1999 x4. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Musical Theatre West Box Office located at 4350 E. 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90804 from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The performance schedule for Winter Wonderettes is Fridays and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m., with a 7 p.m. performance added on December 18th. Tickets start at $20. There is a $3 service charge per ticket. Prices are subject to change without notice. Group rates are available for 15 or more. Musical Theatre West performs at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center located at 6200 E. Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815.

Winter Wonderettes is the second show of Musical Theatre West’s 2011-2012 Season and is made possible through the generous contributions of Associate Producer Joan Wells and Show Sponsors Jon and Amanda Hall and Don and Terry Marté Greco.

Musical Theatre West’s 2011-2012 Season Sponsors are the Ackerman Family/Evalyn M. Bauer Foundation and Ken and Dottie Reiner.

For more information on Musical Theatre West’s production of Winter Wonderettes , please visit

Entering into its 59th Season, Musical Theatre West is Southern California’s premier musical theatre company. Under the leadership of Executive Director/Producer Paul Garman and Artistic Director/Producer Steven Glaudini, the company has garnered numerous awards and accolades for its work presenting the entire spectrum of musical theatre (including 26 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award nominations over the past three seasons and the LADCC Margaret Harford Award for Sustained Excellence in the Theatre).

Musical Theatre West performances are at the beautiful 1,070-seat Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. Tickets are available and can be purchased through the MTW Box Office at (562) 856-1999 x4 or online at

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