CEDAR CITY — Iron Stage Theatrical is excited to present the funny and heartfelt musical “Winter Wonderettes” Dec. 10-12. This musical revue features 1960s versions of favorite Christmas songs complete with tight four-part harmonies and all the charm and appeal the marvelous Wonderettes can muster!
The show takes place in the 1960s, 10 years after Cindy Lou, Missy, Betty Jean and Suzy’s graduation. The high school singing group is asked to put on a holiday performance for the employees of Harper’s Hardware Store. The set is a combination of holiday decorations, hardware tools and sale signs. The audience serves as the store’s employees for which the Wonderettes perform.
“We felt we needed to present a show that is light and happy for the community,” director and producer Zac Trotter said. “We’ve all experienced enough emotions this year, so why not do something that will bring a smile to the faces of those in attendance?”
COVID-19 has presented challenges to everyone this year, especially in the performance arts. Iron Stage Theatrical has worked to ensure this production can happen live and safely. Masks, temperature checks and socially distant seating are all required. Audience members will not be admitted without compliance to all three. Because of distancing measures, there will only be 200 tickets sold to each performance.
“We must provide a safe environment for all in attendance,” Trotter said. “It defeats the purpose of why we are doing this show otherwise.”
The team at Iron Stage Theatrical expressed gratitude for the support the local community has shown for their holiday offerings in years past and wanted to make sure the tradition continued.
“We want our shows to be something family, friends and neighbors look forward to sharing together each December,” said Grace Heiner, stage manager and producer for Iron Stage Theatrical.
Winter Wonderettes: The Musical will perform in the Cedar High School Auditorium. Performances will be Dec. 10-12 at 7 p.m. with a matinée performance on Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets and more information are available on the Iron Stage Theatrical website. You can also email at [email protected] or leave a message at 435-574-9493. Be patient if you choose to call, as most of the team members for the show teach or attend classes during the day.