When the Marvelous Wonderettes were last onstage locally — at Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati about a year ago (in ETC’s best-selling show of all time) — they were just finishing up their 10-year reunion. Act I recreated their 1958 debut, filling in as the musical entertainment for the prom. In Act II, they came back together a decade later in a return engagement for another prom. A little the worse for wear in their late 20s, they remain the ultimate “best friends forever.” Fast forward (as it were) to Christmas 1968: Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy have been hired to provide holiday entertainment for Harper’s Hardware, where Betty Jean has worked since high school. They’ve decked the halls of Harper’s, creating a “winter wonderland.” As has been the case with the Wonderettes previous gigs, things don’t go exactly as planned for the big Christmas Eve show. Winter Wonderettes offers a big stocking full of classic holiday Pop tunes from the 1960s — “Santa Baby,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and “It’s a Marshmallow World,” to name but a few — in midsummer, no less. So are you ready to head to ETC and celebrate Christmas in June … and July?
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