WHITEFIELD, NH - November 20, 2023—Weathervane Theatre is pleased to announce the cast for its inaugural holiday season this December. Featuring four veterans of the Weathervane stage, the holiday season company will perform two productions—Who's Holiday! and Winter Wonderettes—in alternating rep over one week in three locations. Bretton Woods Vacations, Crosstown Motors, and Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa proudly sponsor Weathervane's inaugural holiday season.
"For as long as I have been Weathervane's Producing Artistic Director, our audiences have asked for holiday programming," said Ethan Paulini. "I'm so excited to finally be able to give the North Country some high-quality holiday entertainment featuring some of our most beloved performers!"
The first production of Weathervane's holiday season—Who's Holiday!—is an adults-only comedy about How The Grinch Stole Christmas' Cindy Lou Who, who is now all grown up and lives in a trailer park. Wildly funny, Matthew Lombardo’s heartfelt comedy finds us as guests at Cindy Lou Who's Christmas party as she recalls that Christmas Eve she first met the Grinch and the twisted turn of events her life has now taken.
This solo show stars Marisa Kirby. Kirby's credits include six seasons at the Weathervane featured in roles ranging from Miss Adelaide (Guys and Dolls) to Alice Murphy (Bright Star - New New Hampshire Theatre Award nomination) and the Off-Broadway Drama Desk-nominated production of Baby.
Opening on December 12 in Weathervane's holiday season is the family-friendly jukebox musical Winter Wonderettes by Roger Bean. A sequel to last year's The Marvelous Wonderettes, join Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy for a rockin' holiday party! Packed with your favorite '60s versions of holiday classics like "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," "Jingle Bell Rock," and "Winter Wonderland," this is a holiday treat for all ages with no wrapping required!
Winter Wonderettes features Kirby, who reprises her role of Suzy from last year's production. Joining her from 2022's Marvelous Wonderettes is Jewell Noel as Betty Jean. Noel's credits include Weathervane productions of Meteor Shower (Corky), The Mountaintop (Camae), and the Off-Broadway Drama Desk-nominated Baby.
New to the Wonderettes is Nicole Fluegge as Cindy Lou. First appearing on the Weathervane stage in 2020 swinging from a chandelier, Fluegge's Weathervane credits include Heathers (Veronica Sawyer) and Kinky Boots (Nicola). Rounding out the cast is Grace Livingston Kramer as Missy. Livingston Kramer's credits include Weathervane's Mamma Mia! (Rosie) and Blood Brothers (Linda). She is also Weathervane's company manager.
Ethan Paulini directs both productions. Winter Wonderettes is music directed by Andrew Morrissey and features a live band (Morrissey, Kevin Silva, and Rick Erwin). Weathervane's holiday season also includes design and supervision by Rien Schlecht and Billy Smith with assistance by Scout Hough. Egypt Dixon is the production stage manager.
A limited engagement, Weathervane has partnered with two additional venues to offer various entertainment experiences. For patrons in the North Country, they can choose between a traditional theatre experience and see a show at the Weathervane Theatre, or they can go to the Crystal Ballroom at Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa for a dinner theatre experience where the ticket includes a three-course meal. For patrons near Boston, Improper Bostonian Shows will host performances at Plymouth's Memorial Hall in Plymouth, MA, on December 16th and 17th. Performances in the North Country (Whitefield, NH) run Sunday, December 10th, through Friday, December 15th.
The lead sponsor for Weathervane's holiday season is Bretton Woods Vacations.
Tickets for all three venues are on sale now at weathervanenh.org. The Weathervane Box Office is currently operating on an off-season schedule. Please allow 72 hours for correspondence by phone (603-837-9322) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). The physical box office is closed until December.
ABOUT THE WEATHERVANE
The Weathervane Theatre was founded in 1965 by Gibbs Murray and the late Tom Haas and is under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Ethan Paulini. It has presented high-quality professional productions of plays and musicals for over half a century. One of the few remaining alternating rep companies in the United States, the Weathervane is recognized as a historical institution nationwide, boasting among its alums 2021 Tony nominee Elizabeth Stanley, Tally Sessions, four-time Tony nominee Judy Kuhn, and recent Tony Award Winner Ari'el Stachel.
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