Patrons of Quincy Community Theatre’s production of WINTER WONDERETTES, running November 27-29 and December 3-6, can now spread their own holiday cheer through Good News of Christmas.

Before every production of the theatre’s retro holiday musical, volunteers will accept donations of new toys or clothing for Herald-Whig’s Good News of Christmas campaign. Good News of Christmas, which is in its 24th season, brightens the holidays for struggling local families by providing them with everything from donated Christmas gifts to auto body repair and major appliances. For the team at Quincy Community Theatre, partnering with Good News of Christmas is one more way they can help make the holidays brighter for our community.

“Herald-Whig’s Good News of Christmas offers families in need an opportunity to have a memorable Christmas,” said Executive Director Dan Conboy. “Our holiday musical WINTER WONDERETTES is meant to get people into the holiday spirit. We hope that our audiences will spread that holiday cheer by donating to the Good News of Christmas campaign and allowing families in our community to simply enjoy their Christmas’.”

The theatre’s current production, WINTER WONDERETTES, will usher in the holiday season when it opens the day after Thanksgiving. WINTER WONDERETTES transports audiences to Harper’s Hardware for their 1968 holiday party, hosted by the female singing group The Marvelous Wonderettes. When the boss doesn’t show up with the bonus checks, the ladies must use their talent and creative ingenuity, plus some great holiday tunes such as “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Santa Baby,” “Winter Wonderland” and 20 other seasonal favorites, to save the festivities. Starring Amy Looten, Kristen Houston, Kat Roderick, and Tina Moyer, this energetic and entertaining show is guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages.

“The rehearsal process of mounting WINTER WONDERETTES has been sheer joy, as is the production itself,” said Artistic Director Brandon Thomsen. “It’s a privilege to collaborate with Good News of Christmas in order to extend that joy to others this holiday season.”

WINTER WONDERETTES 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, to serve as an usher, or to learn more about donating to Good News of Christmas, visit 1qct.org or call the QCT Box Office, located in the Oakley-Lindsay Center, at (217) 222-3209.