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Each girl displays her individual personality and strong character, with unique characteristics. The group is on stage non stop for two hours, with the exception of a short intermission. At the very canada goose outlet jackets least, this is a demanding musical production featuring some 22 holiday songs.
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She recently separated permanently from her high school boyfriend. Her strength overshadows her goofiness, and gives her empathy. She has no «poor me» attitude, and her strong alto is well displayed in the closing song of Act I («Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day.»)
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Missy (Rebekah Aman Griffin) is always the over achiever of the group. She controls the evening’s events, even when Betty Jean is in charge. She is the one to cover for mistakes, and is always ready to jump in and save the day. She has an inner sexiness, that shows every now and then, to her surprise and embarrassment. She is Canada Goose Outlet a soprano with a belt range.
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She is married to Richie (Kevin Godwin) who runs the lights. Though Richie is not visible, the two communicate by what he does with the lights. For example, if Suzy makes a comment Richie dislikes, the lights dim, or may even go out briefly.
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This cast appeared in the fairly recent Opera House production of «Marvelous Wonderettes.» When Bean created canada goose clearance the series from the first «Marvelous Wonderettes,» the characters were asked to audition for subsequent shows, and were cast accordingly.
Players have their light moments, but they are not shallow.
While the Wonderettes and their comedy may take center stage, catchy musical numbers are most of the show. It’s all about music, with dialogue serving to lead into the next number. These musical numbers consists of mostly riffs ( repeated lyrical phrases which summarize what the song is about). The intricate melodies and lack of musical backing demand much of the performers, who never leave the stage.
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