Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kringle's Capsule Reviews: Winter Wonderettes

Winter Wonderettes is the charming holidday themed sequel to Roger Bean's off broadway musical comedy The Marvelous Wonderettes. Set in the late sixties this original cast recording of Winter Wonderettes is essentially a revue of classic pop holiday standards affectionately performed by a cast of very talented vocalists including Julie Dixon Jackson , Misty Cotton, Darcie Roberts, and Bets Malone. Even without any familialty with the musical's fairly thin plotline Winter Wonderettes is an entertaining holiday diversion for fans of fifties style girl groups. The albums only real drawback is the lack of full orchestration that would have put Winter Wonderettes over the top as a holiday must have.