If you are a frequent visitor to St. Petersburg City Theatre, you will probably recognize Henry Perkins’s harried wife, Jean. Curly blonde-headed Velda Gauthier has been seen on our stage in a wide range of roles. She has played one of the wacky Southern belles of The Dixie Swim and the vamp in The Senuous Senator. Last season she was so desperate for a few coins that she sold her brooch to pinch-pinching Ebeneezer Scrooge in a Christmas Carol.
Apparently, she holds no grudges because when our Scrooge Jim Russell held the auditions for Funny Money, she was there for the first audition! Velda has a flair for comedy and is willing to attempt any accent especially when it lands a laugh. In fact, this show proves that Velda is up for almost any kind of physical pratfall—she gets dragged, thrown, rolled and tossed across the stage!