Andrea Rivette, Kevin Earley, Michelle Lookadoo Star in Barksdale's White Christmas

News   Andrea Rivette, Kevin Earley, Michelle Lookadoo Star in Barksdale's White Christmas Broadway artists head the cast of the Barksdale Theatre production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, which is currently playing the Central Virginia theatre through Jan. 9, 2011.

Kevin Earley and Freddie Kimmel
Kevin Earley and Freddie Kimmel Photo by Aaron Sutten

Directed by Patti D'Beck, the cast features Andrea Rivette (Betty Haynes), Kevin Earley (Bob Wallace), Freddie Tyson Kimmel (Phil Davis) and Michelle Lookadoo (Judy Haynes) with Kathy Halenda (Martha), Barry Pruitt (General Waverly), Taylor Richardson (Susan), Michael Hawke (Ralph Sheldrake), Steve Moore (Ezekial Foster) and Mark Persinger (Mike).

The ensemble comprises Dennis J. Clark, Sean Dunavant, Katie Ford, Lauren Marie Hafner, Maggie Horan, Ben Houghton, Darrel T. Joe, Chris Leary, Paul S. Major, Lesie Pumphrey, Alana Thomas and Ali Thibodeau.

Based on the 1954 film of the same name, the stage show is filled with Berlin songs from the picture and from his catalog. The new libretto is by David Ives and Paul Blake.

In the show, seen on Broadway and in major markets in a Broadway-style production, "Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, two former G.I.s and famous song-and-dance men, decide to bring their extravagant Broadway revue to their former General's rustic Vermont inn for the holidays," according to previous press notes. "To add to the excitement, they bring along sister act Betty and Judy Haynes and prove that romance can blossom at any time."

The creative team also includes musical director Leilani Mork, set designer Ron Keller, costume designer Sue Griffin and stage manager Chase Kniffen.

For ticket information visit www.barksdalerichmond.org.

Andrea Rivette and Michelle Lookadoo
Andrea Rivette and Michelle Lookadoo Photo by Aaron Sutten
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