Complete Casting Announced for National Tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas

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Casting has been announced for the North American tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, based on the classic film of the same name, which is scheduled to play Waterbury, Knoxville, Newport News, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Providence, Rochester and Schenectady during the 2015 holiday season.

Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner, who choreographed the 2008 Broadway premiere of White Christmas, will return to direct and choreograph the national tour of the musical that features music and lyrics by Berlin with a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. (The original 2008 Broadway production was directed by Walter Bobbie.)

The show will star Sean Montgomery as Bob Wallace, Jeremy Benton as Phil Davis, Kerry Conte as Betty Haynes and Kelly Sheehan as Judy Haynes with Pamela Myers as Martha Watson, Conrad John Schuck as General Waverly, David Perlman as Ralph Sheldrake, Ravi Roth as Mike Nulty, Cliff Bemis as Ezekiel Foster and Elizabeth Crawford and Samantha Penny as Susan Waverly.

Rounding out the cast are Maria Rose Briggs, Darien Crago, Elish Conlon, Laurie DiFilippo, Joe Grandy, Drew Humphrey, Bryan Hunt, Megan Kelley, Connor McRory, Bryan Charles Moore, Kristyn Pope, Jake Primmerman, Sean Quinn, Rachel Rhodes-Devey and Kelly Skidmore.

The musical, according to press notes, "tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain." Among the classic Berlin songs included are "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "Happy Holiday," "Sisters," "Blue Skies" and the title song.

The production will also have set design by Anna Louizos, set adaptation by Kenneth Foy, costumes by Carrie Robbins, lighting design by Ken Billington, sound design by Keith Caggiano, orchestrations by Larry Blank, vocal and additional arrangements by Bruce Pomahac, music direction by Michael Horsley and casting by Binder Casting/Jason Styres, CSA. Irving Berlin's White Christmas is produced by Work Light Productions.

The complete touring itinerary follows:

Waterbury, CT: Nov. 6-8, 2015
Knoxville, TN: Nov. 10-11, 2015
Newport News, VA: Nov. 13-15, 2015
St. Louis, MO: Nov. 17-22, 2015
Cincinnati, OH: Nov. 24-Dec 6, 2015
Providence, RI: Dec. 8-13, 2015
Rochester, NY: Dec. 15-20, 2015
Schenectady, NY: Dec. 22-27, 2015

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