San Diego Musical Theatre Enjoys a White Christmas Starting Tonight

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The San Diego Musical Theatre production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas begins previews Dec. 11 prior to an official opening the following evening at the North Park Theatre. Performances continue through Dec. 21.

Todd DuBail
Todd DuBail

The final production of the company's 2014 season, the cast is led by Todd DuBail as Bob Wallace, Jeffrey Scott Parsons as Phil Davis, Allison Spratt Pearce as Betty Haynes and Tro Shaw as Judy Haynes with Joy Allen, Jeni Baker, Amy Beth Batchelor, Philip Cobb, William Cobb, Crystal Davidson, Janie D'Avignon, Karla Franko, John Gamboa, Max Gidaley, Siri Hafso, Danny Hansen, Kyle Hawk, April Henry, Ed Hollingsworth, Allison Knight, Andrew Koslow, Danielle Levas, Paul Morgavo, Joy Newbegin, Jeremy Shull, Claire Scheper, Doug Schmitt, Debra Wanger and John Wescott.

Based on the beloved film, the production features 17 Irving Berlin songs played by a live 22-piece orchestra led by Don LeMaster.

"Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II," according to press notes. "With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former Army Commander."

The production team includes director Todd Nielsen, choreographer Lisa Hopkins, restaging choreographer Keenon Hooks, musical director LeMaster, lighting designer Matt Novotny, costume coordinator Janet Pitcher and stage manager Kendra Stockton.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the film “White Christmas,” starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney, as well as the 10th anniversary of the stage premiere of White Christmas in San Francisco. Show times are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 2 PM.

For tickets, priced $42, $52, $62 and $72, call (858) 560-5740 or visit SDMT online at sdmt.org. The North Park Theatre is located at 2891 University Avenue, San Diego.

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White Christmas marks the San Diego company's final production at the North Park Theatre. Beginning in 2015, the company will move to the Spreckels Theatre.

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