Tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Begins

News   Tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Begins The limited holiday tour continues through the beginning of 2017.
Sean Montgomery
Sean Montgomery
Lorna Luft
Lorna Luft Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The limited national tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the stage adaptation of the classic film, begins performances November 12 in Bloomington, IN.

The show stars Sean Montgomery as Bob Wallace, Jeremy Benton as Phil Davis, Kerry Conte as Betty Haynes, and Kelly Sheehan as Judy Haynes with Lorna Luft as Martha Watson, Conrad John Schuck as General Waverly, Dave Schoonover as Ralph Sheldrake, Aaron Galligan-Stierle as Mike Nulty, Frank Ridley as Ezekiel Foster, and Clancy and Samantha Penny as Susan Waverly. Rounding out the company are Kelly Black, Elish Conlon, Kristen Smith Davis, Laurie DiFilippo, Sarah Fagan, Matthew Kilgore, Danny McHugh, Chris McNiff, Kara Mikula, Bryan Charles Moore, Kristyn Pope, Jake Primmerman, Sean Quinn, Chelsea Williams, Jessica Wockenfuss, and John T. Wolfe.

Irving Berlin's White Christmas, 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.” Songs include "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "Happy Holiday," "Sisters," "Blue Skies" and the title tune.

The musical is scheduled to perform in the following cities during the 2016 holiday season:
Bloomington, IN: November 12-13, 2016
Omaha, NE: November 15-20
Las Vegas, NV: November 22-27
Los Angeles, CA: November 29-December 4
Salt Lake City, UT: December 6-11
San Francisco, CA: December 14-24
Sacramento, CA: December 27-January 1, 2017

The production also has direction and choreography by Randy Skinner, a book by David Ives and Paul Blake, 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. The original Broadway production was directed by Walter Bobbie.

White Christmas is produced by Work Light Productions. The musical, which features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, is based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank.

For more information visit Whitechristmasthemusical.com.

Watch footage from a previous tour of White Christmas, also featuring Lorna Luft.

(Updated November 12, 2016)

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