Surflight's White Christmas, With Ashley Dawn Mortensen, Eliza Hayes Maher, Joey Nelan, Begins Nov. 29

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29 Nov 2013

Ashley Dawn Mortensen and Sam Prince
Ashley Dawn Mortensen and Sam Prince
Photo by Chase Heilman Photography

Surflight Theatre concludes its 2013 season with Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the holiday musical featuring a score by Berlin and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Performances begin Nov. 29, prior to an official opening Nov. 30, in Beach Haven, NJ.

Directed and choreographed by Norb Joerder with music direction by Henco Espag, the cast features Sam Prince (Bob), Scott Leiendecker (Phil), Ashley Dawn Mortensen (Betty), Eliza Hayes Maher (Judy), James Young (General Waverly), Nicole Picinic (Martha), Rick Mellerup (Ezekial), Nadia Jewel and Brianna D’Elia (Susan Waverly), Robert Abdoo (Sheldrake), Sarah Beling (Rita), Cara Bernstein (Tessie), Stephanie Brooks, Brian DiRito, Patrick Heffernan, Kara Krichman, Amelia Millar (Rhoda), Mike Miller, Joey Nelan (Mike), Lizzy Palmer, Dougie Robbins and Tara Sutherland.

Performances continue through Dec. 22.

Based on the 1954 Paramount movie, White Christmas, according to Surflight, "tells the story of two showbiz buddies who put on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and find their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, White Christmas promises to be a merry and bright theatrical experience for the entire family."

The show features classic Irving Berlin hits such as "Blue Skies," "Sisters," "Happy Holiday," "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "I Love a Piano" and the title song, "White Christmas."

The design team includes Joseph Trainor (sets), Benjamin Weill (lights), Karen Chack (costumes), Mark Keeler (sound) and Talia Krispel (production stage manager).

Surflight Theatre is located at 201 Engleside Avenue in Beach Haven, NJ. For more information and tickets, call (609) 492-9477 or visit