Photo Coverage: White Christmas Opens in St. Paul
White Christmas, the holiday musical featuring the classic songs of Irving Berlin, is playing the Ordway Center in St. Paul from November 28th through January 7th, 2007. It opened on December 1st.
White Christmas stars John Antony as Ralph Sheldrake, Stephen Bogardus (Falsettos) as Bob Wallace, Jeffry Denman (The Producers) as Phil Davis, Melody Hollis as Susan, Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods) as Betty Haynes, David Ogden Stiers (Beauty and the Beast) as General Waverly, Kristen Beth Williams as Judy Haynes and Ruth Williamson (La Cage aux Folles) as Martha Watson.
Denman can be heard on Ghostlight's cast album of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas," now available in stores.
"The musical tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain," according to press notes. Irving Berlin's White Christmas features a book by David Ives (All in the Timing) and Paul Blake in addition to its classic Berlin songs. White Christmas boasts direction by Tony Award-winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreography by Randy Skinner (42nd Street). The Producing Office (Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller), Paul Blake, Dan Markley, and Sonny Everett in association with Paramount Pictures, produce White Christmas.
White Christmas is based on the 1954 Paramount film that starred Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen.Many Berlin classics are showcased in this new production, including "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," " Sisters," "How Deep is the Ocean" and the title song.
For more information, visit www.whitechristmasthemusical.com.
Photos by Matthew J. Kilgore
James Patterson, Chad Harlow and Colin Bradbury
Kelli Barclay (assoc. choreographer), Paul Blake (co-book writer, producer) and Marc Bruni (assoc. director)
Denise Nolan, Ruth Williamson (Martha Watson) and Marc Bruni
Ruth Williamson and Melody Hollis (Susan Waverly)
Matt Kirk, Denis Rambert, Jennifer Mathie, James Patterson and J. Austin Eyer
Paul Blake and Michael Thomas Holmes (Mike Nolte)
Marc Bruni and Lianne Marie Dobbs
Melissa Lone, Cara Kjellman and Melissa WolfKlain
Austin Eyer, Stephen Bogardus, Steven Freeman (Music Director) and Cara Kjellman
Kevin Worley, Lisa Ramey and Paul Blake
Matthew Schneider, Lisa Ramey and David Ruttura (Asst. Director)
Robin Campbell and Richie Mastacusa