Photo Flash: First Look at the National Tour of IRVING BERLIN's WHITE CHRISTMAS
Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "Happy Holiday," "Sisters," "Blue Skies," and the unforgettable title song,Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family! Check out a first look at the tour photos below!
The show features James Clow as "Bob Wallace," David Elder as "Phil Davis," Trista Moldovan as "Betty Haynes," and Meredith Patterson as "Judy Haynes" in the principal roles. Also appearing is Ruth Williamson as "Martha Watson," Joseph Costa as "General Waverly,Tony Lawson as "Ralph Sheldrake," Cory Bretsch as "Mike Nulty," Cliff Bemis as "Ezekial Foster," and Shannon Harrington and Grace Matwijec as "Susan Waverly." Rounding out the cast are Maddy Apple, Andrew Black, Craig Blake, Allison Briner, Kaitlyn Davidson, Cody Davis, Laurie Difilippo, Kaitlyn Frank, Joe Grandy, Alexa Glover, Andrew Hodge, Bryan Thomas Hunt, Graham Keen, Megan Kelley, Kristyn Pope, Katie Rooney, Natasha Scearse, and Krista Severeid.
Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include American Idiot, MAMMA MIA!, and Nice Work If You Can Get It. The creative team includes direction by Norb Joerder (La Cage Aux Folles, Gypsy, My Fair Lady), features a book by David Ives (Finnian's Rainbow, On the Town) and Paul Blake (Beautiful-The Carole King Musical), choreography by Randy Skinner (42nd Street) who was nominated for a Tony Award for this production, set design by Anna Louizos (Avenue Q, In The Heights), costumes by Carrie Robbins (A Class Act), lighting design by Ken Billington (The Drowsy Chaperone, Annie), sound design by Peter Fitzgerald (Old Jews Telling Jokes, Billy Joel's Movin' Out),orchestrations by Larry Blank, also nominated for a Tony Award for this production, vocal and additional arrangements by Bruce Pomahac, music direction by Michael Horsley, and casting by Jay Binder C.S.A/Jason Styres.
Irving Berlin'S WHITE CHRISTMAS features Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin with Book by David Ives and Paul Blake and is based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank.
Photo Credit: Kevin White