Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Opens Tonight at Lakewood Theatre Company
Lakewood Theatre Company celebrates the season with a reprise production of last year's holiday hit, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. With stage direction by Annie Kaiser and musical direction by Eric Little, the show features the song and dance talents of Joshua Stenseth, James Sharinghousen, Dru Rutledge, and Christine Greenhalgh.
Performance Schedule: Irving Berlin's White Christmas opens tonight, December 13, 2013 and continues through December 29. Performances continue nightly at 7:30 PM (except Dec. 16, 23, 24, 25). There are also Saturday matinees (Dec. 14, 21, 28) at 2:00 PM and Sunday matinees Dec. 15, 22, 29) at 2:00 PM.
The theatre is located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. Ticket prices are $36/adults and $34/seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups. For additional information and tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or order online at www.lakewood-center.org.
The story: Filled with Irving Berlin's songs, and featuring a new book by David Ives and Paul Blake, Irving Berlin's White Christmas tells the story of veterans Bob Wallace (Joshua Stenseth) and Phil Davis (James Sharinghousen) who have a successful song and dance act after World War II. When Phil meets beautiful sisters Betty (Dru Rutledge) and Judy (Christine Greenhalgh), he plays matchmaker and introduces Bob to Betty.
When the sisters travel to a Vermont lodge to perform a Christmas show, Bob and Phil follow, only to find their former commanding officer; General Henry Waverly (David Sargent) is the lodge owner. Romantic sparks fly and snow falls! The score features a whopping 17 Irving Berlin hits including "Sisters," "Counting My Blessings," "The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing," "Snow," "I Love a Piano," "Blue Skies" and "How Deep is the Ocean." Topping it all off, of course, is the award-winning title tune, "White Christmas." Mr. Berlin himself considered the title song "the greatest song I have ever written."
Others in the cast include Annie Kaiser, Kaylee Bair, Sammuel Hawkins, Kevin Clark, Ashley Moore, Sarah Allen, Stephen E. Bryson, Blake Isaac, Max DuBowy, Scott Kelly, Ryan Monaghan, Justin Canfield, Elizabeth Erickson, Kylie Clarke Johnson, Louise Chambers, Aja Hicks, McKenzie Brock, and Stephanie K. Leppert.
The creative team includes stage director Annie Kaiser, musical director Eric Little, choreographer Elizabeth Erickson, scenic designer Chris Whitten, lighting designer Kurt Herman, costume designer Allison Dawe, sound designer Marcus Story, technical director Kurt Herman, stage manager and prop master Felix Kelsey and producer Kay Vega.