San Diego Musical Theatre's IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Appears on KPBS
Today's KPBS radio broadcast radio segment by Beth Accomando and Maureen Cavanaugh included San Diego Musical Theatre's upcoming "Irving Berlin's White Christmas", running December 13th through the 23rd at the Birch North Park Theatre. The segment featured Actor Ed Hollingsworth who plays SDMT's General Waverly. Click HERE to listen to the segment!
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaption features seventeen Irving Berlin songs. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Ver- mont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the peren- nial favorite, White Christmas. White Christmas is this season’s holiday musical that you won’t want to miss!
Single tickets for SDMT’s production of WHITE CHRISTMAS are $42.00, $52.00, $62.00 and $72.00. Children 12 and under are half price. There are discounts for Seniors, Military and Students. Equity and Actor’s Alliance may purchase up to 2 tickets at half price. Group discounts for parties of 10 or more are available by calling the Administrative Office at 858-560-5740. For individual tickets contact the Administrative Office at 858-560-5740 or visit SDMT online at www.sdmt.org.
WHITE CHRISTMAS show times are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Birch North Park Theatre, 2891 University Avenue, San Diego, Calif. There is street parking and a parking structure across the street from the theatre.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM
Todd Nielsen (Director) A multi-award winning Director, productions include: City of Angels, The Robber Bridegroom, The Secret Garden, A Little Night Music, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Phantom, Roar of the Greasepaint and Merrily We Roll Along. Mr. Nielsen served as Resident Director for the Cheetah National Tour of Disney’s Lion King. Some favorite shows as a performer include: 1776, The Wizard of Oz, Side Show, How To Succeed ..., and Me and My Girl.
Lisa Hopkins (Choreographer) Lisa is very active in the theatre world as a producer, director and choreogra- pher and master teacher. Well respected in the dance world as a master teacher and choreographer, Lisa has been on the faculty of “Steps on Broadway” in NYC teaching professional level theatre Jazz and Rhythm Tap and toured as an adjudicator and master teacher with New York City Dance Alliance.
Don LeMaster (Music Director/Conductor) An award-winning Music Director, Don has been the resident mu- sic director/conductor for San Diego Musical Theatre since it’s inception in 2006. Don has MD’d at many thea- ters including: Performance Riverside, Moonlight, Cygnet, Starlight, South Bay Cities, North Coast Rep, McCoy Rigby and the Old Globe Theatre.
ABOUT THE CAST
David Engel as Bob Wallace - David created the role of Smudge in the original New York production of For- ever Plaid. Other shows in which David has starred: The Producers, Crazy For You, Kiss Me Kate, The Full Monty and The Andrews Brothers.
Jeffrey Scott Parsons as Phil Davis - Jeff performed in the World Premiere of Hunger: In Bed with Roy Cohn and the West Coast Premiere of Glory Days. Favorite credits include: Dick in Dames At Sea, Malcolm in the The Full Monty, Billy Lawlor in 42nd Street and Bobby Child in Crazy For You.
Laura Dickinson as Betty Haynes - Laura is best known as a series regular on Disney Channel’s Emmy award-winning Phineas and Ferb and the singing voice of the Pirate Princess on Jake and The Never Land Pirates. TV/Film: Pitch Perfect, American Idol, Modern Family, MTV and VMA’s.
Jill Townsend as Judy Haynes - A San Diego native, Jill’s theatre credits include: World Premiere of Alle- giance at the Old Globe Theatre, National Tours of A Chorus Line and Camelot. Regionally: Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, Miss Dorothy in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Eileen in I Love A Piano.
Cast also includes: Eric Badique, Jeni Baker, Amy Beth Batchelor, Ria Carey, William Cobb, Deborah Fau- erbach, Chelsea Franko, Karla Franko, Shelby Fuentes, Max Gidaley, Casey Hall-Landers, Elise Harvey, Ed Hollingsworth, Keenan Hooks, Luke Harvey Jacobs, Danielle Levas, Brandon Joel Maier, Michael Marchak, AshLee Mayer, Jeremy Shull, Jennifer Simpson, Christopher Valentine, Ritchie Diego Valenzuela, Stephanie Wolfe and Katy Tabb.
San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) is an award-winning, nonprofit theater company that seeks to bring vi- brant musical theatre to the San Diego community. The mission of SDMT is to impact audiences by producing a range of classic and contemporary musical productions that engage and enhance the overall theatre experi- ence. By partnering with professional actors, musicians, and technicians SDMT infuses momentum and en- ergy into one of the only true American art forms. SDMT’s vision is to create an environment where high- quality musical theatre thrives in San Diego for generations to come.