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Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at Boulder Dinner Theatre

We may not have gotten snow just yet, but White Christmas at Boulder Dinner Theatre is the perfect way to catch the holiday spirit.

Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at Boulder Dinner Theatre

We may not have gotten snow just yet, but White Christmas at Boulder Dinner Theatre is the perfect way to catch the holiday spirit.

With the BDT on-stage staple, Alicia K. Meyers, in the Director's chair, the cast and crew of White Christmas provide a refreshing taste of classic traditions around the holidays. I've always said that actors make the best directors and Meyers is the perfect indication that the sentiment holds truth. Choreography by Matthew Peters is some of the best work I have seen come out of Peters in terms of both style and execution. It really was a highlight of the production. Music Direction was also nice and clean among the cast. There was an especially nice ensemble chorus moment during "The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing" that left me with goosebumps.

Anna High as Martha is a busy-body in the best way. There is no question who runs the inn. High has a great, soulful voice that brought the house down. As General Waverly, Wayne Kennedy is the true veteran on the stage. Kennedy gives Waverly a rough tenderness, almost playful in nature, though never fully taking off the uniform.

As Bob Wallace, Bob Hoppe has a warm and friendly presence that emits from the stage. Hoppe is also a great singer, though I think there are times where they can afford to "act through song" more than give a good vocal. As Wallace's best friend and co-star, Phil Davis, Matthew Dailey gives the character a certain confidence that is different than I've seen before in this role. Rather handsome and confident, Dailey is a real triple threat between his acting, singing, and incredible dancing. His go-to dance partner in the show, Rae Leigh Case as Judy Haynes, was equally elegant in her dancing, while also giving Judy a certain charm that was so infectious. I found he to also be incredibly balanced between her dancing, singing, and acting. Mckayla Marso-McDonough gave me everything I needed in my Rosemary Clooney fantastic world. Marso-McDonough is strong and committed as the older sister with a voice as smooth as velvet.

White Christmas has always bee my favorite Christmas movie and thus, I am very protective of this show. The cast and crew of this production allowed me to have the sense of sitting back and enjoying the show because they had everything under control.

If you have the chance, head to BDT to catch their latest production before it closes January 8, 2022. For tickets, visit https://bdtstage.com/white-christmas/



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The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College is proud to announce the opening of 'In The Heights,' a story of a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

Theatre Aspen Now Accepting Submissions for Fourth Annual SOLO FLIGHTS Festival Photo
Theatre Aspen is now accepting submissions through Friday, April 7 for the organization’s fourth annual one-person show festival, Solo Flights, to be held from September 7-14 at Theatre Aspen’s Hurst Theatre.

David Korevaar Will Perform With The Colorado Ballet in February Photo
Award winning pianist David Korevaar will be the featured soloist in Colorado Ballet's production of the Lady of the Camellias. Romance meets turbulence to tragic effect in choreographer Val Caniparoli's gripping adaptation of Alexandre Dumas (fils)'s classic novel La Dame aux Camélias.

Photos: First Look at SOPHISTICATED LADIES at Vintage Theatre; Now Playing! Photo
Vintage Theatre presents Duke Ellington’s 'Sophisticated Ladies,' January 27 - March 5 2023. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Vintage Theatre is located at 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora. Check out photos from the production here!


From This Author - Jon Bee

Jon Bee comes to Denver by way of St. Louis, MO. A longtime musician and thespian, he has worked with the Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, as well as STAGES St. Louis, both in the administrat... (read more about this author)


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