Tuesday, October 27, 2015

It Will Be a White Christmas at the Palace

Photo by Kevin White
A flurry of fun is in the forecast for Waterbury when the Palace Theater presents five performances of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the acclaimed stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, Nov. 6-8.

The Palace Theater will serve as the first stop on the production’s National Tour, which will be traveling Knoxville, Newport, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Providence, Rochester and Schenectady during the 2015 holiday season.

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.

Photo by Kevin White
Tickets are $69, $62, and $53: palacetheaterct.org; 203-346-2000; Box Office, 100 East Main St., Waterbury.

Before the Friday, Nov. 6, performance, the Palace will host a 6 p.m. pre-fixe, four-course dinner in the Poli Club, located on the mezzanine level of the theater. Dinner is $62.50 per person, which includes tax, service fees, coffee, and tea. A cash bar is also available. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made when purchasing tickets through the Box Office.

The show’s Nation Tour will star Sean Montgomery as "Bob Wallace," Jeremy Benton as "Phil Davis," Kerry Conte as "Betty Haynes" and Kelly Sheehan as "Judy Haynes.” Also featured are Pamela Myers as "Martha Watson," Conrad John Schuck as "General Waverly,” David Perlman as "Ralph Sheldrake," Ravi Roth as "Mike Nulty," Cliff Bemis as "Ezekiel Foster" and Elizabeth Crawford and Samantha Penny as "Susan Waverly." 

Rounding out the cast are Maria Rose Briggs, Darien Crago, Elish Conlon, Laurie DiFilippo, Joe Grandy, Drew Humphrey, Bryan Hunt, Megan Kelley, Connor McRory, Bryan Charles Moore, Kristyn Pope, Jake Primmerman, Sean Quinn, Rachel Rhodes-Devey and Kelly Skidmore.

The creative team for the National Tour includes direction and choreography by Randy Skinner (Tony Award® Nomination, Best Choreography); book by David Ives (Finnian's Rainbow, On the Town) and Paul Blake (Producer, Beautiful-The Carole King Musical); set design by Anna Louizos (Avenue Q, In The Heights); set adaptation by Kenneth Foy; costumes by Carrie Robbins (A Class Act); lighting design by Ken Billington (The Drowsy Chaperone, Annie); sound design by Keith Caggiano; orchestrations by Larry Blank (Tony Award® nomination, Best Orchestrations); vocal and additional arrangements by Bruce Pomahac; music direction byMichael Horsley; casting by Binder Casting/Jason Styres, CSA. Original Broadway production directed by Walter Bobbie.

For more information, visit www.whitechristmasthemusical.com or www.palacetheaterct.org.

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