In celebration of the holiday season, The Denver Center Theatre Company (DCTC) presents Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS in The Buell Theatre November 23 – December 24, 2012. Tickets may be purchased now, by calling 303.893.4100 or visiting www.denvercenter.org. Denver's holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol, will return in 2013.
With a lyrical score by Irving Berlin that includes unforgettable classic songs such as "Happy Holiday," "Sisters," "Blue Skies," "I Love a Piano," and the popular title number "White Christmas," this stage adaptation of the beloved Paramount Pictures film musical with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye delivers gorgeous songs with a touch of nostalgia. Two World War II vets are determined to rescue their beloved commanding officer whose country inn is imperiled by lack of snow. With the help of their girlfriends (a pair of singing sisters) they hatch an ingenious plan to save Christmas.
Playing the role of Bob and Phil are DCTC debuting actors Tom Galantich and Nicolas Dromard, respectively. Galantich has appeared in such shows as Don't Dress for Dinner, Boeing, Boeing, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Mama Mia. Dromard has been seen on Broadway in Mary Poppins, The Boy From Oz, Oklahoma and Hairspray.
Returning to assume the roles of the singing sisters Betty and Judy are Amy Bodnar and Kate Marilley, respectively. Bodnar has been seen in Broadway productions of Oklahoma and Ragtime as well as Off-Broadway in Sessions at Playwrights Horizons and The Realm at The Wild Project. Marilley has appeared as Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, Ivy Smith in On The Town and Sheila in A Chorus Line.
Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson (The Taming of the Shrew, The Liar, A Midsummer's Night Dream, Othello) directs this holiday favorite with choreography by Patti Colombo (Irving Berlin's White Christmas) and musical direction by Gregg Coffin (A Funny Thing…Forum, A Christmas Carol). Anna Louizos creates a set full of warmth, festive cheer and snow (!) that will make feel like you're home for the holidays. Costume design is by David Kay Mickelsen (When We Are Married, Fences, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer), based on original designs by Carrie Robbins. Over 200 costumes are used in the production and stay true to the post WWII period while capturing the essence of the season. You can't tis the season without lighting which is designed for this production by Tom Sturge (The Taming of the Shrew, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) and sound designed by Craig Breitenbach (The Three Musketeers, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, A Christmas Carol).
Single tickets for Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, on sale now, start at $25 (non-SCFD) and also are available for $10 (SCFD 10 for $10 program). To purchase, call Denver Center Ticket Services at 303.893.4100. For groups of 10 or more, please call 303.446.4829. TTY (for Deaf and hard-of-hearing patrons): 303.893.9582. Tickets also may be purchased at the Denver Center Ticket Office, located in the Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex lobby. Buy and print online at www.denvercenter.org. Student rush $10 tickets are available one hour prior to curtain with a valid student ID subject to availability. Senior and military rush tickets are available one hour prior to curtain, subject to availability. No children under six will be admitted to any theatre.