COASTAL REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENTS
IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS
Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film
Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna,
Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY IRVING BERLIN
BOOK BY DAVID IVES and PAUL BLAKE
Original stage production directed by WALTER BOBBIE
Orchestrations Larry Blank
Vocal and Dance Arrangements Bruce Pomahac
Directed by Nancy Martin and Emily York
Musical Direction by Rick Reynolds
Choreography by Jennifer Tosetti
December 1 - 17, 2023
(Opening Night: December 1)
Coastal Repertory Theatre, 1167 Main Street, Half Moon Bay
WHAT: Experience the heartwarming magic of WHITE CHRISTMAS, a delightful stage adaptation of the beloved film, with music and lyrics by the legendary Irving Berlin.
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 Vermont lodge. Remarkably, the inn is owned by none other than Bob and Phil's former army commander, General Waverly. When the foursome learns that the quaint inn is failing, they decide to create a Yuletide miracle by putting on a fun-filled musical extravaganza that is sure to pack in customers at the lodge. As they hustle to save the day, hearts flutter, sparks fly and merriment unfolds.
With a dazzling musical score that includes timeless classics like “Blue Skies,” “How Deep Is the Ocean”, “Count Your Blessings,” and the iconic title song, WHITE CHRISTMAS promises an unforgettable experience brimming with dance, laughter, and the spirit of joy, kindness and generosity at the forefront of the holiday season.
The stage version of WHITE CHRISTMAS premiered on Broadway in 2008
and was nominated for two Tony Awards.
WHO: Directors Nancy Martin-Kern and Emily York are a mother-daughter team. As longtime members of the local theater scene, Nancy and Emily share a passion for developing talent, stemming from their careers not only as directors but also as educators. White Christmas marks the sixth instance where Nancy and Emily have merged their directorial talents, focusing once again on sculpting intricate, authentic characters that resonate profoundly with audiences. In this rendition of White Christmas, Nancy and Emily aspire to not only capture the joy of Irving Berlin's timeless score through song and dance, but to also shine a spotlight on the profound theme of how supportive relationships can reshape our lives.
Bob - William Rhea
Betty - Kathleen Kenealy
Phil - Brandon Savage
Judy - Lindsay Schulz
General Waverly - Matthew Mattei
Martha - Deborah Joves
Susan - Madelyn Simon
Rhoda/Dance Captain - Jessica Nordby
Rita - Gia Mirra
Sheldrake - Alfredo Mendoza
Mike - Greg Lynch
Ezekiel - Tom Poeschl
Tessie - Grace Liu
Jimmy/Scooter - Joe Steely
Snoring Man - Terry Weissman
Mrs. Snoring Man - Barbara Weissman
Conductor/Tommy - Zeph Lodwick
Seamstress - Greet Jaspaert
Assistant Seamstress - Calyx Liu
Gloria/Cigarette Girl - Miranda Sinclair
Marty - David Martinez
Debbie - Alyson Chilton
Charlie - Anath Infanzon-Marin
Directors - Nancy Martin-Kern and Emily York
Producer - Lea Morgan and Sarah Simnett
Stage Manager - Kristen Pearson
Music Director - Rick Reynolds
Choreographer - Jennifer Tosetti
Set Design and Build - Doug McCurdy
Lighting Design - Kristen Pearson
Costume Design - Lene Whitley-Putz
Assistant Costumer - Susan Savich
Props - Greet Jaspaert
WHEN: Opens: December 1.
Closes: December 17.
SHOWS: Fridays and Saturdays: 8 PM.
Sundays: 2 PM.
RUNTIME: Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes including one 15 minute intermission.
WHERE: Coastal Repertory Theatre (1167 Main Street, Half Moon Bay).
TICKETS: For tickets ($29 - $42) or more information, the public may visit www.coastalrep.com or call the box office at (650) 204-5046.
PRESS: Contact Deborah Joves at email@example.com.
PHOTO CREDIT: Joyce Morrell.
WHITE CHRISTMAS is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com.