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Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film

Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna,

Norman Panama and Melvin Frank




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 or call the box office at (650) 204-5046.


PRESS: Contact Deborah Joves at


PHOTO CREDIT: Joyce Morrell.


WHITE CHRISTMAS is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Photo Gallery
All photos by Joyce Morrell

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