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San Diego Musical Theatre’s Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Photo: www.kjphotography.com
San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) www.sdmt.org Presents their highly acclaimed, holiday tradition for the third year in a row, “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” December 11-21 at the North Park Theatre. This is SDMT’s final show of the 2014 “Season of Musicals” at the North Park Theatre.
There is one preview on Thursday, December 11. Press Opening Night is Friday, December 12 and the production continues until Sunday, December 21. More info below!
A few interesting facts!:
* 2014 is the 60th anniversary of the film “White Christmas” starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney
* 2014 is the 10th Anniversary of the stage premiere of “White Christmas” in San Francisco in 2004
* San Diego’s Allison Spratt Pearce (SDMT’s Maria in “The Sound of Music”) plays Betty Haynes in SDMT’s IBWC and many in the ensemble and character roles live in San Diego area.
* SDMT’s “You Give, We Give” fundraising campaign: 10% of donations raised at the White Christmas at the North Park Theatre will go to Resounding Joy! The Military Music Therapy program, better known as Semper Sound, which works directly with returning military service members and veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, substance abuse and other physical and psychological diagnoses related to combat stress and trauma.
* There will be a free holiday craft project before the show for the kids at White Christmas matinees on Saturday, December 13 & 20 at 2:00 p.m. or Sunday, December 14 & 21 at 2:00 p.m., Those interested need to call (858-560-5740) to reserve a spot for their child, as space is limited. Children 16 years and younger can take advantage of a $10 ticket discount!
*Here’s the video montage:
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaption features seventeen Irving Berlin songs, played by a live 22 piece orchestra! 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, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former Army Commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. White Christmas is back! Make it a holiday tradition in your family!
Production Team: Director: Todd Nielsen; Choreography: Lisa Hopkins; Re-Staging of Choreography: Keenon Hooks; Musical Director: Don LeMaster; Lighting Designer: Matt Novotny; Costume Coordinator: Janet Pitcher; Stage Manager: Kendra Stockton* (Equity).
WHITE CHRISTMAS CAST (* Member of Actors Equity Association):
TODD DUBAIL* (Bob Wallace) is excited to be performing in San Diego again, after moving from here to NYC in 1994. A big thank you to SDMT for making that happen! National tours: Joseph … (Pharaoh, with Patrick Cassidy & Jon Secada), Grease (Danny, with Frankie Avalon, Chubby Checker & Fabian), Leader Of The Pack and Jesus Christ Superstar (with Ted Neeley & Carl Anderson). Regional credits include: Starlight Express (Greaseball), Aladdin (Kassim), Cats (Rum Tum Tugger), Little Shop Of Horrors (Orin, et al.), Crazy For You (Lank), All Shook Up (Chad), Guys And Dolls (Sky Masterson), Tarzan (Clayton), Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Hairspray (Corny Collins), The Thing About Men (Sebastian), Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy), Romance, Romance (Alfred/Sam), Into The Woods (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf), and Cabaret (Cliff). Thanks to his amazing family, friends and JJS for their love and unwavering support. Mr. DuBail is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
ALLISON SPRATT PEARCE* (Betty Haynes) was last seen at SDMT as Maria in The Sound of Music. Credits include: Broadway-Curtains, Cry Baby and Good Vibrations. National tour: Sally Bowles in Cabaret. Recent: Jane in Emma, Phoebe in As You Like It, Viola in Twelfth Night at The Old Globe, Victoria in Sideways at The La Jolla Playhouse and Debbie in Old Jews Telling Jokes at The Lyceum. Allison has a mid-Atlantic AAA commercial running and coaches privately and with MTCA. She also has a duet group, Basso e Voce for special events. This Spring she will be Eliza in My Fair Lady at Cygnet. BFA-Elon University & MFA-USD/Old Globe. www.AllisonSprattPearce.com
JEFFREY SCOTT PARSONS* (Phil Davis) is grateful White Christmas has become a San Diego tradition! SDMT audiences have seen him as Phil Davis for the past two years as well as Skimbleshanks in Cats earlier this season. Other San Diego credits include Romance/Romance and Dames at Sea (North Coast Rep), Billy Crocker in Anything Goes, Bobby Child in Crazy for You (Moonlight Amphitheatre), and Malcolm in The Full Monty (Welk Resort). As a member of Musical Theatre Guild in Los Angeles he was most recently seen as Agis in Triumph of Love. Member of Actors Equity. Love to the fam and Happy Holidays! www.jeffreyscottparsons
TRO SHAW* (Judy Haynes) is thrilled to be making her SDMT debut in this amazing production. Notable credits include Broadway’s West Side Story (Anybodys); Geffen Playhouse’s Rapture, Blister, Burn (u/s Avery); Norris Center’s White Christmas (Judy Haynes); La Mirada’s Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (Sarah); and Utah Shakes’ The Matchmaker (Minnie Fay). Special thanks to Todd, Erin and Gary for making this an amazing experience. Thanks also to Simon for the limitless support. Ms. Shaw hails from Berkeley, CA and holds a BFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University. www.troshaw.com
Joy Allen, Jeni Baker, Amy Beth Batchelor, Philip Cobb, William Cobb, Crystal Davidson, Janie d’Avignon, Karla Franko, John Gamboa, Max Gidaley, Siri Hafso, Danny Hansen, Kyle Hawk, April Henry, Ed Hollingsworth, Allison Knight, Andrew Koslow, Danielle Levas, Paul Morgavo, Joy Newbegin, Jeremy Shull, Claire Scheper, Doug Schmitt, Debra Wanger and John Wescott.
Single tickets for SDMT’s production of WHITE CHRISTMAS are $42.00, $52.00, $62.00 and $72.00. Children 16 and under save $10. There are discounts for Seniors and Students. Equity and Actor’s Alliance may purchase up to 2 tickets at half price. Group discounts for parties of 10 or more are available by calling the Administrative Office at 858-560-5740. For individual tickets contact the Administrative Office at 858-560-5740 or visit SDMT online at www.sdmt.org.
SCHEDULE: WHITE CHRISTMAS show times are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The North Park Theatre, 2891 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104. There is street parking and a parking structure across the street from the theatre.
For more information and tickets call the San Diego Musical Theatre Administrative Office at 858-560-5740. The San Diego Musical Theatre Administrative Office is located at 4652 Mercury Street, San Diego, CA 92111. Box Office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed from 1pm-2pm), Monday through Thursday. Open 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Fridays.
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