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White Christmas

A timeless tale of joy and goodwill filled with Irving Berlin’s call songs, topped off with glorious dancing and lots of snow makes this a show a holiday classic for all audiences! Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is the story of Bob and Phil, two showbiz buddies putting on a production in a picturesque Vermont Inn after World War II. In the bargain, these two meet their perfect mates, who happen to be sisters and honor their beloved army general. Full of romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” “Snow,” “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” and the unforgettable title song, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” Promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!Please Note: An Open-Caption Perfo

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Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake

A timeless tale of joy and goodwill filled with Irving Berlin’s call songs, topped off with glorious dancing and lots of snow makes this a show a holiday classic for all audiences! Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is the story of Bob and Phil, two showbiz buddies putting on a production in a picturesque Vermont Inn after World War II. In the bargain, these two meet their perfect mates, who happen to be sisters and honor their beloved army general. Full of romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” “Snow,” “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” and the unforgettable title song, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.” Promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!

An Open-Caption Performance of this production will be available on Thursday, December 12 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm.

Barter Theatre does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office.

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REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS

The Christmas season prompts nostalgia and a craving for a hearty, old-fashioned story: one with romance, heroes, and good-natured mischief.

Bonny GableFreelance Writer

I was absolutely thrilled, moving in such a wide range of emotions, from out right belly laughs to tears. What a wonderful rendition of a timeless Christmas must see. From beginning to the end; as I said, I laughed, I cried, I sang the timeless Irving Berlin songs in my heart, what a joyful night to spend the night with my daughter.

Patron Comment

White Christmas would not have been a complete show without the famous show-stopping number “I Love A Piano,” choreographed and starred by Andrew Hampton Livingston. His tap-dancing is second to none. Hannah Ingram is also in top-notch vocal form as she reprises the role of Betty Haynes, particularly when “Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me.” The chemistry and banter between her character and Campos is of particular note.

Zach CooleyStricly Observing

SPONSORS

Sean Maximo Campos
Bob Wallace

Andrew Hampton Livingston
Phil Davis

Hannah Ingram
Betty Haynes

Kim Morgan Dean
Judy Haynes

Rick McVey
General Henry Waverly

Paris Bradstreet
Martha Watson

David Alford
Ralph Sheldrake et al

Justin Tyler Lewis
Mike et al

Erin Eloise
Rita et al

Kathy VanDereedt
Loretta et al

Timothy Eidman
Ensemble

Joey Fontana
Ensemble

Abigail Gatlin
Ensemble

Cadence Lamb
Esemble

Zacchaeus Kimbrell
Ensemble

Olivia May Stevens
Susan Waverly

Taylor Shane
Susan Waverly

Richard Rose
Director

Amanda Aldridge
Choreographer/Costume Designer

Andrew Hampton Livingston
Tap Choreographer

Andrew Morehouse
Lighting Designer

Ashley Campos
Asst. to the Choreographer/Dance Captain

Cindi A. Raebel
Stage Manager

Dishon Smith
Music Director

Hana Lee
Set Designer

Jerry C. Greene
Percussion/Drums

Tony Angelini
Sound Designer

Victoria L. Sutton
Assistant Stage Manager

Whitney Kaibel
Wig & Makeup Designer

Zacchaeus Kimbrell
Dialect & Vocal Coach

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  • invitation to watch the set being changed between performances
  • a production mini-poster signed by the cast
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  • unlimited use of 15% discount for Barter’s Gift Shop & concessions (non-alcohol)
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  • invitation to Theatre Thursdays, a luncheon & discussion series giving you an insider’s view of Barter Theatre
  • invitation to the 2020 season preview event
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