Possum Point Players' 'White Christmas' runs Nov. 30 to Dec. 9
The Possum Point Players production of Irving Berlin’s "White Christmas: The Musical" is based on the beloved, timeless 1954 Paramount film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen. The score, under the musical direction of Jerry Birl of Lewes, features 17 well-known Irving Berlin standards including “Happy Holiday,” “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep” and the perennial favorite, “White Christmas.” Ensemble numbers include "White Christmas," "Let Yourself Go," "Snow," "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy," "I Love a Piano," "We'll Follow the Old Man," and "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm."
Choreographer Deni Robinson of Lewes is hard at work teaching everyone how to dance elegantly. Songs like "I Love a Piano" receive just as much emphasis on movement and dance as singing the correct notes.
Audience members may recall the storyline: Veterans Bob Wallace (played by Kenney Workman of Milford) and Phil Davis (played by Don Megee of Georgetown) have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters, Betty and Judy Haynes (played by Lorraine Steinhoff of Dover and Deni Robinson of Lewes, respectively) en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former Army commander, Major General Thomas F. Waverly (played by Michael Williams of Georgetown).
Irving Berlin’s "White Christmas: The Musical," directed by Michael J. Murnin of Lewes, will be performed at 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7, and 8, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2 and 9 at Possum Hall in Georgetown. Tickets are $23 for adults and $22 for students and seniors. Tickets are on sale at www.possumpointplayers.org and also by phone at 302-856-4560.
Irving Berlin’s "White Christmas: The Musical" is being produced through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals.
Possum Point Players is supported, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.