Irving Berlin’s musical, White Christmas, based on the beloved, timeless film by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, this heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake.
Veterans Bob Wallace (played by newcomer Richard Dodwell) and Phil Davis (veteran Mark King) have a successful song and dance act after WWll. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters (audience favorites Barbara Calderaro/Musical Director) and Cathy Rose/Director) en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander (played by the perennial Bill Walker). The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is The Ocean, Count Your Blessings and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. This musical is so uplifting, it is worthy of year-round productions.
The show will feature stage veterans such as Linda Bradshaw (not wearing red long johns in this production), Laurie Couch (in her first Lakeway production since Funny, You Don’t Look like a Grandmother), Nancy Keetch (stepping into a role in front of the curtain, in addition to producing the Players bi-annual playbill) , Boyd Lawrence (who now realizes there are exactly 852 ways to sing Jiggle Bells), Pat Vanderford (a founding member of the Lakeway Players), and Bill Walker (in his 21st Lakeway Players production), with musical accompaniment by Nancy Newton Nichols (the Players’ own world class pianist). New comers Suzette Blackburn, Hilary Brown, David DeLuca, Richard Dodwell, Clarence Goins, and Madison Leyens join the cast for a show sure to delight, amuse and amaze you. Big surprises await, including Mark and Cathy’s fabulous sets and amazing tap dancers!! We know you will love the talent and dedication of these new artists so much that we can all help convince them to return for years to come.
The show runs November 6-8th at the Lakeway Activity Center (LAC). The doors open at 6:30, and the extravaganza kicks off at 7:30. Tickets will be available for $20 at the LAC (105 Cross Creek) in October, 512-261-1010. BYOB, snacks and set ups provided. Time to bring your favorite family, friends and party people to relive an epic show with songs you love.