IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” and the unforgettable title song, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!
The New York Times claims “this cozy trip down memory lane should be put on your wish list.” And, the New York Daily News hailed IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS as “a holiday card come to life.”
In a nutshell
WHO: The Village Players with Grace Notes Orchestra
WHEN: Mon. Sept.14th and Wed. Sept.16th, 6pm to 9pm
WHERE: Mukwonago High School Auditorium (Map)
All roles are open. A reading from the script will be required. Bring sheet music of your choice for your singing audition. An accompanist will be provided. Strong dancers and actors who are non-singers are also needed. Experience is helpful but not required. Auditions are open to adults, older teens, and girls ages 9 to 12.
- Bob Wallace – late 20’s to mid 30’s, a superb singer with a crooning style who moves well. (Played by Bing Crosby in the movie)
- Phil Davis – late 20’s to mid 30’s, strong jazz and tap-dancing needed – a song-and-dance comic performer. (Played by Danny Kaye in the movie)
- Betty Haynes – mid to late 20’s, a female singer of quiet beauty and charm who must move well. (Played by Rosemary Clooney in the movie)
- Judy Haynes – early 20’s, strong jazz and tap-dancing needed – a major song-and-dance performer. (Played by Vera Ellen in the movie)
- General Henry Waverly – late 50’s to mid 60’s, with the exception of one line, a non-singing role.
- Martha Watson – late 40’s to mid 60’s, a winning, appealing character-comedienne
- Susan Waverly – 9 years old, she must have an excellent belt voice and be able to move well.
- Ralph Sheldrake – mid to late 30’s
- Rita – mid 20’s to early 30’s
- Rhoda – mid 20’s to early 30’s
- Ezekiel Foster – mid 40’s to late 50’s
- Mike – mid 20’s to late 30’s
- Cigarette Girl
- Snoring Man
- Mrs. Snoring Man
- Train Conductor
- Dance Captain
- Assistant Seamstress
- Ed Sullivan Announcer
- Regency Room Announcer – offstage voice
- Sheldrake’s Secretary – offstage voice
- ‘Jimmy’s Back Room’ Clubgoers
- Train Passengers
- Inn Guests / Patrons of the Regency Room
For more information, please contact the White Christmas hotline at (262)470-3940, or email WhiteXmas2015@gmail.com.