White Christmas

White Christmas
Directed by: Leigh Ann Smith
Produced by: Cindy Hamblin, Debbie Copp and Kelly Trier
Auditions – Saturday, October 9, 2010 – 9 a.m.
Performances: December 3-12
Curtain Times: 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday

2901 West Wabash Avenue
Springfield, Illinois  62704

Just in time for the holiday season, get into the holiday spirit this year the old fashioned way. This traditional musical will warm your heart and have you ready to deck the halls. White Christmas is a fantastic show for the whole family that is sure to kick your holidays into full force. You’ll leave the theater wishing it were snowing. It tells an uplifting, nostalgic story with seasonal music that will have you hoping all your Christmas’ be white.

Based on the adored 1954 film starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye the White Christmas is reminiscent of a 1950’s Hollywood production. The show takes the story of two friends and World War II vets Bob Wallace and Phil Davis who find their soul mates in sister act Betty and Judy Haynes while performing at a picturesque Vermont Inn. The musical sets the stage for that old fashioned Christmas feel.
The inspiring score features many songs by Berlin including “Happy Holidays”, “Count Your Blessings” and “Love, You Didn’t Do Right By Me”. Of course the most popular song included is the title song that started it all. “The Academy Award winning song “White Christmas” was first heard in the 1942 film “Holiday Inn” Which also starred Crosby as well as Fred Astaire. Several other Berlin songs that were not featured in the 1954 film have been added to the stage show.


Bob Wallace                           Matthew Vala

Phil Davis                                Kellen Fant

Betty Haynes                          Sara Baltusevich

Judy Haynes                           Anna Bussing

General Henry Waverly         Patrick Foster

Martha Watson                      Nancy Diefenback

Susan Waverly                        Sydney Geyston

Ralph Sheldrake                     Darin Harms

Rita                                          Alyssa Furling

Rhoda                                      Stephanie Marcy Geyston

Ezekiel Foster                          Terry Shoppenhorst

Mike                                        Neil Bassett

Tessie/Mrs. Snoring Man       Dulcinea Harms

Cigarette Girl                          Ciara Knapp

Snoring Man                           Dave Burkum

Dance Captain                        Mary Matheny

Understudy                             Abby Milhiser, Ashley Eastman

Seamstress                             Gaile E. Bee

Scooter/Ed Sullivan Announcer/Jimmy          Donnie Killen

Chorus                                     Kayleigh Johnson, Victoria Lutkowski, Kenny Naughton


Director:                                  Leigh Ann Smith
Vocal Directors:                       Judy McEvoy & Leigh Ann Smith
Choreographer:                       Elizabeth Cheney
Musical Director:                      Lyle Vandeventer
Accompanist:                           Cory Brown
Hair and Make-Up Designer:    Joe Jackson
Hair and Make-Up Team:          Sylvia Burke, Richard Green, Ginny Racette
Costume Designer:                   Laura Lutkowski
Lighting Designer:                    Edward H. Smith
Sound Designer:                       Glenn Jones
Properties Designer:                Bridgette Young
Set Designer/Master Builder:  Edward H. Smith
Fly Rail Coordinator:                 Dave Darneille
Stage Manager:                       Kate Solar
Assistant Stage Manager:       Bridgette Young
Production Coordinator:           Cindy Hamblin
Producers:                                Cindy Hamblin, Debbie Copp and Kelly Trier