Following the European Premiere of Irving Berlin's White Christmas last year - this delightful new stage musical that is as fresh and rare as newly fallen snow returns for Christmas 2007. White Christmas the Musical is brimming with classic Irving Berlin hits like Blue Skies, Happy Holiday, Sisters, How Deep is the Ocean, and of course the unforgettable title song White Christmas.
Irving Berlin's White Christmas the Musical tells the story of Bob Wallace and Phil David, two successful Broadway partners who become romantically involved with the Haynes Sisters. On vacation in Vermont they stay at a ski resort owned by the boy's former Army General and run my Martha, his wise-cracking housekeeper. The boys discover they are the only guests because there is no snow! They help out the General by staging their Broadway bound Revue at the resot as well as making a television appeal to their army buddies to show up on Christmas Eve. The result is a spectacular and emotional finale.
This major production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas the Musical promises to be a merry and bright theatrical experience for the whole family - full of tap dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written. The cast of over 30 is expected, subject to final confirmation, to feature Craig McLachlan, Ken Kercheval and Lorna Luft reprising their critically acclaimed roles from the Christmas 2006 production, along with a 17 piece orchestra.
White Christmas: 2007 / 2008 UK Tour
The European Premiere 2006 / 2007 production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas the Musical featured Craig McLachlan as singer 'Bob Wallace', Tim Flavin as tap dancer 'Phil Davis', Lorna Luft as the wise-cracking housekeeper 'Martha' and Ken Kercheval as 'the General'. The tour visited The Theatre Royal in Plymouth from Saturday 18 November to Saturday 2 December 2006 and then The Mayflower Theatre in Southampton from Thursday 7 December 2006 to Sunday 28 January 2007.
Craig McLachlan is probably best remembered for his role in the Australian television soap Neighbours as well as his role in the popular BBC television series Bugs. Craig's other credits include, on television, Home and Away, and on stage, originating the role of 'Danny' in the record breaking London production of Grease at The Dominion Theatre. Lorna Luft, the daughter of Judy Garland, is an accomplished musical theatre performer and cabaret star. Lorna brought her show Songs My Mother Taught Me to The Savoy Theatre in London in 2004. Ken Kercheval starred as 'Cliff Barnes' in the international hit TV series Dallas. Tim Flavin has starred in a number of London West End musicals including Crazy For You, My One and Only and On Your Toes for which he won the Olivier Award for 'Most Promising Newcomer'.
UK Regional Theatres
UK Pantomimes and Christmas Shows Dec 2007 to Jan 2008
UK ToursAspects of Love
The Car Man: Matthew Bourne
Cats The Musical
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Dancing on Ice Tour 2008
Disney on Ice: The Incredibles
Disney on Ice: High School Musical
Fiddler on the Roof
Grumpy Old Women
High School Musical Ice Tour
High School Musical Stage Tour
Holiday on Ice Romanza
Scrooge The Musical
Strictly Come Dancing
Thomas the Tank Engine Live
White Christmas the Musical