White Christmas

Fall 2014

Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions. (via R&H)

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Show Dates

November 7, 7:30pm
November 8, 2:00pm
November 8, 7:30pm
November 9, 2:00pm (Veterans and active military free*)
November 14, 7:30pm (Cappies Reviewed Performance)
November 15, 2:00pm
November 15, 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)

 

*Free veteran and active military tickets can be obtained at the door only.

Characters

Thanks to all who auditioned!  Principals will be getting librettos this summer.  All cast members will be receiving an email with details about the show within the next two weeks.

Bob Wallace – Will Everett   (US: Jacob Nelson)

Phil Davis – Bryce Menard   (US Paul Hardin)

Betty Haynes – Anna Phillips-Brown   (US: Connie Kessler)

Judy Haynes – Lexie McEntire   (US: Merritt Palmer)

General Henry Waverly – Blake Phillips   (US: Ewen Crunkhorn)

Martha Watson – Laura Baker   (US: Madi Sarlo)

Susan Waverly – Miryam Mendelson   (US: Caroline Orejuela)

Ralph Sheldrake – Jacob Nelson    (US: Paul Hardin)

Rita – Lara Taylor

Rhoda – Claudia Caceres

Ezekiel Foster – Trent Crocker

Mike – Chester Kowalski

Tessie – Kerry Miller

Jimmy – Dawson Taylor

Cigarette Girl – Mary Ann Callahan

Snoring Man (solos in show) – Drew Bondy

Mrs. Snoring Man (solos in show) – Rachel Turner

Train Conductor – Ewen Crunkhorn

Dance Captain – Anna O’Hara

Seamstress – Samantha Terry

Assistant Seamstress – Madi Sarlo

Ed Sullivan Announcer – Trent Crocker

Regency Room Announcer (offstage) – TBD

Sheldrake’s Secretary (offstage) – Hope Carey

Featured Dances (in all production numbers):

Merritt Palmer

Anna O’Hara

Singers in “The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing”:

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Connie Kessler

Hope Carey

Ariana Hooberman

Caleb Yoo

Drew Bondy

Jacob Lamb

Ballroom dancers in “The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing:

Merritt Palmer

Gracie Malin

Anna O’Hara

Hannah Thomas

Sean McCracken

Drew Bondy

Matthew Bendus

Paul Hardin

Chorus Kids (several scenes and production numbers):

Hannah Thomas

Gracie Malin

Mary Ann Callahan

Myranda Stawowczyk

Meghan Howe

Caroline Grass

Caroline Orenjuela

Samantha Levowitz

Caleb Yoo

Paul Hardin

Matthew Bendus

Connie Kessler

Anna O’Hara

Ariana Hooberman

Kristen Bolger

Rachel Turner

Marc Manaloto

Jacob Lamb

Sean McCracken

Dawson Taylor

Drew Bondy

Tappers in “I Love a Piano”:

Connie Kessler

Anna O’Hara

Ariana Hooberman

Kristen Bolger

Rachel Turner

Marc Manaloto

Jacob Lamb

Sean McCracken

Dawson Taylor

Drew Bondy

‘Jimmy’s Back Room’ Clubgoers, Patrons of the Regency Room, Guests at the show at the Inn:

Haley Cole

Grace Hodgman

Katie Meeks

Naomi Epstein

Mavis Manaloto

Hope Carey

Ewen Crunkhorn

Ethan Olswang

Train Passengers/Inn Guests: TBD

 

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Audition Information

  • When and Where:
    • June 16 – Vocal Auditi

      on by Appointment beginning at 12:30 in the Chorus Room– Sign up sheet will be on the Call board outside Black Box.  Rising Freshmen ONLY, sign up for a slot by email to tjhobson@fcps.edu.

    • June 18 – Cold Readings – 12:30 PM in the Auditorium (Rising freshmen may come at 3)
    • June 19 – Dance Auditions – 12:30 PM in the Auditorium (Rising freshmen may come at 3)
    • June 20 – Callbacks – 12:30 in the Auditorium (Rising freshmen may come at 3)
    • You must be available all days
    • If you will not be in school those days, we can arrange an audition on June 23, but it will not be in your best interest!  If this is the case, you must email Mrs. Hobson NO LATER THAN MONDAY, JUNE 9 at tjhobson@fcps.edu .
  • Who:
    • Auditions are open to ALL students who will be Woodson students this fall!
    • We will be casting an ensemble of singers, singers/dancers.  You must audition for all three elements.
  • What:
    • Prepare the song listed on the website, www.wtwdrama.org .  The sheet music and recorded music will be available there beginning Friday, June 6.
    • You do not need to prepare a monologue – we will be having cold readings for the acting audition.
    • Wear comfortable clothes for the dance audition.  There will be a dance ensemble which requires tap, jazz, and ballet.  Other ensemble roles will require jazz only.  Bring shoes you have for any specialty dance.

There will be many opportunities for you to also work tech for the show – more info in the fall!

(Download the information above as a PDF)

They Can’t Take That Away sheet music (PDF)

Notes

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Download Notes

Accompaniment

Download Accompaniment

More Information

Download the Original Cast Recording (link opens iTunes)