Croswell to stage ‘White Christmas’Written by Matt Liasse | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Because of high demand, “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” will be performed at The Croswell Opera House for three weekends this month.
The show was done two years ago with a “huge response,” said Artistic Director Jere Righter. The number of shows this month is in response to how popular it was then.
“It was very, very popular,” Righter said. “This is the first time in recent history that the Croswell has done a show for three full weekends. … It was our response to the community wanting to see the show.”
Righter said she is excited to start the show. Her favorite part about it is how family-friendly it is.
“It’s a story for all ages so you can bring children and you can bring grandparents, and everyone’s going to enjoy it,” she said. “Many people are familiar with it, but when they come here, they see the movie really comes to life. … We really work hard to make it really magical and a family show.”
The show is based on the 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. The Croswell’s production stars Jim Craig as Bob, Joe Dennehy as Phil, Mackenzie Dryer as Betty and Libby Bruno as Judy. Some of the musical numbers include “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” “I Love a Piano” and “White Christmas.”
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14 and 21 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 14, 15 and 22. Tickets for the show range from $15 to $35, depending on seat location. Tickets for students age 15 and younger are $15. Discounts are available for groups ordering 14 or more tickets for a single performance. Tickets can be purchased at the Croswell’s box office or by calling (517) 264-SHOW.
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