Carroll County Community Theatre presents Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” on Dec. 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m. Actors have been rehearsing for months under the direction of Laurence Smith with music direction by Kathy Waldrop, and choreography by Erin Poulson. “White Christmas” is appropriate for the whole family and a great way to kick off the Christmas season. Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake.
Young Army veterans Bob Wallace (played by Jake Shadrix) and Phil Davis (Matthew Dixon) have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters (Melissa Stamps and Ginna Blair) en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former Army commander, General Waverly (Joey Huckeba). 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.” Along with a stellar cast of local musical theatre actors, some dance numbers will be enhanced by talented young ladies from Fever Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 for all ages.
And then, the very next week, Carroll County Community Chorus (with approximately 120 singers) will present its annual holiday concert series “Christmas in Carroll County” with Charles Allen returning as conductor. Favorite Christmas songs will include “What Child is This,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Carol of the Bells,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” and “A Christmas Song” (better known as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”). Concerts are Friday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 15, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center’s Danny Mabry Theatre. Tickets are $10.
And finally, the Children’s Hour Holiday Concert will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. in the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center Theatre. This free concert will feature performances by many of our participants in CPRCAD cultural arts programs.
So get in the spirit and call 770-838-1083 for more information or to purchase theater or chorus tickets. I bet you will be humming Christmas tunes all the way home.
Maierhofer is director of the Carrollton Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department.