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Taylor University, Upland, IN
Monday, June 24, 2024
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Taylor Theatre is set to perform Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas’

Classic Christmas musical coming soon

Taylor Theatre presents its Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”, based on the Paramount Pictures 1954 film of the same name. The book is by David Ives and Paul Blake, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin.

The production will run Nov. 11, 12, 18, Dec. 2 and 3  at 7:30 p.m., and  Nov. 13, 20 and Dec. 4 at 2:00 p.m. in Taylor University’s Mitchell Theatre. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the box office: 765-998-5289 and boxoffice@taylor.edu.

Join us this holiday season as we transform Mitchell Theatre into a charming little inn and celebrate the season through the staging of the must-see spectacular, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas The Musical”!

It is a timeless tale of joy and goodwill about a song-and-dance team who sets their own agenda aside to remind somebody just how important they were and are to so many.  Along the way, they fall for the stunning sister act of the Haynes Sisters.  

With music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake, this show is full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written.  The dazzling score features “Blue Skies,” “I Love a Piano,” “How Deep is the Ocean?,” “Count Your Blessings” and, of course, the unforgettable title song, “White Christmas.”  Give everyone the gift they’re dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.

In a world full of cynicism, when motives are questioned and hardly anyone believes anymore in a good deed done altruistically, the production will renew your spirit and perhaps have you believe again in kindness, the power of friendship and maybe even, perhaps, true love.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased by calling 765-998-5289 or by email at boxoffice@taylor.edu. 

Have a group of 20 or more, ask about our group discount. 

Reduced-price tickets are available for children and senior citizens. 

Ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas The Musical.”

Based upon Paramount Pictures Film Written for the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin

Book by David Ives and Paul Blake

At Taylor University — Mitchell Theatre 

Creative Team: Artistic Director: Tracy Manning, Music Director: Dr. Loralee Songer, Vocal Director: Dr. Conor Angell, Choreographers: Kory Browder & Jennifer Wolcott

Set Design: Kevin Gawley, Light Design: Conner Reagan

Cast: Bob: Michael Pierce, Phil: Steven Day, Betty: Carolyne Paschal, Judy: Eleana Manning, General Waverly: Cade Rogers, Martha Watson: Angie DeStefano, Susan: Hannah Wylie, Ralph Sheldrake: Jeff Auperle, Rita & Rhoda: Molly Lemont & Sylvia Muchmore, Character & Dance Ensemble: Megan Arnone, Karis Bland, James Eibel, Hanna Fritz, Caroline Gilmer, Caleb Howard, Gavin Kastner, Brenna Moan, Natalie Schmidt, Claire Vock

Taylor Theatre provides an immersive experience for audiences and participants by pursuing excellence on and off the stage, embracing difficulty and asking questions in pursuit of truth.