(RED BANK, NJ) -- Phoenix Productions, the award-winning community theatre organization, will present the hit Broadway musical, White Christmas, for two weekends at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank beginning November 15.
Based on the classic
Bing Crosby movie, White Christmas boasts a score chock full of the
best melodies of Irving Berlin, American's most beloved composer
including "Blue Skies," "I Love a Piano," "How Deep is the Ocean" and
of course -- "Happy Holidays", "Snow", "I've Got My Love to Keep Me
Warm" and "White Christmas".
The well-known story involves World
War II veterans Bob and Phil, a successful song-and-dance team, who
follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters enroute to their Christmas
show in Vermont, where they encounter their former commanding officer
who is now doing a bad job of running an inn. Or course, the boys save
the inn and win the girls.
The Phoenix revival features a cast of
40 area performers lead by Jennifer Grasso of Highlands and Mike Morch
of Wall. Also featured in the cast of Laura Gelford and Ian
Brown-Gorrell of Manhattan, Paul Caliendo of Point Pleasant, Sarah
Coleman of Holmdel and Nico;e Picinic of Manahawkin.
perfect show to put the whole family into a holiday mood," notes
director Anthony Greco. "The sets and costumes are lavish, and the
production numbers featuring some very accomplished dancers just keep
coming one after another. It would take a true Scrooge not to leave the
theatre full of Christmas spirit."
Performances are scheduled for
Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees at the Count Basie
Theatre in Red Bank from November 15th through the 24th. Tickets, priced
at $20 to $32 can be purchased at the Count Basie box office, ordered
by phone at 732-842-9000 or ordered online at www.countbasietheatre.org .
a Red Bank-based non-profit community theatre organization, has
produced more than 100 revivals of hit Broadway musicals over the past
two decades. More information is available at phoenixredbank.com .