Irving Berlin's White Christmas Tickets
Irving Berlins White Christmas is a Tony Award-nominated musical inspired by the 1954 Paramount Pictures film by the same title. Its libretto is by Paul Blake and David Ives, alongside lyrics and music by Irving Berlin, the famous American composer/lyricist recognized as one of the most successful songwriters in history of America. The cast of the musical’s earliest production included Jeffry Denman, Meredith Patterson, Anastasia Barzee and Brian D’Arcy James. The performance has received nomination for two Tony Awards in 2009, in the categories of Best Orchestration and Best Choreography. It was also nominated for six Drama Desk Awards in the categories of Outstanding Sound Design, Outstanding Costume Design, Outstanding Set Design of a Musical, Outstanding Orchestration, Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Director of a Musical. Such critical acclaim has led to the popularizing of Irving Berlins White Christmas tickets.
The real attraction of Irving Berlins White Christmas musical, are the songs of Irving Berlin that are known to have gained world fame. The musician’s earliest hit called Alexander Ragtime Band took the world by storm, giving rise to international dance frenzy all the way to Berlin’s native land of Russia. Through the years he established himself as the maestro of American vernacular writing lyrics and composing similar music that was direct and uncomplicated, aiming to move the ordinary American whom he considered to be the actual ‘soul of country’. Many of his songs, gained prominence as breakthrough hits and gave him the status of a legend, all before he was not even thirty. In his career spanning across sixty years, he is estimated to have written fifteen hundred songs, of which many became score on nineteen Broadway shows while also being featured on eighteen Hollywood movies. Several of these received nominations for Academy Awards, while also inspiring widespread anthems and themes. Some his most popular tracks include White Christmas, Easter Parade, Happy Holiday, There’s No Business like Show Business and This is the Army, Mr. Jones.
Irving Berlins White Christmas debuted in 2004 in San Francisco, performing in several venues in Canada and US including Boston, Louisville, Detroit, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Los Angeles and Buffalo. The musical since had more tour productions across UK in 2007 and a second national tour of the US in 2009 while it has had a Broadway production in 2008, a Broadway Revival in 2009 and a Victorian Premiere in the same year. The UK tour beginning in 2006 went on for five years during which time it performed at venues such as Theatre Royal in Plymouth, The Lowry in Manchester, and Sunderland Empire Theatre. The US tour and Broadway production of 2008-09, began its previews in November, and continued into January, playing in twelve previews and fifty-three performances. This production was choreographed and directed by Randy Skinner and Walter Bobbie, respectively. Moreover, the show featured stars from regional productions including Stephen Bogardus, Charles Dean, Susan Mansure, Meredith Patterson, Jeffry Denman and Kerry O’Malley.
In Australia, Irving Berlins White Christmas was arranged by well-known MLOC Productions Inc, in Victoria at Phoenix Theatre. The artistic groups responsible for the show were arranged from scratch bringing in Judy Sullivan as director, Geoff Earle as musical director, and Merilyn Young as choreographer. In the US, the Broadway revival of 2009, was staged at Marquis Theatre, where it was directed and choreographed by the previous artists, and featured a cast consisting of James Clow, Mara Davis, Melissa Errico, Tonay Yazbeck, Ruth Willaimson and David Ogden Stiers. The national tour was staged all the way from Omaha in Nebraska to Kansas City in Missouri.
Among the songs featured in Irving Berlins White Christmas are hits such as Happy Holiday, Sisters, Snow, What Can You Do with a General, Let Me Sing and I’m Happy, Count Your Blessings instead of Sheep, I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, How Deep is the Ocean and many more. So get in line for those Irving Berlins White Christmas tickets and be there to experience the legendary scores.
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