Curve and Jamie Wilson present the classic festive favourite, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.
Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster reunites with two-time Olivier Award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear to bring this timeless musical to Leicester.
Based on the Paramount Pictures film of the same name starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by David Ives and Paul Blake, White Christmas tells the story of Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis and their successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route for their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former Army commander.
Danny Mac Sunset Boulevard and Emma Williams An Officer and a Gentleman – The Musical star as Bob Wallace and Betty Haynes, with Monique Young Kiss Me Kate, Kilworth House as Judy Haynes and Dan Burton Top Hat, Kilworth House as Phil Davis.
Featuring a dazzling, instantly recognisable score including Blue Skies, Sisters, Count your Blessings and arguably the most famous Christmas song of them all, White Christmas, Irving Berlin’s beloved Broadway sensation is an enduring tale of friendship, camaraderie, hope and the pursuit of happiness, told through spectacular dance routines and some of the greatest musical theatre songs ever written.
BASED UPON THE PARAMOUNT PICTURES FILM
WRITTEN FOR THE SCREEN BY NORMAN KRASNA, NORMAN PANAMA & MELVIN FRANK
MUSIC & LYRICS BY IRVING BERLIN
BOOK BY DAVID IVES & PAUL BLAKE
DIRECTOR NIKOLAI FOSTER
CHOREOGRAPHER STEPHEN MEAR
SET DESIGNER MICHAEL TAYLOR
COSTUME DESIGNER DIEGO PITARCH
LIGHTING DESIGNER MARK HENDERSON
SOUND DESIGNER TOM MARSHALL
ORIGINAL ORCHESTRATIONS BY LARRY BLANK
VOCAL AND DANCE ARRANGEMENTS BY BRUCE POMAHAC
RE-ORCHESTRATIONS BY JASON CARR
MUSICAL SUPERVISOR STEPHEN BROOKER
MUSICAL DIRECTOR NEIL MACDONALD
Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe.
★★★★★ ‘Dazzling, joyous and brilliantly performed production of the Irving Berlin’s musical… faultlessly executed’
★★★★ ‘Nikolai Foster’s glorious revival… meltingly lovely two hours’
‘lashings of Hollywood glamour… classic songs, crisp and intricate choreography wrapped up with style and warmth’
British Theatre Guide