White Christmas Takes The Stage At Cabrillo Music Theatre
Cabrillo Music Theatre will be presenting Irving Berlin's White Christmas starting December 26th in Thousand Oaks. The classic Bing Crosby-Danny Kaye movie comes to life on the stage, with its score enhanced by Irving Berlin classics, and stars David Engel, Randy Rogel, Jennifer Mathews and Cassie Silva.
Cabrillo's production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, created exclusively for the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Bank of America Performing Arts Center, will open on Saturday, December 26th, 2009 and run for seven performances, through Tuesday, December 29th.
Filled with Irving Berlin's songs, and featuring a new book by David Ives and Paul Blake, White Christmas tells the story of two World War II veterans-turned-entertainers, who meet up with a talented pair of sisters.
Together, they plot to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. The score features a whopping 17 Irving Berlin hits. Favorites from the movie include "Sisters," "Counting My Blessings," "The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing," and "Snow." Additions to the stage production include "I Love a Piano," "Blue Skies," and "How Deep is the Ocean." Topping it all off, of course, is the award-winning title tune.
"White Christmas is yet another Cabrillo exclusive to appear concurrently with a Broadway production," says Carole W. Nussbaum, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cabrillo Music Theatre. "Our audience is in for a holiday treat! Bring the kids and the grandkids to the biggest holiday party of the season. We've even got Santa Claus and his helpers in the lobby! Here at Cabrillo Music Theatre, Christmas isn't over until December 29th!"
In keeping with holiday tradition, Cabrillo Music Theatre's White Christmas will bring together some of the biggest stars of recent CMT shows. Singin' In The Rain stars David Engel and Randy Rogel (2008 Ovation Award winner, Best Supporting Actor) reunite in the roles made famous by Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. Joining them will be Jennifer Mathews, of Cabrillo's Carousel, and Cassie Silva, star of last season's 42nd Street.
Cabrillo Music Theatre performs exclusively at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Bank of America Performing Arts Center, at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.