The Talent Company is pleased to announce the Central New York premiere of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas." The tale of a couple of song-and-dance men who meet up with a sister act to make sparks fly and snow fall will play now through Dec. 13 at the NewTimes Theatre, Art & Home Center, NYS Fairgrounds.
Based on the beloved 1954 movie musical that starred Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. the Broadway hit is full of dancing, romance, laughter, and some of the greatest songs ever written, including "Happy Holiday," "Sisters," "I Love a Piano," "Blue Skies," "How Deep is the Ocean," "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm," "The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing," "Falling Out Of Love Can Be Fun," "Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me," "Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)," and the unforgettable title song, "White Christmas."
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. plus Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. on Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12.
"White Christmas" stars Bob Brown as Bob Wallace and Gary Troy as Phil Davis, the song-and-dance men, and Brandi Ozark Weston as Judy Haynes and Colleen Wager as Betty Haynes, the "sister act." While these stars are no strangers to Syracuse audiences, they have performed near and far. Bob Brown, with over 150 roles to his credit locally, has toured nationally as King Arthur in "Camelot," Nicky Arnstein in "Funny Girl," and Abel Frank in "State Fair." Gary Troy, currently living in NYC, has appeared in Syracuse as Bill Snibson in "Me and My Girl," Don Lockwood in "Singing in the Rain," and the title role in "Arthur; Off Broadway" in "They're Playing Our Song" and "Molly McGuire," and regionally in "Oliver," "A Christmas Carol," "Joseph ," "Crazy For You" and "Stop The World I Want To Get Off." Brandi Ozark Weston, now living in Northern Virginia, has performed numerous roles in the Syracuse area and in the first national company of "State Fair" starring John Davidson. Colleen Wager, returning to Syracuse after living in South Carolina, has had starring roles locally, has recorded radio and television jingles, and has sung with several bands.