2014: White Christmas

 

LAMP are delighted to announce that our 2014 production, running from Monday 20th to Saturday 25th of October at Linlithgow Academy Theatre, will be a Scottish Amateur Premiere of Irving Berlin's White Christmas.

'White Christmas' is a spectacular stage musical, telling the story of Bing Crosby’s classic 1954 movie which brims with classic Irving Berlin hits like Blue Skies, How Deep is the Ocean?, Happy Holiday, Sisters and of course the unforgettable title song White Christmas.

Bob Wallace and Phil Davies are army buddies from World War II who have become a very successful song and dance team. They meet up with Betty & Judy Haynes, the sisters of another of their army buddies and Phil, seeing that Bob is attracted to Betty, talks him into following the girls to their next show; an inn in Vermont.

When they get to the inn, it is practically empty because there is no snow. As they start to leave, the men learn that the innkeeper is their beloved former commanding general from World War II. They decide to stay to try to drum up some business for the old man. They bring their whole show up to the inn which helps, but is not quite enough.

Betty mistakenly thinks that Bob and Phil are taking advantage of the general's misfortune to get free publicity, so she gets angry at him. Judy and Phil think that Betty is upset because she is afraid to fall in love with Bob because she has to look after Judy, so Judy and Phil pretend to get engaged.

Betty leaves for New York to get away from Bob but when the general's request to rejoin the army is denied, Bob goes on national TV to get the men from his World War II division to surprise the general on Christmas Eve. Betty sees the show, and realizes Bob really is a good guy so she returns to Vermont to participate in the big show.

 

NODA show review available here!

 


 

Our 2014 Cast is:

 

Bob Wallace - Ross Bain

Betty Haynes - Alison Train

Phil Davis - Graeme Scott

Judy Haynes - Karine Stalker

General Waverley - Eric Brown

Martha - Carol Fraser

Susan - Daisy Mackie

Sheldrake - Roddy Bain

Mike - Connor Watt

Rita - Shona Fraser

Rhoda - Claire Withnell

Ezekiel - Garry Withnell

Tessie - Sue Spencer

Cigarette Girl - Caroline Steven

Mrs Snoring Man - Janet Cameron

Mr Snoring Man - Gregor Preston

Secretary - Fiona Deighton

Seamstress - Sheila Rodgers

Assistant Seamstress - Alison McLean

 

Director...Sandy Queenan

Musical Director...Eddie MacLennan

Choreographer...Elspeth Whyte