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Family Community Theatre Set to Bring Holiday Classic, White Christmas to the Stage


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The Family Community Theater is excited to present Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Since its first production of this well-known musical in 2013, the Family Community Theatre has applied for the rights to do the show multiple times without success. However, persistence paid off when the theatre was granted rights for the show this year.

White Christmas is a musical based on the Paramount Pictures 1954 film of the same name. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting, wholesome musical that will delight audiences of all ages.

Playwrights– David Ives and Paul BlakeDavid Ives has been active in the American theatre for 50 years. He collaborated with Stephen Sondheim on Sondheim’s last musical, Paul Blake produced the Broadway, London and touring productions of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Mr Blake’s Tony-nominated Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (co-writer & co-producer) played two highly successful seasons on Broadway and has become a holiday favorite in theatres across the country.

Music – Irving Berlin – With a life that spanned more than 100 years and a catalogue that boasts over 1,000 songs, Irving Berlin (1888-1989) epitomized Jerome Kern’s famous maxim that “Irving Berlin has no place in American music – he is American music.” Berlin wrote scores to 13 Broadway musicals,

 The Family Children’s Theatre production has a cast of 25.  There are 6 actors/actresses appearing with the Family Community Theatre stage for the first time, several who have had theatre experience.

Nicholas Amezola directs the musical with assistance from April Basgall. Music direction is provided by Angela Huck. The choreography is under the direction of Nicholas Amezola and Catherine Vessey.

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

November 24-26 and November 30-December 3, 2023

Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday – 3:00 p.m.

Flag Theatre

310 North Main

Hutchinson, Kansas

Tickets available:

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Flag Theatre 1 hour prior to the show