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White Christmas

Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Comedy, Christmas/Holiday

  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, College Theatre / Student, Church / Religious Groups

  • Accolades:
  • Winner! 1970 Academy Award for Best Original Song: 'White Christmas'
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. 

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. 

The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas.

WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.


"A jolly live extravaganza that only Scrooges can resist"

New York Magazine

 “WHITE CHRISTMAS is enchanting as a first snow…Audiences drank it up like spiked egg nog.”

San Francisco Examiner

"The most professional and crowd-pleasing show as far as holiday entertainment goes"

AM New York

"WHITE CHRISTMAS is a holiday hit on both coasts... but it is great family fun even when Christmas is half a year away. Thank goodness we aren't too dainty to savor treats out of season."

Judith Newmark

"It’s been ballyhooed across all media, from billboards to TV. It should be ballyhooed a little more. WHITE CHRISTMAS merits the hype. A big, boffo Broadway musical with a gorgeous score that seemingly flows from music director Steven Freeman’s supple baton, the show left me twinkling like a Christmas tree."

Rohan Preston Star Tribune

"If you're hankering for a fix from the fifties, WHITE CHRISTMAS is the perfect gift"

Roma Torre NY1

 “Step Aside, CHRISTMAS CAROL. Twirl back, NUTCRACKER. There’s a new kid on the seasonal entertainment block, and it’s star is Irving Berlin.”

Oakland Tribune

"With memorable songs such as "White Christmas", "Count Your Blessings", and "Sisters" if you go along to WHITE CHRISTMAS, you'll be sure to have a Happy Holiday."

Dawn Ellis Plymoth

"You'll go home happy A sure-fire seasonal musical. I don't see how anyone who loves Broadway musicals can fail to be pleased by so polished and ingenious a show. The songs are out of Berlin's top drawer"

Terry Teachout The Wall Street Journal

"The Berlin songs are sweet to hear. ˜How Deep Is the Ocean" is sublime. ˜I Love a Piano" is a buoyant number"

Charles Isherwood The New York Times

"An irresistible story, based on one of the best Christmas movies ever"

Jacques le Sourd The Journal News

"WHITE CHRISTMAS is just about the most perfect present you could is quite simply one of the best musicals I've ever seen."

Western Morning News

"most audiences will be sufficiently high on holiday spirit to sing along"

David Rooney Variety

“WHITE CHRISTMAS is a shiny package most audiences will be happy to unwrap…packed with brightly staged, well-chosen Irving Berlin numbers.”

Contra Costa Times

"WHITE CHRISTMAS has 'hit' stamped all over it...There just aren't enough superlatives for this irresistible show."

Evening Herald
Premiere Production: In 2008, Irving Berlin's White Christmas premiered for the first time as a stage musical on Broadway at the Marquise Theatre. It played for a limited run during the holiday season, and returned to the theater for a repeat run in the winter of 2009 for a total of 53 performances.
  • Casting: 6M, 6F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Roles for Children
  • Chorus Size: Large

  • BOB WALLACE - late 20's to mid 30's, a superb singer with a crooning style who moves well.
    PHIL DAVIS - late 20's to mid 30's, strong jazz and tap-dancing needed - a song-and-dance comic performer.
    BETTY HAYNES - mid to late 20's, a female singer of quiet beauty and charm who must move well.
    JUDY HAYNES - early 20's, strong jazz and tap-dancing needed - a major song-and-dance performer.
    GENERAL HENRY WAVERLY - late 50's to mid 60's, with the exception of one line, a non-singing role.
    MARTHA WATSON - late 40's to mid 60's, a winning, appealing character-comedienne.
    SUSAN WAVERLY - 9 years old, she must have an excellent belt voice and be able to move well.
    RALPH SHELDRAKE - mid to late 30's
    RITA - mid 20's to early 30's
    RHODA - mid 20's to early 30's
    EZEKIEL FOSTER - mid 40's to late 50's
    MIKE - mid 20's to late 30's
    REGENCY ROOM ANNOUNCER - offstage voice
    SHELDRAKE'S SECRETARY - offstage voice
  • Name Price
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional.

    1 x Libretto-Vocal Book
    1 x Piano/Conductor Score

    Pre-Production Pack Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

    1 x Libretto-Vocal Book
    1 x Piano/Conductor Score

    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    20 x Libretto-Vocal Book
    2 x Piano/Conductor's Score

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    1 x Piano Conductor's Score
    1 x Reed I (Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone (Lead Flute))
    1 x Reed II (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone (Lead Clarinet))
    1 x Reed III (Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
    1 x Reed IV (Bassoon, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone)
    1 x Horn
    1 x Trumpet I
    1 x Trumpet II
    1 x Trumpet III
    1 x Trombone I (Tenor Trombone)
    1 x Trombone II (Tenor Trombone)
    1 x Trombone III (Bass Trombone)
    1 x Drums (Traps, Mark Tree, Triangle)
    2 x Percussion (2 Timpani (F to F), Glockenspiel, Vibes, Suspended Cymbal, Wood Block, Sleigh Bells, Chimes, Xylophone, Triangle, Castanets, Bell Tree, Metal Cabasa, Marimba, Piccolo Wood Block, Cymbal, Bass Drum, Ratchet, Tambourine)
    1 x Keyboard I (Piano, Synth)
    1 x Keyboard II (Synth)
    3 x Violin (Divisi)
    1 x Cello (Divisi)
    1 x Bass

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
    Lib/Vocal Book 10 Pack Shipped with (or after) Rehearsal Material. This is optional.

    10 x Libretto-Vocal Books

    $50.00 +$50.00/pm