It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at United High School as the Drama Club and Music Department stage the holiday classic “White Christmas.”
Army buddies Bob Wallace (Joey Means) and Phil Davis (Jacob Brown) are Broadway stars looking to add an act to their outrageously popular show. Their search takes them to Jimmy’s Backroom, where Jimmy (Jared Donelson) is showcasing the talented and beautiful sister act of Betty (Jayda Fyock) and Judy (Anna Gazdik) Haynes.
Much to the men’s surprise, they find the sisters to be potential partners, both professionally and romantically. The men follow the ladies to Pinetree, Vt., where they encounter their former commanding officer, Gen. Henry Waverly (Anthony McKinney).
With insight from the Waverly’s housekeeper Martha (Emily Akers) and his young granddaughter Susan (Sophia Naugle), Bob and Phil find that their beloved general is struggling to be successful as an innkeeper in his retirement. And, the lack of snow in America’s winter playground doesn’t help matters either!
Bob and Phil devise a plan to help, but Martha’s eavesdropping threatens their good intentions as well as any budding romances. At the Columbia Inn, love and the weather are always together, planning another surprise.
Come see this collection of Irving Berlin standards and allow United High School to bring happy holidays to you.
Additional cast includes Hannah Baird, Michaela Bevard, Odessa Bier, Jadelyn Boring, Cheyenne Doell, Trista Fisher, Logan Heinrich, Rylee Horner, Zoe Mack, Sawyer McGinnis, Aedyn Montgomery, Cheyenne Noel, Helena Oherrick, Delaney Patterson, Avalon Plummer, Hannah Rudnik, Skyler Quick and Caeli Woodring.
Stage managers are Emma McAnulty and Jordyn Ponchione. The sound supervisor is Courtnee Garland. The lighting supervisor is Owen Ludwig. Stage crew members are Abby Baird, Hannah Baird, Grace Blankenbicker, Sierra Boring, John Michael Dunn, Trista Fisher, Ian Friday, Ciara Fourhman, AJ Hixson, MecKenzee Jones, Brent Kline-Glance, Jonas Mack, Katlyn McDonald, Ava Kovalcik, Galen Leightley, Gavin Leightley, Shealynn Ray, Elisabeth Ressler, Savahanna Snyder, David Susick and Mrs. Barb Turner.
The pit orchestra consists of Jonny Aloi, Ashlyn Bowers, John Michael Dunn, Annie Felton, Kassidy Fletcher, Austin Friday, Justin Higgins, Richie Janicsko, Amie Mack, Zach Nixon, Alex Stewart, Destiny Stewart, Brianna Taylor and Gabbi Wirick.
The conductor and musical director is Mr. Luke Hamilton.
Production staff are director Mrs. Michelle Dunn, technical director Mr. Robert Penrose, vocal director Mrs. Acey Gongaware, with choreography by Ms. Brianna Adkins and costumes by Mrs. Heidi McDonald.
Performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the United High School Auditorium, 10780 Route 56 Highway East, Armagh.
Tickets are available at the door and are $7 for adults, $5 for students and free for children 4 and younger.
Call (814) 446-5615, ext. 1264, for additional ticket information.