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Stage 212’s 50th anniversary season will conclude with ‘White Christmas’

LASALLE — Stage 212’s 50th anniversary season will conclude with a taste of the holidays as “White Christmas” takes the stage.

An adaptation of the delightful movie musical by David Ives and Paul Blake, with songs by Irving Berlin, “White Christmas” tells the story of two successful song-and-dance men who fall in love with a pair of beautiful sisters while struggling to save the fading Vermont inn owned by their former commanding general.

Appearing in “White Christmas” are Phil Grant as Bob Wallace, Kyle Showen as Phil Davis, Michele McClane as Betty Haynes, Mary Rose Prosinski as Judy Haynes, Joel Stevenor as General Waverly, Melanie Maskel as Martha Watson, Nora Maier as Susan Waverly, Doug Bartelt as Ralph Sheldrake, Christin Mitchell as Rita, Grace McCormick as Rhoda, Andrew Paden as Ezekiel Foster and Reid Tomasson as Mike, the stage manager.

Featured in the ensemble are Doug Bartelt, Robert Malerk, Alexa Dawson, Caryn Brown, Jennifer Rexius, Vicky Bickel, Karen Leifheit and Yvette Lucas. Featured in the “Chorus Kids” dance ensemble are Reid Tomasson, Isaac Alvarado, Nick Hancock, Andrew Paden, Trenton McKinnie, Grace McCormick, Allesyn Wilke, Adrienne VanHorn, Savarah Summers and Christin Mitchell.

Featured in the children’s choir are Lainey Johns, Kelsey Frederick, Lindsey Fabris, Ella Johns, Zoe Kidd, Max Wertz, Emily Kmetz, Ava Stone and Andrew Beer.

The production staff includes director/costumer Abby Bertrand, producer Ellen Marincic, music director Megan Cullinan, choreographer Tori Duttlinger, co-stage managers Perla Escatel and Luiz Guzman, set builders Cory Tomasson, Tony Christopherson and Scot Smigel, scenic painter Kelsi Ryan, costumers Phil Grant, Kyle Showen, Pam Haughawout and Joel Stevenor, prop coordinators Mary Mauck and Kenn Gubitz, sound operators Kyle Foley and Zoe Piano, lighting designer Yvette Lucas, light operator Brian Brown, spotlight operators Amy Lund and Tea Lamboley and stagehands Lexy Kessel and Jake Haegele.

“White Christmas” will be presented Nov. 29 and 30, Dec. 1 (two performances), 2, 7, 8 and 9 at Stage 212, 700 First St., LaSalle. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available to the general public for $20 each beginning Nov. 12, and may be purchased by visiting the box office on Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, or by calling 815-224-3025 during the same hours. Tickets may also be purchased online by visiting www.stage212.org.

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