Musical: Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” about two World War II veterans and the musical Haynes sisters who take their song-and-dance act to a Vermont lodge, is directed by Carol Dunne ’87 and music directed by Andrea Grody ’11.
Dates and location: Dec. 4-31, at Northern Stage in White River Junction, Vt.
The director and music director: The artistic director of Northern Stage, Dunne also is the artistic director at the New London Barn Playhouse in New London, N.H., a senior lecturer at Dartmouth College, and a freelance actress and director. In addition to serving as the show’s music director, Grody also plays the piano and conducts the orchestra. Grody is a musical-theater artist in New York City. The musical she wrote, Strange Faces, about young people with Asperger’s syndrome, received readings last summer.
The show: Based on the film starring Bing Crosby, this production focuses on the “heart of the show” — “the story of giving a World War II veteran the love and recognition he needs at a difficult time in his life,” said Grody. “We are embracing the Vermont barn in which the show-within-a-show is set. It brings the story back to what holiday stories are really about: love, family, and the joy of being where you are with the people around you.”
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