“Snow, Snow, Snow….comes to Boca Raton”

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The sultry palms of Boca Raton will glitter with snowflakes as the Wick Theatre premieres its second production of the Inaugural Season with the popular musical, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Having made its debut on Broadway in 2008, the musical is based upon the beloved 1954 Bing Crosby- Danny Kaye film, which featured an array of Irving Berlin’s classic songs including Sisters, I Love a Piano, Blue Skies and arguably one of the most popular holiday songs of all times, White Christmas. The Wick production runs through December 25, 2013 with evening performances Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $58 per person for adults. For tickets and other details please visit www.thewick.org or call the box office at 561-995-2333. “I’m thrilled to bring White Christmas to the Wick Theatre this holiday season. The film has been a holiday favorite of mine since I can remember,” said Stacey Stephens, the show’s director and the Executive Director of The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum. “I want to pay homage to the film while bringing a new and exciting evening of theatre to the Wick’s audience.” Stephens continued, “I have found some of the best talent south Florida has to offer. Being new to the Florida theatre scene, I was so excited to see all the talent here and look forward to working with them on this project.” Wendy Hall, whom Stephens worked with on eight shows previously, will be the choreographer, and The Wick’s resident musical director Michael Ursua, will be at the musical helm. The production stars south Florida favorites James Cichewicz, Cannon Starnes, Kelly Shook and Julie Kleiner Davis. Also featured are Missy McArdle, Alan Gerstel, Randy Charleville, Sean Dorazio, Joshua S. Roth and Bianca Matthews. The production staff includes set design by Tom Hansen and sound design by Gerald Michaels. “I know that the Wick’s White Christmas will enchant and excite audiences young and old,” said Stephens. “The frothy romance, light comedy, and heartfelt songs will set the mood for wonderful holiday season.” White Christmas, the musical, tells story of two WWII army buddies that rise to fame as a singing duo. When the pair crosses paths with a sister act, romance is inevitable and, as luck would have it, they find themselves together in a Vermont Inn that is nearing bankruptcy because there’s no snow. When it is discovered that the inn keeper is none other than their beloved General from the army days, a plan is immediately put into place to save the inn. They produce a show at the inn and enlist their wartime comrades and a variety of show business folk to help bring some holiday cheer to an old friend and help him save his business. By the final curtain, the inn is saved, romance lives, and Mother Nature naturally fulfills her promise to deliver a White Christmas. The Wick Theatre is located at 7901 North Federal Highway in Boca Raton, and also houses the internationally acclaimed Wick Costume Museum. Tour, luncheon and show packages are also available. Details at www.thewick.org or call the box office at 561-995-2333.