We may be smack in the sweltering center of summer, but it is never too early to be planning ahead for Christmas. The 2019 National Tour of White Christmas is getting ahead of the game, announcing the cities that will be included on their itinerary. Running from November 9 to December 29, 2019, this tour will make several stops throughout the holiday season including Cleveland, Chicago, Durham, and Boston. For the complete list of stops, see below.
White Christmas is a stage production of the perennial holiday film favorite of the same name. Featuring a bevy of timeless song standards composed by the late Irving Berlin, the musical boasts such favorites as “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies”, and of course the beloved title song. The book is by David Ives and Paul Blake and is adapted from the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank.
The creative team for the 2019 Tour includes scenic design by Anna Louizos; scenic adaptation by Kenneth Foy; costume design by Carrie Robbins; lighting design by Ken Billington; sound design by Keith Caggiano; orchestrations by Larry Blank with vocal and dance arrangements by Bruce Pomahac; music direction by Michael Horsley. Randy Skinner will direct and choreograph the tour.
Bowling Green, KY – Nov. 9, 2019 Southern KY Performing Arts Center
Lincoln, NE – Nov. 11-13, 2019 Lied Center for Performing Arts
Sioux Falls, SD – Nov. 15-17, 2019 Washington Pavilion
Des Moines, IA – Nov. 19-24, 2019 Des Moines Civic Center
Cleveland, OH – Nov. 26 – Dec. 1, 2019 Playhouse Square
Durham, NC – Dec. 3-8, 2019 Durham Performing Arts Center
Chicago, IL – Dec. 10-15, 2019 Cadillac Palace
Boston, MA – Dec. 17-29, 2019 Boch Center
Casting and further production details will be announced at a later date.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.