Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-11-15

The Michael J. and Mary Anne Freeman Theatre and Dance Series at Samford University, in partnership with Merrill Lynch, will present the beloved Irving Berlin musical "White Christmas" Dec. 1-3. Performances will be Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. (for schools,) Dec. 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 2:30 p.m., all in Samford's Wright Center Concert Hall. The Dec. 2 performance is sponsored by Merrill Lynch.

"White Christmas" is the story of two U.S. Army veterans singing and dancing their way through postwar America and landing at the struggling Vermont inn of their former commander. The men team-up with a sister act to draw guests to the inn with the irresistible holiday music of Irving Berlin, including "Blue Skies," "Sisters," "Happy Holiday," and, of course, "White Christmas".

Mark Castle directs the production, Randall Richardson provides musical direction and Roger van Fleteren provides choreography.

Tickets are $12 (adults,) $9 (55+) and $6 (students/children). Purchase tickets online or call (205) 726-2853.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.