About Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting, wholesome musical that will delight audiences of all ages.


Paramount Pictures released the movie musical White Christmas in 1954. Directed by Michael Curtiz, the film starred Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, and featured 17 songs by Irving Berlin. The top moneymaker of 1954, White Christmas set a new record as Hollywood’s all-time highest-grossing musical.

The stage adaptation of White Christmas opened on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on November 4, 2008, after several successful engagements throughout the United States. Directed by Walter Bobbie and starring Stephen Bogardus, Jeffry Denman, Kerry O’Malley and Meredith Patterson, the show was an audience favorite; it returned to Broadway the following year, starring James Clow, Tony Yazbeck, Melissa Errico and Mara Davi.

For more on the show's history, check out the below article in Breaking Character:

Simplicity, Generosity, Decency: David Ives on White Christmas
by David Ives


Lenoir Community College Fine Arts Department

The Fine Arts Department at Lenoir Community College is a vibrant, growing program that services Lenoir, Greene, and Jones Counties.  Students receive instruction from faculty members who encourage a healthy environment for learning in individualized and group settings. 

The Associate in Fine Arts in Music degree prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. Students will receive training in areas such as Music Theory, Music Performance, Piano, Voice, and Individualized Private Lessons.

Lenoir Community College is part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Community College System.