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FHS to present Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”
Fond du Lac High School will be presenting the Irving Berlin’s classic musical White Christmas from November 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and November 9 at 1:00 p.m. A special dinner theater will be held on Saturday, November 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. 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. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas.
Beginning October 15, tickets will be available at www.hometowntickets.com or at the Fond du Lac High School Ticket Box Office, Monday through Friday from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. The Ticket Box Office is located in the Performing Arts Center Lobby so please enter the PAC Lobby Doors (door #2) to purchase your tickets. Ticket prices are $10.00. Fond du Lac High School students with a student ID can purchase a ticket in person at the Box Office for $7.00. Dinner tickets are $28 which includes dinner and show (FHS student with ID $25). All tickets are reserved seating.
The Dinner Theater (Nov. 8) will feature a New England winter theme with entertainment, and will begin at 5:30 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres in the high school commons. At 6:00 p.m., an elegant sit-down dinner will begin featuring: Chicken cordon bleu, spiral glazed ham, steamed wild rice, mashed potatoes, vegetables, fresh jellied cranberry sauce, rolls, salad with fresh fruit, apple cobbler, appetizers and beverages. The dinner will conclude by 7:00 p.m. to allow everyone to find the way to the Performing Arts Center for the show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Aramark will be catering the dinner.
Fond du Lac High School's production will combine over 110 high school students singing and acting on stage, running lights and sound, playing in the pit orchestra and working backstage. A special highlight to this year’s show will be tap dancing, a technique that the students have been working to perfect since late July. Directors for White Christmas are Steve Wilson and Cory Schneider, the choreographer is Ann Kelly from Wempner’s School of Dance and costumes are being prepared by Lori Sass.
The cast plans a “Fill the Sleigh” canned good drive to unite students and community in Fond du Lac’s holiday tradition of sharing with families in need. All audience members are asked to bring non-perishable food items for the “Fill the Sleigh” drive to benefit the The Salvation Army. Food items will be collected in the PAC Lobby prior to each show.
Media sponsors for White Christmas include Radio Plus (Sunny 97-9, 96-1 TCX, AM-1170, Great 98.7) and Mountain Dog Media (K-107.1, AM-1450).
White Christmas is a show for all ages to enjoy! Questions may be directed to the Ticket Box Office at 929-2740 ext. 3132 during box office hours or to 929-2740 ext. 3339. Information can also be found at www.fondymusic.com.