Lyric’s ‘White Christmas the Musical’ Welcomes WWII Veterans

October 23, 2015  
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 The Lyric Theatre Company of Vermont welcomes local World War II veterans as VIP guests for the Saturday, Nov. 14 matinee of Irving Berlin’s iconic musical “White Christmas” at the Flynn Theatre. “We wanted to honor this valued group of veterans,” said show co-producer Sarah Tischler. “The plot of the play centers around veterans struggling to adjust to life after returning home from war, a theme that continues to resonate with all generations of the veterans’ community. ”

Made famous by the iconic 1950s movie of the same name, “White Christmas the Musical”  includes 17 classic Berlin songs including “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” “Blue Skies,” “Sisters,”  “Count Your Blessings” and “White Christmas.” The musical tells the story of a couple of WWII veterans with a successful song and dance act, a duo of beautiful singing sisters and a former army general suffering from post-war malaise who owns a struggling Vermont country inn.

Thirty VIP seats for WWII veterans for the Saturday matinee performance on Nov. 14 are available by advance reservation on a first-come, first-served basis.  Contact the Lyric Theatre office at 658-1484 to reserve a complimentary seat.

The Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation, which  has been chosen as the official community partner for the production,  will have an information table in the lobby of the Flynn Theatre during the show. For tickets to show, with performances Nov. 12-15,  call 1-800-86-FLYNN or visit www.flynntix.org.

 

 

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