Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?
If so, you can get in the holiday spirit by heading out to Trinity Lutheran High School in Seymour this weekend to see the musical production of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.”
In the show, two World War II veterans, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, have become partners in a song-and-dance act after the war. Looking for love, they follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters, Betty and Judy Haynes, to a gig at a Vermont lodge, which happens to be owned by their former army commander, Gen. Henry Waverly.
The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday in the commons at the school. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in the school office.
One of the show’s directors, Leah Schneider, said the school presented “White Christmas” about 10 years ago. With fellow director Jayme Lowe being newer to the school, Schneider thought it would be good to do the show again.
“It was just a good fit with the kids we had this year,” said Lowe, who was in the show as a sophomore in high school.
“Especially with our seniors and upperclassmen, it just seemed like we had the right (people),” Schneider said. “You never want to do a show if you know you don’t have any people to fit those roles. It just seemed like it would highlight the talents that the students we knew we had, it would work well for them.”
Seniors Adam Everroad and Prader Kiel play the roles of Wallace and Davis, respectively.
“Bob is an uptight kind of guy. He likes the order, and he is kind of stubborn in his ways, but then throughout the play, he kind of warms up. He kind of reminds me of me a little bit,” Everroad said, smiling.
Davis is the opposite of Wallace, Kiel said.
“He’s more laid-back. He’s kind of a ladies’ man,” he said, smiling.
Junior Connor Nichols plays the role of Waverly, who he said also is stubborn.
“I really like being commanding and getting to do the big, gruff voice,” he said of getting into his character. “He starts out very hard-hearted and ignorant in a way, and by the end, he becomes a lot more accepting of the fact that he’s not a general anymore. He’s just an innkeeper.”
Nichols also is among Jimmy’s Trio in the show with Kate Fowler and Allison Ward.
Another student who has two roles is senior Kathryn Whitmore. She portrays Tessie, the secretary for Wallace and Davis, and Mrs. Snoring Man, which is a singing role in one of the scenes.
“The character development in most of the characters is just really great. I like that,” Whitmore said. “I also like the songs in it, especially ‘White Christmas.’ Everyone knows that song.”
Everroad and Kiel both said they like the message of the story.
“It reminds me a lot of family, and the most important thing is family, getting closer together and sticking with people that you care for,” Everroad said.
“Family is the most important thing, especially around the holidays,” Kiel said. “It’s good to be with family.”
If you go
What: Trinity Lutheran High School’s production of “White Christmas”
When: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday
Where: Commons at the school, 7120 N. County Road 875E, Seymour
Cost: $10 (may be purchased in the school office)
Directors: Leah Schneider and Jayme Lowe
Cast: Adam Everroad, Prader Kiel, Drew Hubbard, Bridget Bingham, Connor Nichols, Samantha Enzinger, Emily Keller, Joshua Conrad, Carson Bowling, Delaney Williams, Drew Kerkhof, Kathryn Whitmore, Jonathan Neawedde, Benjamin Neawedde, Kate Fowler, Allison Ward, Brad Dyer, Evan Shuler, Grant Hall, Isabella VanCuren
Ensemble: Kaylie Burns, Jeremiah Clay, Marley Coomler, Kate Fowler, Addison Garcia Velasco, Landon Gasaway, Will Gausmann, Cadin Gruenwald, Hannah Helt, Laina Klinge, Victoria Lang, Chloe Lorenz, Mialove Michelin, Kaydence Miller, Dianna Munoz, Alex Overgaard, Carmendee Quirino, Zander Roggow, Allie Schocke, Yuika Takahashi, Ezra VanCuren