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Phone (404) 377-9948
Price $25-$40
Age Suitability Kids and up
Categories Theater Musicals

"Irving Berlin’s White Christmas" presented by Atlanta Lyric Theatre

Friday, Dec 21, 2012 8:00p

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS: An uplifting Tony Award nominated hit musical full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! This widely acclaimed musical is a merry and bright theatrical experience for the entire family.

Performance dates and times are:
Dec. 7-9 Friday & Sat. @ 8:00, Sun. @ 2:00
Dec. 13-16 Thurs., Fri. & Sat. @ 8:00, Sun. @ 2:00
Dec. 20-23 Thurs., Fri. & Sat. @ 8:00, Sat. & Sun. @ 2:00

Created by asingerman

Location & Nearby Info
Earl Smith Strand Theatre
117 N. Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 293-0080
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Reviews & Comments
Dec 16, 2012 - Theaterlover56
It's A Campy, not White, Christmas in Marietta at the Strand

There's a lot of energy and some good performances in this holiday favorite, especially the singing/ dancing/ acting package deal in Judy Haynes, played by Anna Kimmel. Unfortunately there are some problems with the production, both casting and technical.

First, the recorded music is just too loud. It was unpleasant and made it difficult to hear some of the excellent voices. In fact, the only time the music was at a proper level for vocals was during the numbers sung by the full cast.

Second, although I've seen the stage manager character Mike Nulty described as "neurotic," I've never seen him described as "high camp," which is how he was played by Austin Tijerina. His flaming portrayal was occasionally funny, always overdone and never really added anything to the story. Also camping it up was second male lead Logan Denninghoff as Phil Davis, who was anything BUT a "ladies' man." The obnoxiously overacted Martha Watson (Karen Hebert) and thoroughly unsympathetic bratty granddaughter Susan (Mary Stewart Sullivan) added nothing, and by not adding, detracted from the whole.

In the end, you have to believe this is a love story for it to work---- romance between Bob and Betty, Judy and Phil, and the General and Martha, not to mention the love between grandfather and granddaughter and of servicemen for their general and a leader for his troops. But until the final scene with Martha and the General (Steve Hornibrook) there's no evidence any of these people would ever even want to sit down and have a cup of coffee with each other. LIke two year olds who don't really play together, this was "parallel play" on the stage by some individually talented people.

Two stars overall because of the sound problems...but three if judged solely on the performances.

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