Marquis Theatre, (11/23/2008 - 1/04/2009)

First Preview: Nov 14, 2008
Opening Date: Nov 23, 2008
Closing Date: Jan 04, 2009
Total Previews: 12
Total Performances: 53

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; James L. Nederlander: President)

Produced by Kevin McCollum, John Gore, Tom McGrath, Paul Blake, The Producing Office, Dan Markley, Sonny Everett and Broadway Across America; Produced in association with Paramount Pictures Corporation; Associate Producer: Richard A. Smith, Douglas L. Meyer and James D. Stern

Based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by: Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank; Book by David Ives and Paul Blake; Music by Irving Berlin; Lyrics by Irving Berlin; Musical Director: Rob Berman; Music orchestrated by Larry Blank; Vocal and Dance Arrangements by: Bruce Pomahac

Directed by Walter Bobbie; Choreographed by Randy Skinner; Associate Director: Marc Bruni; Associate Choreographer: Kelli Barclay

Scenic Design by Anna Louizos; Costume Design by Carrie Robbins; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners and Nevin Steinberg; Associate Scenic Design: Todd Potter; Associate Lighting Design: Ed McCarthy and Jim Milkey; Associate Sound Design: Nick Borisjuk; Principal Wigs Designed By: Paul Huntley Enterprises, Inc.; Ensemble Wigs Designed By: Howard Leonard/Wigboys, Inc.

General Manager: John S. Corker and Barbara Crompton; Company Manager: Barbara Crompton; Associate Co. Mgr: Andrew Jones

Production Stage Manager: Michael J. Passaro; Stage Manager: Jay McLeod; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jim Athens

Musical Supervisor: Rob Berman; Musical Coordinator: Seymour "Red" Press; Associate Conductor: David Gursky; Violin: Marilyn Reynolds, Paul Woodiel, Robin Zeh, Mary Whitaker and Susan French; Trumpet: Chris Jaudes, Rondald Buttacavoli and Elaine Burt; Keyboards: David Gursky and Micah Young; Cello: Mairi Dorman and Danny Miller; Woodwinds: Steve Kenyon, Todd Groves, David Young, Allen Won and Mark Thrasher; Trombone: Larry Farrell, Clint Sharman and Jeff Nelson; French Horn: David Byrd-Marrow; Percussion: Bill Hayes; Bass: Lou Bruno; Drums: Rich Rosenzweig

Casting: Jay Binder and Nikole Vallins; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing: Scott A. Moore; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Technical Supervisor: Brian Lynch and Theatretech, Inc.; Dance Captain: Sara Brians

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Opening Night Cast

Stephen BogardusBob Wallace
Jeffry DenmanPhil Davis
Kerry O'MalleyBetty Haynes
Meredith PattersonJudy Haynes
Cliff BemisEzekiel Foster
Mr. Snoring Man
Quintet Member
Sheffield ChastainMike Nulty
Ed Sullivan Announcer
Regency Room Announcer
Charles DeanGeneral Henry Waverly
Melody HollisSusan Waverly
Susan MansurMartha Watson
Peter ReardonRalph Sheldrake
Phillip AttmoreEnsemble
Stephen CarrascoRegency Room Dancer
Ensemble
Sae La ChinEnsemble
Margot de la BarreEnsemble
Anne HorakRita
Ensemble
Drew HumphreyTrain Conductor
Quintet Member
Ensemble
Wendy JamesSheldrake's Secretary
Mrs. Snoring Man
Quintet Member
Ensemble
Amy JustmanTessie
Quintet Member
Ensemble
Matthew KirkEnsemble
Jarran MuseJimmy
Ensemble
Alessa NeeckEnsemble
Shannon O'BryanEnsemble
Con O'Shea-CrealEnsemble
Kiira SchmidtEnsemble
Chad SeibRegency Room Dancer
Ensemble
Kelly SheehanEnsemble
Katherine TokarzRhoda
Ensemble
Kevin WorleyRegency Room Dancer
Quintet Member
Ensemble

Swings: Jacob ben Widmar, Sara Brians, Mary Giattino and Richie Mastascusa

Understudies: Cliff Bemis (General Henry Waverly), Jacob ben Widmar (Ed Sullivan Announcer, Mike Nulty), Sheffield Chastain (Ralph Sheldrake), Drew Humphrey (Ezekiel Foster, Mr. Snoring Man), Wendy James (Martha Watson), Amy Justman (Betty Haynes), Shannon O'Bryan (Judy Haynes), Peter Reardon (Bob Wallace), Athena Ripka (Susan Waverly) and Kevin Worley (Phil Davis)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2009 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Randy Skinner

 2009 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 

Larry Blank

Drama Desk Award

 2009 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 

Randy Skinner

 2009 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee] 

Larry Blank

 2009 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 

Carrie Robbins

 2009 Outstanding Sound Design [nominee] 

Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners

 2009 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical [nominee] 

Anna Louizos

 2009 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 

Walter Bobbie

Songs

music by Irving Berlin; lyrics by Irving Berlin

ACT 1 Sung By
Happy HolidayBob Wallace and Phil Davis
White ChristmasBob Wallace, Phil Davis, Ralph Sheldrake and Ensemble
Let Yourself GoBob Wallace, Phil Davis and Ensemble
Love and the WeatherBob Wallace and Betty Haynes
SistersBetty Haynes and Judy Haynes
The Best Things Happen While You're DancingPhil Davis, Judy Haynes and Quintet Member
SnowBob Wallace, Phil Davis, Betty Haynes, Judy Haynes, Mr. Snoring Man, Mrs. Snoring Man and Ensemble
What Can You Do With a General?Martha Watson, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis
Let Me Sing and I'm HappyMartha Watson and Ensemble
Count Your Blessings Instead of SheepBob Wallace and Betty Haynes
Blue SkiesBob Wallace and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
I Love a PianoPhil Davis, Judy Haynes and Ensemble
Falling Out of Love Can Be FunMartha Watson, Betty Haynes and Judy Haynes
Sisters (Reprise) Bob Wallace and Phil Davis
Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me/How Deep Is the OceanBetty Haynes and Bob Wallace
We'll Follow the Old ManBob Wallace and Male Ensemble
Let Me Sing and I'm Happy (Reprise) Susan Waverly
How Deep Is the Ocean (Reprise) Bob Wallace and Betty Haynes
We'll Follow the Old Man (Reprise) Bob Wallace, Phil Davis, Ralph Sheldrake and Male Ensemble
White Christmas (Reprise) Bob Wallace and Company
I've Got My Love to Keep Me WarmFull Company
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