From Shelburne News, 10/29/15
The Lyric Theatre Company of Vermont is proud to welcome 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 Center, made possible by a generous donation from Burlington law firm Langrock Sperry & Wool.
“We wanted to honor this valued group of veterans,” said White Christmas 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.”
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will be presented at the Flynn Center Main Stage Nov. 12 through 15.
Made famous by the iconic 1950s movie of the same name, White Christmas the Musical includes seventeen classic Berlin songs including, The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing, Blue Skies, Sisters, Count Your Blessings and, of course, 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.
Another military connection for White Christmas is through the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation, which has been chosen as the official community partner for the production. The organization provides emergency support to local members of the military and their families. The foundation will have a membership and information table in the lobby of the theater during the show.
There are 30 VIP seats for WWII veterans for the Saturday matinee performance, available by advance reservation on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the Lyric Theatre office at (802) 658-1484 to reserve a complimentary seat.
For tickets call 1-800-86-FLYNN or go to www.flynntix.org.
Lyric Theatre preparing for White Christmas. From Shelburne News: http://www.shelburnenews.com/2015/10/29/local-veterans-invited-as-special-guests-for-iconic-american-musical-white-christmas/