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Based on the 1954 Paramount Pictures film of the same name, this musical focuses on two World War II vets who have become partners in a song-and-dance act after the war. Looking for love, they follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters to a gig at a Vermont lodge. An energetic show with tap dancing and catchy tunes, it’s a show for the entire family to enjoy.

Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Book by David Ives and Paul Blake. WHITE CHRISTMAS is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

November 17 – December 3, 2023


Roger Zawacki – Artistic Director/Set Designer

Elaine Cashmore Assistant Director/Props Designer

Alayna DeVar – Vocal Director

Becca Dinkheller – Choreographer

Mike FraleProducer

Adam Milne – Technical Director/Stage Manager/Sound Designer

Heidi Sommers – Assistant Stage Manager

Anna Zaino Orchestra Conductor

Kathy Bruhnke – Costume Designer

Joann May Costume Assistant

Tracy Parr Wig Designer

Jackie Hampson Scenic Artist

Jason Blumenthal Set Construction Foreman

Deb Holmen Lighting Designer

Barb Klein Rehearsal Accompanist

Christy Sturm Photographer

Marisa Snook  Content Creator


Bob Wallace – Chris Zeglin (he/him)

Phil Davis – Brian Heffernan (he/him)

Betty Haynes – Janelle Graf (she/her)

Judy Haynes – Mollie Peery (she/her)

General Henry Waverly – Tom Liston (he/him)

Martha Watson – Alison Hage (she/her)

Susan Waverly – Emily Graf (she/her)

Ralph Sheldrake – Travis Greuel (he/him)

Rita – Kelsey Waughon (she/her)

Rhoda – Emily Kunash (she/her)

Ezekiel Foster – Jeff Graf (he/him)

Mike/Ensemble – Trevor Bryan (he/him)

Mr. Snoring Man/Ensemble – Franco Maltese (he/him)

Mrs. Snoring Man/Ensemble – Ashley Estrada (she/her)

Ensemble – Raegan DuHamel (she/her), Cristelle Escalante (she/her), Alex Garcia (he/him), Christina Giorgi (she/her)

Audition Information

Director Roger Zawacki, vocal director Alayna DeVar, choreographer Becca Dinkheller and assistant director Elaine Cashmore will be casting 10-11 male identifying actors, 9-10 female identifying actors and 1 young girl.



Dates: Sunday, August 27th and Monday August 28th.
Callbacks: Tuesday, August 29th (invitation only)

Location: Woodstock Opera House (121 W. Van Buren St., Woodstock, IL 60098)

Enter through the side door on Dean Street

  • We ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your audition time in order to complete the audition form.
  • Optional – print and complete audition form ahead of time here


At auditions, you will sing, act and dance.

  • Prepare 32 bars of an upbeat song that is not from the show White Christmas. (Note that you may be cut off after one minute.) Bring your sheet music for our accompanist.
  • You will do a very short reading
  • You will learn a dance from our choreographer.
  • Wear comfortable clothes for dancing.
  • For callbacks, if you are called back for a role involving dancing, a tap number will be taught. (Bring tap shoes if you own them.)
  • All auditions must be in person


Rehearsals are expected to be Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7-10pm and Sundays from 6-9pm with the first rehearsal on August 31, 2023.

Tech Week (two weeks): November 5th – November 16th (must be available all tech days and all performances to be considered for casting)

Performance Dates:

November 17th – December 3rd

Friday, November 17th: 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 18th: 2:00 pm
Sunday, November 19th: 2:00 pm
Friday, November 24th: 8:00 pm (time change due to lighting of the Woodstock Square)
Saturday, November 25th: 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 26th: 4:00 pm (time change due to Woodstock Christmas Parade)
Thursday, November 30th: TBD (potential matinee show for schools)
Friday, December 1st: 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 2nd: 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 3rd: 2:00 pm

If you have any questions, please contact the Producer, Mike Frale.

Audition Information

Coming Soon!

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Characters: (all roles available)

Bob Wallace – late 20s to mid 30s, a superb singer with a crooning style who moves well.

Phil Davis – late 20s to mid 30s, strong jazz and tap-dancing needed, a song and dance comic performer.

Betty Haynes – 20s to mid 30s, a female singer of quiet beauty and charm. Must move well

Judy Haynes – 20s to mid 30s, strong jazz and tap-dancing needed, a major song and dance performer

General Waverly – 50s to mid 60s, a non-singing role except for one line, owns the Columbia Inn

Martha Watson – 40s to mid 50s, a winning appealing character comedienne, must sing well

Susan Waverly – 9, (can be 9 – 13) the general’s granddaughter, must have an excellent belt voice and be able to move well.

Ralph Sheldrake – 40s – 50s, an army buddy of Bob and Phil, Works for the Ed Sullivan Show, also sings in the ensemble.

Rita and Rhoda – 20s to 30s, Bob and Phil’s star chorus showgirls, Brash sexy and fun, sing and dance in the ensemble

Ezekiel Foster – 30s or 40s, Caretaker at the inn, a laid back New Englander, a man of few words, will double in the ensemble

Mike – mid 20s – 30s, Bob and Phil’s stage manager, will sing and dance in the ensemble

Tessie – late 20s to 30s, Bob and Phil’s secretary who also plays the head seamstress, sings and dances in the ensemble

Snoring Man – any age, sings on the train, sings and dances in the ensemble

Mrs. Snoring Man – any age, sings on the train, and dances in the ensemble

five to seven additional ensemble members who must sing and dance well