ACHS To Present Irving Berlin’s ‘White Christmas The Musical’ Nov. 10-12


The Arkansas City High School’s production of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas the Musical” will be Nov. 10-12 at 7 p.m. and there will also be a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. All performances will take place on the Ark City High School stage.

Tickets are $8 and can be purchased on or at the door. There will be no reserved seating.

This classic-style musical is based on the Paramount Pictures 154 film of the same name, in which a successful song-and-dance team partners up with a sister act to save their former commanding general’s Vermont inn.

“Even though ‘Christmas’ is in the title, it really is about nostalgia and American pride,” Director Andrea Berthot said via a news release from the school district. “It features crooning, tap dance, beautiful backdrops, stunning costumes, and showcases our incredibly talented students.”

The 70-member cast is led by Berthot, music director Karissa Hoag, choreographer Tara Woodmansee, and former ACHS student Baylee Musson.

“We are very excited for this feel-good, family-friendly gateway to the holiday season,” Hoag said. “The students are putting their heart and soul into this show and we hope to see everyone there.”

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