Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Irving Berlin's White Christmas features two iconic performers, Lorna Luft and Conrad John Schuck!
LORNA LUFT (Martha Watson). Born to the legendary Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna began her career on her mother’s TV show. Theater: Promises, Promises; Snoopy! The Musical; Extremities; They’re Playing Our Song; Guys and Dolls; Grease; The Wizard of Oz; Holiday Inn; White Christmas. Film/TV: Grease 2; Where the Boys Are (’84); “Trapper John, M.D.” Lorna co-produced “Life with Judy Garland,” the Emmy Award-winning miniseries and her latest book, “A Star Is Born: Judy Garland and the Film that Got Away,” was released to rave reviews. She also celebrates her mother’s songbook in a one-woman show and CD, Songs My Mother Taught Me.
CONRAD JOHN SCHUCK (General Waverly). Broadway: Annie with Sarah Jessica Parker, Annie Get Your Gun with
Reba and Nice Work If You Can Get It with Matthew Broderick. London: The Caine Mutiny with Charleton Heston. Film: M*A*S*H (Painless), Star Trek IV and VI (Klingon Ambassador), Outrageous Fortune with Bette Midler and Woody Allen’s Curse of the Jade Scorpion. TV: Sgt. Enright in “McMillan & Wife” with Rock Hudson and recent guest roles in “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: SVU.” “I am thrilled to be asked back for my sixth season of White Christmas! No ‘Bah, Humbug’ from me!”
This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow and head on over to The Des Moines Civic Center to see IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS. Performances begin November 19 for this must-see classic in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to “put on your wish list.” IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! Give everyone the gift they’re dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.
Priority Access for Donors at or above the Patron level as well as Donor/Season Ticket Holders begins August 5, 2019. Please watch for a mailing indicating specific priority access details.
Call (515) 246-2300 with any questions.
Post-Show Q&A (Wednesday)
Stay late after the Wednesday, November 20 evening performance for a Q&A with members of the company. Audience members are invited to move to the front rows of the Civic Center immediately after the conclusion of the performance. (Subject to change without notice.)
Post-Show Q&A (Saturday Matinee)
Stay late after the Saturday, November 23 matinee performance for a Q&A with members of the company. Audience members are invited to move to the front rows of the Civic Center immediately after the conclusion of the performance. (Subject to change without notice.)
"It was really amazing to get to perform on the Civic Center stage, to see what the professional touring shows see when they perform."
- Brittney, Waukee High School
Header Photo: IBWC National Tour Company. Jeremy Daniel Photography, 2019.