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Piedmont students perform musical 'White Christmas
Classic holiday show to run from Nov. 19 to Nov. 22
Piedmont College Theatre students rehearse a musical number from the upcoming ‘White Christmas,’ set for Nov. 19–22 at the Swanson Center in Demorest.

‘White Christmas’

When: 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday

Where: Swanson Center Mainstage Theater, 365 College Drive, Demorest

Cost: $10 adults, $5 students and senior citizens, and free Piedmont students, faculty and staff

More info: or 706-778-8500 ext. 1355

The days will be “merry and bright” as Piedmont College Theatre kicks off the holiday season with “White Christmas,” a musical based on the 1954 movie of the same name.

“White Christmas” is the tale of two World War II Army buddies and their trials and tribulations of trying to stage a nationally televised variety show at a small Vermont inn, which could close because of a lack of snow.

Suitable for all ages, the show features songs by Irving Berlin made famous by Bing Crosby.

Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19–21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22, in the Swanson Center Mainstage Theater, 365 College Drive, Demorest.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Piedmont students, faculty, and staff are free. Tickets can be purchased via onlines at or by calling 706-778-8500 ext. 1355.

“White Christmas” was the No. 1 hit movie of 1954. It  was adapted to stage in 2004, garnering two Tony Award nominations for choreography and orchestration.

“As a director, I was drawn to this production in two ways,” director Bill Gabelhausen said. “I have always enjoyed working with plays that tell the story of a theatrical production. Experimenting with art reflecting life and life reflecting art is both challenging and exciting. Helping actors and designers illustrate the difference between the theatrical and the real has uncovered a newfound love of a true Hollywood classic.

“But also embedded within the script and highlighted in this production is the sense of the theater family, a group of individuals who share a passion for an art form and work collaboratively to breathe life into every character, word, musical note and dance step,” he said. “I am incredibly proud of our own theatre family, watching them embrace and become this theater family of 1954.”

For information, visit or call 706-778-8500 ext. 1355.

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