Hoping for a White Christmas

Published 10:05 am Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tim Stoneking and Carine Rofshus play the parts of Phil Davis and Susan Waverly, respectively, in the upcoming “White Christmas” show that will be seen at the Lighthouse Event Center. -- Kelli Lageson/Albert Lea Tribune

The Lighthouse Event Center presents the classic holiday musical ‘White Christmas’

Seasoned veterans of the stage and new-comers join together to create the classic musical “White Christmas.”

The show opens Friday at the Lighthouse Event Center in Albert Lea. Friday and Saturday’s shows are at 7:30 p.m. A matinee is at 2 p.m. Dec. 9. The final two shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 14 and 15. Gordy Handeland is directing the show.

Alice Holst, left, and Carine Rofshus go through a scene during a recent dress rehearsal.

“It’s pretty close to the movie,” Handeland said. “It’s the typical fall into love, back out of love, then back into love story.”

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Handeland said audiences will love the classic songs and the comedy in the show.

From left are Carine Rofshus, Jody Ellertson, Cameron Davis and Mike Compton. The four were practicing a scene for “White Christmas” during a recent dress rehearsal. -- Kelli Lageson/Albert Lea Tribune

“There’s a couple good story lines,” Handeland said.

Work on the show started in February with planning, then auditions were held in July. Rehearsals have been taking place since mid-October.

The small stage in the upper level of the Lighthouse Event Center has been transformed into the set. At various times there’s a barn, trees and other large props for the show.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 at the door. Tickets are available at Marshall Street Music, Hy-Vee and Stadheim Jewelers in Albert Lea and at Coffee House on Main in Austin.


Tickets, please

What: “White Christmas” the musical
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Dec. 9, and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15
Where: Lighthouse Event Center, 621 Marshall St., Albert Lea
How much: $12 in advance or $17 at the door