22 Dec 11 to 7 Jan 12
With an ensemble of over thirty and a dynamic 17 piece orchestra, this dazzling musical is full of tap dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The Musical promises to be a merry and bright theatrical experience for the whole family.
Brimming with classic Irving Berlin hits like Blue Skies, How Deep is the Ocean, Happy Holiday, Sisters and of course the unforgettable title song White Christmas, it tells the story of two buddies putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the process.
Arriving at the Liverpool Empire after a smash hit sell out run last year in Sunderland, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The Musical was first brought to the UK stage in 2006 by the Producers of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, appearing at the Plymouth Theatre Royal and The Mayflower Theatre Southampton. In 2007 it broke box office records at the Edinburgh Playhouse and Wales Millennium Centre. It played to sold out houses at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway (outselling Wicked) for the holiday season 2008/09.
The producers of the show are delighted to announce that singer, actor, radio and TV Presenter Aled Jones will return to the role of Bob Wallace, a character he first played to great acclaim at The Lowry, Salford Quays.
The international dance star of stage and screen Adam Cooper (Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Billy Elliott The Movie as well as On Your Toes and Guys and Dolls in London’s West End and principal dancer at the Royal Ballet) joins Aled in returning to the role of Phil Davis, the other half of the song and dance duo.
White Christmas replaces the planned festive pantomime, Snow White as the Empire’s Christmas show for 2011.