Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Southern Illinois University, December 2011
"A Christmas card to the community" was the initial approach suggested by the director as we began the design process for Irving Berlin's White Christmas. This is a show about longing for an idealized holiday of the past, but just as in Berlin's classic song itself, it is a past that in many cases never existed. We aimed to create a sense of nostalgia through a modern lens, drawing on elements of iconic designers of the 1950s to evoke both the glamour of the movie, and the warmth of the Christmas of yore that exists in our memory.
Directed by J. Thomas Kidd Photos by Robert Holcombe
Wendi R. Zea, Costume Designer Ron Naversen, Scenic Designer Anthony Reed, Lighting Designer