Irving Berlin's White Christmas

Southern Illinois University, December 2011
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"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