White Christmas

Even if you saw White Christmas at the Hobby three years ago, actress Carol Swarbrick says you’ll still see some new things if you come to the latest version courtesy of Theatre Under the Stars. Besides new cast members, a new director and choreographer have put together new dance numbers.

Swarbrick, who plays Martha Watson, the commander-in-chief of the inn where everyone finds themselves post-World War II, said director Bruce Lumpkin has been helping her find different aspects of the character she’s played before. “It’s such a wonderful story. Not sappy, not syrupy, with wonderful songs of Christmas,” Swarbrick said. “And it’s a magic ending, literally and figuratively.”

Holiday times can lead to the blues for a lot of people, Swarbrick noted. “This show gets people out of that,” she promised. “There’s fun and love and generosity of spirit.” And the only people who have to save the day are the ones up on stage. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Hobby Center, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-558-8887 or visit www.tuts.com. $35 to $119.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Dec. 6. Continues through Dec. 18, 2011

 
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