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Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
Anchored by a title song popularized by Bing Crosby, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas centers around Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, two World War II pals who’ve formed a successful song-and-dance duo. When they fall for two musically inclined sisters, they follow the siblings to a Vermont ski lodge coincidentally owned by their former commander. Things aren’t as merry as they seem, however, for a lack of snow threatens to close the wintertime paradise. In an attempt to save it, the characters band together to perform a nationally televised broadcast of Bob and Phil’s latest show. With a wistful score and script adapted from the 1954 film of the same name by Paul Blake and Tony-nominated playwright David Ives, White Christmas unites audiences with the magic of the holidays and the shared disdain of weathermen everywhere.
In the 1920s, Thomas Lamb was the man to see if you were planning to build a theater. The designer of everything from the Orpheum in Boston to Madison Square Garden in New York, his designs fanned the flames of vaudeville and inspired so much admiration in silent-film stars that they almost spoke. So when theater impresario Sylvester Z. Poli decided to built his Palace Theater, he turned to the best. Lamb designed the Palace in a Second Renaissance Revival style, mixing Greek, Roman, Arabic, and Federal motifs into the grand lobby and domed auditorium. With such a regal foundation, Poli couldn't keep his wallet closed when decorating, and spent $1 million dressing the Theater for a king. And so well outfitted, the Theater had a good run, operating with force until 1987. Then the lights on the marquee went out, staying dark for the next 18 years. But with such undeniable beauty, it couldn't stay dark forever. A three-year, $30 million restoration and expansion brought the Palace into the 21st century, turning it into a 90,000-square-foot historical landmark. Yet now, as in the 1920s, the Theater's mission remains the same: to serve as an artistic, cultural, educational, and economic catalyst for the community.