Boston Avenue Church Helps Tulsa Dream Of A 'White Christmas'

Thursday, July 21st 2011, 8:21 pm
By: News On 6

Rick Wells, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- A white Christmas in July, now that's an idea worth pursuing. Wouldn't you love just a little snow as a way of cooling off?

Boston Avenue United Methodist Church is doing the best it can to give us what we want.

Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" is a holiday movie classic from the 1950s, and the stage version is this year's Broadway at Boston Avenue production.

They've been rehearsing for weeks. The irony is they are performing White Christmas during one of the hottest July on record.

"Everyone at first gave me a funny look, then they decided it might be fun," said Johnny Cherblanc.

Johnnie Cherblanc is the director. He says this is Boston Avenue's 29th mid-summer production.

You know the story, two song and dance men join forces with a sister act and head off to Vermont for a White Christmas. There's romance, great songs, and a happy ending

The principle cast members are loving fitting themselves into characters we all know well....

"I love doing sisters," said Erin Studebaker.

They're doing the same choreography as in the movie, and of course there's a reprise of that number that the two guys do.

They told me there are some differences in the stage version and the movie, like a slightly different ending. 

"They know what to expect from the movie, and they'll see most of those things, but there are slight difference that make it a little unique," said Kent Harris.

"There's a perk in it for me - I get to kiss her and her," said cast member Mike Asher.

Broadway at Boston Avenue's production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas will run this weekend and next.

They promise we'll get a treat during this hot season: there will be snow.

Find out more about the performance and purchase tickets to "White Christmas."