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November 1, 2012


Reserve your tickets for White Christmas


White Christmas

As part of Cowley College’s 90th anniversary, the school’s Theatre Department wanted to do something big for its fall musical. They believe they have done that by preparing to perform Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.

White Christmas will have evening performances on Dec. 6 and Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Robert Brown Theatre. An afternoon performance at 2 p.m. is on Sunday, Dec. 9.

Tickets for the show may be purchased in Cowley College’s Humanities Office, located in the lower level of the Brown Center, at the box office, located in the lobby of the Brown Theatre, and online. To purchase tickets online, go to

Tickets to White Christmas are $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for students. The cost of the Saturday evening dinner/show is $22.00.  Cowley Gold cards are accepted for senior citizens for the show.  (Dinner for Gold Card holders is $12.00.)

Following the Cowley College Endowment Association’s Annual Banquet Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6:00 p.m., attendees will attend the performance of White Christmas. Those that received an invitation to the Endowment Banquet should mail or bring their reservations to Cowley College Endowment Office, Galle Johnson Hall, Room 208, 125 S. 2nd Street, Arkansas City, KS, 67005. A block of seats for White Christmas has been reserved for Endowment Banquet attendees.

Attendees of the Saturday evening performance of White Christmas have the option to attend a dinner prior to the show. Dinner reservations are due by Wednesday, December 5.  To purchase tickets for the dinner and show on Saturday evening, call or stop by the box office, 620.441.5570.

White Christmas features a successful song-and-dance team that become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont Inn run by their former commanding general.

The Cast:
Bob Wallace -Ben Stranghoner
Phil Davis - Anthony Caldera
Betty Haynes - Rose Hooley
Judy Haynes - Rebekah Anliker
General Waverly - Riley Emley
Martha Watson - Rebecca Munoz
Susan Waverly - Bella Wood
Ralph Sheldrake - Alex Myers
Rita - Kaitlyn McDonough
Rhoda - Brenna Beeson
Ezekiel - Sean Rethmeier
Mike - Addam Porter
Choral Women:
Paige Karnes, Kasara Hays, Liz Lewis, Kristan Wiedeman, Marissa Spainhower, Katie Twenhafel, and Kristen Boxman.
Choral Men:
Gary Fizer, Jace Franklin, Dylan Berry, Cyruss Tasker, and Corey Rothwell.
Stage Manager - Robin McGonigal
Assistant Stage Manager - Lauren Gardner