DENVER (CBS4) – It’s a classic song that’s part of two classic holiday movies, and now “White Christmas” is coming back to the Buell Theatre.
CBS4 Critic at Large Greg Moody previewed the show.
“The song ‘White Christmas,’ sung by Bing Crosby, is considered the best selling single in recording history with over 50 million copies sold worldwide. It hit the world with the right tune and the right tone at the right time, and has held onto our hearts ever since,” Moody said.
While the song was originally written by Irving Berlin in 1940 and first performed by Crosby on his radio show in December 1941, it was the movie ‘Holiday Inn’ in 1942 that sent it into the hearts of Americans serving overseas.
The song continued to grow — so much so — that they actually wore out the original 1942 master recording. Crosby had to re-record it in 1947. It became a holiday staple, and the old black-and-white movie “Holiday Inn” became the Technicolor VistaVision movie “White Christmas” in 1954.
Now the classic movie and the classic song are all part of a holiday musical entertainment live on stage in Denver.
“White Christmas” opens Nov. 23 and runs through Dec. 24 in the Buell Theatre of the Denver Performing Arts Complex downtown.
“It’s the song and the comedy and the dance and all that goes with the holidays — just like the ones I used to know,” Moody said.
For tickets call (303) 893-4100 or go to DenverCenter.org/.
- Greg Moody is CBS4′s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News are featured on the CBSDenver.com Entertainment section.