Stage star Sara-Jeanne Hosie talks to Joseph Planta about her starring role in the upcoming Arts Club Theatre production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, which opens in previews 12 November (running to 27 December) 2009 at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage; also discussed her recent role as Fantine in Les Miserables.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
It’s that time of year again. Christmas is just around the corner. And what better way to get into the spirit of the season than to head over to the Stanley Theatre to see the Arts Club’s production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Beginning previews, the 12th of November, the show features the immortal ‘White Christmas,’ and other memorable songs by Irving Berlin. It is said that Irving Berlin “is American music.” This is a stage adaptation of the hit 1954 movie musical, which starred Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera Ellen. The song was originally sung in the picture Holiday Inn in 1942, winning the Oscar for Best Song. The 1954 film, White Christmas was adapted to the stage a few years ago, and opened on Broadway last year. This Arts Club production runs until December 27th. For tickets and more information visit www.artsclub.com. Sara-Jeanne Hosie, one of the stars of the show, joins me now. She recently stopped the show at the Stanley as Fantine singing ‘I Dreamed A Dream,’ in last spring’s boffo production of Les Miserables. She’s also played the lead in productions of Cabaret, South Pacific and Guys and Dolls. Her website is www.sjhosie.com. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Sara-Jeanne Hosie; Good morning, Ms. Hosie.