We’re dreaming of a White Christmas, a Sacred Heart Academy success story already! Featuring a talented cast of over 100 students, this charming holiday classic features Sacred Heart students singing your favorite Irving Berlin songs, creating accurate portrayals of characters from the 1950’s, and performing an amazing tap number…and all at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven.Starring in the musical are senior Maggie McAndrews of Milford as Judy, sophomore Kayla Hanson of West Haven as her sister Betty and senior Tess Cersonsky of Oxford as Martha “The Megaphone” Watson. Freshman Rose Iannacone is also featured as the granddaughter Susan. Male actors include Chris Mazzacane of West Haven High School as Bob, Gavin McNicholl and Scott Redmond of Hamden High School as Phil and Mike, Peter Charney of Amity High School as the General, Ian Spak of Notre Dame (WH) as the Dance Captain and Jesse Ferrara of Xavier High School as Ed Sullivan.As part of the mission of Sacred Heart, students are encouraged to respond to the needs of others. “Our musical always incorporates a service component and this year we will center on veterans,” offered MaryLee Delaney, Director. “White Christmas speaks to the plight of veterans who have served our country and returned home to difficult circumstances.” Students are involved with outreach projects to benefit House of Heroes and the Fisher House.White Christmas opens Friday evening, November 30 at 8 p.m. There will be two performances on Saturday, December 1 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range in price from $10 - $25 for the three performances and can be purchased at the Shubert Box Office in downtown New Haven, online at www.shubert.com or www.tickets.com, or in the Sacred Heart Academy library.Sacred Heart Academy, an independent Catholic college preparatory school founded in 1946 by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, successfully prepares young women in grades nine through twelve for learning, service, and achievement in a global society. There are currently 500 students enrolled hailing from five counties in Connecticut - New Haven, Fairfield, Middlesex, Hartford and New London.
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