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White Christmas Opens At FPST

Fort Peck Summer Theatre celebrates Christmas in July with the tap dance extravaganza based on the beloved film White Christmas. Based on the film starring Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney. This heartwarming, tap-dancing musical extravaganza features Irving Berlin’s beloved songs.

Said a press release, “Following their service in WWII, veterans Bob and Phil have a successful song-anddance act. With romance in mind, they follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by their former army commander.”

After attending FPST’s Performing Arts Camp, Culbertson youth Harper Anderson makes her FPST debut as Susan Waverly.

“I’m so happy to be in this amazing musical,” Anderson told the Northern Plains Independent.

“I’ve learned so much from all the actors. I can’t wait for opening night.”

Starring in Crosby and Clooney’s roles are Jay Michael Roberts as Bob Wallace and Darci Monsos as Betty Haynes, alongside Ben Wambeke as Phil David and Renee Ross as Judy Haynes.

Also featured are Dan Hance as General Waverly, Alicia Bullock-Muth as Martha, Jon Svingen as Ezekiel and Cameron Fehring as Sheldrake. The cast is completed by local talent Carolyn Bachtold, Codi Donnaiquo, Lizzie Peters, Abby Peterson, Carter Pippin, Tommi Prewett and Chase Tarum, with company members Brittany Archambeault, Chae Clearwood, Rachel Franke, Sydney Hayward, Shy Iverson, Mathias Oliver, Rachel Lynn Pewitt and Chayten Pippin.

The production is directed by Arizona Broadway Theatre’s Rob Watson with choreography by Lauran Stanis (FPST’s Dames at Sea). Musical direction is by Scott Koljonen.

White Christmas runs July 28 through Aug. 13. Showtimes include Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. For tickets and info, call 406-526-9943 or visit

The 2023 season concludes with Misery, running Aug. 18 to Sept. 3.

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