Ensemble cast from 'White Christmas' musical visits vets

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PHOENIX -- Pearl Harbor Day ceremonies are unfolding across the country. Today  marks the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor without warning 70 years ago.

Seventy years may have passed, but the horrors of that day will never be forgotten.

So, what better way to help veterans ease the pain of memories from that day than to have the ensemble cast of "Irving Berlin’s White Christmas" on hand to sing beautiful Christmas melodies.

Four of the ensemble cast members from the production showed up to the VA Hospital in downtown Phoenix to spread a little Christmas cheer to veterans, singing some of the numbers from the show, which runs through Sunday.

Direct from Broadway, the classic holiday movie "White Christmas" shines with classic Berlin hits like “Blue Skies,”  and “How Deep is the Ocean?”. "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" tells the story of two buddies putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and finding their perfect mates in the process.

Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" promises a merry and bright theatrical experience for the whole family.

Some of the veterans sang along with the ensemble cast  members, as they sang the staple song of the production, "White Christmas." Many of the veterans present said the performance was the best possible gesture made for this somber day.

"Irving Berlin's White Christmas" will be at ASU Gammage in Tempe until Dec. 11. Tickets start at $23.50. For showtimes, call 480-965-3434 or visit www.asugammage.com.