Esquire and Mariemont Theaters Host Annual Interactive 'White Christmas' Screening — with Some COVID Updates

While the typical campy holiday experience has had to undergo some changes due to COVID-19, the theaters say themed props and "non-vocal gestures" are welcome. Someone bring me my big, blue fan.

click to enlarge Esquire and Mariemont Theaters Host Annual Interactive 'White Christmas' Screening — with Some COVID Updates
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If you’ve been dreaming of singing about a white Christmas, the Esquire and Mariemont theaters are transforming into an interactive White Christmas event, where crowd participation is highly encouraged.

While the typical campy holiday experience has had to undergo some changes due to COVID-19 — including no singing and socially distant seating — the theaters say themed props and "non-vocal gestures" are welcome.

The 1954 holiday classic stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as two musical World War II soldiers who attempt to save their former commanding general’s Vermont lodge from ruin (and pay tribute to the “Old Man”) with spirited singing sister duo Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen.

There’s romance, costuming by Edith Head, weird song-and-dance numbers about choreography and a very concerning minstrel show number, liverwurst sandwiches and buttermilk and some light cross dressing.

Noon, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 6. $15. Mariemont Theatre, 6906 Wooster Pike, Mariemont, mariemonttheatre.com.

Noon, 3:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 13. $15. Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Ave., Clifton, esquiretheatre.com. 

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