Actress, 10, Enjoys Role In 'White Christmas'

Published: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10:00 am By: M. B. Tuccio Source: CT POST

When Nicole Kolitsas first tried and didn't succeed, she, of course, tried again. Last year, the 10-year-old Woodbury actress auditioned for a role in "White Christmas" atThomaston Opera House and didn't get it. But now she's onstage in the very same show at Westchester Broadway Theatre.

The show is based on the beloved 1954 film about two World War II veterans with a successful song-and-dance act. The buddies, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, have romance on the brain; they wind up following a duo of beautiful singing sisters enroute to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge. Turns out, the lodge is owned by Bob and Phil's former Army commander, the proud General Waverly.

Once there, they discover the inn is failing, and cook up a plan to save it. Full of dancing, romance and laughter, the show features such songs as "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "I Love A Piano," "Sisters" and "White Christmas." Kolitsas and Julia White alternate as Susan Waverly, the general's granddaughter.

Kolitsas, a fifth-grader at St. Rose School in Newtown, said she's having a great time in her new role. She was familiar with Irving Berlin's "White Christmas"