Guild’s ‘White Christmas’ cast and crew host Toys for Tots collection site

Photo by Diane Kaplan Players Guild of Dearborn “White Christmas” cast and crew members will collect Toys for Tots in the ticket lobby from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5, and from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the theater, 21730 Madison in Dearborn. Cast members include Katie Garber (front row left) and Maddie Kaplan of Dearborn; Jamie Paschke of Dearborn Heights; Diane Cliff of Dearborn and Alexis Mosley of Riverview; Amanda Chatila (back row left) of Dearborn Heights; Ashley Youngheim and Melissa Foster of Dearborn; Juliette Abbott of Livonia; and Dearborn residents David Wood, Meg Kisch, Allison Crawford, Casey Irwin, and Katelyn Harrison.

Photo by Diane Kaplan
Players Guild of Dearborn “White Christmas” cast and crew members will collect Toys for Tots in the ticket lobby from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5, and from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the theater, 21730 Madison in Dearborn. Cast members include Katie Garber (front row left) and Maddie Kaplan of Dearborn; Jamie Paschke of Dearborn Heights; Diane Cliff of Dearborn and Alexis Mosley of Riverview; Amanda Chatila (back row left) of Dearborn Heights; Ashley Youngheim and Melissa Foster of Dearborn; Juliette Abbott of Livonia; and Dearborn residents David Wood, Meg Kisch, Allison Crawford, Casey Irwin, and Katelyn Harrison.

DEARBORN – The Players Guild of Dearborn “White Christmas” cast and crew hope to extend their run of holiday cheer by hosting a Toys for Tots collection next weekend at the theater.

While the holiday musical is sold out for its last three performances, new and unwrapped toys will be collected in the ticket lobby from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5, and from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the theater, 21730 Madison in Dearborn.

Director Brian Townsend said many local children have not experienced the generosity of the holiday season the way many did as children.

“To give them an opportunity to experience the joy of receiving, and a Christmas morning the way some of us were fortunate enough to have experienced growing up, to help provide that opportunity to families in need is a great cause,” Townsend said.

He said the gift collection mirrors the theme of the group’s holiday musical.

“One of the themes of ‘White Christmas’ is giving of yourself, giving something to others, putting them first,” Townsend said. “We all reap the benefit when that happens.”