A Different Time

Irving Berlin's White Christmas tells a classic tale.

Isn't it unusual that war buddies can get together — with nary a paraplegic or alcoholic — and dance to show tunes under the radar of suspicion? As out-of-place as it seems in a time of tsunami-level cynicism, Irving Berlin's White Christmas is just such a story.

Warming the stage tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, White Christmas is a classic tale of love and friendship. Ten years after WWII, two song-and-dance war buddies are inspired by the spirit of Christmas to save their former general's country inn. The guys are joined by a sister act and recruit some of the general's former troops to help put on a toe-tapping musical-within-a-musical. Buoyed by well-loved numbers such as "Sisters," "Blue Skies" and "White Christmas," the production comes alive as friends reunite in song, dance and the magic of fake snow.

"Overall, it's a story about what's important to us," says Denver Center artistic director Kent Thompson. "Specifically, it's about these people doing something extraordinary, and if you add to that great music and dancing, then you have the perfect holiday Christmas card." Tickets start at $10; to purchase yours, call 303-893-4100 or go to www.denvercenter.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays; Wed., Nov. 28, 8 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 30, 8 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 24, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Wed., Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 28, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 29, 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 30, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Starts: Nov. 23. Continues through Dec. 30, 2007

 
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