Irving Berlin's White Christmas


Perhaps the most enduring sensation of the holidays is the feeling of time finally stopping; everyone around us agrees to pull back the throttle, if only for a few days or so, and in these parts the climate usually obliges by freezing the blood in our veins and compelling us to chill out (again, if only for a little while). The Ordway's Irving Berlin's White Christmas, playing out its final weekend, fits the model of the end-of-year escape. It's the story of two showbiz pals holed up at a Vermont inn, putting on a show that happens to be replete with killer tunes ("Blue Skies," "How Deep Is the Ocean?" and the title number, to name a few), and finding love in the bargain. You won't leave the theater scratching your head in existential angst; instead, you might well come out feeling restored and ready to tackle another year. $25-$125. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. 345 Washington St., St. Paul; 651.224.4222. Through January 3, 2009
Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Starts: Dec. 2. Continues through Dec. 28, 2008

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