White Christmas: The Musical Closing (Theater and Galleries) The Short List (Theater)

When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 3 2016

As you might expect of a 2009 stage version of the 1954 musical based on the 1942 movie Holiday Inn, this material is beginning to show its age. The boy-meets-girl plot (actually a two-boys- meet-two-girls plot) is tediously predictable. And Irving Berlin’s score neatly divides in two: the well-worn ear worms (“Sisters,” “Count Your Blessings,” and of course "White Christmas") and the half-forgotten moldy oldies (“I Love the Piano”). This Drury Lane production, directed by William Osetek, is packed with talent: Sean Allan Krill and Matt Raftery kill as the two WWII vets turned Broadway hoofers. But at two and half hours, this show left me dreaming of a blue pencil. —Jack Helbig

Price: $40-$55

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