Put the family in a holiday mood by seeing “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas the Musical” at the fabulous Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace October 2 through January 3, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
Remember the classic 1954 holiday film “White Christmas,” starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kay, Dean Jagger, Vera Ellen and George Clooney’s mother Rosemary Clooney? If you loved that, you will love this stage version, based on the 2009 Broadway show, “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas the Musical,” with book by David Ives and Paul Blake.
The plot: Two army buddies, now Broadway stars, follow two girl singers to a charming Vermont Inn. What a coincidence: their former commander is the owner of the inn! The problem is, there is no snow and no customers, and the general is about to go broke. So the guys and the gals stage a Christmas-themed show and save the inn!
The “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” music: “Happy Holidays,” “Love and the Weather,” “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “I love a Piano,” “How Deep is the Ocean,” “White Christmas,” and a whole lot more!
The Drury Lane Theater is located at 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. For tickets, call the box office at (630) 530-0111 or go online at www.drurylanetheatre.com and follow the prompts.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short drive to the Drury Lane Theatre’s “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas,” provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.