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Entertaining ‘White Christmas’ will put you in Yuletide mood

Signature Production’s extravagant presentation of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” now at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, is like a bright, shiny ornament you’d hang on the tree. A nostalgic picture-postcard look at an idealized time, it features the tap-dancing feet of numerous triple-threat performers and is perfect for inspiring a Yuletide mood.

Pair of children’s operas delight

In what one wishes would become a Las Vegas holiday tradition, the UNLV Opera Theater presented two charming children’s operas at the Paul Harris Theater on campus: “Little Red Riding Hood” by Seymour Barab and “L’Enfant et les Sortileges,” or “The Bewitched Child,” by Maurice Ravel with a libretto by Colette.

Well-directed ‘Drive’ has all the right elements

Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “How I Learned to Drive” has been produced with elaborate sets, colorful backdrops and real cars on the stage. But, when all other elements are in place, it’s fairly amazing what can be done on a bare stage with four chairs, two tables and a bed.

Bellagio Gallery hosts Faberge treasures

Bigger is better. Most of the time, especially in Las Vegas, that philosophy prevails. But starting Nov. 14 at Bellagio’s Gallery of Fine Art, “Faberge Revealed” begins a six-month run, showcasing more than 200 bejeweled treasures, most of which are only a few inches tall.

Reel meets real at Nevada State Museum screening Saturday

Reel life meets real life when “The Las Vegas Story” — and the Howard Hughes story — share the spotlight at the Nevada State Museum at 4 p.m. Saturday. A screening of the Hughes-produced 1952 movie (starring Victor Mature, Jane Russell and Vincent Price) will be followed by a discussion of Hughes, his anti-Communist stance and the House Un-American Activities Committee.