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Jeffry Denman and Meredith Patterson dancing in (Credit: Newsday/Ari Mintz)

Jeffry Denman and Meredith Patterson dancing in "Irving Berlin's White Christmas", a stage adaptation of the classic film playing at Marquis Theater in NYC. (Nov. 13, 2008)

'Irving Berlin's White Christmas'

If you're dreaming of a white Christmas, the only guarantee is to catch the musical making of the 1954 film "White Christmas" (a remake of 1942's "Holiday Inn").

"People forget that the movie was more about Army buddies and romance than Christmas," says David Ruttura, associate director of Broadway's "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" who directs the Gateway Playhouse production at the Patchogue Theatre.

Marjorie Reynolds and Bing Crosby star in
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Marjorie Reynolds and Bing Crosby star in "Holiday Inn" in 1942, which was remade in 1954 as "White Christmas."

Gateway Playhouse presents a staged performance of
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Gateway Playhouse presents a staged performance of "White Christmas" at the Patchogue Theatre of the Performing Arts in Patchogue, Dec. 14-Dec. 30, 2012

A scene from Irving Berlin's White Christmas
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A scene from Irving Berlin's White Christmas", a stage adaptation of the classic film playing at Marquis Theater in NYC. (Nov. 13, 2008)

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Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye (center) and Rosemary Clooney
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Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye (center) and Rosemary Clooney in a scene from the 1954 movie "White Christmas."

Jeffry Denman and Meredith Patterson dancing in
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Jeffry Denman and Meredith Patterson dancing in "Irving Berlin's White Christmas", a stage adaptation of the classic film playing at Marquis Theater in NYC. (Nov. 13, 2008)

Meredith Patterson, Jeffry Denman, Kerry O'Malley and Stephen
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Meredith Patterson, Jeffry Denman, Kerry O'Malley and Stephen Bogardus star in "Irving Berlin's White Christmas", a stage adaptation of the classic film at Marquis Theater off Broadway. (Nov. 13, 2008)

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