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Holiday Fever!

Eight singing, dancing, clowning performers cavort and strut their stuff against a lavish background of silver lamé, snowflakes and glittery blue Christmas trees in this fourth annual rendition of this holiday show. In 90 minutes, they cram every (secular) Christmas song you’ve ever heard, from “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” to “Jingle Bell Rock.” Rubenesque Missy Doty, in gold sequins, seems to be channeling the Last of the Red Hot Mamas in her rendition of “Santa Baby,” and she’s a bubbly, bouncy Sugar Plum Fairy. Producer-lyricist Chris Emerson and director-choreographer Dagney Kerr turn “Greensleeves” into a loony mock-medieval romance, while Anthony Marciona cuts loose in several numbers, including a peppy “Feliz Navidad.” Emerson and Sean Owens perform an eccentric dance with rolling suitcases to “My Favorite Things,” Holly Riddle, as a rejected office drunk croons a defiant “I Won’t Let Sorrow Bring Me Down,” and spandex-clad Nathan Lee and Michael C. Palma make up a goofy dance team. But the evening’s highlight is a hilarious version of “A Chorus Line,” as performed by eight not-so-tiny reindeer auditioning for Santa Claus. Gary Guidinger’s glitzy sets and lighting and Anna Quirino Miranda’s witty costumes add to the festivity. Secret Rose Theatre, 11246 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood; Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., through December 20. (323) 960-1052 or www.plays411.com/holidayfever. A joint production by Fever Productions and Fire Rose Productions.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Nov. 28. Continues through Dec. 20, 2008

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