'Holiday Inn' is blandly pleasant far...

'Holiday Inn' is blandly pleasant fare at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre

The 1942 film "Holiday Inn" is meek entertainment, bare threads of a halfheartedly improbable plot strung together by the considerable charms of Bing Crosby's crooning and Fred Astaire's tapping. In this era of strip-mining existing properties for every last nugget of nostalgia, a stage adaptation of "Holiday Inn" feels like more of an inevitability than a stroke of inspiration.

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