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Holiday Inn

Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut... but life isn't the same without a bit of song and dance.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Romance, Comedy
  • 135 minutes

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Unit Set/Multiple Settings

  • Performance Group:
  • High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN tells the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut... but life isn't the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim's luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim's best friend Ted tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love?

Based on the classic film, this joyous musical features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy and a parade of hit Irving Berlin songs, including "Blue Skies," "Easter Parade," "Steppin' Out With My Baby," "Heat Wave," "White Christmas," "Be Careful, It's My Heart," "Cheek to Cheek," "Shaking the Blues Away" and many more!

This year-round romance is sure to delight audiences!

REVIEWS

"An exuberant, shamelessly old-fashioned tap-and-tuner... is an endorphin assault, inducing warm-bath pleasure like no other show since 42nd Street."

 Jeremy Gerard, Deadline

"[A] trip back to sheer old-fashioned good-time entertainment."

Elyse Sommer

"The Berlin tunes -- "White Christmas," "Easter Parade," "Cheek to Cheek" -- are of course a treat!"

 Alexis Soloski, The Guardian

"This is a Holiday Inn you'll want to check into."

 Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter

"If you're in the mood for a show that's light-on-its-feet and wall-to-wall Irving Berlin, check into Broadway's Holiday Inn."

 Joe Dziemianowicz, NY Daily News

"Heartfelt musical eggnog!"

 Red Reed, NY Observer

Premiere Production: Holiday Inn opened on Broadway, produced by the Roundabout Theater Company, at Studio 54 on October 6, 2016, and closed on January 15, 2017.
  • Casting: 4M, 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Roles for Children
  • Chorus Size: Medium/Large

  • JIM HARDY - a performer and singer-songwriter eager to leave showbiz behind for a simpler life on a farm in Connecticut, thirties (lyric baritone)
    TED HANOVER - Jim's best friend and performing partner; a charming ladies' man looking for his big break, thirties (lyric baritone)
    LILA DIXON - a determined performer and Jim's mismatched fiancée, thirties (high belt)
    DANNY - Jim, Ted and Lila's agent, thirties to fifties
    CHARLIE WINSLOW a precocious bank messenger, age 9 to 12
    LINDA MASON - a school teacher with the hidden talents of a singer and dancer, thirties (belt/mix)
    LOUISE - the local "fix it" woman; tough, no nonsense and extremely perceptive, forties to fifties (belt)
  • Ensemble:
    ANNOUNCER
    NIGHTLY DANCERS - Stanley, Daphne, Sawyer, Stella, Byron, Rose, Janie, Susie, Brenda, Hadley)
    RADIO CHORUS
    RADIO HOST
    RADIO VOICE OVER
    DANNY'S MOTHER - Voice over
    FIRST A.D.
    DIRECTOR
    FIRST A.D.
    CAMERAMAN
    SOUND MAN
    P.A.
    MIDVILLE TOWNSPEOPLE
    HOLIDAY INN GUESTS
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    1 x Piano-Conductor Score

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