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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 just 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!

Based on the Film from Universal Pictures
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin Book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge

HOLIDAY INN is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.

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Dates & Times

Auditions

Show Date Show Time
Friday, December 4th, 2020 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 5th, 2020 7:00 PM
Friday, December 11th, 2020 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 12th, 2020 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 13th, 2019 2:00 PM
Friday, December 18th, 2020 7:00 PM
Saturday, December 19th, 2020 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 20th, 2020 2:00 PM

What: Open auditions for Holiday Inn, Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin, Book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge, at Connecticut Theatre Company

When: 9/27/20 & 9/28/20 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: The Repertory Theatre | 23 Norden Street | New Britain, CT 06051

Run Dates: 12/4/20-12/20/20

Audition Preparation: All roles are open. Looking for a very diverse cast. Actors will be seen in order of arrival. Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre or pop song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in your key, your resume and a headshot if you have one. An accompanist will be provided. There will be a short dance routine taught at auditions suitable for all skill levels. A call back audition, if needed, will be held on September 30, 6:30 to 8:30pm. Those auditioners who the director wishes to see further will be invited to the call back audition. Age ranges listed are stage ages. If you have any questions, please email us at info@connecticuttheatrecompany.org.

Character Breakdown

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