Holiday Inn

Musical

Writers: Irving Berlin

Overview

Show Information

Lyrics
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
2014
Genres
Comedy, Romance
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
1946, a farm in Connecticut
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
Heavy
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Diverse Cast, High School, Large Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, child, early teen, young adult characters

Synopsis

Based on the 1942 award-winning movie, Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical, is a fresh take on an old classic. When singer-songwriter Jim Hardy tires of showbiz, he shocks his best friend Ted and fiancee Lila by leaving the bright lights of Broadway behind and for a calm life in a farmhouse in Connecticut. At first, he greets his new life with enthusiasm, but, just as he starts to think farm life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, he meets Linda Mason, a spunky school teacher harboring immense talent and big dreams. Together, they bring life back to the Mason farm by transforming it into the Holiday Inn, a lively venue for festive performances celebrating the red letter days on the calendar. However, when Ted shows up ready to spirit Linda away to Hollywood, will Jim lose his best shot at happiness? With dance numbers galore and a score packed with Irving Berlin classics like “Blue Skies”, ”Heat Wave”, “Shaking the Blues Away” and the beloved “White Christmas”, this heartwarming romance is sure to delight all 365 days a year!

Lead Characters