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,” and “White Christmas.” 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. He quickly discovers life isn’t the same without a bit of song and dance. So Jim and Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare, turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn that celebrates each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July.
KEN AND DOTTIE REINER
Youth Performance Underwriters
ACKERMAN FAMILY / EVALYN M BAUER FOUNDATION
Music and Lyrics
GORDON GREENBERG and CHAD HODGE
2 HOURS, 30 MINUTES
Synopsis: Based on the movie of 1942, Holiday Inn, this is a fresh take on a classic. When Jim leaves the bright lights of Broadway for a calm life in Connecticut, he meets Linda, a school teacher with immense talent and big dreams. Together, they transform a farmhouse into the Holiday Inn, a place to celebrate every holiday on the calendar. But, when Ted appears to pull Linda away to Hollywood, it may dash Jim’s best shot at happiness. The show is full of Irving Berlin treasures like “Blue Skies”, ”Heat Wave”, “Shaking the Blues Away” and the beloved “White Christmas”!
Theme: Love conquers all, as we touch on major holiday traditions.
Language: There are a few older vernacular references but no overtly offensive language
Smoking, Drinking, and Gambling: No reference to any.
Sex: Suggestive references to romance, some kisses.
For Which Audiences? Recommended for grade levels 3 and up.