Audition for Holiday Inn, directed by Julia Kemp & Jen Boyle!
Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 - 6:00pm
Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 - 6:00pm
All actors must arrive no later than 6:00pm. If you are unable to arrive promptly at 6:00pm, please email Julia.
*Those auditioning must attend only one audition date.
Requirements/How to Prepare:
Please prepare song, and bring either sheet music or a Bluetooth capable device/CD with an instrumental track.
Audition sides will be provided.
Everyone will be asked to learn a short dance combination at the beginning of each audition night. Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in, and bring tap shows if you have them.
All Roles are open, and ages 14 and up are welcome. There is one role for a child age 9-12.
PLEASE NOTE: All actors who are eligible for vaccinations will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 PRIOR TO THE SHOW OPENING.
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 fiancée 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!
Jim Hardy: Male, 20-40
handsome, kind, sincere, honest, and good natured; ready to leave showbiz behind for a simpler life on a farm in Connecticut; must be an excellent comic actor with a great voice; lyric baritone.
Ted Hanover: Male, 20-40
a handsome, charming ladies' man; a bit slick and always looking for his big break; Jim's best friend and performing partner (along with Lila); must be an extremely strong dancer (in the style of Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly); an excellent comic actor/dancer/singer; must tap extremely well; lyric baritone.
Lila Dixon: Female, 20-40
a sexy showgirl and Jim's mismatched fiancée; she isn't the smartest girl in town, but what she lacks in intelligence she makes up for with sheer determination and a love for the spotlight; an excellent comic actor; must be an extremely strong dancer/singer; must tap; high belt.
Linda Mason: Female, 20-40
a school teacher with hidden talents; at first she is tough and distant, unwilling to fall for Jim's charms; but she is ultimately won over by his kindness, humor, and their mutual love of music; a lovely, charming & funny girl; must sing & dance extremely well; belt/mix.
Charlie Winslow: Male/Female, 9-12
precocious, straight forward and practical, but oddly charming; not one to mince words; one of Linda's students who works part time as a messenger for the bank; seeking a strong actor/singer; changed or unchanged voice.
Danny: Male, 40-70
Danny is a middle-aged agent with ambition, connections, and big plans. Spoken, non-dancer
Ensemble: Male/Female, 14-60
New York performers; dancing chorus
Louise: Female, 40-70
the local handy woman; tough, no nonsense and extremely perceptive; a strong comedic actor with a great voice; belt.