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Holiday Inn at the Drayton Festival Theatre

Holiday Inn

The New Irving Berlin Musical
Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge
Based on the Film from Universal

May 16 to June 3, 2018

Drayton Festival Theatre


Check in for a tap-happy musical about a crooner and a hoofer vying for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer in this new stage adaptation of the beloved 1942 Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire film.

Twenty iconic songs from Irving Berlin’s phenomenal musical catalogue are featured in this celebratory musical spanning four seasons, including “Blue Skies,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “White Christmas,” and more.

When Jim Hardy leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse in Connecticut, he quickly discovers life isn’t quite the same without a bit of song and dance. His 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, Jim must compete for her affections. Can he win her heart?


ALSO PLAYING AT
Huron Country Playhouse | Sept 13 to Sept 30 Click here
Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge | Nov 22 to Dec 30 Click here

THEATRE ADDRESS
Drayton Festival Theatre
33 Wellington St. S.
Drayton, ON N0G 1P0

AUDIENCE
Recommended for all ages. There is no official rating system for live theatre. We encourage you to use your judgment based on your child's age and maturity level. Babes in arms and children age two and under are not permitted in the theatre. Click here to read our complete Ticket Policy.

RUNNING TIME
2 hours and 25 minutes with one intermission.

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

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Meet The Artists

The Company

(in alphabetical order)
 
Jayme Armstrong
Jayme Armstrong
Linda Mason
Carla Bennett
Carla Bennett*
Ensemble
Zachary Scott Berger
Zachary Scott Berger
Ted Hanover
Laura Caswell
Laura Caswell
Louise Badger
Micah Enzlin
Micah Enzlin
Ensemble
Timothy Gledhill
Timothy Gledhill
Ensemble
Josh Graetz
Josh Graetz
Ensemble
Alexandra Herzog
Alexandra Herzog
Lila Dixon
Kayla James
Kayla James
Ensemble
Kelsey Lacombe
Kelsey Lacombe
Ensemble
Melanie McInenly
Melanie McInenly
Ensemble
Gray Monczka
Gray Monczka
Ensemble
Matthew Rossoff
Matthew Rossoff
Ensemble
Keith Savage
Keith Savage
Danny
Margaret Thompson
Margaret Thompson
Ensemble
William Thompson
William Thompson
Charlie Winslow
Zach Trimmer
Zach Trimmer
Jim Hardy
* Dance Captain


The Creative Team

Michael Lichtefeld
Michael Lichtefeld
Director
&
Choreographer
Jeannie Wyse
Jeannie Wyse
Music Director
David Boechler
David Boechler
Set Designer
Rachel Berchtold
Rachel Berchtold
Costume Designer
Kevin Fraser
Kevin Fraser
Lighting Designer
Paul Pembleton
Paul Pembleton
Stage Manager
Sadie Wannamaker
Sadie Wannamaker
Assistant Stage Manager
Stephanie Bignell
Stephanie Bignell
Apprentice Stage Manager


The Band

Jeannie Wyse
Jeannie Wyse
Music Director/Keys
Paul Mitchell
Paul Mitchell
Trumpet
Richard Moore
Richard Moore
Percussion
Paul Pacanowski
Paul Pacanowski
Reeds II
Rob Stone
Rob Stone
Trombone
Dave Wiffen
Dave Wiffen
Reeds I

Photos & News

Zach Trimmer and Company in Holiday Inn, Drayton Entertainment, 2018 Season. Director & Choreographer Michael Lichtefeld, Music Director Jeannie Wyse, Set Designer David Boechler, Costume Designer Rachel Berchtold, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser.
Photo credit: Zach Trimmer and Company in Holiday Inn, Drayton Entertainment, 2018 Season. Director & Choreographer Michael Lichtefeld, Music Director Jeannie Wyse, Set Designer David Boechler, Costume Designer Rachel Berchtold, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser. Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri.
Alexandra Herzog, Zachary Scott Berger and Company in Holiday Inn, Drayton Entertainment, 2018 Season. Director & Choreographer Michael Lichtefeld, Music Director Jeannie Wyse, Set Designer David Boechler, Costume Designer Rachel Berchtold, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser.
Photo credit: Alexandra Herzog, Zachary Scott Berger and Company in Holiday Inn, Drayton Entertainment, 2018 Season. Director & Choreographer Michael Lichtefeld, Music Director Jeannie Wyse, Set Designer David Boechler, Costume Designer Rachel Berchtold, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser. Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri.

Audience Reviews
  • "Amazing show. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment ... super dancing and singing.” – Doug W., Facebook
  • "... Great singing and dancing, and the choreography was stunning.” – browncondo2102, TripAdvisor
  • "So many standouts in the cast! This is a MUST SEE show!”– Malcolm C., Facebook
  • "Honestly, I’m obsessed with this show. I’ve seen it three times now. Lol. Tap dancing, love, comedy and so many holidays! Can I just have a free pass to every show? Kthx.” – Gina j., Facebook

Media Reviews
  • "... the music is timeless and thanks to this outstanding cast,there is not a moment of boredom, it's just all action, all the time." - Waterloo Region Record
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  • "It may be a cliché to say that this show has something for everyone – but this time it’s true! Snow falling, spring fashions, farm wheelbarrows, and Vegas show girls. With powerful singing and lively dancing, you can celebrate your favourite holiday!" - Entertain This Thought
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