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Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

Nov 24 – Dec 31, 2017

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Looking for great seats? Check out Wednesday, November 29. As an added bonus, $20 of your ticket purchase for this performance will be donated to The Seattle Times Fund for the Needy.

Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Gordon Greenberg & Chad Hodge
Co-Directed by David Armstrong and James A. Rocco
Choreographed by James A. Rocco

The West Coast Premiere of this recent Broadway hit! Holiday Inn is a wonderful new musical inspired by the Oscar-winning film featuring lavish sets and costumes, spectacular choreography and 20 Irving Berlin songs. Jim leaves the bright lights of show business to settle down on a farm in Connecticut—but he finds the simple life is not as simple as he thought. This is a heartwarming treat, sure to put your whole family in the best of holiday spirits.

"Heartfelt musical eggnog!" - NY Observer

Holiday Inn is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals.

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Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn

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Arrival Time

Productions begin promptly, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Doors open 45 minutes before the show and seating begins 30 minutes before the curtain.

Late Seating

Patrons arriving late will be seated at the first suitable pause in the performance in the least disruptive location. Following intermission, an usher will help you find your seat.

Weather

All performances will take place as scheduled, regardless of weather conditions.

Children

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Food & Drinks

Refreshments are available for purchase on both levels of the lobby before the performance and during intermission. Candy and beverages purchased at the lobby concession stand may be brought into the theatre. Beverages must be in a bottle with cap or a theater cup with lid. 

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The use of cameras and video or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. You may leave these items at the Coat Check.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not allowed in any part of the theater nor within 25 feet of the theater entrance.

Firearms Policy

No firearms of any kind are allowed in any part of the theater.

Ask an Usher

If you experience any discomfort during a performance, an usher or the House Manager will be glad to assist you.

Holiday Inn Creative Team

Co-DirectorsDavid Armstrong and James A. Rocco

Choreographer: James A. Rocco

Music Director: Caryl Fantel

Scenic Designer: Anna Louizos

Costumes based on the designs of: Alejo Vietti

Lighting Designer: Duane Schuler

Sound Designer: Christopher Walker

Hair and Wig Designer: Mary Pyanowski Jones

Orchestrator: Larry Blank

Additional Arrangements: Kat Sherrell and Albert Evans

Production Stage Manager: Jeffrey K. Hanson

Costume Coordinator: Cathy Hunt

Holiday Inn Cast (click for bios):

ERIC ANKRIM

ERIC ANKRIM
Jim Hardy

ERIC ANKRIM

ERIC ANKRIM
(Jim Hardy)

Bio to come.

TARYN DARR

TARYN DARR
Lila Dixon

TARYN DARR

TARYN DARR
(Lila Dixon)

Last seen turnin’ up the “Steam Heat” as Mae in The Pajama Game. 5th Avenue favorites: A Chorus Line (Val), White Christmas (Judy), Catch Me If You Can, Spamalot. Regional:  Chicago (Roxie), South Pacific (Nellie), Legally Blonde (Brooke), Something Rotten! (NYC Lab). GRANDMA FRANCES’ SPICED WASSAIL: 2T whole cloves, 2T whole allspice, 6 sticks cinnamon, 1 cup brown sugar, 4 cups water, 1 large can pineapple juice, 1 large jug cranberry juice. Combine spices, sugar and water in large pot. Simmer 10-15 minutes. Strain spices; set aside (reuse to refresh wassail later). Add juices. Heat thoroughly. Happy Holidays! TarynDarr.com.

SARAH ROSE DAVIS

SARAH ROSE DAVIS
Linda Mason

SARAH ROSE DAVIS

SARAH ROSE DAVIS
(Linda Mason)

Davis starred last season as Gladys in The Pajama Game and is thrilled to be back! This marks Davis’s 23rd show with The 5th! Some of her favorite credits include: How to Succeed (Rosemary), Paint Your Wagon (Lotta), A Chorus Line (Maggie), Grease (Frenchy), RENT (Mark’s Mom), A Christmas Story (Mrs. Schwartz), Carousel, Jasper in Deadland (Hel) and many more! Village Theatre: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice). Asolo Repertory Theatre: Beatsville (Betty), directed by Bill Berry! Thanks to The 5th Avenue Theatre and her parents. SarahRoseDavis.com.

MATT OWEN

MATT OWEN
Ted Hanover

MATT OWEN

MATT OWEN
(Ted Hanover)

Owen is thrilled to be performing in his 20th show at The 5th! Previous roles at The 5th: Elf (Buddy), Oklahoma! (Will Parker), Spamalot (Sir Robin), A Room with a View (Freddy, AKA “Naked Swimming Guy #2”) and many more. Owen also hosts an online travel show called Matt’s Travel Tips. You can watch his videos at youtube.com/c/MattsTravelTips. Check it out! Seriously…he’s just as awesome as Anthony Bourdain…but way less famous. Also, follow him on Instagram @MattsTravelTips because that’s what all the cool kids are doing now. Love to his family, especially Meg. Love to David and Bill!

LORNA LUFT

LORNA LUFT
Louise

LORNA LUFT

LORNA LUFT
(Louise)

Born to Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Luft began her career on her mother’s TV show. Theater: Promises, Promises; Snoopy; Extremities; Guys and Dolls; Grease; Mame; Little Shop of Horrors; Girl Crazy; Gypsy; The Wizard of Oz; Pack of Lies. Film/TV: Grease 2; Where the Boys Are (’84); Trapper John, M.D.; Murder, She Wrote. Luft co-produced Life with Judy Garland, the Emmy-winning miniseries based on her memoir Me and My Shadows. She celebrates her mother’s songbook in a one-woman show and CD, Songs My Mother Taught Me. Love to her husband Colin, to Jesse, Jaimee, Vanessa and Patrick, and to her grandchildren Jordan, Logan and Luke. LornaLuft.com.

RICHARD GRAY

RICHARD GRAY
Danny Reed

RICHARD GRAY

RICHARD GRAY
(Danny Reed)

Gray is happy to be spending the holiday at The 5th Avenue again after four holiday shows at SCT (James and the Giant Peach, Dick Whittington, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe). Favorite 5th Avenue appearances include The Music Man, Spamalot, A Room With a View and ACT co-productions of First Date, Assassins and Murder for Two (Gregory Award nomination). Most recently, he was seen as The Nance at ArtsWest.

CADEN BRAUCH

CADEN BRAUCH
Charlie

CADEN BRAUCH

CADEN BRAUCH
(Charlie)

Brauch is thrilled to be in this production. 5th Avenue: A Christmas Story (Scut Farkus) and Oliver (Fagin’s Gang). Village Theatre: Writing Kevin Taylor, Into the Woods (Jack u/s) and several KIDSTAGE productions. Thanks to MD&K.

KRISTOFFER HOLTAN

KRISTOFFER HOLTAN
Charlie

KRISTOFFER HOLTAN

KRISTOFFER HOLTAN
(Charlie)

Holtan is excited to be back at The 5th for the holidays. Previous credits include The 5th: A Christmas Story (Grover Dill); ACT: A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge); and Village KidStage: Beauty and the Beast (LeFou). Merry Christmas!

TATE BUSBY

TATE BUSBY
Ensemble

TATE BUSBY

TATE BUSBY
(Ensemble)

Busby is very excited to be returning to the stage at The 5th Avenue Theatre. Credits include: 5th Avenue RSP: The Pajama Game, How to Succeed in Business, Carousel. Many thanks to his family and the Lads.

KATE E. COOK

KATE E. COOK
Ensemble

KATE E. COOK

KATE E. COOK
(Ensemble)

Cook is excited to be back at The 5th after last being seen in Romy and Michele! Seattle credits: Singin’ in the Rain and Great Wall (Village) and Bonnie and Clyde (Studio18). Select regional: Chicago, Anything Goes, Mary Poppins, Hairspray, Dames at Sea, Damn Yankees. Enjoy!

GABRIEL COREY

GABRIEL COREY
Ensemble

GABRIEL COREY

GABRIEL COREY
(Ensemble)

Corey is thrilled to be part of the amazing cast and crew. Past 5th Avenue shows include A Chorus Line, Spamalot, Oliver!, ELF The Musical, Damn Yankees and The Music Man (Tommy Djilas). Love to family and friends.

ALEX CROZIER

ALEX CROZIER
Ensemble

ALEX CROZIER

ALEX CROZIER
(Ensemble)

Crozier is excited to be back at The 5th Ave! Credits: “Carnival Boy” in The 5th’s Carousel, “Interlocuter” in Donald Byrd’s The Minstrel Show Revisited, director of MILLENIALS. Love to my mom and Paul. AlexCrozier.com.

JADE SOLOMON CURTIS

JADE SOLOMON CURTIS
Ensemble

JADE SOLOMON CURTIS

JADE SOLOMON CURTIS
(Ensemble)

Curtis is a Texas native. Her theater credits include Oklahoma!, Carousel and Man of La Mancha at The 5th. Companies: Wideman/Davis Dance, Alison Chase Performance, Opus Dance Theater, Spectrum Dance Theater and Solo Magic. Follow her on Instagram @jade_solomon_.

LAUREN DU PREE

LAUREN DU PREE
Ensemble

LAUREN DU PREE

LAUREN DU PREE
(Ensemble)

5th Ave: Ragtime, The Pajama Game, Man of La Mancha, How to Succeed…Regional: Village Theatre: Dreamgirls (Deena), My Heart is The Drum (Kanika); Kennedy Center; Ford’s Theatre; Signature Theatre. TV: Biz Kid$. Instagram: @justdu_pree.

PAUL FLANAGAN

PAUL FLANAGAN
Ensemble

PAUL FLANAGAN

PAUL FLANAGAN
(Ensemble)

Flanagan is thrilled to be back at The 5th for his seventh show. Past credits: Broadway revival tour of A Chorus Line (Al), The Backyardigans (Pablo). Please visit PaulFlanagan.com.

NIK HAGEN

NIK HAGEN
Ensemble

NIK HAGEN

NIK HAGEN
(Ensemble)

Hagen is thrilled to return to The 5th after How to Succeed…He received his BA in Theatre from Whitman College and recently appeared regionally at Village Theatre, Coeur d’Alene, StageRIGHT and others.

LAURA ELIZABETH HENNING

LAURA ELIZABETH HENNING
Ensemble

LAURA ELIZABETH HENNING

LAURA ELIZABETH HENNING
(Ensemble)

Henning is making her debut at The 5th Avenue Theatre! Regional: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Rockette), CATS National Tour, Theatre Under the Stars, North Shore Music Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, The Grand Ole Opry. Many thanks to cast, crew, family and friends!

JORDAN JACKSON

JORDAN JACKSON
Ensemble

JORDAN JACKSON

JORDAN JACKSON
(Ensemble)

5th Ave debut! A Wisconsin native and an AMDA NYC graduate, Jackson has done some theater around the country and would love to talk about it over drinks you’re gonna buy him after the show.

EMILY ANN JOHNSON

EMILY ANN JOHNSON
Ensemble

EMILY ANN JOHNSON

EMILY ANN JOHNSON
(Ensemble)

Johnson is overjoyed to be at The 5th for the holidays! The 5th: How to Succeed…, The Pajama Game. Village Theatre: 42nd Street, Robin Hood…, Hairspray (Up next!). Psalm 149:3. Instagram/Twitter: @emjadventures. EmilyAnnJohnson.com.

DANIELLE KELSEY

DANIELLE KELSEY
Ensemble

DANIELLE KELSEY

DANIELLE KELSEY
(Ensemble)

5th Avenue: Romy and Michele…(Kelly). Off-Broadway: Revolution In The Elbow…National Tours: Billy Elliot (u/s Mum), Young Frankenstein (u/s Inga). Other NYC/Regional: The Producers (Ulla), Chicago (Roxie), Radio City Christmas Spectacular (Rockette). IG: @diary.confessionals.

CYANA PAOLANTONIO

CYANA PAOLANTONIO
Ensemble

CYANA PAOLANTONIO

CYANA PAOLANTONIO
(Ensemble)

5th Avenue debut! She has performed, choreographed and directed in DC, NYC and LA. Endless gratitude and love to the Holiday Inn team, her family and friends, Isaiah and the Michaels. For her son, Luca. @mamacyana.

RICHARD PEACOCK

RICHARD PEACOCK
Ensemble

RICHARD PEACOCK

RICHARD PEACOCK
(Ensemble)

Previous 5th Avenue credits include: A Chorus Line (Richie Walters), Pajama Game, How to Succeed… and Man of La Mancha (Featured Ensemble). Other regional credits include: Dreamgirls (Dance Captain/Ensemble), Xanadu (Terpsichore) and Fiddler on the Roof (Featured Ensemble).

TIA PETERSEN

TIA PETERSEN
Ensemble

TIA PETERSEN

TIA PETERSEN
(Ensemble)

Petersen is thrilled for her debut at The 5th Avenue this holiday season. She is currently studying musical theater and dance at the University of Washington. Big thanks and much love to her supportive family!

JONATHAN LUKE STEVENS

JONATHAN LUKE STEVENS
Ensemble

JONATHAN LUKE STEVENS

JONATHAN LUKE STEVENS
(Ensemble)

5th Avenue debut. Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Shakespeare in Love, UniSon, Twelfth Night, The Wiz, Guys and Dolls and Head Over Heels. Regional: Guys and Dolls, Singin’ in the Rain, The Donkey Show, Hamlet. Education: BFA in Theatre, Boston Conservatory. Instagram: @jlstevens.

JOEL WALKER

JOEL WALKER
Ensemble

JOEL WALKER

JOEL WALKER
(Ensemble)

5th Avenue debut! Walker is an award-winning performer from Portland, Oregon. Recent credits: Trails (Oregon premiere), Company, Man of La Mancha, Thoroughly Modern Millie. Marymount Manhattan College alumnus. Company member, Eowyn Emerald & Dancers.

CAROLYN WILLEMS VAN DIJK

CAROLYN WILLEMS VAN DIJK
Ensemble

CAROLYN WILLEMS VAN DIJK

CAROLYN WILLEMS VAN DIJK
(Ensemble)

Willems van Dijk is so grateful to be back at The 5th for the holidays! 5th Avenue: The Pajama Game, Paint Your Wagon, The Sound of Music, ELF – The Musical, Oklahoma! and Cinderella. BFA – University of Oklahoma.

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn is a classic musical with a score by the legendary Irving Berlin. Ted, Lila, and Jim are a trio performing in a nightclub in Yonkers when Jim proposes to Lila, suggesting they give up show business and move to a farm he has bought in Connecticut. When Lila breaks their engagement, Jim worries about his mortgage; he gets the idea to put on a show and convert the farmhouse into a hotel. Holiday Inn is a family show suitable for audience members of all ages.

Recommended for ages 4 and up.

 

Adult Language: None.

 

Sexual References:

Linda, the former owner of the farm, tells Jim about how her mother ran off with a Fuller Brush salesman, leaving her and her father alone.

Some of the songs, such as “Heat Wave,” contain double entendres: “Her anatomy / Made the mercury / Jump to ninety-three.”

After being knocked out by Jim, Ted wakes up the next morning in Louise’s bedroom; he asks, “Did we –” and she responds, “Not on your life, kid.”

 

Violence:

Ted, who is drunk, kisses Linda; Jim punches him. 

 

Drugs/Alcohol:

Jim and Louise, the “handywoman” helping him run the farm, drink brandy while listening to Ted and Lila being interviewed on the radio.

A drunken Ted intrudes on the Holiday Inn’s first performance.

We are once again thrilled to be partnering with The Seattle Times Fund for the Needy to present a special performance of our holiday extravaganza!

Benefit performance on Wednesday, November 29, 7:30 PM at The 5th Avenue Theatre in Downtown Seattle. Click here to buy!

See Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn at The 5th Avenue Theatre on November 29 and do a good deed this season by helping children, families, and seniors in need. $20 of each ticket will be donated to The Seattle Times Fund for the Needy.

The holidays are a time for celebrating, but also a time for giving back. The 5th Avenue Theatre is proud to continue to support The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy charity drive, benefiting 12 local nonprofit agencies that serve the needs of some of the most vulnerable members of our community.