Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn
Nov 24 – Dec 31, 2017
In our continued partnership with Treehouse at the holidays, we are accepting clothes for King County foster youth. This year there is a particular need for warm clothes such as long sleeve shirts, pants, sweatshirts and hoodies for kids of all ages, particularly older children and teens. We will be honored to accept your donations of new and gently used items in barrels in the theater lobby.
Music & Lyrics by Irving Berlin
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Plan Your Visit
Whether this is your first visit to The 5th Avenue Theatre or your 50th, we want to ensure that you enjoy every moment. If you have any questions about the theater accommodations or services, please call 206-625-1900 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn runs approximately 2.5 hours including one 20-minute intermission.
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.
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.
All performances will take place as scheduled, regardless of weather conditions.
The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes children ages 4 and older. Children under 4 years of age, including babes in arms, will not be admitted.
Please leave the following information with your sitter or service, so we can quickly locate you in the event of an emergency:
Theatre Coat Check phone: 206-625-1294
Coat Check, Assistive Devices, and Special Needs
Complimentary Coat Check is located in the lobby next to Aisle 3. You may check any item you don’t wish to carry into the theater. Booster seats, assistive listening headsets, and Braille playbills are available at no charge. Binoculars may be rented for $5.00.
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.
Ticket Refunds & Exchanges
You may exchange your tickets if you do so 24 hours or more prior to your scheduled performance date. Subscribers may exchange tickets with no exchange fee. Single-ticket buyers are charged an exchange fee. Please note: Tickets are non-refundable.
If you lose or forget your tickets, please call 206-625-1900 or 888-5TH-4TIX for a replacement. You may pick up your tickets at the Box Office on the day of the show.
We strongly discourage patrons from purchasing tickets through outside vendors. Tickets bought from scalpers, brokers or by other third-party means may be counterfeit or inadmissible, and they are often grossly overpriced. These purchases do not benefit the performers, producers or The 5th Avenue Theatre. Purchasing directly from the 5th Avenue Theatre is your best bet for best seats and best available prices.
Cameras & Recorders
The use of cameras and video or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. You may leave these items at the Coat Check.
Smoking is not allowed in any part of the theater nor within 25 feet of the theater entrance.
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-Directors: David 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):
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
KATE E. COOK
KATE E. COOK
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!
JADE SOLOMON CURTIS
LAUREN DU PREE
LAURA ELIZABETH HENNING
LAURA ELIZABETH HENNING
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!
EMILY ANN JOHNSON
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.
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).
JONATHAN LUKE STEVENS
JONATHAN LUKE STEVENS
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.
CAROLYN WILLEMS VAN DIJK
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.
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.”
Ted, who is drunk, kisses Linda; Jim punches him.
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 were thrilled to partner once again with The Seattle Times Fund for the Needy to present a special performance of our holiday extravaganza.
Our benefit performance occured on Wednesday, November 29.
Audiences saw Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn at The 5th Avenue Theatre on November 29 and did a good deed this season, 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.