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HOLIDAY INN Auditions
July 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FOOTLITE MUSICALS is excited to announce open auditions for HOLIDAY INN, the Irving Berlin musical in its Indiana premiere! With the reopening of Footlite in Summer 2021, Footlite will continue to closely follow updates from the CDC and our own state government regarding the status of COVID-19. Each audition, rehearsal and performance will continue to adhere to all mandates and recommendations as we do our part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
***Vaccines will be required for cast members and strongly suggested for staff, crew, and orchestra***
-Auditions will take place on Sunday, July 25th at 6 p.m. and on Monday, July 26th at 6 p.m. All auditions will take place at Hedback Community Theater, home of Footlite Musicals, at 1847 North Alabama Street.
-The staff is seeking a diverse cast of all ages, sizes, and genders.
-Bring a song, be prepared to do some dance and wear a smile!
-An accompanist will be provided; please bring sheet music in the correct key.
-Production dates are November 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 & December 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12, 2021
-If you are new to all of this or if this is your first time to audition for Footlite, please come on out! Everyone is welcome.
To learn more about Footlite, visit us at www.footlite.org. To learn more about this production and the COVID-19 measures Footlite Musicals has in place to keep patrons safe, “Like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Footlite. Footlite is an all-volunteer, non-Equity community theatre. There is never a participation fee to be involved in a Footlite Musicals production.
Questions? Contact director Bob Harbin at email@example.com.
About HOLIDAY INN
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… but life just isn’t the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim’s 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 to Hollywood to be his new dance partner, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love?
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,” “White Christmas,” “Be Careful, It’s My Heart,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Shaking the Blues Away” and many more!
Jim Hardy – a performer and singer/songwriter eager to leave showbiz behind for a simpler life on a Connecticut farm (lyric baritone, Bb2-A4)
Ted Hanover – Jim’s best friend and performing partner; a charming ladies’ man looking for his big break (lyric baritone, Bb2-F4)
Lila Dixon – a determined performer and Jim’s mismatched fiancée (high belt, B3-E5)
Danny – Jim, Ted and Lila’s agent; age 30s to 50s
Charlie Winslow – a precocious bank messenger; age 9 to 12ish (Eb3-C4)
Linda Mason – a school teacher with the hidden talents of a singer and dancer (belt/mix, G3-F5)
Louise – the local fix-it woman; tough, no nonsense, and extremely perceptive
Ensemble – the ensemble is a wonderful mix of Broadway performers, dancers, and singers; all identifiable and all with a great amount of stage time