Opera House Presents ‘Holiday Inn’ Musical
FREDONIA — The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Holiday Inn: the Irving Berlin Musical,” as part of its Broadway on Screen series on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
In “Holiday Inn,” Jim 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. His luck takes a turn when he meets Linda, a schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into an inn with 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, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love?
This musical features dance numbers, comedy and a parade of Irving Berlin songs, including “Blue Skies,” “Easter Parade,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Shaking the Blues Away,” “White Christmas” and more.
Captured live on stage during its 2017 run at New York City’s Studio 54 theatre, the first-ever Broadway production of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn was directed by Gordon Greenberg, choreographed by Denis Jones, and stars Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Danny Rutigliano, Megan Sikora and Corbin Bleu. The production runs two hours, 15 minutes with no intermission.
Individual tickets to Holiday Inn are $15, ($10 students). Tickets may be purchased in person at the Opera House Box Office or by phone at 679-1891 Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. or online at www.fredopera.org.
The presentation is made possible with support from the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County and the Arts Services Initiative’s Give for Greatness Program.