The reviews have fallen and “Holiday Inn” is a success!
Audiences loved their trip to the iconic “show hotel” on its opening weekend at the Academy Theater, and if you haven’t had the chance to see it yourself, you’ve got three. other chances!
Packed from top to bottom with music from Irving Berlin, “Holiday Inn” tells the story of Jim, who leaves the lights of show business to take up residence on his Connecticut farm – but life just isn’t not the same without a little song and dance. Jim’s luck takes a dramatic turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they transform the farm into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate every holiday from Thanksgiving to July 4th. But when Jim’s best friend Ted tries to lure Linda into being his new Hollywood dance partner, can Jim save his last chance to love? To discover at the Théâtre de l’Académie this weekend. “Holiday Inn” features local favorites Ted Watts Jr., Anne Conti, Terri Gilmore, Dan Winston, Julie Cepec, Darrel Whitney, Winstynn Oates and a dazzling ensemble.
While the classic film featured Christmas standards such as “Happy Holidays” and “White Christmas,” the Broadway show adds additional Berlin songs that were not originally in the film, most notably “Blue Skies,” “It’s a Lovely Day Today,” “Cheek to Cheek” and many more. Most musicals are lucky enough to have a show stop number; “Holiday Inn” is packed with over a dozen .
Holiday Inn runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at the historic Academy Theater in Meadville, 275 Chestnut St.
For more information on times and ticket sales, contact the Academy Theater at (814) 337-8000 or visit www.theacademytheatre.org.
Customers are encouraged to purchase tickets online at no additional convenience fees.
Tickets are $ 22 (general admission), $ 20 (seniors) or $ 16 (students) with an additional presale discount for all tickets purchased at least one hour before the start of the show.
Julia Kemp is the artistic director of The Academy Theater.