Auditions for Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn are here! Sign up for your audition!

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,” “White Christmas,” “Shaking the Blues Away” and many more!

Dec. 1-3 & 8-10,2023

Directed by Kevin Hart

Auditions for STC’s Holiday Inn will be held at the Hoogland Center for the Arts on Saturday September 16th.

Audition Schedule and Information

Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 9am – Noon and 1pm – 4pm in small groups of 10

Auditionees will choose a time slot for your audition with Sign Up Genius!. These will be small group time
slots. Auditionees are asked to prepare a 30 second selection that shows off their vocal abilities. Selections
from the show will be provided, but any song is fine. Since the show was originally a 1940s musical movie,
anything from the catalogs of Irving Berlin, The Gershwin’s, or Cole Porter would be a good choice. Holiday Inn
MUSIC CUTS are available upon request.

After singing there will be cold readings from the show. The rest of the audition you will learn and perform a
dance combo. Please bring TAP SHOES if you have them. Time slots will start at 9:00 am.
Call-backs, if needed, will be scheduled Sunday, 9/17.

With a lot of high energy tap numbers, we will need singers backstage. Please bring tap shoes to the audition if
you want to dance in the show.

Audition Registration

Sign up for you audition time slot here on the Sign Up Genius!

All auditionees must also fill out the Holiday Inn Audition Form prior to

Please make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled audition time slot.
Questions? Email Deanna Sullivan at or text (217)341-8836

Character Descriptions

The directing staff is looking to cast individuals of all ages.

Jim Hardy – a performer and singer-songwriter eager to leave showbiz behind for a simpler life on a farm in
Age: Late 20s-30s
Range: Tenor. More singing than dancing

Linda Mason – a school teacher with the hidden talents of a singer and dancer, thirties.
Age: late 20s-30s
Range: Soprano. Singing and dancing required.

Ted Hanover – Jim 39’s best friend and performing partner; a charming ladies’ man looking for his big break.
Age: Late 20s-30s
Range: Baritone. More dancing than singing

Lila Dixon – a determined performer and Jim’s mismatched fiancée.
Age: Late 20s-30s
Range: High alto or soprano. Some singing but more dancing.

Danny – Jim, Ted and Lila’s brash agent.
Age: mid 30s+
No dancing required

Charlie Winslow – a precocious bank messenger. Could be played by a girl or boy.
Age: 9-12. No dancing required.

Louise – the local “it” woman; tough, no nonsense and extremely perceptive.
Age: 40+
Range: Soprano Belt, some dancing.

Ensemble: All vocal ranges and abilities. Dancers and non dancers. The ensemble will fill out the rest of the
show’s characters such as dancers, radio announcers, local school kids, film crews, and townspeople.

MUSICIANS:  There are some musical numbers on stage, e.g. playing piano in character. If you can play an
instrument like piano or drums (or others) Please indicate that on the Audition Form.