Monday, December 2, 2019

Holiday Inn at Shaw Festival

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We loved watching Holiday Inn at Shaw Festival. As director, Kate Hennig notes in a world plagued by anxiety and fear we feel guilty to enjoy simple pleasures like looking at the blue skies, going for an old-fashioned walk, enjoying the holidays. This musical reminds us to take the time to be happy in our pursuit of happiness! 
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Holiday Inn based on the 1942 movie from Paramount Pictures starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, with music by Irving Berlin's. Originally the film was to provide reassurance for a society trying to get a sense of comfort in a world that had suffered loss because of the second world war. The story is about Jim quitting his showbiz and the bright lights of New York City for a quiet Connecticut farmhouse where he meets Linda, a tap-dancing schoolteacher who has not forgotten her stage dreams. Together they turn the profit-losing farmhouse into a spectacular inn, open only on holidays. 

The lighting, the music, songs, dances, the backgrounds reflecting different scenes made this musical fun to watch. The amount of attention to detail in the colourful costumes from that time period, and the performance was amazing. Everything flowed beautifully. 
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This theatrical show is a perfect start to the holidays, as it bought the audience together with smiles and laughter. Holiday Inn is a good family show, recommended for ages 10+. Enjoy this fun musical with your loved ones - it will be playing until December 22 at the Festival Theatre.

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35 comments:

  1. It looks like a fun show to take your family too. I have always enjoyed musical productions like this one.

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  2. Debbie White-BeattieDecember 3, 2019 at 1:46 AM

    Tickets to these shows would be great gifts

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  3. I have never been to a musical it looks like a lot of fun

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  4. A great way to start the Holidays. I have always enjoyed musicals.

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  5. never been to a musical hear they are lots of fun

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  6. This looks like a perfect show to see over the Christmas break!

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  7. Debbie White-BeattieDecember 4, 2019 at 1:26 AM

    I've never seen live theater before

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  8. I love the movie Holiday Inn so I would definitely enjoy seeing this production of it.

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  9. I would love to watch this it looks like an amazing show

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  10. This would be a great musical to see.

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  11. Oh that is one of my favourite holiday movies ever!

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  12. that would be an absolute blast! love musicals :) i havent been to one in years

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  13. It sounds like a wonderful show! Tickets would make great gift ideas as well.

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  14. I love to watch theater performances. Looks very festive there!

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  15. Debbie White-BeattieDecember 5, 2019 at 1:25 AM

    This would be great for holiday celebrators to see

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  16. It sounds like it was an amazing performance.

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  17. I would love to watch this amazing show

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  18. This place would make a great weekend get away

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  19. Holiday music is so uplifting. I would enjoy this musical.

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  20. That looks like so much fun! I've only been to one musical/play and had a blast

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  21. This looks like it was a lot of fun to watch

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  22. Debbie White-BeattieDecember 6, 2019 at 7:11 PM

    I love the costumes

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  23. I would love to watch this amazing show

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  24. Debbie White-BeattieDecember 7, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    This looks like a great way to get some holiday cheer

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  25. Love musical themed shows, thx so much for the review, will put it on my list to see.

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  26. The costumes and the stage look so colorful and festive.

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  27. Great show for the entire family

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  28. This performance looks so upbeat and fun!

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  29. This would be an amazing show to watch

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