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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78 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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  30. This looks like a really great show, wish it were close to me! I love taking my 12 year old to musicals - we really enjoy them together.

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  31. Would make a great gift to go to the show,

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  32. Debbie White-BeattieDecember 9, 2019 at 1:42 AM

    Their costumes are a time warp from a better time

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  33. It would be wonderful to see this Holiday classic.

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  34. This looks like a fantastic show to see

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  35. Debbie White-BeattieDecember 10, 2019 at 1:31 AM

    If this is after a movie with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire the dancing will have to be amazing

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  36. would be a wonderful show to experience

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  37. The vibrant colorful costumes and the set are so festive.

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  38. Debbie White-BeattieDecember 11, 2019 at 1:13 AM

    I agree we should all get to pursue happiness

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  39. I would love to watch this amazing show

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  40. I really enjoyed the movie and would love to see the live performance.

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  41. Debbie White-BeattieDecember 12, 2019 at 1:35 AM

    1942 is a long time ago but I bet this is still entertaining

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  42. I would like to see all of the colorful costumes in this musical

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  43. Looks like a great show I have never been to a theatre production except for the ones my kids were in.

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  44. It sounds like fun for the whole family.

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  45. Debbie White-BeattieDecember 13, 2019 at 1:26 AM

    My mother was born the year the movie came out and I've wondered what it was like to live back then

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  46. Saw this production last week, it was awesome

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  47. Would love to go see this with my daughter.

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  48. Debbie White-BeattieDecember 14, 2019 at 12:58 AM

    A love story for the holidays

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  49. Sounds like a wonderful evening out.

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  50. It would be wonderful to see the show.

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  51. I just love musicals, this looks terrific!

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  52. I've seen the movie a few times and I would love to go watch something like this!

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  53. Debbie White-BeattieDecember 15, 2019 at 12:50 AM

    The Shaw is too far for me to get to unfortunately

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  54. I would love to watch this musical

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  55. I think this would be a great way to spend an evening with the fam

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  56. I love live theatre and this looks like such a fun show!

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  57. It looks like a fun show for the whole family! I love musical productions.

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  58. I love watching theatrical musicals. They really make you feel and you go through so many emotions.

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  59. Debbie White-BeattieDecember 17, 2019 at 12:46 AM

    Watching this would like watching a time warp.

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  60. It would be awesome to watch this musical

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  61. This looks like such a fun show! :)

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  62. What a great way to spend an evening with the family.

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  63. Debbie White-BeattieDecember 18, 2019 at 12:27 AM

    I'd rather live on a farm than the big city

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  64. This looks like a fun show to attend

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  65. Holiday Inn was my Dad's favourite holiday movie. This looks like a great show to go to.

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  66. This would be awesome to see with the family

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  67. never been to theatre but sounds exciting

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