Tally Sessions Replaces Corey Mach in Goodspeed's Holiday Inn
29 Aug 2014
Tally Sessions has joined the cast of the Goodspeed Opera House production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, which is based on the Academy Award-winning film and will begin performances Sept. 19.
Sessions, who played Jigger in Goodspeed Musicals’ 2012 production of Carousel, replaces the previously announced Corey Mach in the role of Jim Hardy. Mach has exited the production to pursue an upcoming opportunity.
The ensemble includes Alissa Alter, Abby Church, Darien Crago, Caley Crawford, Jeremiah Ginn, Juliane Godfrey, Laura Harrison, Bryan Thomas Hunt, Charles MacEachern, Karl Skyler Urban, John T. Wolfe, Sarah Fagan, Darrell T. Joe, and Spencer Stanley.
Here's how Goodspeed bills the musical: "Happy holidays! Check into the tuneful world-premiere musical about a Connecticut farmhouse transformed into a jubilant nightspot — but only on holidays. From Valentine's Day to the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving to Christmas, expect a cornucopia of hit songs by Irving Berlin in a dance-dizzy romance based on the classic film that first starred Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Raise a glass of cheer to 'Happy Holiday,' 'Easter Parade,' 'Be Careful, It's My Heart' and more of the world's greatest show tunes."
The design team includes Anna Louizos as scenic designer, Alejo Vietti as costume designer, Tony winner Jeff Croiter as lighting designer and Jay Hilton as sound designer.
Holiday Inn is produced in association with Universal Stage Productions and by arrangement with The Irving Berlin Music Company. It is produced for Goodspeed Musicals by Michael P. Price.
Tickets begin at $27 and to purchase and for more information visit goodspeed.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.