The Search For Ivy is On!

Want to be a part of Holiday Inc? Keep reading!

ESP Theatricals is currently seeking non-Equity replacements for the 2012 performance run of Holiday Inc., which will be returning to the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts this December.  Written by Bay Area native Jonathan Van Dyke, Holiday Inc. tells the story of Ivy, a young elf who has become disenchanted with the holiday season. Together with the Holiday Inc. Board of Directors, Ivy rediscovers the spirit of the season. The show is filled with high-energy musical numbers which encompass Broadway, disco, swing, R&B and pop.


Non-Equity local production. Compensation TBA.

Producers: ESP Theatricals, Dorene Collier, Douglas C. Evans

Book: Jonathan Van Dyke

Directed by Jonathan Van Dyke

Musical Direction by Meredith McDermott

Rehearsals begin in late October, 2012, during evenings and weekends. Production opens December 13, 2012 at the Straz Center’s Jaeb Theater, and will end no later than December 23. Applicants must also be available during the day on November 9 for a promotional appearance, with the possibility of additional promo events TBA. A full production schedule will be presented at the audition.




IVY (Principal Character): Female. Strong young actress who sings very well. Movement/dance ability a plus. Must appear to be between the ages of 8-12 and no taller than 5’. Ivy is precocious, curious, a bit sarcastic, yet endearing. Should have “regular kid” qualities with solid performance skills.



Response Method(s):

At Audition

Audition Date:

Sunday, October 28, 2 pm-5 pm

Monday, October 29, 5 pm-6:30 pm

Callbacks Monday, October 29, 6:30-7:30 pm


ESP Rehearsal Studios

1608 N. 24th Street

Tampa, FL 33605

(813) 251-8866


Please prepare one song of your choice (32 bars) with CD/iPod music track that shows vocal range, and a 30-second monologue. Come dressed comfortably with attire and shoes appropriate for movement or dance.  Please bring a photo and resume (if available), stapled back-to-back. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

 If you would like more information, email Meredith at



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