Pioneer Theatre Firm will existing the record-environment Broadway strike, Hi there, Dolly! as the closing musical for the present season. Good day, Dolly!, primarily based on the Thornton Wilder enjoy The Matchmaker, went on to generate above 10 Tony Awards, which includes Very best Musical, Finest Ebook, and Most effective Score for authors Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman. The switch-of- the-century romance, bursting with audio and energetic dance will operate from Could 13 as a result of May 28, 2022.
“I’ve needed to convey Hi there, Dolly! to our phase at any time given that I arrived in Salt Lake Town in excess of ten years ago,” reported PTC Creative Director Karen Azenberg, who will direct and choreograph this output. “I’m excited to see this energetic and legendary musical come to existence, particularly with the fantastic solid we’ve assembled.”
Dolly Levi is a widow, matchmaker, and also a expert meddler who ‘arranges points.’ Almost everything adjustments when she decides that the next match she requirements to make is to uncover another person for herself! Set in New York Town at the flip of the century, Hello Dolly! is boisterous and charming from commence to complete, that includes such memorable tunes as “In advance of the Parade Passes By,” “It Only Will take a Minute,” “It Can take a Female,” and-of training course-the title selection.
“Dolly Levi is 1 of the strongest and richest starring roles for a lady ever composed for the musical theatre,” reported Azenberg. “Our Dolly Levi will join the ranks of Carol Channing, Ethel Merman, Pearl Bailey, Mary Martin, Barbra Streisand, and more not too long ago, Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters.”
Paige Davis sales opportunities the solid as Dolly Levi, the widowed matchmaker who sets out to locate a spouse for the grumpy fifty percent-a-millionaire Horace Vandergelder, whilst it soon results in being crystal clear that Dolly intends to marry Horace herself. Davis is a Broadway actress and Emmy-nominated television host who has a extensive occupation in theatre. Broadway highlights involve Babette in the initial nationwide touring production of Disney’s Elegance and the Beast, the title role in the national tour of Sweet Charity, and Gloria in the Tony Award®-profitable strike comedy, Boeing! Boeing! Davis’ longest jogging affiliation has been with Broadway’s Chicago, possessing played Roxie Hart in various turns on Broadway, and on the countrywide and intercontinental excursions. The common host of TLC’s former residence advancement show “Buying and selling Areas,” Davis is also nicely recognised to Utah audiences from 10 decades as the tv spokesperson for R.C. WILLEY, the regional chain of furniture merchants.
Kris Coleman plays Horace Vandergelder. Coleman is a graduate of Hampton University. His theater credits incorporate the function of Hal Miller in Jersey Boys (Broadway and Las Vegas), Narrator in Passing Peculiar, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Dreamgirls, Sister Act, Once On This Island, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Tv credits incorporate: “Billions” (Showtime), “The Big Home” (ABC).
Horaces’s two clerks, Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker, are performed by Alexander Mendoza and MICHAEL J. RIOS, respectively. Dolly refers the clerks to Irene and Molly when they make a decision to just take a vacation to New York and pretend to be wealthy. Mendoza was final noticed in The Phantom of the Opera Environment Tour, where he understudied/executed the function of Raoul. Other credits incorporate the To start with Countrywide Tour of Sister Act, the North American Tour of Mamma Mia!, Disney’s Magnificence and the Beast, and much more. This is his PTC debut. Rios’ credits include things like excursions of Good day, Dolly!, Disney’s Newsies, Cats, and The Wizard of Oz. He was also in the Disney+ generation of Disney’s Newsies: A Broadway Musical.
Kelly McCormick performs Irene Molloy, a widow who owns a hat shop in New York City, and who in the beginning captured Horace’s coronary heart. Her shop assistant, Minnie Fay, is played by Dori Waymer. McCormick returns to PTC, in which she appeared as Fantine in equally productions of Les Misérables (2007, 2013). Her Broadway credits include Carousel and Broadway National Tours include things like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Les Misérables, and The Seem of Audio. Waymer’s regional credits include things like A Amazing Entire world (Planet Premiere), Cinderella, A Grand Evening for Singing, Good day, Dolly!, All Shook Up, Avenue Q, Godspell, and The Minor Mermaid.
Taking part in Horace’s weepy niece Ermengarde is HANNAH BALAGOT. MYLES WOOLSTENHUME plays Ambrose Kemper, the younger artist who needs to marry Ermengarde but to whom Horace objects simply because Ambrose’s vocation does not assure a constant residing. This is Balagot’s PTC debut, when past performance credits include things like West Facet Story (Global Tour, Barrington Stage, North Shore Songs Theater), Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Xmas (Grand Ole Opry), and Anything Goes (Moonlight Phase). Woolstenhulme was observed on the PTC stage in the two Mamma Mia! and Newsies, and danced skillfully with SALT Present-day Dance Enterprise for five yrs.
Ensemble Fairness members include Lucy Anders, Kyle Caress, Lenny Daniel, ANDY FRANK, Akina Kitazawa, Mandy McDonell, and ALEX Joseph Stewart.
The relaxation of the forged includes KELSIE ENGEN, ELIZABETH FALK, REBA JOHNSON, SERENA KOZUSKO, Evan Latta, NIKI RAHIMI, MAKENA REYNOLDS, Peter Surace, PRESTON TAYLOR, AATHAVEN THARMARAJAH, CADEN TUDOR, and FYNN WHITE.
For this output, the component of the Decide in Howdy, Dolly! will be played by a rotating forged of Utah stars: glance for Salt Lake County Health Department’s DR. ANGELA DUNN BEN WINSLOW from Fox 13 Information Provost and SVP of the University of Utah DR. MARTELL TEASLEY Principal Broker at City Utah Households & Estates BABS Hold off and Utah Point out Senator LUZ ESCAMILLA to all display their abilities on phase together with our qualified cast.
AZENBERG directs and choreographs this production. In addition to being PTC’s Inventive Director for the final 10 several years, Azenberg has directed PTC productions of Alabama Story, “i,” Sting’s The Very last Ship, Les Misérables, The Curious Incident of the Canine in the Night time-Time, Newsies, Sweet Charity, The Participate in That Goes Incorrect, this season’s A thing Rotten!, and additional. Azenberg is joined by recurrent PTC contributor Lenny Daniel as Affiliate Choreographer. Daniel was in the Broadway solid of Cats, and has appeared in several PTC productions this kind of as Sting’s The Previous Ship, A Christmas Carol: The Musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Sweet Charity, and this season’s A little something Rotten!.
Musical Director Phil Reno returns to PTC right after main new music in PTC’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Avenue, The Will Rogers Follies, Chess, and Sweet Charity. On Broadway, Reno was musical director for Some thing Rotten!, Elf the Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Producers, and a lot more.
Scenic Designer James Noone returns to PTC immediately after creating 2019’s Cagney. Broadway: Woman Working day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Jekyll and Hyde, Course Act, The Persians, and a lot more. He has created nationwide tours and at main regional theatres throughout the state. Other PTC productions incorporate The Final Ship, Grease, Significantly Ado About Nothing and more. Tv: Developed “The Tale of Sweeney Todd,” “Candide,” “Passion,” “Camelot,” alongside with “Firm,” and “Woman Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” for HBO.
Costume Designer Eduardo Sicangco patterns for this production. He is a phase designer and illustrator for Broadway, opera, and movie. His work is extensively identified and has been included in the Lynn Pecktal e-book Costume Design: Techniques of Contemporary Masters. SICANGCO was a pupil of National Artist Salvador Bernal at the Ateneo de Manila College. He afterwards became Bernal’s protégé at the Cultural Heart of the Philippines where Sicangco created Le Carnaval for Ballet Philippines. He has an MFA in stage structure from NYU’s Tisch Faculty of the Arts. Sicangco was a Grasp Teacher of Layout at NYU until eventually 2004 and has thirty-two decades of scenographic do the job in American theaters and various worldwide design.
Lights structure is by Cat Tate Starmer. Starmer is creating her debut at PTC. Latest patterns include Metal Magnolias at the Guthrie Theater 1984 and Murder on the Orient Express at Alley Theater Hurricane Diane at The Previous World and off-Broadway’s Ga Mertching is Useless at Ensemble Studio Theatre. Cat is a professor at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross of the Arts.
Seem Designer AARON HUBBARD and Hair and Make-up Designer SAMANTHA WOOTTEN, who are both equally resident to PTC also style for this generation.
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