Hellooo Dolly! Well Hellooo Dolly! Join us when one of the greatest musicals ever written lights up the Goodspeed stage for the very first time. You’ll grin from ear to ear as Dolly Levi meddles in many a person’s affairs while at the same time seeking her own "half a millionaire." Jerry Herman’s rousing score is bursting with joy and tunes like "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "Before the Parade Passes By," and "It Only Takes a Moment." Sparkling, dazzling, delightful—one musical that you cannot miss!
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman | Book by Michael Stewart | Based on "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder | Scenic Design by Adrian W. Jones | Costume Design by Wade Laboissonniere | Lighting Design by Jason Lyons | Sound Design by Jay Hilton | Music Direction by Michael O'Flaherty | Choreographed by Kelli Barclay | Directed by Daniel Goldstein
to meet the cast and creative team
Goodspeed Opera House
6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
June 28 - September 14. 2013
"The idea of Klea Blackhurst playing Dolly Gallagher Levi sounded 100% right, but at a recent press preview offered by the Goodspeed Opera House, I see my estimated percentage was on the low side. How magnificent Blackhurst was in the way that she crowed “Before the Parade Passes By,” with a voice that shone like a new trombone and a new baton. Blackhurst also played with the melody just a bit, but not enough to have unnerved Jerry Herman (or Charles Strouse). Best of all, even from this one number we could infer that Blackhurst will be no imitator of any previous Dolly, but will bring her distinctive personality to it. Hello, Dolly! runs June 28 through Sept. 8 at that East Haddam haunt, and you’ll only be sorry on Labor Day if you haven’t seen it by then."
~ Peter Filichia
See the video Peter is talking about at BroadwayWorld.com
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