‘Hello Dolly!’ by Scottsdale Musical Theater Co. to open Feb. 3

Jerry Herman’s classic musical comedy, “Hello Dolly!” opens by Scottsdale Musical Theater Company Feb. 3-6, at Tempe Center for the Arts.

The classic musical about a meddlesome matchmaker who finds herself on the receiving end of romance is a timeless classic in the Broadway cannon made even more famous by star turns by Carol Channing on stage and Barbra Streisand on film, according to a press release.

The cast – led by Brandi Bigley as Dolly Levi – includes Alex Gonzalez (Horace Vandergelder), Matt Newhard (Cornelious Hackl), Michael Schauble (Barnaby Tucker), Lauren Koetizer (Irene Molloy), Sarah Cassidy (Minnie Fay), Addam Donada (Ambrose Kemper), Karylin Veres (Ermengarde) and Alexus Poulette (Ernestina Money). The ensemble includes Nicole Bond, Allyse Bridges, Ryan Clark, Yael Cohen, Hillary Conrad, Todd Corbeil, Matt Earnest, Maile Griego, Danica Heinkel, Devra Hock, Brenna Jackson, Shelby Jensen, Kelsey Metz, Ashley Nebeker, Beth Pargas, Ryan Parker, Thom Ratke, April Rideout, Katherine Rosinski, Chloe Rozalsky, Scott Snedden, Roy Thielen, Jessica Zink.

The production will be directed by David Hock with choreography by Bill Hotaling. Musical Direction is by Curtis Moeller. The orchestra will be conducted by Kevin Hayward.

One of fastest-growing theater companies, Scottsdale Musical Theater Company prides itself on “bringing Broadway’s favorites back to life,” presenting full, large-scale productions of Broadway musicals in their original forms, as they were meant to be seen. Utilizing professional sets and costumes, great local talent and a full live 20+ piece orchestra, SMTC has been called “the best theatre company in the Valley when it comes to producing classic musicals,” by “Talkin’ Broadway.”

Performances will take place at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, in Tempe. Tickets are $32 – $42 with discounts for students and seniors and groups, the release stated. Tickets are available by calling 602-909-4215 or online at www.scottsdalemusicaltheater.com.

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