performance dates - November 9-17, 2018
mtp lifetime achievement award - honouring anne cuthbert, wed nov 14
Musical Theatre Productions opens its 30th anniversary season with a Broadway classic, as everyone’s favourite matchmaker Dolly Levi comes to London in HELLO, DOLLY! This blockbuster musical bursts with humor, romance, and high-energy dancing. Winning 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical in its original run, HELLO, DOLLY! has been revived on Broadway numerous times featuring Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters, and most recently Bette Midler.
In 1890, Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” travels to Yonkers, home of Horace Vandergelder, the famed “half-a-millionaire”, who has engaged Dolly to keep his niece, Ermengarde, away from the advances of the young artist, Ambrose Kemper, and to aid in Horace’s marriage proposal to Irene Molloy, a New York milliner. Dolly, however, has eyes on Horace for herself. Meanwhile, Cornelius and Barnaby, Horace’s bright-eyed clerks, venture to New York themselves, only to fall for Irene and her assistant, Minnie Fay. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again as she attempts to lead all of the young lovers to a happy ending while snaring a husband for herself.
Featuring some of the greatest songs in Broadway history like "Put On Your Sunday Clothes", “Ribbons Down My Back”. “Hello, Dolly!” and "Before the Parade Passes By", this Golden Age musical with a score by Jerry Herman comes to the McManus Stage at the Grand Theatre like you have never seen it before - in the round - fully immersing the audience in all of the music and mayhem! HELLO, DOLLY! plays November 9-17, 2018 launching MTP’s 30th anniversary celebration.
Subscription packages for MTP’s 2018-2019 season are available including HELLO, DOLLY!, THE WEDDING SINGER and the dinner and show package of SHOW OFF: 30 Years of Musical Theatre for only $95!
Producer & Choreographer: Laura Wood
Director: Rick Smith
Music Director: Ben Leibovitz
Stage Manager: Cassandra DiFelice
Costume Designer: Becky Lenko
Set Designer: Joe Recchia
Lighting Designer: Karen Crichton
Bronwyn Powell as Dolly Levi
Don Craig as Horace Vandergelder
Elle Hounse as Irene Molly
AJ MacDonald as Cornelius Hackl
Mandee Branisa as Minnie Fay
Connor Boa as Barnaby Tucker
Jesslyn Hodgson as Ermengarde
Steve Morrow as Ambrose Kemper
Susan McKone as Ernestina Money
Matthew J. Stewart as Rudolph Reisenweber
Meg Buchanan Lunn
reviews & interviews
What’s Up London with Lynn Davis (Rogers TV, interview starts at 8:40)
London Free Press - Local company tackles Hello Dolly! on McManus Stage
Cast and Production Team photos by Ross Davidson