Children's Playhouse of Maryland to Preview HELLO, DOLLY! at Annual Gala, 9/6
Children's Playhouse of Maryland, in residence at CCBC Essex, hosts its 8TH ANNUAL FUNDRAISING GALA from 6:30 p.m. until 11 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 6 in the College Community Center Theatre at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. a silent auction and raffles. At 7:30 p.m., the CPM cast presents a special preview performance of HELLO, DOLLY! - CPM's first musical production for its fall 2014 season. A buffet reception will follow the performance. Tickets are $25 and available through the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787).
Children's Playhouse of Maryland will perform HELLO, DOLLY! at 1 p.m. Sept. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 in the Administration Building Lecture Hall at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. An additional performance will be given Sunday, Sept. 21 at 4 p. m. that will be sign-language interpreted by the students in CCBC's Interpreter Preparation program at CCBC Catonsville. Tickets are $10 each and are available from the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787) and online at www.ccbcmd.edu/performingarts/childrensplayhouse.html.
Hello, Dolly! is an endearing musical about a "matchmaker" who finds her own match! A musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955. The musical went on to become an all-time favorite with three Broadway revivals and a motion picture by the same name.
Erin Sullivan of Bel Air, Md. plays Dolly Levi and Connor Moore of Towson, Md. is cast in the role of Horace Vandergelder. Other featured roles are played by: Nicole Arrison of Bel Air, Md. (Minnie Fay), Olivia Aubele of White Marsh, Md. (Ermengarde), Devonte Tasker of Baltimore, Md. (Ambrose Kemper), Will Foohey of Pikesville, Md. (Cornelius Hackl), Eva Hellerbach of Baltimore, Md. (Ernestina), Allison Mudd of Parkville, Md. (Irene Molloy), Kevin Franiak of Nottingham, Md. (Barnaby Tucker) and Jimmy E. Yansay of Rosedale, Md. (Rudy).
Players in the ensemble cast are: Tiffany Flaharty of Abingdon, Md., Matthew Byrd and Zachary Byrd of Arbutus, Md., Gina Pietrogiacomo, Jules Einhorn, Rachel Miller, Sarah Altiere and Claire Iverson of Baltimore, Md., Tiana Pindell of Brooklyn, Md., Amanda Halcott of Dundalk, Md., Mia Dill and Ali Radomsky of Essex, Md., Grant Wright of Havre de Grace, Md., Kailey Pritchard of Jessup, Md., Victoria Caldwell of Joppa, Md., Gizelle Harris of Middle River, Md., Emma Hester, Sammy Jungwirth and Rhiannon Owen of Nottingham, Md., Allison Naglieri and Max Wolf of Parkville, Md., Ilyssa Rubin of Reisterstown, Md., Angela Boeren, Amy, Athena and Sophie Claudio and Kate Lutz of Rosedale, Md., Sam Patterson and Sophia DeVito of Towson, Md., Brooke Marriott and Dylan Morrison of White Marsh, Md.
For more information about programs and classes offered by Children's Playhouse of Maryland, Inc., call the CPM Administrative Office at 443-840-2426.