Photo Flash: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Comes to the Mac-Haydn Stage
The Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT), after a successful run of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, continues its 49th season with the 2004 musical comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Based off of the 1988 movie of the same name, the 10-time Tony nominated musical by David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane will be a MHT premiere. Check out photos from the show below!
MHT favorite Gabe Belyeu (last seen on the MHT stage as Gomez Addams in The Addams Family) will be playing the role of Lawrence Jameson, and Colin Pritchard, another MHT favorite (last seen in 2015 in Xanadu) will play Freddy Benson.
Madison Stratton, who recently starred as Jolanka in the musical drama Wallenberg, will be playing the role of Christine Colgate, Judith Wyatt will be playing the role of Muriel Eubanks, and Kelly Gabrielle Murphy (a recent graduate of the University of Miami) will be playing the role of Jolene Oakes. All three will be making their MHT debuts.
John Saunders (Artistic Director) returns after the success of last season's My Fair Lady, Chicago, Into the Woods, and The Addams Family. Joining him is choreographer Sebastiani Romagnolo whose stunning work was last seen in MHT's The Addams Family.
The Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT), concludes its 2017 season with the 1964 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical and the 2017 Tony Award Winner of Best Revival of a Musical in Hello, Dolly! The Jerry Herman classic was last seen on the MHT stage in 2009. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Hello, Dolly marks the return of Rachel Rhodes-Devey to MHT. Born and raised in Albany, NY, Ms. Rhodes-Devey grew up performing on the MHT stage, and was part of the company in 2007. She returns to play Irene Malloy.
Brian D. Wagner (Eli Whitney in Anything Goes) returns as Horace Vandergelder, with Ryan Michael Owens (Jacob & Pharaoh in Joseph...Dreamcoat) and company member Dan Macke (Bobby in Saturday Night Fever) playing Mr. Vandergelder's employees Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker respectively.
The love-struck Ermengarde and Ambrose Kemper are played by company members Catherine Skojec and Dakota Dutcher (Evelyn Oakleigh in Anything Goes and Sir Bedevere in Spamalot). Meg Dooley (Jack's Mother in Into the Woods) plays Ernestina and Steffany Pratt (company member & dance captain for the season) plays Minnie Fay.
Artistic Director John Saunders (director of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Saturday Night Fever, and Sweeney Todd) directs and Sebastiani Romagnolo (choreographer of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Spamalot) choreographs.
Rounding out the cast is Victoria Benkoski as Mrs. Rose, Gabe Belyeu as Rudolph Reisenweber, Quinn Corcoran, Stephen C. Kallas, Alex Carr, Connor Hubbard, Atsushi Eda, Ross Flores, Bryce McAllister, Laura Michele Erle, Katie Skawski, Kelly Gabrielle Murphy, Michelle E. Carter, Megan Hasse, and Lauren Wrigley.
The show is under music direction of David Maglione. Kevin Gleason set designs, Bethany Marx costume designs, Megan McQueeney designs the props, and Ethan Carleton sound designs.
Hello, Dolly runs on Mac-Haydn's stage August 24 - September 3. For more information and tickets, visit www.machaydntheatre.org or call the box office at (518) 392-9292.
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi (Monica M. Wemitt)
, Quinn Corcoran, Dakota Dutcher, Laura Michele Erle, Ross Flores, Megan Hasse, Connor Hubbard, Stephen C. Kallas, Dan Macke, Ryan Owens, Steffany Pratt, Katie Skawski, Catherine Skojec, and Sophia Tzougros.
The show is under music direction of Jillian Zack. Erin Kiernan set designs, Jimm Halliday costume designs, Megan McQueeney designs the props, and Ethan Carleton sound designs.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels runs on Mac-Haydn's stage from June 8 to June 18. Visit www.machaydntheatre.org for tickets.
Photos courtesy of Mac-Haydn Theatre
Colin Pritchard and Gabe Belyeu
Colin Pritchard and company
Colin Pritchard, Gabe Belyeu, and Madison Stratton
Kelly Gabrielle Murphy and Gabe Belyeu
Colin Pritchard and Madison Stratton