Photo Flash: First Look at HELLO, DOLLY! at Mac-Haydn Theatre
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 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.
Minnie Fay (Steffany Pratt), and Irene Malloy (Rachel Rhodes-Devey)
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi (Monica M. Wemitt)