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3-D Theatricals to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This Summer

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3-D Theatricals, Orange County's most distinguished regional musical theatre Production Company, presents the Tony Award-winning spectacular HELLO, DOLLY! starring Valerie Perri as Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi. Previewing July 15, with its official opening July 16 at Fullerton's historic Plummer Auditorium and continuing there through July 31, the Fullerton run is followed by a second opening at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center where it will preview August 5, and officially open August 6, 2016.

Based on Thornton Wilder's 1955 play "The Matchmaker", HELLO DOLLY! features Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman (Mame and La Cage aux Folles) and a Book by Michael Stewart (Bye Bye Birdie and 42nd Street). The production was hailed as ""One of the biggest, brightest musicals of the 20th century!" by The New York Times; and "Infectiously enthusiastic!" by the Los Angeles Times. The musical phenomenon, which ran for nearly 3,000 performances on Broadway, won 10 Tony Awards in 1964 including "Best Musical." The 1969 film version of HELLO, DOLLY! was nominated for 7 Academy Awards. An Original Cast Recording of Hello, Dolly! was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

HELLO, DOLLY! is the story of turn-of-the-century widowed matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi, who, after cunningly negotiating marriages for others through a series of comic romantic entanglements, ultimately finds her own match; and, as always, 3-D Theatricals will cast its much heralded spin on HELLO DOLLY! to further enhance an already magical piece of musical theatre filled with such memorable songs as Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Before the Parade Passes By, It Only Takes A Moment; and, of course, the show-stopping title song. Dance numbers like Dancing and The Waiter's Gallop are combined with beautiful turn-of-the-century costumes to create a musical the whole family will enjoy!

THE CREATIVE TEAM:

Hello Dolly! T.J. Dawson: Executive Producer/Artistic Director. Gretchen Dawson, Daniel Dawson and Jeanette Dawson: Co-Founders. The production is directed by Ken Sawyer. Ryan Ruge serves as Assistant Director. Choreography is by Leslie Stevens. The Los Angeles Musicians Collective will be under the baton of Musical Director Diane King Vann. Production Stage Manager is Donna R. Parsons*, with Terry Hanrahan* as Assistant Stage Manager. Set Design is by 3-D Theatricals / John lacovelli. Lighting Design: Jean-Yves Tessier. Sound Design: Julie Ferrin. Costume Coordination is by Jessica Kuhns and Alexandra Johnson. Wig Design: Peter Herman. Company Manager: David Jordan Nestor. Box Office Manager: Jennifer Nelson. Artistic Coordinator: Amber Snead. Publicity and Public Relations: Michael Sterling. *Denotes Member of Actors Equity Association

THE CAST:

Valerie Perri* (Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi) recently created the role of Minna Dubin in the new musical "I Only Have Eyes for You, at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre. Prior to that she co-starred in International City Theatre's production of "Closer than Ever". Valerie's career began under the direction of legendary Director/Producer Harold Prince when he chose her to play Eva Peron in the Broadway National of EVITA. She's also had the honor of working with esteemed Director/ Choreographer Jerome Robbins in the Broadway National of Jerome Robbins Broadway.

She starred as Norma Desmond in the hit musical Sunset Blvd at Musical Theater West which garnered her a best actress nomination from Broadway World and also a Los Angeles Stage Scene Award for Best Performance of the Year 2013. In the World Premiere of Serrano LA Stage Scene critic wrote,"Perri is out and out sensational in her trio of roles." She's also a recipient of the John Raitt Award for best Cabaret Performance 2014. She's sung for concert hall audiences worldwide, from Disney Hall to Carnegie Hall and internationally at the Opera House in Frankfort and the London Palladium. Her favorite television and film credits include Criminal Minds, ER, Another World, The Out of Towners, George of the Jungle, Grease, and Dickie Roberts. Valerie is married to CBS senior-staff photographer, Cliff Lipson, and they have two remarkable twin sons, Benny and Jack.

Robert Yacko* (Horace Vandergelder) returns to 3D Theatricals after appearing as Mal Beineke in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. 3D audiences have also seen him as Henry Ford in RAGTIME, and Governor Slaton in PARADE. Robert worked on both THE PRICE and PARADE at the Mark Taper Forum, and he appeared with Rita Rudner in TICKLED PINK at Laguna Playhouse. Robert Starred in the L.A. Premieres of CHESS and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, and has shared the stage with Carol Burnett in COMPANY, Leslie Uggams in INTO THE WOODS, Cathy Rigby in SYLVIA, and he danced with Cyd Charisse in CACTUS FLOWER. His Broadway debut was in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with Herschel Bernardi, directed by Jerome Robbins. Screen credits include GOLDEN GIRLS, GET A LIFE and GENERAL HOSPITAL.

Gary Patent* (Cornelius Hackl) - A native of Belarus, Gary is a LA-based actor and screenwriter. Select Theatrical credits: Tateh in RAGTIME (3DT - Ovation Award Nomination, Lead Actor), AWAKE & SING (Odyssey Theatre), OUR CLASS (Son of Semele - LA Drama Critics Circle and LA Weekly Awards), THE IMMIGRANT (Pico Playhouse - Ovation Award Nomination, Lead Actor), CAR PLAYS: THE AUDIENCE (La Jolla), THE FISHERMAN'S WIFE (EST-LA), MLLE. GOD (EST-LA), CHINESE MASSACRE (Circle X), SOUL DOCTOR (Safra Hall, Off-Broadway), I DO, I DO (Berkshire Theatre Festival), PEACE MAN (Lincoln Center). Select Film/TV credits: BURNING DOG, UNDERCOVERS, THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, Ira Whipple on LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT. Gary is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, a graduate of NYU Tisch, and a proud member of Actors' Equity.

Afton Quast* (Irene Molloy) returns to 3DT after last performing as Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and Daisy Hilton in SIDE SHOW. Some theater credits include THE SECRET GARDEN- Martha (Rubicon Theater ), DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER- Suzzane (ICT), GUYS AND DOLLS- Martha (Ogunquit Playhouse), MACBETH- Third Witch and THE SPITFIRE GRILL- Shelby (Utah Shakes) , and AMADEUS- Constanze (Neighborhood Playhouse)

Grace Yoo (Minnie Fay) was last seen at 3DT as Silly Girl No. 2 in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Recent credits include: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at East West Players, SISTER ACT at MTW, and THE CHRISTIANS at the Mark Taper Forum.

Chris Villain (Barnaby Tucker) - Having recently returned from the North American Tour of MAMMA MIA, Chris continues to expand his Viral YouTube presence and social media following across all platforms! Past favorite roles include: Ensemble (U/S Eddie, Pepper) - North American tour of MAMMA MIA, Male swing - U.S. Premiere of HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Tommy Djilas - Musical Theatre West's MUSIC MAN, Ensemble - 3DT's Legally Blonde, Disney's RED CAR NEWS BOYS, and Disney's DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE ON STAGE!

*Denotes Member of Actors Equity Association

COMPLETING THE CAST are Lacey Beegun, Brittany Bentley, Michael Bullard (Dance Captain), Marc Cardiff* (Rudolph), Bradley Cashman (Ambrose Kemper), Cole Cuomo, Nick Gardner, Casey Garritano, Marie Gutierrez, Max Herzfeld, Danielle Kay, Bonnie Kovar (Ernestina), Sharline Liu, Sarah Meals, Micah Nameroff, Isabella Olivas, Bryan Overmyer, Christina Papandrea, Dylan Pass, Alex Sanchez, Haley CassiTy Smith, Brady Stanley, Chad Takeda, Tasha Tomey (Ermengarde), and Brooke Van Grinsven. *Denotes Member of Actors Equity Association

THEATRE LOCATIONS AND TICKET INFORMATION:

PLUMMER AUDITORIUM: 201 E. Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832.
Parking: Complimentary Public Parking Lot located directly across the street from the theatre. Street Parking.

Remote Box Office: 714 589-2770, Ext. 1. Hours: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday; 12:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday. Theater Box Office Hours: Two hours prior to performances at the theater.

Ticket Prices: Tickets are on sale now for $25.00 - $95.00. Ticket Handling Fee: $3 per ticket. Online Ticketing: www.3dtshows.org - Group and Student discounts are available. $20 "Rush" tickets are available one hour prior to "select performances".

Performance Dates and Times: July 15 - 31, 2016

Fri, July 15th, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Preview) Sat, July 16 at 8:00 pm (Official Opening) Sunday, July 17 at 2:00 pm
Friday, July 22 at 8:00 pm

Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 24 at 2:00 pm
Thursday, July 28 at 8:00 pm
Friday, July 29 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 30 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday, July 31 at 2:00 pm

REDONDO BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: 1935 E. Manhattan Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278 Parking: Complimentary Public Parking Lot located directly in front of the theatre.

Remote Box Office: 714 589-2770, Ext. 1. Hours: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday; 12:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday.

Theater Box Office Hours: Two hours prior to performances at the theater.

Ticket Prices: Tickets are on sale now for $25.00 - $95.00. Ticket Handling Fee: $3 per ticket.
Online Ticketing: www.3dtshows.org - Group and Student discounts are available. $20 "Rush" tickets are available one hour prior to "select performances".


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