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Playhouse on the Square to Present THE MATCHMAKER

Playhouse on the Square is proud to present the classic American comedy, TheMatchmaker. The Matchmaker follows the exploits of Dolly Levi, a widow who arranges marriages for New Yorkers at the turn of the 20th century. Hired by a local merchant to find a wife, Dolly sets her sights on the eligible bachelor herself! Slapstick, mistaken identity, and secret rendezvous ensue in this uproarious comedy from the Pulitzer-prize winning playwright, Thornton Wilder.

Taking on the role of Dolly Levi is veteran Memphis actress Ann Sharp, making her Playhouse on the Square debut. Sharp is joined by Playhouse on the Square Resident Company Member Dave Landis (Billy Elliot; Mary Poppins) as the eligible bachelor Horace Vandergelder. They are joined by Playhouse on the Square Resident Company Members Kim Sanders (Billy Elliot; Kiss Me, Kate) as Irene Molly and Michael Gravois (The Seagull; Vanya, and Sonia, and Masha, and Spike) as Malechi Stack.

The Matchmaker runs September 25th - October 11th, 2015 at Playhouse on theSquare. The Circuit Playhouse Inc. Super Sponsor is Dr. Thomas Ratliff. The Pay-What-You-Can Performance is Thursday, October 1st and is sponsored by ArtsZone/AutoZone and Southland Park Gaming and Racing. Playhouse on theSquare is located at 66 S. Cooper St. For more information or to make reservations, please call (901) 726 - 4656 or purchase tickets online at


August - Burton Bridges
Joe Scanlon - Ron Gordon
Malechi Stack - Michael Gravois
Gertrude - Judi Gray
Ermengard - Ann Albrecht Hogan
Cornelius Hackl - Evan Mann
Flora Van Huysen - Jude Knight
Horace Vandergelder - Dave Landis
Ambrose - Sean Moore
Barnaby Tucker - Benjamin McIlvain
Irene Molloy - Kim Sanders
Dolly Levi - Ann Sharp
Cabman - Jim Spratley
Minnie Fay - Kristen Zimmerly Vandervort
Cook - Cheryl Wolder
Rudolph - Paul Webb

Production Team:

Director - Irene Crist
Production Stage Manager - Katharine Hughen
Assistant Stage Manager - Kiersten Fallow
Costume Designer - Rebecca Y. Powell
Scenic Designer - Christopher Rhotan
Lighting Designer - John Horan
Sound Designer - Zach Badreddine
Properties Designer - Kellie Bowles
Technical Director - Phillip Hughen

Title: The Matchmaker

Venue: Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St.

Dates: September 25 - October 11, 2015

Times: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm

Tickets: $22 Opening Weekend (September 25, 26, 27), $30 Thursdays and Sundays, $35 Fridays and Saturdays. $22 Seniors/Students/Military. $10 Children under 18.

Box Office: 901-726-4656


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