Directed by Jean Tait, the concert will co-star Pamela Myers (Company) as Dolly Levi and Harvey Evans (Follies, Sunset Boulevard) as Horace Vandergelder with Sarah Boone, Michael Lipp and Juan Unzueta. Eugene Gwozdz will be the evening's musical director; Rachel Clifton is the choral director.
Hello, Dolly!, suggested by Thornton Wilder's "The Matchmaker," features a score by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart. Directed and choreographed by Gower Champion, the original production opened in January 1964 at the St. James Theatre, playing 2,844 performances before closing Dec. 27, 1970. The original cast featured Carol Channing, Eileen Brennan, David Burns, Jerry Dodge, Alice Playten, Charles Nelson Reilly and Ken Ayers. The musical won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actress in a Musical (Channing).
Theatre Jacksonville's Harold K. Smith Playhouse is located at 2032 San Marco Boulevard in Jacksonville, FL. For tickets, priced $60-$100, call (904) 396-4425.