Philly's Walnut Street Welcomes Dolly!May 11-July 3

News   Philly's Walnut Street Welcomes Dolly!May 11-July 3
 
Deborah Jean Templin returns for her third Walnut Street Theatre appearance this season, this time playing Dolly Gallagher Levi in the company's staging of Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's Hello, Dolly!, May 11-July 3 in Philadelphia.

Earlier in 2003-04, Templin played Miss Hannigan in Annie and performed her one-woman show, Unsinkable Women: Stories & Songs from The Titanic.

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Directed by Frank Anzalone and choreographed by Bill Bateman, the cast includes Tom Ligon as Horace Vandergelder, Christopher Sutton as Cornelius, Lisa Gunn as Irene Molloy, Lois Sach Binder (Ernestina), Nina Fluck (Ermengarde), Christopher Gross (Ambrose Kemper), Michael McGurk (Barnaby), Elise Molinelli (Minnie) and Dan Schiff (Rudolph), with Kyle Bradford, Julian Brightman, Gillian Burke, Casey Colgan, Anne Connors, Jeffrey Coon, Gregory Daniels, Matt Daugherty, Mollie Hall, Amy T. Halldin, Jeff Metzler, John Moletress, Katie O'Shaughnessy, Jennifer Polish, Christine Robertson, Donna M. Ryan, Roger Preston Smith, Jonathan Stahl, Michael Susko and Brian J. Swasey.

The smash-hit Broadway musical of 1964 was inspired by Thornton Wilder's play, The Matchmaker. Opening is May 19.

Music and vocal director is Sherman Frank. Designers are Paul Wonsek (set and lighting), Gail Cooper-Hecht (costumes) and Scott Smith (sound). For information, call (215) 574-3550 or visit www.wstonline.org .

Deborah Jean Templin and Tom Ligon in <i>Hello, Dolly!</i>
Deborah Jean Templin and Tom Ligon in Hello, Dolly! Photo by Mark Garvin
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