Sunset Boulevard Tony nominee Alan Campbell directs the production, which runs through June 28.
The cast is headed by Hairspray's Lisa Jolley in the title role with Robbie Gay (Tom/Phyllis/Leslie), Adam Twiss (Greg) and Cassandra Vallery (Kate).
Sylvia, according to press notes, "tells the tale of Greg and Kate, who have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park or that has found him bearing only the name 'Sylvia' on her name tag. The smart talking Lab and Poodle mix becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn't understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives."
Campbell, who is making his directorial debut, said in a recent statement, "It's wonderful to be able to have a hand in every aspect in the creation of a show. Thrilling and scary but ultimately enormously satisfying."
The creative team also includes Kristin Grieneisen (production stage manager), Curtis Jones (technical director/lighting designer), Phil Valera (sound designer), Leanne Heintz (props mistress/sound technician) and Casey Watkins (costume designer). A portion of the proceeds from the June 21 matinee of Sylvia will benefit the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Wake County.
Show times are Wednesday-Saturday at 8 PM with Sunday matinees at 3 PM.
Tickets are on sale by calling (866) 811-4111 or by visiting ovationtix.com. For more information visit www.hotsummernightsatthekennedy.org.