Directed and choreographed by Kevin P. Hill, the production will officially open June 25. Performances are scheduled to continue through July 11 at the Rhode Island venue.
The cast also includes Evan Price as Ambrose Kemper, Al Bundonis as Horace Vandergelder, Amanda LaMotte as Ermengarde, Jason Ostrowski as Cornelius Hackl, Jake Bridges as Barnaby Tucker, Kelly Kantner as Minnie Fay, Rebecca Barko as Irene Molloy, Erin Romero as Mrs. Rose and Ernestina, Tyler Fish as Rudolph Reisenweber, Jake Delaney as Stanley and Glenn Zienowicz as Judge.
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).
The creative team also includes musical director Bob Bray, lighting designer Aaron Meadow, set designer Kimberly Cox, costume designer Lou Bird and sound designer Ryan P. McGinty.
Cady Huffman received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for her performance in The Producers. She has also appeared on Broadway in The Will Rogers Follies, Steel Pier, Big Deal, La Cage aux Folles and Dame Edna: The Royal Tour and Off-Broadway in Surface to Air. Huffman has been seen on screen in "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "One Life to Live," "Sunday on the Rocks," "Hero," "Space Marines," "Itty Bitty Titty Committee" and "Romance & Cigarettes."
The theatre is located at 364 Cards Pond Road, Matunuck, RI. Tickets are $35 for preview performances and $39-$49 for all other performances. Discount rates for groups of 20 or more are available by calling (401) 782-3800, ext. 18. For more information visit www.theatrebythesea.com.