The 7:30 PM performances — which are fully staged and choreographed — star Christine Toy Johnson ( The Music Man, Grease, Chu Chem) and benefit the National Asian Artists Project.
Joining Johnson as Dolly Gallagher Levi are Raul Aranas ( Giant, Miss Saigon) as Horace Vandergelder, Karl Josef Co ( Allegiance) as Cornelius Hackl, Sam Tanabe as Barnaby, Jaygee Macapugay as Irene Molloy, Alex Chester ( How The Grinch Stole Christmas) as Minnie Fay, Rebecca Lee Lerman as Ermengarde, Austin Ku ( Chinglish) as Ambrose Kemper, David Shih as Rudolph and Carla Ogden as Ernestina.
Rounding out the ensemble are Andrew Cristi ( A Christmas Story), Robyn DeGuzman ( Elf), Daniel J. Edwards ( Anything Goes), Katie Lee Hill, Aaron Komo, JP Moraga, Gillian Munsayac, Rommel Pierre O'Choa ( The King And I), Anna-Lee Wright and Jessica Wu ( A Chorus Line).
Based on Thornton Wilder's play The Matchmaker, "the show takes place at turn of the 20th century New York City, where Dolly Levi (Johnson), professional matchmaker, sets her sights on bringing together numerous people looking for their matches, including herself," according to press notes. "This musical will be performed with a professional cast of Asian-Americans who've played on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and throughout the U.S., proving that this great American musical needs only great American artists."