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News Nancy Opel Will Star in Hello, Dolly! for Music Circus Summer Season; Other Broadway Stars, Too Nancy Opel will star in the title role of Hello, Dolly!, one of the many productions featured in the Music Circus' 2007 summer season. James Barbour and Walter Charles are also among the Broadway folk who will be part of the season.
Nancy Opel
Nancy Opel

California Musical Theatre presents the summer musicals, which will play at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento, CA.

The 2007 Summer Season (with cast lists) follows:

  • Les Misérables (July 10-22)
    Laura Griffith (as Cosette), Mary Gutzi (Mme. Thenardier), Juliana Ashley Hansen (Eponine), Michael Hunsaker (Marius), Brad Little (Inspector Javert), Will Ray (Enjolras), Andrea Rivette (Fantine), Ivan Rutherford (Jean Valjean), Ron Wisniski (Thenardier), Isabelle Flores-Jones (Young Cosette), Nicole Kuper (Young Eponine) and Andrew Wilson (Gavroche). The company also includes Adam Armstrong, Philip Michael Baskerville, Kevin Covert, Dan Debenport, Michael Dotson, Kurt Domeny, Constatine Germanicos, Zonya Love, Johnson, Brian Kuchta, Kia Lee, Christy Morton, Joe Paparella, Amanda Rose, Natalie Ross, Stacey Scotte, Jaimie Standish, Kami Threlfall, Kevin Vortmann and Tad Wilson.


  • Nunsense (July 24-29)
    Alyson Reed (Reverend Mother), Allison Blackwell (Sister Mary Hubert), Erin Maguire (Sister Robert Anne), Michelle Ragusa (Sister Mary Amnesia) and Taryn Darr (Sister Mary Leo).
  • Kiss Me, Kate (July 31-Au. 5)
    Paul Schoeffler (Fred/Petruchio), Lynne Wintersteller (Lilli/Katharine), Michael Gruber (Bill/Lucentio), Toni Trucks (Lois/Bianca), Zonya Love Johnson (Hattie), Bernard Dotson (Paul), Herschel Sparber (First Man), Barry Pearl (Second Man), Robert Stoekle (General Howell) and Dick Decareau (Harry/Baptista). The company also include Deanna Aguinaga, Bradley Benjamin, Jacob ben Widmar, Holly Ann Butler, Janna Cardia, Kevin Covert, Kurt Domony, Kristen Gaetz, Manoly Farrell, Joe Paparella, Brian Kuchta, Kia Lee, Ivory McKay, Michael Ramey and Natalie Ross.

  • Annie (Aug. 7-12)
    Kelsey Smith (Annie), Mark Zimmerman (Oliver Warbucks), Adinah Alexander (Miss Hannigan), Christy Morton (Grace Farrell), Jim Walton (Rooster Hamilton), Annie V. Ramsey (Lily), Ron Wisniski (FDR), Richard Rice Allen (Drake), Philip Michael Baskerville (Lt. Ward), Miram Mars (Molly), Carly Speno (Pepper), Aubrey Niemi (Duffy), Kendyl Ito (July), Heather McDonald (Tessie) and Hayley Smith (Kate). The company also includes Adam Armstrong, Dan Debenport, Michael Dotson, Matt Kubicek, Katherine McLaughlin, Amanda Rose, Stacey Scotte, Jaimie Standish, Kami Threlfall and Tad Wilson.

  • Hello, Dolly! (Aug. 14-19)
    Nancy Opel (Dolly Gallagher Levi), Steve Vinovich (Horace Vandergelder), Mitch McCarrell (Barnaby Tucker), John Scherer (Cornelius Hackl), Melissa Bohon (Minnie Fay), Jayne Patterson (Irene Molloy), Shawna Hamic (Ernestina), Ed Brazo (Rudolph), Efren Ramirez (Ambrose) and Bradley Benjamin (Ermengarde). The company also inludes Deanna Aquinaga, Jacob ben Widmar, Holly Butler, Janna Cardia, Kevin Covert, Kurt Domoney, Manoly Farrell, Kristen Gaetz, Jeanne Jacobson, Brian Kuchta, Kia Lee, Ivory McKay, Joe Paparella, Michael Ramey, Natalie Ross and Gabriel Williams.

  • Jekyll & Hyde (Aug. 21-26)
    Mike McGowan (Jekyll/Hyde), Walter Charles (Sir Danvers), James Judy (John Utterson), Katie Klaus (Emma Carew), Maria Eberline (Lucy) and Peter Reardon (Stride). The company also includes Richard Rice Alan, Adam Armstrong, Philip Michael Baskerville, Dan Debenport, Theresa Finamore, Michael Scott Harris, Pegah Kadkhodain, Matt Kubicke, Kathryn McLaughlin, Ken McMullen, Ed Prostak, Amanda Rose, Stacey Scotte, Jamie Standish and Tad Wilson.

  • 1776 (Aug. 28-Sept. 2)
    William McCauley (John Hancock), N. Cameron Doyel (Dr. Josiah Bartlett), James Brennan (John Adams), Dick Decareau (Stephen Hopkins), Michael Dotson (Roger Sherman), Ed Brazo (Lewis Morris), Kevin Covert (Robert Livingston), Jim Lane (Rev. John Witherspoon), Conrad John Schuck (Benjamin Franklin), Mark Zimmerman (John Dickinson), John Dwar (James Wilson), Gary Lee Reed (Caesar Rodney), Will MacMillan (Col. Thomas McKean), Joe Paparella (George Read), Ric Stoneback (Samuel Chase), John Scherer (Richard Henry Lee), Matthew Ashford (Thomas Jefferson), Brian Kuchta (Joseph Hewes), James Barbour (Edward Rutledge), Rodger McDonald (Dr. Lyman Hall), Stephen Crandall (Charles Thomson), Bill Bateman (Andrew McNair), Teri Bibb (Abigail Adams), Bets Malone (Martha Jefferson), Tristan Rumery (Leather Apron, Painter) and Alex Robert Holmes (Courier). Tickets for the 2007 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H Street in Sacramento are available at the box office, by phone (916) 557-1999 or toll-free (800) 225-2277. For more information, visit

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