Theatre Company to present Hello, Dolly!
visalia – This month, the Theatre Company is preparing to perform Hello, Dolly! – its 20th summer production since the founding of the program. “The timing of our production couldn’t be better,” said Tulare County Superintendent of Schools Jim Vidak. “The revival of Hello, Dolly! is on Broadway this summer and stars Bette Midler. For theater lovers who can’t make the trip to New York, we’ll offer a production equally as entertaining and perhaps even more meaningful as they watch a future generation of Broadway stars!”
Hello, Dolly! was composed by Jerry Herman and opened on Broadway in 1964, winning 10 Tony Awards – a record it held with South Pacific for over 30 years. The Theatre Company production will feature over 50 Tulare County students, including Redwood High School graduate Kaley McConnaughey, who plays the larger-than-life Dolly.
Hello, Dolly! will be directed by Bethany Rader, the Theatre Company’s new director. “Since this is a new show for the Theatre Company and my first show as director, I have been so impressed by the cast,” she said. “The production pace is unbelievable – with only five weeks to prepare the show, which has a tremendous amount of difficult musical, dance and character development work. Yet, the cast seems to take it all in stride, working so hard at making our vision come to life! It is truly an honor to work with these students.”
SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES
L.J. Williams Theater, 1001 West Main Street, Visalia
Evening Shows (7:30 p.m.): July 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29
Matinee Shows (2:00 p.m.): July 22 and 29
Show Ticket Information
$15 general admission / $25 VIP tickets available at Visalia TCOE locations beginning July 6: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd. and 7000 Doe Ave. Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
Cash or check only. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.
Dolly Gallagher Levi Kaley McConnaughey
Horace Vandergelder Tristan Beck
Cornelius Hackl Michael McFadden
Barnaby Tucker Alex Rozier
Irene Molloy Carissa Gonzales
Minnie Fay Emilie Walker
Ambrose Kemper Zach Glasgow
Ermengarde Mikayla Hays
Ernestina Hayley Nelson
Rudolph Reisenweber Javi Camacho
Mrs. Rose Deyzha Gonzales