Project Description

Hello, Dolly! (Vancouver)

Memories

Hello, Dolly! with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart based on the play ‘The Matchmaker’ by Thornton Wilder, opened at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on July 26, 1994 and ran until July 21, 1994 where it played to sold-out houses. It then toured North America until February 1997 and additionally played Broadway, opening on October 19, 1995 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

Produced by Manny Kladitis, Magic Promotions & Theatricals and PACE Theatrical Group, Inc.

Directed and Staged by Lee Roy Reams; Original production directed and choreographed by Gower Champion; Associate Choreographer: Bill Bateman (later by Randy Slovacek); Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Peter Howard; Musical Director: Tim Stella (later by Brian W. Tidwell); Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Freddy WittopJonathan Bixby; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Sound Design by Peter J. Fitzgerald; Scenic Supervision: Rosaria Sinisi.

Starring: Carol Channing (Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi), James Darrah (Ambrose Kemper), Christine DeVito (Ermengarde), Michael DeVries (Cornelius Hackl), Cory English (Barnaby Tucker), Jay Garner (Horace Vandergelder), Florence Lacey (Irene Molloy), Lori Ann Mahl (Minnie Fay), Steve Pudenz (Rudolph), Monica M. Wemitt (Ernestina), John Bantay (Ensemble), Desta Barbieri (Ensemble), Bill Bateman (Judge / Ensemble), Kimberly Bellmann (Ensemble), Bruce Blanchard (Ensemble), Stephen Bourneuf (Ensemble), Julian Brightman (Stanley / Ensemble), Holly Cruikshank (Ensemble), Simone Gee (Ensemble), Jason Gillman (Ensemble), Milica Govich (Ensemble), Elizabeth Green (Mrs. Rose / Ensemble), Donald Ives (Ensemble), Dan LoBuono (Ensemble), Jim Madden (Ensemble), Halden Michaels (Court Clerk / Ensemble), Sharon Moore (Horse / Ensemble), Michael Quinn (Ensemble), Robert Randle (Ensemble), Mitch Rosengarten (Ensemble), Mary Setrakian (Ensemble), Clarence M. Sheridan (Ensemble), Randy Slovacek (Ensemble), Roger Preston Smith (Ensemble), Ashley Stover (Ensemble) and Michele Tibbitts (Horse)

Swings: Kevin M. Burrows, Jennifer Joan Joy, John Salvatore and Matthew A. Sipress

Standby: Florence Lacey (Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi)

Understudies: Julian Brightman (Barnaby Tucker), Christine DeVito (Minnie Fay), Milica Govich (Mrs. Rose), Elizabeth Green (Ernestina), Dan LoBuono (Ambrose Kemper), Jim Madden (Cornelius Hackl), Halden Michaels (Judge), Steve Pudenz (Horace Vandergelder), Mary Setrakian (Irene Molloy), Matthew A. Sipress (Stanley), Roger Preston Smith (Rudolph / Court Clerk) and Michele Tibbitts (Ermengarde).

Production Supervised by Jerry Herman.

General Manager: Niko Associates, Inc. (Manny Kladitis, Founder and President).

Production Coordinator: Thomas P. Carr; Production Stage Manager: Thomas P. Carr (later by Michael McEowen); Stage Manager: Louise Currie; Assistant Stage Manager: Michael Biondi.

Conducted by Tim Stella (later Conducted by Brian W. Tidwell); Associate Conductor / Keyboards: Sheila Walker; Percussion: Joe DeLuca; Trumpet: Larry Pyatt.

Casting: Mark Reiner; National Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; National Advertising: LeDonne, Wilner, & Weiner, Inc.; Online Marketing by Toby Simkin.

Replacements

Scott Bridges (Barnaby Tucker ), Jack Davison (Rudolph ), Monica Lee Gradischek (Minnie Fay), Jeanne Lehman (Irene Molloy), Herman Petras (Horace Vandergelder), Lee Roy Reams (Cornelius Hackl), Jim Walton (Cornelius Hackl), Eddie Buffum (Horse / Court Clerk / Ensemble), Steven Michael Daley (Ensemble), Lindsay Dyett (Ensemble), Douglass Fraser (Ensemble), Ron Gibbs (Horse / Ensemble), Julie L. Harkness (Ensemble), Kevin P. Hill (Ensemble), Quanda Johnson (Ensemble), Russ Jones (Ensemble), Donna Kapral (Ensemble), George M. Livengood (Ensemble), Judi Mann (Mrs. Rose / Ensemble), Jayme McDaniel (Ensemble), Christopher Regan (Ensemble), Michael Shames (Stanley / Ensemble), Stephanie Sheppard (Horse / Ensemble), Roger Preston Smith (Judge), Nicole Ruth Snelson (Horse / Ensemble), Megan Thomas ( Ensemble) and Keith Wilson (Ensemble)

Swings: Michael Biondi and Bruce Lineberry

Standby: Monica M. Wemitt (Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi),

Understudies: James Darrah (Cornelius Hackl), Jennifer Joan Joy (Irene Molloy), Judi Mann (Ernestina), Christopher Regan (Judge), Clarence M. Sheridan (Ambrose Kemper), Randy Slovacek (Barnaby Tucker) and Ashley Stover (Ermengarde).

Presenting Carol Channing in her final revival North American tour of Hello, Dolly! was such a joy. The Harmonia Gardens staircase may have gotten narrower with each revival tour as Ms. Channing got older, but her legendary performance as Dolly Gallagher Levi got greater. And off-stage, she was even more a treasure with hilarious stories of her husbands.

logo HQE Vancouver smallAs CEO of Headquarters Entertainment Corporation (“HQE”) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  HQE managed group sales and marketing promotion for the majority of Broadway musical theatre tours on behalf of various presenters in the mid 1990’s.

Carol Channing opened in the role on Broadway on Jan. 16, 1964. The final curtain descended for Carol Channing as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! On the final stop of the tour at Austin’s Bass Concert Hall on the evening of February 23, 1997. Carol Channing had played Dolly more than 5,000 times.

The red satin, sequin-bedecked costume, designed by Freddy Wittop, that Carol Channing wore during Hello, Dolly! was donated to the Smithsonian by Channing and Manny Kladitis, following the thirtieth anniversary tour of the show. It is currently on display at the National Museum of American History.

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Hello Dolly! Tour Route:

74 Cities

  1. Denver, CO: Buell Theatre (Jul 12, 1994 – Jul 24, 1994)
  2. Vancouver, BC: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Jul 26, 1994 – Jul 31, 1994)
  3. Chicago, IL: CIBC Theatre (Aug 02, 1994 – Aug 14, 1994)
  4. Atlanta, GA: Fox Theatre (Aug 16, 1994 – Aug 21, 1994)
  5. Toronto, ON: Meridian Hall (Aug 23, 1994 – Aug 28, 1994)
  6. Vienna, VA: Wolf Trap (Aug 30, 1994 – Sep 04, 1994)
  7. Memphis, TN: Orpheum Theatre – Memphis (Sep 07, 1994 – Sep 11, 1994)
  8. Pittsburgh, PA: Benedum Center (Sep 13, 1994 – Sep 18, 1994)
  9. Kansas City, MO: Municipal Auditorium Music Hall (Sep 20, 1994 – Sep 25, 1994)
  10. Cincinnati, OH: Taft Theatre (Sep 27, 1994 – Oct 02, 1994)
  11. Detroit, MI: Fox Theatre – Detroit (Oct 04, 1994 – Oct 09, 1994)
  12. Minneapolis, MN: Orpheum Theatre – Minneapolis (Oct 11, 1994 – Oct 16, 1994)
  13. Buffalo, NY: Shea’s Performing Arts Center (Oct 18, 1994 – Oct 30, 1994)
  14. Rochester, NY: Auditorium Theatre – Rochester (Nov 01, 1994 – Nov 06, 1994)
  15. Boston, MA: Emerson Colonial Theatre (Nov 08, 1994 – Nov 20, 1994)
  16. Fort Lauderdale, FL: Broward Center For The Performing Arts (Nov 22, 1994 – Dec 04, 1994)
  17. Tampa, FL: David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts (Dec 06, 1994 – Dec 11, 1994)
  18. West Palm Beach, FL: Raymond F. Kravis Center For The Performing Arts (Dec 13, 1994 – Dec 18, 1994)
  19. Miami, FL: Jackie Gleason Theater Of Performing Arts (Dec 20, 1994 – Dec 25, 1994)
  20. Orlando, FL: Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre (Dec 27, 1994 – Jan 01, 1995)
  21. Dayton, OH: Montgomery County’s Memorial Hall (Jan 03, 1995 – Jan 08, 1995)
  22. San Antonio, TX: Majestic Theatre – San Antonio (Jan 10, 1995 – Jan 15, 1995)
  23. Houston, TX: Jones Hall For The Performing Arts (Jan 17, 1995 – Jan 22, 1995)
  24. Louisville, KY: Kentucky Center For The Performing Arts (Jan 24, 1995 – Jan 29, 1995)
  25. Columbus, OH: Ohio Theatre (Jan 31, 1995 – Feb 05, 1995)
  26. Baltimore, MD: Lyric Opera House (Feb 07, 1995 – Feb 12, 1995)
  27. Hartford, CT: Bushnell (Feb 14, 1995 – Feb 19, 1995)
  28. Cleveland, OH: Connor Palace (Feb 21, 1995 – Feb 26, 1995)
  29. Philadelphia, PA: Merriam Theater (Feb 28, 1995 – Mar 05, 1995)
  30. Providence, RI: Providence Performing Arts Center (Mar 07, 1995 – Mar 12, 1995)
  31. Grand Rapids, MI: DeVos Hall (Mar 14, 1995 – Mar 19, 1995)
  32. Dallas, TX: Music Hall At Fair Park (Mar 21, 1995 – Mar 26, 1995)
  33. Charlotte, NC: Belk Theater (Mar 28, 1995 – Apr 02, 1995)
  34. St. Louis, MO: Fox Theatre – St. Louis (Apr 04, 1995 – Apr 09, 1995)
  35. Jacksonville, FL: Jacksonville Civic Auditorium (Apr 12, 1995 – Apr 23, 1995)
  36. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Performing Arts Center (Apr 25, 1995 – Apr 30, 1995)
  37. San Francisco, CA: Orpheum Theatre – San Francisco (May 03, 1995 – May 28, 1995)
  38. San Diego, CA: San Diego Civic Theatre (May 30, 1995 – Jun 04, 1995)
  39. Costa Mesa, CA: Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Jun 06, 1995 – Jun 11, 1995)
  40. Salt Lake City, UT: Capitol Theatre (Jun 13, 1995 – Jun 18, 1995)
  41. Milwaukee, WI: Uihlein Hall at Marcus Performing Arts Center (Jun 20, 1995 – Jun 25, 1995)
  42. Spokane, WA: First Interstate Center for the Arts (Jun 27, 1995 – Jul 09, 1995)
  43. Seattle, WA: Paramount Theatre (Jul 11, 1995 – Jul 23, 1995)
  44. Pasadena, CA: Pasadena Civic Auditorium (Jul 25, 1995 – Jul 30, 1995)
  45. Portland, OR: Keller Auditorium (Aug 01, 1995 – Aug 06, 1995)
  46. Washington, DC: Opera House (DC), (Sep 12, 1995 – Oct 08, 1995)
  47. Clinton Township, MI: Macomb Center For The Performing Arts (Sep 14, 1996 – Sep 15, 1996)
  48. Indianapolis, IN: Murat Centre (Sep 17, 1996 – Sep 22, 1996)
  49. Springfield, MO: Hammons Hall (Sep 24, 1996 – Sep 26, 1996)
  50. Tulsa, OK: Chapman Music Hall At Tulsa Performing Arts Center (Sep 27, 1996 – Sep 29, 1996)
  51. East Lansing, MI: Wharton Center for the Performing Arts (Oct 01, 1996 – Oct 06, 1996)
  52. Lexington, KY: Opera House In Lexington (Oct 08, 1996 – Oct 10, 1996)
  53. Oklahoma City, OK: Civic Center Music Hall (Oct 11, 1996 – Oct 13, 1996)
  54. Omaha, NE: Orpheum Theater – Omaha (Oct 15, 1996 – Oct 20, 1996)
  55. Champaign, IL: State Farm Center (Oct 22, 1996 – Oct 24, 1996)
  56. Des Moines, IA: Des Moines Civic Center (Oct 25, 1996 – Oct 27, 1996)
  57. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Auditorium (Oct 29, 1996 – Oct 31, 1996)
  58. Kalamazoo, MI: James W. Miller Auditorium (Nov 01, 1996 – Nov 03, 1996)
  59. Schenectady, NY: Proctors (Nov 05, 1996 – Nov 10, 1996)
  60. Wallingford, CT: Toyota Oakdale Theatre (Nov 12, 1996 – Nov 17, 1996)
  61. Mashantucket, CT: Foxwoods Casino: The Fox Theatre (Nov 19, 1996 – Nov 24, 1996)
  62. South Bend, IN: Morris Performing Arts Center (Nov 26, 1996 – Dec 01, 1996)
  63. Raleigh, NC: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts (Dec 03, 1996 – Dec 08, 1996)
  64. Clearwater, FL: Ruth Eckerd Hall (Dec 10, 1996 – Dec 12, 1996)
  65. Sarasota, FL: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall (Dec 13, 1995 – Dec 15, 1996)
  66. Fort Myers, FL: Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall (Dec 17, 1996 – Dec 20, 1996)
  67. Melbourne, FL: Maxwell C. King Center For The Performing Arts (Dec 21, 1996 – Dec 22, 1996)
  68. Palm Desert, CA: McCallum Theatre For The Performing Arts (Jan 14, 1997 – Jan 19, 1997)
  69. Cerritos, CA: Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts (Jan 21, 1997 – Jan 26, 1997)
  70. Phoenix, AZ: Orpheum – Phoenix (Jan 28, 1997 – Feb 02, 1997)
  71. Sacramento, CA: SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center (Feb 04, 1997 – Feb 09, 1997)
  72. Birmingham, AL: Birmingham-Jefferson Concert Hall (Feb 14, 1997 – Feb 16, 1997)
  73. Lubbock, TX: Lubbock Municipal Auditorium (Feb 18, 1997 – Feb 20, 1997)
  74. Austin, TX: Bass Concert Hall at University of Texas at Austin Performing Arts Center (Feb 21, 1997 – Feb 23, 1997)

Hello Dolly! 1994 / 1997 Tour

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