"Hello Dolly", Jerry Herman's Tony winning musical based on Thornton Wilder's "The Matchmaker", is all about the sassy, brassy, and totally classy lady who has her eyes on Horace Vandergelder and assists a few others in finding love as she follows her own destiny.
Joining Andrea McArdle in the production is a cast of Media Theatre favorites in plum roles and a few newcomers to add to the mix.
Kelly Briggs, recently seen as Thenardier in Media's "Les Miserables", returns to delight audiences alongside Andrea McArdle as Horace Vandergelder. He worked with her in "Mame" as well.
The silky tenor vocals of Patrick Ludt will enhance the role of Cornelius, as he sings "It Only Takes A Moment". Ludt recently took on the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables" and the chameleon-like actor was also Roger in "Rent", Sir Robin in "Spamalot", and Freddy in "My Fair Lady" at The Media. His sidekick, Barnaby, will be played by Cameron Scot Slusser who makes his Media Theatre debut.
Madalyn St. John makes her debut at Broadway World's "Best Theatre Company" of Philadelphia winner (2012, 2013, 2014) as Minnie Fay.
Sam Nagel as Ambrose Kemper, Anne Connors as Ernestina Money, Megan Rucidlo as Ermengarde, Nicholas Saverine as Rudolph, and Hillary Parker as Mrs. Rose round out the featured roles in "Hello Dolly", with the Ensemble consisting of Rachel Beiswenger, Nicole Calabrese, Zachary Chiero, JP Dunphy, Nathan Nolen Edwards, Karen Hockenberry, Adam Hoyak, Richie Sklar, and Taylor Webster.
For Tickets to "Hello Dolly", call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org. (Andrea McArdle will not be performing May 1, 2, or 3.)