(MANASQUAN, NJ) -- Algonquin Arts Theatre is presenting their spring musical, Hello Dolly! weekends until May 21. Jerry Herman's energetic Hello, Dolly! is a musical filled with charisma and with heart. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
Matchmaker Dolly Levi is a widow, a matchmaker, and also a professional meddler - but everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Hello Dolly! is boisterous and charming from start to finish. Full of humor, romance, and exquisite dancing, Hello Dolly! is the classic that everyone needs to see.
The cast includes Lynne Truex (Dolly), Mark S. Megill (Horace), Edward Itte (Cornelius), Nicholas Lutz (Barnaby), Jessica O'Brien (Irene), Sydney Katz (Minnie Fay), Charles Thomas Hughes (Ambrose), Sienna Valentino (Ermengarde), Jaclyn Itte (Ernestina Money/Ensemble), Joseph Paglino (Rudolph), John Albrecht (Judge/Ensemble), Lauren Friedman (Mrs. Rose / Ensemble), Martin Weiss (Clerk / Ensemble), and Benjamin Neller (Ensemble / Rehearsal Stage Manager).
The Ensemble also includes Immanuel Archilla, Gavin Bailey, Cole Bartolotti, Joshua Beaudoin, Carolena Blasucci, Christie Denicola, Joanna Douglas, Reese Figueiredo, David J. Fretz, Kyra Griggs, Jessie Heitmann, Alyssa Kiselev, Danielle Manzoni, Danny Marks, Michael C. Olender, Adeline O'Mara, Avery Patella, Shea Preston, and Carl Sterling Smith.
The production has two weekends left with performances on Friday, May 12 at 8:00pm; Saturday, May 13 at 8:00pm; Sunday, May 14 at 3:00pm; Saturday, May 20 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm; and Sunday, May 21 at 3:00pm. Premium Tickets: $43 Adult, $40 Senior, $34 Student 4 & up. Regular tickets: $35 Adult, $32 Senior, $26 Student 4 & up. Tickets are available for purchase online.
The Hello Dolly! creative team includes; Anthony Greco, Director; Jessica O’Brien, Choreographer; Stephen Strouse, Musical Director; Benjamin Neller/Julia Catuogno, Rehearsal Stage Managers; Rachel Krupnick, Production Stage Manager/Props; Ashley Cusack, Scenic Designer, Roman Klima, Lighting Design; Emily Davis, Costume Design; Gina Lupi, Prop Design and Jan Topoleski, Sound Design/Producer.
The Algonquin Arts Theatre production of Hello Dolly! Book by Michael Stewart Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman; Based on the play “The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder. Hello Dolly! is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC.
Show and series producers include: Janice Blanton, Deborah Dec, James & Arlene Donegan, JL Grandinetti, Vincent Gifford, Thomas Hessman, Boris Jelic, Diane & Jerry Levitz and “Broadway Ray" Soehngen.
Here are more photos from the production.
John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 110 productions for over 70 different theatres and venues. Click here for John's website.