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Published 6:42 am Wednesday, July 26, 2006
By By RYAN CARTER – special to the standard
It ran on Broadway for 22 years. Now, “Hello Dolly” is coming to the Escambia County area thanks to the Greater Escambia Council for the Arts.
According to director Phil Johnson, “Hello Dolly” ran on Broadway for 12 years, was revived and ran another 10 years. Until “The Sound of Music,” he said,“Hello Dolly” was one of Broadway's biggest money makers.
Johnson said the musical demonstrates the transforming power of love with all of the main characters changing once they fall in love.
Starring in “Hello Dolly” will be Sharon Poulsen as Dolly, Jerry Janes as Horace, Laura Davis as Irene, Leonard Hursh as Cornellius, Kate Sherrill as Minnie Faye, Brewton's Stephen Billy as Barnaby, Emily Moore as Ermanguard and Jeffery Hubert as Ambrose.
Tickets are available now from any cast member and will be available at the door. Due to contract restrictions, GECA is limited to 300 tickets for each performance with tickets not interchangeable between performances.
Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Hodnette Auditorium on the Escambia County High School campus in Atmore.