Monday, May 9, 2011

The Show Does Go On Despite a Quiet Blog!

The month of April was especially busy for North Carolina Theatre as we worked through extensive planning and promoting of our groundbreaking 2012 season while putting up our second production of the year, Hello, Dolly! Despite an untimely injury by our leading lady, Ms. Cybill Shepherd, the brilliant North Carolina Theatre team turned on a dime and replaced her with Broadway veteran, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan. Opening weekend audiences showed their adulation for the new 'Dolly Gallagher Levi' and our outstanding cast with resounding ovations after each performance.

Feedback has also been overwhelmingly positive for our 2012 season that is a collaborative effort with Broadway Series South. In case you haven't heard, the line-up includes three tours: A Christmas Story, The Musical, Green Day's American Idiot and Les Miserables; one play produced by North Carolina Theatre: Steel Magnolias, and two musicals produced by North Carolina Theatre: Oliver! and Legally Blonde The Musical! We are excited to leverage our relationships and resources with Broadway Series South and Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy as we build on our mission-driven tradition of bringing world-class entertainment downtown to the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts!
Check out some photos taken by production photographer, Curtis Brown, during last week's dress rehearsal.
Stephen Godwin as Horace Vandergelder and cast of Hello, Dolly! in "It Takes A Woman"

Stephen Godwin as Horace Vandergelder and Jacquelyn Piro Donovan as Dolly Levi

Cast of Hello, Dolly! in "Put On Your Sunday Clothes"

Jacquelyn Piro Donovan as Dolly Levi

Harmonia Gardens

Dolly! Star Jacquelyn Piro Donovan sings Hello, Dolly!

Cast of Hello, Dolly!

Jacquelyn Piro Donovan as Dolly Levi

Jacquelyn Piro Donovan as Dolly Levi

There are six performances of Hello, Dolly! left - come see the show! Visit for tickets.

Remaning performances:
Tuesday, May 10: 8 PM
Wednesday, May 11: 8 PM
Thursday, May 12: 8 PM
Friday, May 13: 8 PM
Saturday, May 14: 2 PM
Saturday, May 14: 8 PM

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