Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, HELLO, DOLLY! is the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” and the Los Angeles Times says “distills the mood-elevating properties of the American musical at its giddy best.” AND IT IS IN CINCINNATI!!
Judging from the applause in appreciation for songs and dance routines scattered throughout the show, plus the standing ovation at the end, the entire audience greatly enjoyed Hello Dolly’s opening night in Cincinnati. What an uplifting musical to savor during the holiday season!
The choreography was excellent; sets were detailed, clever and colorful. I loved the horse and carriage in the opening scene (that horse did a darn good soft shoe routine). The train moving through in Act 1 was captivating as well. Dolly’s costumes are breathtaking – actually all the costumes are! They are colorful and bright and really bring out the flavor of NYC in the late 1800’s. Carolee Carmello’s vocal performance is outstanding. Her comedic timing is impeccable. The orchestra and sound system enhanced the experience for me – voices were clear and those old melodies never grow stale. Don’t miss this one; it’s quick moving and whip smart.
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