Friday, April 19, 2019

TCTB Review Roundup: Broadway tour of HELLO, DOLLY! at the Orpheum Theatre

photo by Julieta Cervantes
Several of our bloggers attending opening night of the National Tour of Hello, Dolly on Broadway  and were universally enthralled by this gorgeous revival of a musical theater classic, starring the legendary Betty Buckley. Read on for more, and visit the link below for more info and tickets (through April 28).
PhenoMNal Twin Cities
"After the first few minutes of this production, I had been so entranced that I completely forgot about thinking 'critically.'"
Cherry and Spoon
"The luscious old-fashioned (in a good way) show fairly leaps off the stage in an explosion of music, romance, dance, color, and the hopeful life of springtime."
Play off the Page
"Betty Buckley gives us full on Broadway stardom and charm. I’m still smiling from the experience. She put heart and style into the character of Dolly."
Compendium - Minneapolis
"Dolly Levi is still meddling in her matchmaking ways, holding people hostage and steering them towards her preferred endings; there are still sexist old white dudes and a host of highly gendered lyrics. But it's all delivered here with a wink and a smile, and the sheer joy this cast brings to their parts got the audience deeply engaged from the very beginning."
Brett Talk
"The choreography, which pays tribute to the original work of director and choreographer Gower Champion, is honestly one of my favorite things about the show. The stamina and athleticism of the performers is unmatched to a large majority of ensembles I’ve seen before."