Jack Carr from Cleveland, Ohio
HELLO, DOLLY! WITH MISS BETTY BUCKLEY
Over the moon and into a galaxy far, far away. Light all the candles and pull out the biggest red carpet. This is a major star-affirming production with dancing and acrobatics and color like you've never seen. This wonderful show might well eclipse even the fabled original. Run, do not walk, and buy the best ticket you can. This is the one you will be telling your grandchildren about.
Betty from Los Angeles, California
PUT ON YOUR SUNDAY CLOTHES AND GET TO THE PANTAGES
Fantastic show and Betty Buckley made Dolly her own, not a parody of Bette Midler or any of the amazing divas who have taken on this role. Her comic timing was perfect, so don't know what other reviewers were comparing it to. Colorful costumes, sets and solid supporting cast. We laughed, cried and laughed again -- one of my party had hesitated going because she couldn't see Buckley pulling off this role. She thanked me for insisting and said she was flat out "wrong." It's a short run so don't delay. And, yes, I'm still humming the tunes today!
John Buckley III from San Francisco, California
IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT TO FALL IN LOVE ALL OVER AGAIN WITH HELLO DOLLY
We live in very strange times here in the US. Seeing this performance is like a bolt of Sunshine and the music and songs reminds us that there are many Wonderful Things in Life! Buckley is delightful in the role-not playing a cliche version of former dowager empresses gone by. This is a distinctive performance. The supporting cast are very talented. The costumes and scenery are simply delicious. A treat from beginning to end. The only draw back was someone behind us with a I stop croup cough. If you have the flu be kind enough to stay home. It’s ruse and nobody else wants to be sick!
Wayne Sanders from Dallas, Texas
A FUN NIGHT
as season ticket holders my wife and I wondered before the performance started wondered if we would leave at intermission..Wow were we surprised.. the dance scenes were superb. The cast led by Betty Buckley brought out the humor and magic of the play.. enjoyable is a vast understatement.. Go see it..
PJK from Boston, Massachusetts
OLD SCHOOL FUN WITH BETTY BUCKLEY AND COMPANY!
What a fun show! This old-fashioned comedy has an almost vaudeville feel to it; kind of corny - and lots of fun! The staging is simple and effective, and it didn't distract from the wonderful songs and choreography. Even though I've loved the score for decades, I felt like I was hearing some of the songs for the first time. That's really special. I have long enjoyed Betty Buckley as a cabaret singer and this production makes good use of her broad talent for interpreting songs and making them her own. I imagine that's hard to pull off, given how many great actresses have played Dolly, but she nailed the role. All the main actors are solid and Lewis J. Stadlen is especially delightful as Horace Vandergelder. The dancing is a fantastic nod to Gower Champion, with huge props to the athletic "Waiters Romp." I can see why people who only know Hello, Dolly! from the glam Streisand movie may feel let down. Their loss. All I can say is enjoy this Hello, Dolly! before the parade passes by!
Paul B. from Boston, Massachusetts
A NIGHT OF COLOR, SONG AND LAUGHTER
I thoroughly loved this production of Hello Dolly. The humor, the timing, the energy, the choreography, the colors made for a night of pure enjoyment. I recognize that Betty Buckley may not have quite the prowess that she did in her earlier days, but her timing, and seasoned presence made her a lovable character. If you’re looking for an old school high energy musical that puts a smile on your face, and makes you realize the exuberant talent that’s out there, go see this production .
Peggy Frisella from St. Louis, Missouri
HELLO DOLLY A HUGE HIT IN MY BOOK!!
I enjoyed this rendition of an old favorite - every minute of this production was filled with fun and laughter and memories of the many times I've seen this in the past. KUDOS to the cast on a wonderful performance by all - I am a huge fan!
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