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2017-04-20

Getting ready to open The Matchmaker

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Rehearsal for The Matchmaker

Your P2K is preparing to open the 2nd show in Season 2017, and we know you won't want to miss it.
The Matchmaker, a classic farce by Thornton Wilder, tells a tale you might be familiar with. It's characters and plot are the basis for the smash-hit Broadway musical Hello Dolly.
The cast includes David Remschel as the "half-millionaire" "Horace Vandergelder," who has recruited "Dolly Levi" (Amy Goodyear) to help him find a new wife. They are joined by Mitch Mitchell and Justin Radkiewicz as adventure-seeking store clerks "Cornelius Hackl" and "Barnaby Tucker." Tasha Rose Remschel plays Vandergelder's lovelorn niece "Ermengarde" and Derek Meier is her suitor "Ambrose Kemper." Jem Goulding is the widow "Irene Molloy" and her assistant in the hat business, "Minnie Fay," is Michele VanFossen. Ginny Shaw plays the eccentric "Flora Van Huysen" and Amanda Radkiewicz is her cook, while R Sheldon Boyce plays the gruff "Malacki Stack", Gianna Ret the barber "Joe Scanlon" and Ken DeZarn is both a waiter and a cabman.
The Matchmaker has been directed by Jeffrey Brown, and Sarah Distel is the Stage Manager. The crew includes Emily Eubank and Colton VanFossen.
Performances begin on Friday, April 21 for a three-weekend run. Show time is 7:30 on Fridays and Saturdays, with Sunday matinees on April 30 and May 7 at 2:30 pm, all in the VK Garage Theater. General Admission tickets are just $20 each, and advance reservations are recommeded.
The Matchmaker is a true classic of the stage from the pen of a Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright - and it's the source material for one of Broadway's most enduring favorites. Come find out why!