Jennifer Lewis to Star in Hello Dolly! at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater March 7-29

Feb 13, 2009 Full story: Featured Content

The 5th Avenue presents the classic American Musical Hello Dolly!, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Michael Stewart, from the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder .

Read more

Sammamish, WA

#1 Mar 11, 2009
Saw Dolly night of 3/10/09. First act is slow paced and at times amateurish. Second act is better but female singing to newly found boyfriend was pitchy and flat at times. Dolly falling down on the the stairs and doing three (yes three) encoures of 'Hello Dolly' number didn't add much.

The musical seems to have a hard time finding its identity. It comes across as a cross between Porgy and Bess/Dolly with the second lead black lady playing more Butterfly McQueen with a decided patois rather than a New York Younkers type we would expect.

Pat Cashman was a lot better than expected.

Since: Mar 09

Seattle, WA

#2 Mar 13, 2009
big ups to J Lew
T williams

Silverdale, WA

#3 Mar 20, 2009
Im a subscribor.. this has to be the worst cast shown Ive seen in 8yrs. J. Lewis voice was pitchy, screamy, didnt finish her notes. My friends I shared my tickets with all held our ears at times. Suzanne's voice was very pitchy too! I've heard better singing at High School plays. We all thought Pat Cashman played his part very well... Besides casting the set was very nice but Im wishing Id chosen another show.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

First Hill Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
ANR ABF Relationships in Kirkland (Jul '12) Mar 1 ANRReal 11
News Stunning photos show inside of customized Boein... Feb '15 hermansa 1
News Tanya Rider's long, winding road to health and ... (Mar '11) Feb '15 bitcoin5 19
need a mailman 3usd per lb. seattle Feb '15 bitcoin5 1
Locl crime victim Jason Moore needs help Feb '15 moorefamily 1
bring my mail to me ill pay cash. Feb '15 bitcoin5 1
Fetch my mail for 3usd per lb Feb '15 bitcoin5 1
Seattle Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

First Hill People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]