Fresh take on ‘Hello, Dolly!’ glowin’… goin’ strong at Maltz
The Palm Beach Post - almost 5 years
Vicky Lewis (right) as Dolly Gallagher Levi with Gary Beach as Horace Vandergelder in 'Hello, Dolly!' at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre.
There are a lot of clever staging ideas in director-choreographer Marcia Milgrom Dodge’s fresh take on Hello, Dolly!, but her best idea, by far, is the casting of diminutive dynamo Vicki Lewis in the title role.
Small of stature, large of voice, fluttery of hands and lethal of comic timing, Lewis is a take-no-prisoners knockout as meddlesome Dolly Gallagher Levi, who has set her sights on Horace Vandergelder, "Yonkers’ well-known half-millionaire." For the curmudgeonly hay and feed merchant, and for the audience at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, any attempt at resistance would be futile.
Wily, flirty, fast-talking and – the best trick of all – unexpectedly touching in the role, Lewis dominates an evening that is loaded with pleasures. As with so many recent productions at the Maltz, Dodge serves up a Hello, Dolly! that should captivate a first-time v
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