For many years I have had a subscription to the Paper Mill Playhouse. Our season tickets are always for Friday night performances. As such, it is frankly a bit of a chore to come home from work at the end of the week and immediately hustle off to the theater. However, in all the years I have been schlepping to the theater on Fridays, I can count the times on one hand that I wasnâ€™t glad I went.
Last night was no exception. It was hot; I was tired, and I would have preferred a seat on the deck with a cold drink. But, off to the theater we schlepped. Last night was also no exception in that I am particularly glad I went.
The show was â€œHello, Dolly!â€ and it was excellent. â€œDollyâ€ was played by Tovah Feldshuh, an extremely talented woman of many voices, all of them wonderful. The supporting characters were also terrific. There arenâ€™t many things quite as impressive as an entire ensemble facing the audience and singing full out, and â€œHello, Dolly!â€ provided lots of that and some first-class hoofing as well.
Should you live anywhere near the Paper Mill Playhouse (Millburn, NJ), I urge you to see â€œHello, Dolly!â€. You wonâ€™t be disappointed.