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Posted on: March 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Spotlight Players’ “Hello, Dolly!” Coming To Canton’s Village Theater

Spotlight Players Hello Dolly Featuring Linzi Thomas as Dolly Levi

 The Spotlight Players will present the Broadway Classic, “Hello Dolly” at the Cherry Hill Village Theater in Canton on March 31 – April 2 & April 7-9.  Tickets can be purchased online at, in person Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or by phone 734-394-5484.

Dolly Levi, one of New York City’s best known matchmakers, intends to marry the wealthy Horace Vandergelder, so she can send his money circulating among the people like rainwater the way her late husband, Ephraim Levi, taught her. Along the way to the aisle she also succeeds in matching-making literally a whole cast of characters in this beloved musical comedy that takes the audiences away to a delightful tune-filled experience including the popular title track “Hello Dolly!”. 

The original cast recording of “Hello Dolly” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 and reached number one on the Billboard album chart in 1964.  The play won 10 Tony Awards including “Best Musical” which was a record until 2001 when it was broken by “The Producers”.

The cast of “Hello Dolly” includes talent from the entire metro Detroit area; Linzi Thomas as Dolly Levi (Belleville), Jeff Powers as Horace Vanergelder (New Boston), Leo Babcock as Corneilious (Saline), Anthony Kosmalski as Barnaby (Ypsilanti), Allison Ackerman as Irene Malloy (Dexter), Katie Ekblad as Minnie Fay (Canton), John Kosmalski as Ambrose Kemper (Ypsilanti), Jem Swift as Ermengarde (Dearborn), Barbara Day as Ernestina (Belleville), Frank mcCary as Rudolph (Canton), Joe Arcel as Judge (Plymouth).

The ensemble includes; Dom Barrow (Romulus), Ruth Butts (Canton), Wayne Calloway (Canton), Mya Del-Stepanian (Canton), Lori Ann Dick (Canton),  Becky Dodd-Sherry (Monroe), Arthur Adam Doletzky (Dexter), Dennis Farmer (Canton), Paul Hardy (Livonia), Gregory Hofbauer (Plymouth), Tony Maldanado (Inkster), Sandy McCay (Canton), Alice Montibeller (Ann Arbor), Charlette Nance (Northville), Jack Nicodemo (Livonia), Autumn Paul (Canton), Emsley Paul (Canton), Rebecca Paul (Canton), Holly Saulsberry (Canton),  Katerina Stanley (Dearborn), Shelley Stephen (Farmington Hills), and Beth Turza (Canton).

Hello, Dolly!  runs March 31 – April 2 & April 7-9, 2017 on the main stage at The Village Theater in Canton, Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30PM and Sunday performances at 2PM.

Ticket are currently on sale now for $18 for adults and $16 for seniors and youth.  Tickets can be purchased, and printed at home or held in will call, anytime from our website at no extra charge.  The box office is open between 10am-2pm weekdays.   Tickets can also be ordered over the phone, 734/394-5300 x3, with a Visa or Mastercard between the hours of 10am-2pm weekdays. If tickets are available, they can also be purchased 1 hour prior to Program Time.

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI 48187, is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of the dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups.  For additional information, visit or call 734/394-5300.

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