Cathryn Wake, Ellie Fishman, and More to Star in World Premiere of The Hello Girls
Prospect Theater Company presents this new musical by Peter Mills and Cara Reichel about America's first women soldiers.
Prospect Theater Company has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Hello Girls, running November 13-December 22 at 59E59 Theaters, with opening night set for Sunday, December 2. The musical features music and lyrics by Peter Mills and a book by Mills and Cara Reichel.
Ellie Fishman (Finding Neverland first national tour), Arlo Hill (Encores!'s The Most Happy Fella), Chanel Karimkhani (The Goree All Girl String Band), Andrew Mayer (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), Matthew McGloin (CasablancaBox), Ben Moss (Spring Awakening first national tour), Lili Thomas (Disney Millennium Symphonies with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall), Skyler Volpe (West Side Story at Barrington Stage), Cathryn Wake (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), and Scott Wakefield (Hands on a Hardbody) will star, with Elena Bonomo (Waitress) featured as percussionist.
Reichel directs, with choreography by Christine O'Grady and music direction by Moss. The rest of the creative team will include Lianne Arnold (scenic and projection design), Isabella Byrd (lighting design), Whitney Locher (costume design), and Kevin Heard (sound design), with Madeline Smith as music consultant.
The Hello Girls is described as follows: "From New York to Paris, from ragtime to jazz, an ensemble of triple-threat actor-musicians chronicles the story of America's first women soldiers. These intrepid heroines served as bilingual telephone operators on the front lines, helping turn the tide of World War I. They then returned home to fight a decades-long battle for equality and recognition, paving the way for future generations. Celebrate the centennial of these groundbreaking women with an original musical created by Prospect Theater Company's critically-acclaimed founding artists."