Music and lyrics by Peter Mills
Book by Peter Mills and Cara Reichel
Directed by Cara Reichel
Choreographed by Christine O'Grady
Music Directed by Ben Moss
With Ellie Fishman, Arlo Hill, Chanel Karimkhani, Andrew Mayer, Matthew McGloin, Ben Moss, Lili Thomas, Skyler Volpe, Cathryn Wake, and Scott Wakefield.
Scenic and Projections Design by Lianne Arnold
Costume Design by Whitney Locher
Lighting Design by Isabella Byrd
Sound Design by Kevin Heard
Orchestrations by Peter Mills and Ben Moss
Production Stage Manager Emily Paige Ballou
Assistant Stage Manager Jenifer Sartanowicz
From New York to Paris, from ragtime to jazz, an ensemble of actor-musicians chronicles the story of America's first women soldiers in a new musical by Prospect Theater Company.
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. The Hello Girls celebrates the centennial of these groundbreaking women.
Prospect Theater Company (founded in 1998) is dedicated to fostering and showcasing today's new voices shaping tomorrow's musicals. Since 2000, the company has fully produced more than 35 premiere musicals in New York City, in addition to new plays and numerous re-inventions of classic works. Reflecting its investment in the future of the field, Prospect leads a variety of developmental initiatives, including an annual Musical Theater Lab for emerging writers, and the IGNITE Series of concerts at The TimesCenter.
Read more at: http://www.prospecttheater.org
“Move over, Mean Girls and Wicked: There's a new musical exploding with grrrl power, female camaraderie and uplifting songs” - TimeOut NY
“Simply stated, don't miss it...fascinating historical story, great music, an exceptional cast, and the finest staging...The company of The Hello Girls is tops.” - BroadwayWorld
“Cara Reichel’s direction is perfection itself" - Theater’s Leiter Side
“thrilling…smart, human and sardonically feminist, with a lively ragtime-and-jazz score by Peter Mills...an excellent cast of actor-musicians...a handsomely designed production, it also sounds terrific”
- The New York Times
“Filled with memorable songs and brilliant performances, it is a musical as triumphant as the true story on which it is based...
“Mills (who wrote the music and lyrics) has filled this action-packed war story with instant-classic songs"
“ you're unlikely to see a more talented group of performers anywhere in New York
“a particularly joyous experience. You won't want to say goodbye."
“First-class entertainment...musically rich, beautifully staged and vibrantly performed”
“a rousing and canny entry at the end of 2018" - NY Stage Review
“one of the best new musicals I’ve seen Off-Broadway...a consummate ensemble piece."
"The Hello Girls is a winner on all fronts"
“a rousing and enjoyable piece of theater" - Theater Is Easy
“The musical numbers are catchy, and the lyrics are bright and intelligent...winning performances” - Wolf Entertainment Guide
“Terrific beyond belief...Mills is a “deft lyricist” and “one of our major lyric writing talents”