The Hello Girls

The Hello Girls

Music and Lyrics Peter Mills
Book Peter Mills and Cara Reichel
Direction Cara Reichel

January 5, 2022 to January 30, 2022
Hormel Theatre

Act One: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Intermission: 15 minutes
Act Two: 1 hour


A jazzy new musical about the unsung heroines of World War I

The Hello Girls were America’s first female soldiers and part of the Signal Corps during World War 1 – and their unsung history is coming to The Phoenix Theatre Company in a powerful story about strength and determination in the face of inequality. During the war, communication was essential – but calls weren’t getting through fast enough. Cue The Hello Girls: the incredible bilingual women who operated telephones and helped turn the tide of the war – then returned home for a decades-long battle for recognition that’s ongoing today. Remember The Hello Girls in this regional premiere musical!

Drama desk award nominee



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Selected Mask and Vaccination Required Performances

In an effort to provide those who would feel more comfortable in a fully masked environment with an opportunity to attend our productions, we have designated selected upcoming performances of The Hello Girls as "Mask and Vaccination Required": Tuesday January 25 at 8:00pm, Wednesday January 26 at 8:00pm, and Sunday, January 30 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm.

During these performances, masks and vaccines will be required for all patrons and staff in our lobbies and theatres unless actively eating/drinking. No food or beverages will be allowed in the theatres. Patrons will still undergo the standard temp check at the door but also must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into the theatre with their valid ticket. “Fully vaccinated” means the performance date must be at least 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or at least 14 days after a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Exceptions are being made for children under 12 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination. These guests must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time.

ASL/Audio Describe Night

Audio Description and American Sign Language Interpretation are available for each production. ASL/Audio Describe Night is Thursday, January 27 for The Hello Girls.

Upcoming Dates for The Hello Girls

Saturday 1/22/2022 3:00 PM Buy Tickets
Saturday 1/22/2022 8:00 PM Buy Tickets
Sunday 1/23/2022 3:00 PM Buy Tickets
Sunday 1/23/2022 7:30 PM Buy Tickets
Tuesday 1/25/2022 8:00 PM Buy Tickets (Mask/Vax Required)
Wednesday 1/26/2022 8:00 PM Buy Tickets (Mask/Vax Required)

 

To learn about our COVID-19 health and safety procedures, click here.

The Artists

Rosemarie Chandler
As Grace Banker
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Michelle Chin
As Helen Hill/Dance Captain
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Alex Crossland
As Pvt. Eugene Matterson/Others
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Alicia Ferrin
As Agnes Coleman/Grace Banker Understudy/Bertha Hunt Understudy
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Carmiña Garey
As Louise LeBreton
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Keiji Ishiguri
As Pvt. Robert Dempsey/Others
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Teddy Ladley
As Cpt. Joseph Riser
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Bonnie Beus Romney
As Bertha Hunt
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Gabrielle Smith
As Suzanne Prevot
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Scott Wakefield
As General John Pershing
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Kevin Robert White
As Lt. Ernest Wessen/Others
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Savoy Antoinette
As Helen Hill Understudy/Louise LeBreton Understudy
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Adam Guinn
As Gen. John Pershing Understudy
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Micah Larsen
As Pvt. Robert Dempsey Understudy/Pvt. Eugene Matterson Understudy/Others Understudy
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Luz Navarro
As Suzanne Prevot Understudy/Agnes Coleman Understudy
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The Artists

Rosemarie Chandler
As Grace Banker
View Bio
Michelle Chin
As Helen Hill/Dance Captain
View Bio
Alex Crossland
As Pvt. Eugene Matterson/Others
View Bio
Alicia Ferrin
As Agnes Coleman/Grace Banker Understudy/Bertha Hunt Understudy
View Bio
Carmiña Garey
As Louise LeBreton
View Bio
Keiji Ishiguri
As Pvt. Robert Dempsey/Others
View Bio
Teddy Ladley
As Cpt. Joseph Riser
View Bio
Bonnie Beus Romney
As Bertha Hunt
View Bio
Gabrielle Smith
As Suzanne Prevot
View Bio
Scott Wakefield
As General John Pershing
View Bio
Kevin Robert White
As Lt. Ernest Wessen/Others
View Bio
Savoy Antoinette
As Helen Hill Understudy/Louise LeBreton Understudy
View Bio
Adam Guinn
As Gen. John Pershing Understudy
View Bio
Micah Larsen
As Pvt. Robert Dempsey Understudy/Pvt. Eugene Matterson Understudy/Others Understudy
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Luz Navarro
As Suzanne Prevot Understudy/Agnes Coleman Understudy
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The Creative Team

Director/Musical Staging Cara Reichel+
Choreographer Molly Lajoie
Musical Director Kevin Robert White*
Assistant Director Elise Palma
Dialect and Language Coach Pasha Yamotahari
Scenic Designer Douglas Clarke◆
Lighting Designer Daniel Davisson
Sound Designer Dave Temby
Costume Designer Cari Sue Smith
Hair + Makeup Designer Shelby Joiner
Video Designer Dallas Nichols
Properties Master Sarah Harris
Director of Production Karla Frederick
Company Manager/Assoc. Production Manager Tyler Welden
Stage Manager Michelle Elias*
Asst. Stage Manager Maylea Bauers*
COVID Safety Officer Tatiana Trujillo
COVID Safety Manager Maybe Stewart
Orchestrations Peter Mills + Ben Moss
Additional Drum Arrangements Elena Bonomo

◆ Member of United Scenic Artists
+ Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
* Courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the U.S.

The Orchestra

Trumpet/Euphonium Shannon Kerrigan
Cello Emily Hunt
Drums Holly Channell