Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute (SSTI) returns to the Lowcountry stage this summer with a classic musical that will delight, dazzle, and have audiences humming their familiar tunes long after the curtain falls.

SSTI will open its 14th season at Hilton Head Island High School’s Seahawk Cultural Center with the classic hit musical “Hello, Dolly.” The blockbuster Broadway hit bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history, including the iconic title number.

This production will be directed by renowned performer and director Jacob Brent. As an actor and director, Brent is most well-known for his many collaborations with Andrew Lloyd Webber, appearing in not only the 1998 “Cats” filmed production as Mr. Mistoffelees, but also in the production’s record-breaking performances in both London’s West End and on Broadway.

A team of New York designers and creatives has been assembled to prepare for SSTI’s grand return. “It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two years since we last celebrated with Lowcountry audiences, and a celebration of musical theatre, community, and togetherness is just what we all need right now,” said SSTI founder and producer Benjamin Wolfe. “So, we’re planning our biggest show ever! The moment won’t be lost on anyone when the chorus sings to Dolly Levi: ‘It’s so nice to have you back where you belong’. Indeed. It’s going to be ever so nice for ALL of us to be right back where we belong, together, this summer.”

Tickets will be sold in pairs, at $60 and $70. Shows are June 25-July 4 at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays. Seahawk Cultural Center is located at 26 School Road, Hilton Head Island.

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