Delaware Theater Company will present the world premiere of the new musical HERE YOU COME AGAIN written by Bruce Vilanch, Gabriel Barre and Tricia Paoluccio, with songs by Dolly Parton (and others). Vilanch jokes, “In the late ’80s, I worked on Dolly Parton’s big variety show, who jumped off a bridge like some people in her songs. I can finally catch up.”
On stage from September 14 through October 2, catch HERE YOU COME AGAIN in Wilmington, DE before the production begins its nationwide regional tour.
Touching and hilarious, HERE YOU COME AGAIN is a musical celebration of the humor and wit of Dolly Parton. In this sweet two hands, Dolly Parton appears to a struggling New York comedian quarantined in her parents’ Texas attic after a breakup. Dolly uses her signature charm to guide Kevin as he finds hope in a difficult time. They sing and swap stories – and while hand sanitizer is in short supply, laughs and glitz are not. Bruce Vilanch adds: “There’s no one in the world who hasn’t thought of what it would be like to spend the night with Dolly Parton – on our show, one lucky fan can do it…on her Come See Dolly Parton save a life in 12 easy songs.
Vilanch and Barre last teamed up in 2018 on the Delaware Theater Company’s acclaimed A Sign of The Times. “It was a pleasure to develop this show with the fabulous Bruce Vilanch and transformative Tricia Paoluccio as Dolly, and especially with the blessing and support of Dolly Parton!” said director Gabriel Barre. “We have a first-class design team on Broadway and Jamison Stern is a revelation as Kevin.”
Barre continues that he hopes the audience “will have half as much fun watching the final production as we have in the rehearsal room, putting it all together! As Kevin says: Who doesn’t love Dolly?”
HERE YOU COME AGAIN features hits like “Jolene”, “9 To 5” and of course “Here You Come Again”. It’s a must-have for Dolly fans and theater lovers.