Book by Michael Stewart, Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
March 31-April 2 & 7-9, 2017
HELLO, DOLLY! is the story of Mrs. Dolly Levi’s efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-a-millionaire, and send his money circulating among the people like rainwater the way her late husband, Ephraim Levi, taught her. Along the way she also succeeds in matching up the young and beautiful Widow Molloy with Vandergelder’s head clerk, Cornelius Hackl; Cornelius’ assistant, Barnaby Tucker, with Mrs. Molloy’s assistant, Minnie Fay; and the struggling artist, Ambrose Kemper, with Mr. Vandergelder’s weeping niece, Ermengarde.
Mrs. Levi tracks Vandergelder to his hay and feed store in Yonkers, then by train back to Mrs. Molloy’s hat shop in New York, out into the streets of the city where they are all caught up in the great Fourteenth Street Association Parade, and finally to the most elegant and expensive restaurant in town, the Harmonia Gardens. There, Dolly is greeted by the waiters, cooks, doormen and wine stewards in one of the most famous songs in the history of American musical comedy, Hello, Dolly!
What happens in the end? Dolly gets her man, of course. Even makes him glad she caught him. Dolly leaves the stage at the end of Act II with a wink to the audience as she takes a peep into Vandergelder’s bulging cash register, and promises that his fortune will soon be put to good use. She quotes her late husband as she says, “Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow.”
Tickets at The Village Theater
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Everyone including ensemble will learn and sing a portion of the song “Hello, Dolly!” as their vocal audition.
If you are interested in auditioning for a specific character, you can prepare a portion of one of that character’s songs from Hello, Dolly! for your vocal audition.
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• Producer: Laura Kitzman
• C0-producer: Judy Cannizzaro
• Director: Justine Maldonado
• Choreographer: Nicci Der-Stepanian
• Music Director/Conductor: Richard Alder
Auditions: January 23-24, 2017 (7:00-9:30 PM)
Read-through: January 26, 2017
Rehearsals: January 30 – March 23, 2017 (Mon, Tue and Thur from 7-10 PM)
Tech-week: March 26 – March 30, 2017
Show Dates: March 31-April 2 & 7-9, 2017
Thanks to all who attended the auditions!
Dolly Levi: Linzi Thomas
Horace Vandergelder: Jeff Powers
Cornelius: Leo Babcock
Barnaby: Anthony Kosmalski
Irene Malloy: Allison Ackerman
Minnie Fay: Katie Ekblad
Ambrose Kemper: TBD
Ermengarde: Jemmilie Swift
Ernestina: Barbara Day
Rudolph: Frank McCay
Judge: Joe Arcel
Lori Ann Dick