Dolly Levi, the famed New York City matchmaker, receives her toughest challenge yet when rich grump Horace Vandergelder seeks a suitable wife. She successfully matches many others in the city, including Horace’s niece and two clerks, but everything seems to go wrong when it comes to matching Horace. Dolly finally realizes that maybe she’d like to marry Horace herself, but only if her late husband will send her a sign - and if Horace himself will have her.
Mrs. Levi tracks Horace 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! “Hello Dolly!” is full of memorable songs including Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Ribbons Down My Back, Before the Parade Passes By, Hello, Dolly!, Elegance, It Only Takes a Moment and So Long, Dearie.
“Hello, Dolly!” was first produced on Broadway in 1964, winning a record 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, a record held for 35 years. The show, which made Carol Channing a star, became one of the most iconic Broadway shows of its era, running for 2,844 performances, and was for a time the longest-running musical in Broadway history. The show has become one of the most enduring musical theatre hits, enjoying three Broadway revivals, several national tours, and international success.
Dolly Levi: Diane Kehrwald
Horace Vandergelder: Rex Craven
Cornelius: Justin Oakland
Barnaby: Zachary Kantack
Irene Molloy: Joanna Hancock
Minnie Fay: Brinley Nielson
Ambrose Kemper (and chorus): Kristjan Nixon
Ermengarde (and chorus): Sarah Kanz
Ernestina (and chorus): Kelly MacLeod
Rudolph (and chorus): Steve Parker
Mrs. Rose (and chorus): Cheri Bartlett
Judge (and chorus): Paul Joseph
Stanley, a waiter (and chorus): Dylan McQuistion
Waiter with lines (and chorus): Alex Hahn
Waterboy at Harmonia Gardens (and chorus): Jack King
Policeman (and chorus): Lee Zion
Clerk (and chorus): Brian Oakland
Chorus members: Tariqa Joseph, Kathy Holtquist, Anne Rathbun, Zarubeth Joseph, Kayla Holtquist, Laurie Smith, Katie Duenwald and Nicholas Johnson
"Hello Dolly!" is presented by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.