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Pierre Players Presents:  

Hello Dolly!

July 29, 30, 31*, 2016 (Fri, Sat, Sun*)
August 4, 5, 6, 7*, 2016 (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun*)
Grand Opera House, Pierre, SD
Preview Performance: July 26, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Preview tickets are $5 at the door.

Doors Open at 7:00 p.m., Performance at 7:30 p.m.
*Sunday Matinee Doors Open at 1:30 p.m., Performance at 2 p.m.
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Musical Book Michael Stewart

Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Director Michael Pangburn
Musical Director Rodd Bauck

Assistant Director Hannah Carda


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.

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