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Hello Dolly at The Encore Musical Theatre Company
December 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Encore Musical Theatre Company proudly presents Hello, Dolly!, running November 15th through December 23rd, 2018. Hello, Dolly! is directed by Jamie Colburn, music directed by Casey Baker, and choreographed by Rachel Costantino.
Hello, Dolly! is a musical with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, and book by Michael Stewart. The script was originally directed and choreographed by Gower Champion for the Broadway Stage.
This blockbuster Broadway hit bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history. Based on Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker, Hello, Dolly! follows widow Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” as she travels to Yonkers, New York to find a match for the miserly half-a-millionaire, Horace Vandergelder. However, it becomes apparent early on that Dolly already has a match chosen for Horace – herself. While meddling in Horace’s life, Dolly can’t help but put her hand in elsewhere, as well. Ambrose Kemper, a young artist, enlists Dolly’s help in securing approval to marry Horace’s weepy niece, Ermengarde. Meanwhile, Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker, the two shop clerks of Vandergelder’s Hay and Feed, decide that while Horace is away, they will slip away to New York City to see the sights of the big city, spend all of their money, visit the stuffed whale at Barnum’s museum, and, most importantly, each kiss a girl. Dolly advises that the two gentlemen call on Irene Molloy, the owner of a New York City hat shop, and Minnie Fay, her assistant. Dolly’s careful and chaotic planning all comes to a head at one eventful polka competition at the esteemed Harmonia Gardens Restaurant. Songs include “Put On Your Sunday Clothes”, “Ribbons Down My Back”, “Dancing”, “It Only Takes A Moment” and, of course, “Hello, Dolly!”
The Encore’s production stars Marlene Inman (Dolly Levi), Keith Kalinowski (Horace Vandergelder), Sarah Brown (Irene Molloy), and Doug Atkins (Cornelius Hackl); with Katy MacCutcheon (Minnie Fay), Cole Thompson (Barnaby Tucker), Anna Dreslinski Cooke (Ermengarde), Connor Giles (Ambrose Kemper), Angela Hench (Ernestina/Ensemble), Dale Dobson (Judge/Rudolph), Gayle Martin (Mrs. Rose/Ensemble), Mitchell J. Hardy (Stanley/Ensemble), Meg McNamee (Ensemble), Josh England (Dance Captain/Ensemble), Bryana Hall (Ensemble), Isaac A. Orr (Ensemble), Matilda Seagraves (Ensemble), Trevor J. Powell (Ensemble), and Dominic Dorset (Ensemble at certain performances).
For ticket information, please visit our website: www.theencoretheatre.org