2009: Hello, Dolly!
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 Irene 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.
The show takes us from Vandergelder's hay and feed store in Yonkers, then by train to Mrs. Molloy's hat shop in New York, into the streets of the city where they are all caught up in the great Fourteenth Street 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 an irresistible story of the joy of living, with happy songs, loving scenes, and alive with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical stage...Dolly Gallagher Levi! Classic musical numbers include Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Ribbons Down My Back, Before the Parade Passes By, Elegance, It Only Takes A Moment and So Long, Dearie - and of course, Hello Dolly itself.
Monday night tickets include a free glass of champagne on entry in celebration of our 25th anniversary! We will also be holding a musical theatre workshop for children on Saturday 17 October, 1.30pm.
Our 2009 Cast is:
Dolly Levi... Sheila Rodgers
Horace Vandergelder... Cameron Leask
Cornelius Hackl... Graham Scott
Mrs Irene Molloy... Alison Train
Barnaby Tucker... Euan Mason
Minnie Fay... Siobhan Brown
Ambrose Kemper... Mark Eggeling
Ermengarde... Shona Fraser
Rudolph... Les Fulton
Stanley... Bob Clark
Waiters... Malcolm McNulty, Willie Cunningham, Alistair Brown, Gordon Smith
Ernestina... Sue Spencer
Clerk... Garry Withnall
DIRECTOR... AMANDA-LOUISE CLARK
MUSICAL DIRECTOR... EDDIE MACLENNON