HELLO, DOLLY!

Book by Michael Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Based on the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder

Auditions:
MaR 10-11 1pm
hyde park opera house

Show Dates: JULy 19-22 and 26-29
THURS-Sat, 7:00p; Sun, 2:00p
HYDE PARK OPERA HOUSE

  HELLO, DOLLY!, the blockbuster Broadway hit, bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again.

The show’s memorable songs include “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “Elegance,” and “It Only Takes a Moment.”

Character Descriptions:

NOTE:  The age listed is the character's STAGE AGE.
(i.e., actor need not be that age, just be able to pass in that range while on stage)

  • Dolly Levi-Gallagher
    • Stage Age
      • 40+
    • Vocal Range
      • Tenor-Mezzo
    • Dance Ability
      • Some
    • Character Description
      • Matchmaker, widow, meddler, opportunist, life-loving, commanding, strong stage presence
  • Horace Vandergelder
    • Stage Age
      • 40+
    • Vocal Range
      • Baritone
    • Dance Ability
      • Some
    • Character Description
      • Well-known half-a-millionaire, widower, owns the Feed Store, gruff, set in his ways, authoritative
  • Cornelius Hackl
    • Stage Age
      • 25-35
    • Vocal Range
      • Baritone
    • Dance Ability
      • Strong
    • Character Description
      • Head clerk at the Feed Store, energetic, enthusiastic, and adventurous.
  • Barnaby Tucker
    • Stage Age
      • Late Teens
    • Vocal Range
      • Baritone
    • Dance Ability
      • Strong
    • Character Description
      • Assistant to Cornelius at the Feed Store, naïve, energized, follower.
  • Irene Molloy
    • Stage Age
      • 25-35
    • Vocal Range
      • Mezzo-Soprano
    • Dance Ability
      • Strong
    • Character Description
      • Owns the Hat Shop, widow, beautiful, smart, fun-loving.
  • Minnie Fay
    • Stage Age
      • Late Teens
    • Vocal Range
      • Mezzo
    • Dance Ability
      • Strong
    • Character Description
      • Irene’s assistant, naïve, straight-laced, fresh, follower.
  • Ambrose Kemper
    • Stage Age
      • Late Teens
    • Vocal Range
      • Tenor/Baritone
    • Dance Ability
      • Strong
    • Character Description
      • Struggling artist, good-natured, accommodating, wants to marry Ermengarde.
  • Ermengarde Vandergelder
    • Stage Age
      • Late Teens
    • Vocal Range
      • Mezzo
    • Dance Ability
      • Strong
    • Character Description
      • Horace’s niece, whining, high-strung, wants to marry Ambrose.
  • Ernestina Money
    • Stage Age
      • 30+
    • Vocal Range
      • Mezzo
    • Dance Ability
      • None
    • Character Description
      • Accommodating, good-time girl.
  • Rudolph Reisenweber
    • Stage Age
      • 50+
    • Vocal Range
      • Bass
    • Dance Ability
      • Some
    • Character Description
      • Maitre’d of the Harmonia Gardens, must have impeccable comic timing.
  • 8-14 Chorus Members
    • Stage Age
    • All
    • Vocal Range
      • All
    • Dance Ability
      • Strong
 
 

Production Team

Director:
Danielle Sara Davis

Music Director:
Dana LaClair

Choreographer:
Taryn Colby


 

 

NOTES ABOUT AUDITIONS:

*  Attend either day

*  Please bring your calendar with you to note schedule conflicts!

*  Please arrive between 12:30 and 1:00pm to fill out paperwork. Auditions start at 1:00pm SHARP

*  No appointment necessary

*  Wear clothes and shoes you can move in/are comfortable in/can dance in

*  No need to bring prepared material; vocal and dance audition pieces will be taught at auditions in workshops, and readings from the script will be used.  Visit this page for any updates in advance of auditions.  

 

NOTES ABOUT REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:

*  Details TBA

*  Not all castmembers will be required to be at every rehearsal - we value your volunteer time!!