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 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.
Mrs. Levi tracks Vandergelder 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!
What happens in the end? Dolly gets her man, of course. Even makes him glad she caught him. Dolly leaves the stage at the end of Act II with a wink to the audience as she takes a peep into Vandergelder’s bulging cash register, and promises that his fortune will soon be put to good use. She quotes her late husband as she says, “Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow.”
HELLO, DOLLY! is an ebullient and irresistible story of the joy of living, glittering with happy songs, shining with loving scenes, 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.

Cast/Characters

Mrs Dolly Gallagher Levi – Arletta Giese

Ambrose Kemper – David Annis

Horace Vandergelder – Bob Bales

Ermengarde – Susan Dobbe

Cornelius Hackl – Peter Moody

Barnaby Tucker – Joe Feustel

Irene Molloy – Gail Pilgrim

Minnie Fay – Nancy Rollag

Mrs. Rose – Shirley Dobbe

Ernestina Money – Mary Braun

Rudolph – David Heckmann

Waiters – Peter Beenen, Bill Brandt, Ron Brandt, Todd Henning, Steve Jaeger, Michael A. LeClair, Barbara Nisporic,

Chefs – David Krueger, Anthony Larson

Judge – Michael LeClair

Court Clerk – Steve Jaeger

Policeman – Anthony Larson

Workman – Bill Brandt

Dancers – Bill Brandt, Ron Brandt, Marybeth Gudmanson, Sandra Hembel, Steve Jaeger, Michael LeClair, Barbara Nisporic, Deborah Sabol-Williams

Townspeople – Cheri Berger, Kathleen Beuttenmueller, Bill Brandt, Ron Brandt, Mary Braun, Jeffrey Brunnmauer, Shirley Dobbe, Marybeth Gudmanson, Macia Hahn, David Heckmann, Sandra Hembel, Steven Jaeger, Mary Keen, David Krueger, Anthony Larson, Michael A. LeClair, Lisa Majerus, Mark Morgan, Barbara Nisporic, Deborah Sabol-Williams, Margie Scahill,Katy Stewart

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Designed by: Bernard J. Markevitch

Musical Director: Charlotte Chusid

Musical Accompaniment: Jean Simons

Choreographer: Tyrone Wesley

Asst. to Choreographer: Maryrose Bazoenik

Stage Manager: Jean Deltgen

Costume Design: Pat VonRautenkranz

Light Design: Don Zastrow

Master Electrician: Donna Bartash

Asst. Master Electrician: Bob Beuttenmueller

Sound Design: Dick Pool

Properties: Betty Segor

Make-Up Design: Mary Braun

Hairstyle Design: Sandy Dedlow, Mary Wagner

Master Carpenter: Phil Zimmermann

Paint Master: Pal Scahill

Cover Art: Roger Lahm

Orchestra

Leader/ Pianist: Jean Simons

Bass: Chuck Ledvina

Trombone: Jon Hoekstra

Trumpet: Lisa Zemlock

Percussion: Dave Pauly