1974 - 1975
Hello, Dolly! is the story of America's most beloved matchmaker, Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi. On her way to trying to tie the knot herself with Horace Vandergelder (the famous half a millionaire!) she succeeds in matching up Mr. Vandergelder's two clerks (Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker) with the beautiful, widowed hat shop owner Irene Molloy and her assistant Minnie Fay. She also has a hand in the relationship between Ambrose Kemper and Ermengarde, Mr. Vandergelder's niece. We travel from Vandergelder's Hay and Feed in Yonkers, New York to Mrs. Molloy's hat shop in New York City, out into the streets of the city for the Fourteenth Street Parade and to the most elegant of New York restaurants, Harmonia Gardens, all the while following the events as Dolly maneuvers everyone into her court using those calculating ways of hers. In the end Dolly gets her way and, of course, her man; the fun is watching how she accomplishes that.
Dramatic Director: Bob Gardiner
Musical Director: Duke McGuirl
Choreographer: Roberta Sametz