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Hello, Dolly!Hello, Dolly!, one of the most enduring classic musicals of all time, will be presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild in a collaborative production with the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences on October 26, 27, November 2 and 3, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday October 28 and November 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.  The production is sponsored by Ed and Susan Maier and Charleston Area Medical Center.  Tickets are currently on sale at the Clay Center.  Call  304-561-3570 or visit the Clay Center website. The Guild previously produced Hello, Dolly! in 1969 and 1997.

In Hello, Dolly!, Dolly Levi, the well-known matchmaker at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century in Yonkers, New York, sets out to find herself a husband in the wealthy Horace Vandergelder.  Meanwhile, she matches together a rich widow, Irene Malloy, with Vandergelder’s employee, Cornelius Hackl.  She also sets up Molloy’s assistant, Minnie, with Cornelius’s assistant, Barnaby, and then further matches the poor artist, Ambrose, with Vandergelder’s niece Ermengarde.  In the end, after a ruckus at an upscale restaurant and a court case, Dolly convinces Vandergelder to marry her and all is well.  With lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker, the original Broadway production starred Carol Channing and won the Tony Award for Best Musical plus nine other Tonys.  The show album, Hello, Dolly! An Original Cast Recording, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002.  The memorable score includes It Takes A Woman, Put On Your Sunday Clothes, Ribbons Down My Back, Before the Parade Passes By, Elegance, It Only Takes a Moment, So Long, Dearie and the title song.  The show has enjoyed three Broadway revivals and international success and was also made into a 1969 film starring Barbra Streisand. 

The Guild production of Hello, Dolly! is presented as part of FestivALL Fall 2012 and is sponsored by Ed and Susan Maier and Charleston Area Medical Center.

CAST

Dolly Levi

Debbie Spradling

Horace Vandergelder

Tim Harper

Cornelius Hackl

Cameron Vance

Irene Molloy

Rachel Scarpelli

Barnaby Tucker

Cameron Burford

Minnie Fay

Lindsey Duvall

Ambrose Kemper

Austin Thomas

Emengarde

Carly Thaw

Ernestina

Susan McKay

Rudolph Reisenweber

Rick Fleenor

Judge

Mark Felton

Mrs. Rose

Becky Bailey

Ensemble Singers, Dancers and Cameo Roles

Jane Auge, David Bailey Steve Brannon,Ted Brightwell, Stevie Brigode, Haley Burgess, Reba Burgess, Debbie Cannada, Bryan Chin, Rachel Coffman, Debbie Holstein, Shelia Jarrett, Pam Kessler, Rudi Raynes-Kidder, Katlin Kouns, Ethan Lyvers,Bob McCarty, Kiara Moore, Erin Murphy, Denny Pauley, Mariah Plante, Toni Pilato, Caroline Chamness Rainey, Max Ross, Ashley Showen, Nick Staples

 

 

Nina Denton Pasinetti - Director, Choreographer

John Marshall - Musical Director

David Patrick -Accompanist

Thomas P. Pasinetti - Technical Director

 

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