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Hello, Dolly!

​Book by MICHAEL STEWART
Music & Lyrics by JERRY HERMAN

Based on the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder
Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Gower Champion
Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick and Champion Five, Inc.

HELLO, DOLLY!
is presented by arrangement with
MusicScope & Stage Musicals Ltd. of New York

DirectorADAM BAYJOU
Assistant DirectorCAROLINE PRICE
Musical DirectorSIMON EASTWOOD
ChoreographerKATE AHERNE
Assistant ChoreographerALEX SELLERS

PRINCIPALS

DollyHELEN PALMER
HoraceDAVID SCANLAN
IreneKIM KNIGHTS
CorneliusROBIN WALTON
MinnieCHARLOTTE BARNES
BarnabyDAVID CHADWICK
ErmengargeROSANNA HOBBS
AmbroseROB MOIR

ENSEMBLE

RON BAGLEY
ANNE BELL
TONY BEVAN
VICTOR CARPIO
HEIDI CHERRY
RACHEL GAFFNEY
JIM HAMBLIN
JESSICA ISSAC
CHRIS MAY-MILLER
KATHY MAY-MILLER
ROBERT MAY-MILLER
MONTY MORGAN
JENNY MOSELEY
KEVIN PHILLIPS
MILES POPE
CAROLINE PRICE
TIM PRICE
YVONNE RABSON
ALEX SELLERS
BEN SHEATH
FRAN SMYTH
SHELAGH THOMPSON
NICK WILLIAMS
Production Managers
Stage Manager SHELLEY STACE
Assistant Stage Manager NICK HORSEY
Lighting Design VIVIENNE CLAVERING
Lighting Operative IAIN STORES
Sound Design KIERON MURPHY
Properties GRAHAM WELLER
Wardrobe SHELAGH THOMPSON
Costumes COSTUME WORKSHOP, ISLE OF WIGHT
Make-Up GEORGIE NEAME
Wigs EJ CUTTING ROOMS
Photography ADRIAN HYDE IAIN STORES
Sales and Marketing CARLIE COHEN
Publicity Materials and Programme IAIN STORES
Prompt THERESA LUNN

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.

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