AUBURN – St. Dominic Regional High School’s Drama Society will present “Hello, Dolly!” the weekend of May 7-9. This popular show is the story of Mrs. Dolly Levi and her efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder, a well-known half-a-millionaire from Yonkers, New York.

“Hello, Dolly!” will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the school commons. It’s directed by Noël Thibodeau, with musical direction by Josie Baum and choreography by Louise Michaud and Josh Palmer.

Mrs. Dolly Levi is played by Christine Tardif; Horace Vandergelder is portrayed by Joseph Bissonnette.

While on her quest to marry Vandergelder, Dolly succeeds in meddling in the lives of the young and beautiful widow, Mrs. Irene Molloy (Cora Matthews); Vandergelder’s head clerk, Cornelius Hackl (Graham Duval); Cornelius’ assistant, Barnaby Tucker (Adam Blais); Mrs. Molloy’s assistant, Minnie Fay (Bridget Duval); the struggling artist, Ambrose Kemper (Nick Hixon); and Mr. Vandergelder’s weeping niece, Ermengarde (Julie Bellevue).

Along the way she meets many other members of society played by Justin Ouellette, Michael DeFiore, Michael Perreault, Joseph Vining, Charles Poulin, Andrew Finn, Katie Eastman, Sarah St. Amour, Sara Tardif, Sara Cadwell, Emily Slonina, Whitney Danse, Livi Churchill, Katie St. Pierre, Carolyn Tardif, Stephanie Matthews, and Amanda Navajoski.

Dolly 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 waiters, cooks, doormen and wine stewards in a rousing rendition of “Hello, Dolly!” – one of the most famous songs in the history of American musical comedy.

Other well-known and loved musical numbers include “Before the Parade Passes By” and “Put on Your Sunday Clothes.”

Tickets for the show are $8 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens. FMI: Call the high school at 782-6911.


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