Produced and Directed by Paul Slovak
Orchestra Directed by Jason Yost
Choreography by D & D Dance Studio and Karen Niewiedomski

Show Dates

November 14-15 & 20-22, 1997


Fassett Auditorium, 3025 Starr Avenue, Oregon, OH 43616

“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.

Book by Michael Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the Play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder

Cast List

Dolly Gallagher Levi – Luanne McKinley
Horace Vandergelder – Glen Hamilton
Cornelius Hackl – Chad Mohler
Barnaby Tucker – Dan Hughes
Irene Molloy – Kimberly Dillon
Minnie Fay – Melissa Holzen
Ambrose Kemper – Matthew Bowland
Ermangarde – Diane Pedee
Ernistina – Patti Kasper
Mrs. Rose – Marlene Guy
Rudolph Reisenweber – Rick Clever
Judge – Brian Dauer
Horse – Chris Ankney, Todd Ankney
Ensemble – Bonnie Ascunce, Carlos A. Ascunce, Darah Bihn, Debbie Brescol, Rick Clever, Brian Dauer, Fred Dauer, Gerald Dauer, Luckie Dayton, Mike Dayton, Rachael Dayton, Cheri Deal, Lindsey Denham, Tom Dimitrew, Jackie Druckemfiler, Trisha Fleitz, Marlene Guy, Melissa Hall, Mike Hall, Susan Hall, Monica Hamilton, Carole Horvath, Kay Karrick, Dorothy Kiggins, Sara Ledzianowski, Larry O’Dell, Hillary Owens, Jean Padley, Barb Vaught


Piano – Gayle McClellan
Reeds – Shannon Ford, Tim Hoffman, Wayne Ruihley
Trumpets – Dennis Wilson, John Haury
Trombone – Larry Twitchell
Percussion – Ray Wood
Guitar – John Bogusz
Bass – Pete Ford
Mallets – Nancy Heath

Production Team

Rehearsal Accompanist – Ruth Ball, Gayle McClellan
Stage Manager – Chuck Karrick
Stage Crew – Pete Shafer, Ginny Shafer, Kit Smith, Darlene Denham, Anthony Dauer, Chris Dauer, Becky Buehrer
Set Construction – Paul Slovak, Glen Hamilton, Becky Buehrer, Bob Seale, Bonnie Ascunce, Carlos Ascunce
Props – Donna Hall
Lighting – Marty Limmer, Tammy Limmer
Sound – Ian McKinley
Make Up – JoAnn Mickelson, Gloria Fitzgerald, Donna Hall, Julie Felder, Karen Holzen, Florence Bratton, Doris Lafferty
Costumes – Scott Costumes (Canton, OH)
Prompter – Marlene Guy
Program – Glen Hamilton
Publicity – Jane Schnell
Tickets – Susan Slovak
House Manager – Diane Hess, Shirley Hamilton
Concessions – Diane Hess, The Choraliers

Produced through special arrangement with
Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.
560 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022