HELLO, DOLLY! - May 1978

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.

"Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow."

Book by Michael Stewart. Based on The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder. Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. (Movie - 1969) Musical opened January 16, 1964 at the St. James Theatre, (New York) and ran for 2844 performances.

Dolly Levi Eileen Walker
Horace Vandergelder Tony Peyton-Bruhl
Barnaby David Peyton-Bruhl
Cornelius Christopher Grist
Mrs Molloy Ann Blow
Minnie Fay Pamela Elton
Ambrose David Salt
Ermingarde Carole Gennings
Rudolph Tony Willcocks
Ernestina Shirley Holland
Judge John Clark
Mrs Rose Eve Redman
Ladies Chorus Muriel Alford, Audrey Blow, Josie Beckwith, Marion Ellerton, June Jones, Julie Mitchell, Eve Redman, Betty Smith, Barbara Smith, Ann Stent, Barbara Thwaites, Sandra Tucker, Queenie Walker, Midge Wallace, Dot Waters, Sue Wright, Marie Willcocks, Jill Walton, Joyce Upton.
Gentlemen's Chorus Carl Andrews, Graham Bryant, Alan Benson, John Beckwith, Peter Blow, Phil Budd, Colin Carter, Nick Carter, Bill Coulstock, John Clark, Justin Day, Dave Durant, John Goldring, Stephen Goldring, Eric Harrop, Peter Hempstead, Alan Jackson, Cliff Jones, Frank Jennings, Bob Mordue, Mike Naylor, Jerry Parkes, Dave Powell, Dave Rodgers, Dave Salt, Brian Sweatman, Colin Watts, Tony Willcocks.
Dancers Sonia Atkinson, Daphne Barnes, Jean Brown, Jennie Dickinson, Karen Hare, Anthea Humphrey, Anne Hillyer, Chris Jones, Ann McCarter, Ann Peyton-Bruhl, Louise Reed, Linda Smither, Pat Ternouth.
Producer & Choreographer Audrey Pring
Musical Director Brian Eastop
Official Accompanist Jean Porter
Stage Manager Bill Legg
Assistant Stage Manager Roy Pearce
Lighting Alan Wilde, Laurie Upton
Sound Peter Mitchell
Stage Crew Duncan McClellan, Alan Prosser, Andrew Ball, Mark Pole, Peter Efemey
Wardrobe Mistress Joyce Slaughter
Wardrobe Assistants Jill Derrick, Julie Hall, Brenda Naylor, May Smith, Linda Strange
Properties Edna McRae, Gail Stanford, Dorothy Makins, Chris Smith, Michelle Scanlon
Publicity Eric Tompkinson, Christopher Grist
Ticket Control Eric Tompkinson, Joan Budd
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