HELLO, DOLLY! - March 2002

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."

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!

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.

Mrs Dolly Levi Jan Mather
Ernistina Carol Gennings
Ambrose Kemper Jonathan Shirlaw
Horace Vandergelder Guy Smither
Ermengarde Linda Partridge
Cornelius Hackl Steve Reading
Barnaby Alan Jenkins
Minnie Fay Caroline Archer
Irene Molloy Jane Pegler
Rudolph Reisenweber Tom Hudson
Judge John Haig
Ladies Chorus Sonia Atkinson, Hayley Beames, Marie Beddoes, Sally Brandon, Claire Broadley, Lesley Hasker, Yvonne Jenkins, Margaret McIntyre, Caroline Potter, Trish Pring, Evelyn Redding, Linsay Smith, Layla Stapley, Sandra Tucker, Sue Wright.
Gentlemens Chorus Chris Clarke, Tony Collins, Irvine Forbes, Steve Guermonprez, John Haig, Ian Hanney, Glen Harvey, Ron Hasker, Frank Jennings, Mike Naylor, Bill Price, Dennis Redding, Gerry Smith, Brian Sweatman, Stuart Taylor, Barry Tester.
Producer & Choreographer Audrey Pring
Musical Director Alan Pring
Official Accompanist Jean Porter
Stage Director Colin D Justice
Stage Manager Michael Williams
Assistant Stage Managers Pete Langrish & Lee Stoddart
Stage Crew Peter Price, Vic Bolton, Dave Churcher, Tom Potts, Simon Roe, Mick Cooper, Steve Bundey, Paul Maber, Marc Scott, George Phillpot.
Head Flyman Jason Smith
Fly Crew Norman Price, Kate Evans, Sandra Whitmore-Jones, Paul Cross.
Sound Mitchell Sound (Steve & Kathy Oldfield)
Lighting Design Ian and Theresa Pratt
Property Mistress Sally White
Property Assistants Sheila Stoddart and Myra Jones
Wardrobe Co-ordinator Carole Gennings
Wardrobe Assistant Matthew Francis
Hair and Make-up Christine Wenzel
Hair and Make-up Assistant Marion Williams
Publicity Steve Guermonprez
Front of House Photographs Ivan Saunders
Ticket Controller Anita Waterhouse
Ticket Assistants Pat Wallace and Linda Smith
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