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Auditions - Hello Dolly!


When

Open Call on Thursday, May 9th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, May 11th at 11:30 am. Callbacks immediately following auditions on Saturday.

Where

Spring Lake Theatre 300 Madison Avenue Spring Lake, NJ 07762

Audition Format

For your vocal audition, bring sheet music prepare 16 - 32 bars of any classical musical theater selection. An accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to change into dance attire for the auditions.

All roles are open

Ages 16 and up

Production Staff

Director: Andrew Ferrie Musical Director: Teddy Kernizan Choreographer: Christine Baglivio Producer Patricia Barry

Performance Dates

July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 2019

Synopsis

Dolly makes her Spring Lake debut after a very successful recent revival on Broadway. This full of fun and upbeat musical follows the romantic exploits of Dolly Gallagher Levi, a strong-willed matchmaker in 1890’s New York as she tries to find a match for the miserly “well known unmarried half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder. Most memorable songs include: “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Elegance,” and of course, “Hello Dolly.”

Characters

Dolly Gallagher Levi: A widow in her middle years who has decided to begin her life again. She is a matchmaker, meddler, opportunist, and a life-loving woman.

Horace Vandergelder: The proprietor of a Hay & Feed store and a client of Dolly Gallagher Levi's. A well-known half-a-millionaire, he is a widower, gruff, authoritative, and set in his ways.

Cornelius Hackl: Vandergelder's chief clerk who yearns for one exciting day in NYC. Energetic, enthusiastic, and adventurous young man who has a sweet innocence about him.

Barnaby Tucker: An assistant to Cornelius at Vandergelder's Hay & Feed store. He is sweet, naïve, energetic, and a follower.

Irene Molloy: A widow and a beautiful, smart, fun-loving milliner with a hat shop in New York. Dolly has introduced her to Horace Vandergelder but she yearns for romance.

Minnie Fay: A young girl who works in Irene's hat shop. Irene's assistant, she is a naïve, strait-laced, fresh, and a follower.

Ambrose Kemper: A young and explosive struggling artist seeking to marry Ermengarde.

Ermengarde: The young niece of Horace Vandergelder. She cries often and wants her independence and wants to marry Ambrose.

Ernestina Money: An eccentric-looking girl in need of Dolly's matchmaker services.

Rudolf Reisenweber: Maître d' of the Harmonia Gardens restaurant.

Judge: A white-whiskered night court judge. Easily moved to tears by romance.

Mrs. Rose: An old friend of Dolly's.

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