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Hello, Dolly!

June 5-28

Book by Michael Stewart

Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Based on the Play "The Matchmaker," by Thornton Wilder.  Original Production Directed & Choreographed by Gower Champion. Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick & Champion Five, Inc.

Produced by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark, A Concord Theatricals Company

  

The Blockbuster Broadway Hit Hello, Dolly! Bursts On To The Myers Dinner Theatre Stage For The First Time In A Decade! 


In 1890s New York City, the bold and enchanting widow Dolly Levi is a socialite-turned-matchmaker. Her latest clients seeking assistance are the cantankerous "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder and a young artist named Ambrose, who is in love with Horace's niece, Ermengarde. Dolly's scheming soon involves Horace's employees as well as a New York hatmaker, as she tries to cover up her own secret romantic designs. Hello, Dolly! has become one of the most enduring musical theater pieces in history, with four Broadway revivals, an Academy Award winning film adaptation and international success.

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Hello, Dolly! Press Release

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A Note from the Director...

Danae DeShazer

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Hello, Dolly! Cast

Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi: Lori Ecker

Ernestina Money: Lisa Cosby

Ambrose Kemper: 

Horace Vandergelder: John D. Phillips

Ermengarde: Victoria Abston

Cornelius Hackl: Jacob Clanton
Barnaby Tucker: Edmund Castle
Irene Molloy: Sarah Hayes

Minnie Fay: Hannah Rose Rivette

Rudolph Reisenweber: Bill Rubenstein
Mrs. Rose: Lisa Cosby

Judge: Preston Dildine

Ensemble: Sarah Leigh Beason, DRae Beller, Lisa Cosby, Preston Dildine, Bill Rubenstein, Emmie Wright

Hello, Dolly! Staff

Executive Producer: Donna Myers

Artistic Director: Jeremy Littlejohn
Director / Choreographer: Danae DeShazer

Music Director: John D. Phillips
Production Stage Manager: Sydney Runion

Technical Director: Gary Michael

Costume Designer: Donna Myers

Lighting Designer: Jeremy Littlejohn
Properties Master: Sydney Runion

Master Carpenter: Ted DeVore
Dance Captain: Sarah Leigh Beason
Kitchen Manager: Jay Estes

Box Office Manager: Bill Rubenstein

General Store Manager: Shelby Garrett
Administrative Assistant: Jane Ryan

Bookkeeper: Tom Bess

Scenes & Musical Numbers

Overture ...Orchestra

Act One

Scene 1 Grand Central Station, New York City; 1890's

Opening Act One ...Company
I Put My Hand In ...Dolly

Scene 2 Horace Vandergelder's Feed Store, Yonkers, New York; Yonkers Railroad Station

It Take A Woman ...Horace, Cornelius & Barnaby
Reprise: It Takes A Woman ...Dolly & Horace
Put On Your Sunday Clothes ...Dolly, Cornelius, Barnaby, Ambrose & Company
Encore: Put On Your Sunday Clothes ...Ensemble

Scene 3 New York Street & Interior of Irene Molloy's Hatshop; Fourteenth Street Parade

Ribbons Down My Back ...Mrs. Molloy

Reprise: Ribbons Down My Back ...Mrs. Molloy
Motherhood March ...Dolly, Mrs. Molloy & Minnie
Dancing ...Dolly, Mrs. Molloy, Cornelius & Barnaby
Before The Parade Passes By ...Dolly & Company
Finale Act One ...Dolly


*There will be one fifteen minute intermission



Entr’acte  ...Orchestra

Act Two

Scene 1 Outside the Hoffman House Hotel; Harmonica Gardens Exterior

Elegance ...Mrs. Molloy, Minnie, Cornelius & Barnaby

March To Harmonica Gardens ...Ernestina

Scene 2 Harmonica Gardens Restauran

Waiters Gallop ...Orchestra
Hello, Dolly ...Dolly & Waiters
Encore: Hello, Dolly ...Waiters

Scene 3 Courtroom, Judge's Bench & Docket

It Only Takes A Moment ...Cornelius & Mrs. Molloy
So Long, Dearie ...Dolly

Scene 4 Vandergelder's Feed Store

Finale Ultimo ...Dolly, Mrs. Molloy, Horace, Cornelius & Company


Who's Who in the Cast...

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Victoria Abston (Ermengarde)

Sarah Leigh Beason (Ensemble)

Sarah Leigh Beason (Ensemble)

is a 16 year old student at Crawfordsville High School. She has been performing on stage and dance since she was 3 years old. Her favorite roles include Heather McNamara in Heathers, Sharpay Evans in High School Musical, Diana Morales in A Chorus Line, and Bombalurina in Cats. She is thrilled to be back at Myers with Donna, Richard and Jeremy. 

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Sarah Leigh Beason (Ensemble)

Sarah Leigh Beason (Ensemble)

Sarah Leigh Beason (Ensemble)

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DRae Beller (Ensemble)

Sarah Leigh Beason (Ensemble)

Edmund Castle (Barnaby)

recently graduated from Crawfordsville High School. She enjoys singing, acting, playing guitar and laughing. DRae was most recently on the MDT stage in Mamma Mia! and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. She has also been seen as Heather Duke in Heathers and Frenchy in Grease at the Vanity Theater! Thank you for coming and enjoy the show! 

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Edmund Castle (Barnaby)

Lisa Cosby (Ernestina Money)

Edmund Castle (Barnaby)

recently completed his junior year at Indiana University South Bend as a Musical Theatre BFA. He has done several shows there and his favorites so far have been Mamma Mia! and Almost Maine. He was seen at MDT last summer in Miss Nelson is Missing, Mamma Mia!, and as Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Edmund is from a small town in northern Indiana called Union Mills. He would like to thank his family and friends for their support, and you for seeing the show! 

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Jacob Clanton (Cornelius)

Lisa Cosby (Ernestina Money)

Lisa Cosby (Ernestina Money)

is so excited to be return to MDT after appearing as Clayton in last season’s Steeple People: A Southern Gospel Comedy! Favorite credits include: Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), Into the Woods (Jack), Big River (Huck Finn) and Nunsense A-Men (Sister Mary Leo). He graduated from the University of Memphis with a BFA in Theatre in 2018. Although he is an Arkansan at heart, he plans to make NYC his next home. Special thanks to Jeremy for this opportunity, the cast, the whole family, and of course Rachel Black. God Bless and enjoy the show!

 

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Lisa Cosby (Ernestina Money)

Lisa Cosby (Ernestina Money)

Lisa Cosby (Ernestina Money)

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Danae DeShazer (Director / Choreographer)

Danae DeShazer (Director / Choreographer)

Danae DeShazer (Director / Choreographer)

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Preston Dildine (Judge)

Danae DeShazer (Director / Choreographer)

Danae DeShazer (Director / Choreographer)

is a regional actor based out of Crawfordsville, IN. He has recently returned from Pittsburgh, PA where he was a member of a touring Murder Mystery company. He has performed with various companies over the years, including Catalyst Repertory, Crossroads Repertory, Tiki Torch Theatre and the Sugar Creek Players. He has also performed previously here at MDT in such roles as Shrek (Shrek the Musical), Jim (All Shook Up), and Sister Amnesia (Nunsense A-Men). He would like to thank his friends and family for their constant support.

 

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Lori Ecker (Dolly)

Danae DeShazer (Director / Choreographer)

Sarah Hayes (Irene Molloy)

was seen here last season as Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia!, and the season before that as Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir. Recent performances elsewhere include: Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra in Ellis Island: The Dream of America, Edith Harnham in After the Fair, Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County. Other favorite musical roles include in Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Laurey in Oklahoma!, Yutka in The Golem of Havana and Fosca in Passion. 

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Sarah Hayes (Irene Molloy)

John D. Phillips (Horace / Music Director)

Sarah Hayes (Irene Molloy)

is delighted to be back in the ‘Boro for her second season at MDT! Originally from Iowa, she received her BFA in Acting / Directing from The University of Arizona, and then returned to Iowa because they have the best sweet corn. Memorable roles include Cathy Hiatt in The Last Five Years, Deb in Elf, Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show, Soap Star in Menopause the Musical and Cassius in Julius Caesar. In between acting contracts, she can be found singing for her supper as a proud member of The Bootleggers (performing waitstaff) at Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse in Rock Island, IL.

 

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John D. Phillips (Horace / Music Director)

John D. Phillips (Horace / Music Director)

John D. Phillips (Horace / Music Director)

is thrilled to be back at Myers, having performed here in Souvenir (2018) and Mamma Mia! (2019) with his dear friend, Lori Ecker (Dolly in this show). He also Music Directed the smash production of Million Dollar Quartet in 2017. He has been performing since the age of 5 when he sang his first solo at his kindergarten graduation. He has been a part of the Indianapolis theatre scene since 1980, and has worked at most of the theaters in town. John is a 18 time Encore Award Winner, and was named “Best Actor In A Musical” by the Indianapolis Star for his portrayal of Ko-Ko in The Mikado at the Edyvean. He is thrilled to have appeared in the World Premiere of Hairspray in concert with the Indianapolis & Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, starring Tony Award Winner, Beth Leavel, Mickey Dolenz of “The Monkees”, & John Waters, the author of Hairspray.

 

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Hannah Rose Rivette (Minnie Fay)

John D. Phillips (Horace / Music Director)

John D. Phillips (Horace / Music Director)

is from Hyde Park, New York and recently graduated from Emory & Henry College, with a BFA in Musical Theatre. She has performed at MDT in The Unsinkable Molly Brown and Mamma Mia!, and is excited to be back again this summer. Her favorite credits include Little Women (Beth March), State Fair (Margy Frake), and Jerry’s Girls (Principle). She would like to thank her professors, her family and Kaleigh for all their love and support.

 

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Bill Rubenstein (Rudolph)

Bill Rubenstein (Rudolph)

Bill Rubenstein (Rudolph)

is the proud father of Bryon and Angela, and the even prouder grandfather of Joshua, Madison, Bailey, Bella and Finley. Bill has been seen in over 25 shows on the MDT stage, including Mamma Mia!  and A Christmas Carol Musical in 2019. He is excited to get back to work! He praises Jesus for all that he has, and hope you will be blessed by this show.   

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Emmie Wright (Ensemble)

Bill Rubenstein (Rudolph)

Bill Rubenstein (Rudolph)

is a homeschool graduate who is pursuing her passions of theatre and film. She currently works independently with professionals in the field to further her training and experience. One of her favorite, most recent roles was Cinderella in Into the Woods. In addition to performing, she spends time working with her team, creating, editing and directing short films.