Logan Kirby - August 7
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.
"Tomorrow will be brighter than the good old days."
Hello, Dolly! is one of my absolute favorite musicals because it makes me feel incredibly alive. The music, the dancing, the story. It really comes down to the leading lady herself: Dolly Levi, who embodies such power, strength and resilience. After overcoming such loss and hardship, Dolly reminds us that falling in love again is possible and that hope is still very much alive. I hope our production helps you to find your own personal power and inspires you to create the change that you want to see in the world. Especially when it comes to helping the next generation of artists to grow. Thank you so much for continuing to support live theatre. Enjoy the show!
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi: Elsa Scott Besler
Ernestina Money: Lisa Cosby
Ambrose Kemper: Ty Hanes
Horace Vandergelder: Bill Rubenstein
Ermengarde: Victoria Abston
Cornelius Hackl: Kole Mitchell McKinley
Barnaby Tucker: Edmund Castle
Irene Molloy: Sarah Hayes
Minnie Fay: Hannah Rose Rivette
Mrs. Rose: Lisa Cosby
Rudolph Reisenweber: Preston Dildine
Judge: Karter Dolan
Ensemble: Sarah Leigh Beason, DRae Beller, Lisa Cosby, Preston Dildine, Karter Dolan, Reagan Minnette, Grant Myers, Emmie Wright
Executive Producer: Donna & Richard Myers
Artistic Director: Jeremy Littlejohn
Director / Choreographer: Sarah Philabaum
Music Director: John D. Phillips
Production Stage Manager: Jordyn Cozart
Technical Director: Gary Michael
Costume Designer: Linz Doty
Assistant Costume Designer: Sharon Wright
Lighting Designer / Props: Jordyn Cozart
Master Carpenter: Ted DeVore
Kitchen Manager: Jay Estes
Box Office Manager: Bill Rubenstein
General Store Manager: Jane Bowers
Bookkeeper: Tom Bess
Scene 1 Grand Central Station, New York City; 1890's
Opening Act One ...Company
I Put My Hand In ...Dolly
Scene 2 Vandergelder's Feed Store, Yonkers, New York; Yonkers Railroad Station
It Takes 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 & Exterior of Irene Molloy's Hatshop; Interior of Hatshop; Deserted Store; 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
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 Restaurant
Waiter's 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 Feedstore
Finale Ultimo ...Dolly, Mrs. Molloy, Horace, Cornelius & Company
is a 17-year-old student at Crawfordsville High School. She has been performing on stage and dancing since the age of 3. Her favorite roles include Heather McNamara in Heathers, Sharpay Evans in High School Musical, Diana Morales in A Chorus Line, Bombalurina in CATS, and Medda Larkin in NEWSIES. She is so excited to be back at the theatre with Donna, Richard, and Jeremy. she would also like to thank her family, friends, God, and everyone at Myers for the ability to perform live theatre again! Enjoy the show!
You might recognize Sarah Leigh from The Ark here at Myers last fall. She’s excited to finally be able to be a part of putting this classic show on stage after a year’s wait! Sarah Leigh holds bachelors degrees in Theatre Arts and Vocal Performance from Bethel University and has performed at Theatre West Virginia, The Round Barn Theatre, and The National Theatre for Children, among others. Favorite credits include Annie (Lily St. Regis), Mamma Mia! (Ally), and Plain and Fancy (Swing). “Thanks to my ever supportive family and friends!” @donttakeitsarahsleigh
is a 19-year-old recent graduate from Crawfordsville High School! She enjoys singing, acting, playing guitar, and laughing. Her favorite roles have included Heather Duke in Heathers at the Vanity Theater in Crawfordsville, Judah in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at MDT, and most recently, Lauren in Miss Nelson Has a Field Day also at MDT! She would like to thank the whole production team for their hard work and dedication, and her own personal team for always being there to support her! Thank you for coming and enjoy the show!
returns to Myers Dinner Theatre both thrilled and frightened to step into such iconic shoes... not to mention a certain red dress. She hails from the great state of Missouri but has performed all over the U.S.A. from Texas to Alaska to New York City. Local audiences may recognize her as Elaine in Arsenic and Old Lace. A very special thank you goes out to my husband, T.J., without whom I would be utterly lost. www.elsascott.com
is a graduate of South Central High School and has recently graduated as a Musical Theatre BFA at IU South Bend. Some of his favorite credits include Dwight in Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Scott in Evil Dead, Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Benedick in Much Ado about Nothing, and Jetsam in The Little Mermaid. He would like to thank his family, friends, and Jordyn for all of their love, support, and guidance. He is so excited to be returning to the Myers stage! He would also like to thank David Hasselhoff for his constant wisdom and handsomeness. And also, everyone who came to see the show! Visit socials at edmundcastle.com or @edmund_castle on Instagram.
is a retired Art & Music Teacher from Crawfordsville, IN. She has appeared in many productions at the Vanity Theater, most notably Anna in The King & I, the Witch in Into the Woods, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music and many more. Thrilled to be back at Myers, she was last seen as the Mayor in All Shook Up. She is excited to be performing with her granddaughter, Tori Abston, who is Ermengarde. Special thank you to Jeremy, Sarah and Donna for giving me this opportunity.
is excited to be back on the MDT stage with an amazing group of people! He has recently appeared on the MDT stage in The Little Mermaid (Scuttle), Arsenic and Old Lace (Teddy), and Love Letters (Andrew). He would like to thank his friends and family for their unending support, and you, the audience, for supporting the arts, especially during this time. Enjoy the show!
is so pleased to be performing for a live audience for the first time since the COVID epidemic! Karter is originally from Bismarck, ND, but is currently based out of New York City. In 2019, he graduated from the University of North Dakota with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Since graduation, he has been living and auditioning in NYC, and performing regionally. Some of his favorite credits include Peter in Peter and the Starcatcher at the Empire Theatre Company, Justin in The Fox on the Fairway at Prairie Rep. Theatre and Adam in Freaky Friday at the Round Barn Theatre. He would like to thank his family and girlfriend, Anna for their endless love and support in all of his endeavors.
graduated in 2015 from Kent State University with his BFA in Musical Theatre. Ty is based in New York City and has performed at various regional theatres all over the country. Some of his favorite credits include Lord Farquaad (Shrek the Musical), Clown #1 (The 39 Steps), Benjamin (Joseph…), and Mary Sunshine (Chicago). He would like to thank his family and friends for their support, especially this past year.
is delighted to be back for her third season at MDT! Audiences may remember her from Mamma Mia, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Savannah Sipping Society, Run For Your Wife and Moon Over Buffalo. Memorable roles outside the 'Boro include Deb in Elf the Musical, Cathy Hiatt in The Last Five Years, Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show and Cassius in Julius Caesar. Huge thanks to Jeremy for this opportunity, her family for their constant support and the many people in her life who send her dog videos!
is thrilled to be joining this amazingly talented company of Hello, Dolly! as this is his first time working in Indy! Kole’s resume totes roles such as Buddy Hobbs in Elf the musical, Josh Baskin in Big the musical, Sky in Mamma Mia!, Tulsa in Gypsy and many more! Kole is gracious for the next opportunity and would like to thank Jeremy Littlejohn, the Cast and Crew, Myers Dinner Theatre, his family, and ECU BFA MT ’17 Class. To keep up with Kole, follow him on Insta/TikTok: @kolewiththek or find out more at www.kolemitchellmckinley.com.
is very excited to be back at Myers Dinner Theatre! She is a current sophomore at Millikin University pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre, with a Minor in Dance. She was most recently seen in Equinox: The Dance Concert at Millikin University, and The Little Mermaid at Myers Dinner Theatre. She would like to thank the directors, cast, and crew for all their hard work. She hopes you enjoy the show!
is a rising senior Musical Theatre major at Emory & Henry College and is very excited to be joining the MDT company this Summer! Past performances include Albert in NEWSIES, and Ensemble in Mamma Mia! at Lees-McRae Summer Theatre. He would like to thank the MDT company for an incredible experience, and his family and C.J. for their love and support. Enjoy the show!
is thrilled to return to The Myers Dinner Theatre! She’s directed and choreographed several shows at MDT including: Little Women, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Little Mermaid and Mamma Mia! Originally from Maryland, Sarah earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. For over a decade, she has been traveling the country performing, directing, choreographing, and teaching. Sarah also hosts a podcast called There’s No People Like Show People, which celebrates the resiliency of the theatre community. Favorite productions include Sister Act, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Seussical Jr, and The Marvelous Wonderettes. A big thank you to the many people who have helped and supported her along the way, especially her incredibly loving parents. This production is dedicated to all of the strong women out there who not only fight daily for their dreams but continue to fight for the change that we all need so desperately in the world. For more information, please visit www.sarahphilabaum.com
is thrilled to be back at Myers, having performed here in Souvenir (2018) and Mamma Mia! (2019), and Music Directed The Little Mermaid, Little Women and The Ark (2020). 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 an 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.
is from Hyde Park, NY and is a graduate of Emory & Henry College with a BFA in Musical Theatre. You may have seen her last year in Little Women (Amy March) and The Little Mermaid (Aquata). Other favorite roles include Legally Blonde (Margot) and State Fair (Margy). She would like to thank her friends, family, and Kaleigh for all their love and support.
is proud to have been in multiple productions here at MDT. He feels blessed to work with so many wonderful people in this production. Bill is proud “Gramps” to Joshua, Madison, Bailey, Bella, and Finley. He now works in the MDT Box Office after retiring from 32 years of teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade English. Bill feels blessed to work at a place like MDT. He is a member of the Waynetown Christian Church. “I love God and praise Jesus for all He has done in my life.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
was formerly seen in MDT’s Moon Over Buffalo as Rosalind and looks forward to performing throughout their 25th Anniversary Season! In addition to performing on stage, Emmie enjoys working with her team, Ophelia Grey Films, creating short films and other media projects. Her additional free time is often spent baking pastries for her friends and family or hanging out with Magnolia her cat. She wants to thank the entire Myers team for safely allowing the continuation of live theatre!
Served Family Style
*Featuring homemade croutons & an original creation salad dressing of Donna's.
*One of several items on the Menu that we are known for.
*A recipe developed by Richard Myers.
*One of several items on the Menu that we are known for.
*Included with the price of the buffet.
Hot Fudge, Chocolate, Strawberry & Chocolate/Peanut Butter
Crème brûlée, Turtle, White Chocolate Raspberry & Red Velvet
Salad Dressing, Broccoli Salad & Rolls (Dozen)
*Everyone has different dietary needs, but we want all to be able to enjoy a great show and a delicious meal. If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, please contact us in advance and our kitchen will happily make accommodations for you.