5th to 9th April 2022
After our successful return to the Lewes stage with Sweet Charity we begin the preparations for our production of Hello, Dolly! in spring of next year.
This musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s hit play The Matchmaker bursts with humour, romance, energetic dance and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi a turn-of-the-century matchmaker and “woman who arranges things,” are certain to thrill and entertain our audience at Lewes Town Hall. The show’s unforgettable songs include “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” , “Ribbons Down My Back,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Hello, Dolly!,” “Elegance” and “It Only Takes a Moment.”
Hello, Dolly! opened on Broadway in 1964 with Carol Channing in the title role and ultimately played for 2,844 performances, making it – at the time – the longest-running Broadway musical in history. The show has been revived a number of times most recently on Broadway in 2017, starring Bette Midler as Dolly Levi.
REMEMBER – If you have Covid-19 symptoms please do not attend and please get a test.
Dolly Gallagher Levi – Gina Cameron
Horace Vandergelder – Rob Punter
Cornellius Hackl – Thomas Hackett
Barnaby Tucker – Sam Hile
Irene Molloy – Michelle Dennis
Minnie Fay – Emma Symes
Ambrose Kemper – Alex Preston
Ermengarde – Laura Mawer
Ernestina/Ensemble – Kat Casterton
Rudolph “Rudy” Reisenweber/Ensemble – Tom Freeman
Ensemble – Sally Buxton, Jayne Cottrell, Lynn Deacon, Ian Foster, John Frizell, Kinny Gardner, Oliver Goodwin, Louise Hackett, Emily Hurlock, Liz Kaye, Matt Kent, Nicole Longley, Michi Mathias, Jo McNie, Nicola Murray-Smith, Lucy Potts, Amy Reynolds, Geoff Taylor and Andy Tiffen
Director: Hayden Cheyne
Musical Director: Rob Cousins
Choreographer: Joanna McNie
Production Assistants: Gina Cameron and Libby Hannelle
Book by MICHAEL STEWART
Music and Lyrics by JERRY HERMAN
Based on the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder
Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Gower Champion
Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick and Champion Five, Inc.
This amateur production of
is presented by arrangement with
Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC