Skyline Performing Arts Presents "Hello Dolly!"Oct 31, 2014 02:04PM ● By City Journals Staff
Submitted by Denise Nikol
It only takes a moment to fall in love with 'Hello Dolly!" -- a classic Broadway musical comedy with music and lyrics written by Jerry Herman, based on the play "The Matchmaker" by Thorton Wilder.
"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.
"Hello, Dolly!" is an irresistible story of the joy of living and the basic need for people to go on with life and not shut themselves out. The loving scenes are alive with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical stage...Dolly Gallagher Levi!
Classic musical numbers include "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "Ribbons Down My Back," "Before the Parade Passes By," "Elegance," "Hello Dolly," "It Only Takes A Moment" and "So Long, Dearie." "Hello Dolly!" runs Nov. 20, 21, 22, 24 at 7 p.m. in the Skyline High School auditorium. Tickets can be purchased on the school website.