Woodland Opera House presents ‘Hello, Dolly!’

By From page A9 | September 09, 2014


Matchmaker Dolly Levi (Lisa Quoresimo) has her sights set on wealthy widower Horace Vandergelder (Steve Mackay) in a scene from "Hello, Dolly!" The classic Broadway musical opens Friday, Sept. 12, at the Woodland Opera House. Amy Shuman Photography/Courtesy photo

The Woodland Opera House will present the classic Broadway musical “Hello, Dolly!” opening Friday, Sept. 12, and running Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Oct. 5. There will be an additional matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27.

The show is underwritten by Tom and Meg Stallard.

Winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, “Hello Dolly!” is one of the most enduring Broadway classics. Strong-willed matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers, N.Y., to find a match for the ornery “well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder. Dolly, however, has other plans.

She has herself been recently widowed and come to the conclusion that Horace and his fortune will make her the perfect mate. So when she arrives in Yonkers, she immediately begins to plant seeds of doubt in Vandergelder’s mind about Irene Molloy, the pretty young widow she has picked out for him.

Based on the Thornton Wilder play, “The Matchmaker,” with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Michael Stewart, the show features an irresistible story and an unforgettable score including the title song, “Put on Your Sunday Clothes,” “It Only Takes a Moment,” and the show-stopping “Before the Parade Passes By.”

Dolly has been charming audiences of all ages for nearly 50 years.

The show is directed by Cheryl Watson and choreographed by Staci Arriaga with music direction by James Glica-Hernandez.

Tickets are available at 530-666-9617 or www.woodlandoperahouse.org.

Enterprise staff

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