AUDITIONS FOR

HELLO DOLLY!

Book by Michael Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the Play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder
 

Twelfth Night Productions announces auditions for HELLO DOLLY!  Auditions will be held April 26th and 27th. The production also features a full pit orchestra and will run August 8th – 17th in West Seattle with rehearsals beginning mid-June.

“And what do you do for a living, Mrs. Levi?” asks Ambrose Kemper in the first scene of this most delightful of musical comedies. “Some people paint, some sew…I meddle,” replies Dolly. HELLO, DOLLY! is full of memorable songs including 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. And we are off on a whirlwind race around New York at the turn of the twentieth century, as we follow the adventures of America’s most beloved matchmaker!

GENERAL AUDITIONS: 

Saturday, April 26th 12 PM t0 5 PM and April 27th 2 – 5 PM.

CALL BACKS

Sunday, May 4th

PREPARE:

1-2 Minute monologue.

16-32 bars of a song from a musical 

AUDITION INFO:

To request an audition time, please contact Shigeko Calos-Nakano at: shigeko@msn.com

CHARACTER LIST

Dolly Levi: Matchmaker, widow, meddler, opportunist, life-loving, commanding, strong stage

presence. Stage age: 35-50. Vocal range: alto-soprano. Dance ability: some.

Horace Vandergelder: Well-known half-a-millionaire, widower, owns the Feed Store, gruff, set

in his ways, authoritative. Stage age: 40-60. Vocal range: baritone. Dance ability: some.

Cornelius Hackl: Head clerk at the Feed Store, energetic, enthusiastic, and adventurous. Stage

age: 30-35. Vocal range: baritone. Dance ability: strong.

Barnaby Tucker: Assistant to Cornelius at the Feed Store, naïve, energized, follower. Stage age:

17-20. Vocal range: baritone. Dance ability: strong.

Irene Molloy: Owns the Hat Shop, widow, beautiful, smart, fun-loving. Stage age: 30-35.

Vocal range: soprano. Dance ability: strong.

Minnie Fay: Irene’s assistant, naïve, straight-laced, fresh, follower. Stage age: 17-20. Vocal

range: mezzo-soprano. Dance ability: strong.

Ambrose Kemper: Struggling artist, good-natured, accommodating, wants to marry Ermengarde.

Stage age: 19-23. Vocal range: tenor. Dance ability: strong.

Ermengarde: Horace’s niece, whining, high-strung, wants to marry Ambrose. Stage age: 17-20.

Vocal range: any. Dance ability: strong.

Ernestina: Accommodating, good-time girl. Stage age: 30-45. Vocal range: any. Dance ability:

none.

Rudy: Maitre’d of the Harmonia Gardens, proper, commanding. Stage age: 40-60. Vocal range:

bass. Dance ability: some.

Mrs. Rose: Street vendor: Stage age: 35-50. Dance ability: none.

Judge: A white-whiskered night court judge. Easily moved to tears by romance.