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!
Saturday, April 26th 12 PM t0 5 PM and April 27th 2 – 5 PM.
Sunday, May 4th
1-2 Minute monologue.
16-32 bars of a song from a musical
To request an audition time, please contact Shigeko Calos-Nakano at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.