Hello Dolly

Directed by Joshua Swalheim

Hello Dolly is one of Broadway’s most notable hits of the 1960s, running for 2,844 performances. The plot revolves around the brassy widowed Dolly Gallagher who makes a living through what she calls matchmaking and numerous sidelines. She is currently seeking a wife for grumpy Horace Vandergelder, the well known half-a-millionaire, but to soon becomes clear that Dolly intends to marry Horace herself. Coupled with Ambrose Kemper, a young artist who wants to marry Horace’s niece Ermengarde; the unlikely team of Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker, who pose as rich entrepreneurs; and Irene and Minnie who are looking for husbands, you have makings for a hilariously fun evening of song, dance, and laughs.

Hello Dolly includes such favorite songs as “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Call on Dolly,” “I Put my Hand In,” “Put on Your Sunday Clothes,” “It Only Takes a Moment,” and the always and ever famous “Hello Dolly.” In the end we indeed find that, “Money is like manure. It’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread about, encouraging young things to grow.”

Produced by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School (The Old High School), 220 Kroncke Drive, Sun Prairie

Performances: May 13-22, 2011

Performance Times: May 13, 14, 20, 21, 2011 at 7:30 PM & May 22, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Ticket Prices: Adult $12, Senior (55+) $10, Student (<18) $8

Call 608-837-8217 for reservations or more information.

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Adult auditions will be held on February 20th and 21st at 7:00. Children auditions will be held February 20th at 2:00. All auditions will be held at the Sun Prairie Civic Theatre rehearsal space at 500 S. Bird St. Sun Prairie, WI.

All are encouraged to audition. There are principal roles for 4 men and 4 women, ranging in age from 16 through 60. There are also several cameo parts, and an ensemble. Note: The ensemble for this production will be used more than is normally utilized inÊHello, Dolly! There will be featured dancers as well.

Adult auditions for Hello, Dolly! will consist of singing 16-32 measures (or less than a minute) of a musical theater song. There will be a short dance audition, and some reading from the script. Songs should reflect the strongest part of your voice, not necessarily the role you're auditioning for. Selections from the show are acceptable, but not encouraged. An accompanist will be provided.

Children between 10 and 14 years of age are encouraged to audition. Children's auditions will consist of teaching an entire number - blocking, vocals, and choreography. No preparation required, just wear something comfortable to move in. Children under the age of 10 will not be considered at this time.

For any questions contact Joshua Swalheim at Joshua608@gmail.com.