THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATES TBD.
Apr 2 - 5 , 2020 • Pamela Kimbrell Warlick Visual & Performing Arts Center
Hello, Dolly! is a 1964 musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker in 1955. The musical follows the story of Dolly Gallagher Levi, a strong-willed matchmaker, as she travels to Yonkers, New York to find a match for the miserly "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder.
The role of Dolly Gallagher Levi was originally written for Ethel Merman but she turned it down, as did Mary Martin—although both eventually played it. Merrick then auditioned Nancy Walker, but he hired Carol Channing who created her signature role in Dolly.
Hello, Dolly! first debuted in1963[ directed and choreographed by Gower Champion and produced by David Merrick, and moved to Broadway in 1964, winning 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This set a record which the play held for 37 years. The show has become one of the most enduring musical theater hits, with four Broadway revivals and international success. It was also made into the 1969 film Hello Dolly! which won three Academy Awards, and was nominated in four other categories.
Come join us as we perform old favorites like “Put on Your Sunday Clothes “ and “Before the Parade Passes By” composed by Jerry Herman who just passed away recently.