Auditions

Announcing auditions for


Hello, Dolly!

Book by Michael Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Based on the Play, The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder


Directed by Sue Ellen Nelsen
Musical Direction by Matt Bourne

Choreography by Celeste Lococo


AUDITIONS (by appointment)

June 16, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
June 17, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Douglas Morrisson Theatre

22311 N. Third Street, Hayward, CA 94546


Click HERE to sign up for an audition appointment.


CALLBACKS (by invitation):

Callbacks will be Saturday, June 29 beginning at 9:00am at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre.


PRODUCTION DATES

Rehearsals begin as early as September 3, 2019

All rehearsals will be held in Hayward and Castro Valley Areas (Location TBD)


Performance Dates: November 7-24, 2019

Preview Night: Thursday, November 7 at 8:00pm

Performances: Friday and Saturday Nights at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm


ROLES

Dolly Gallagher Levi

Female 40-60

Vocal Range: D3 to G4 or G3 to C5. Dance ability: some

An indefatigable, meddling matchmaker of strikingly dramatic appearance, a widow in her middle years. (*There are two arrangements available for Dolly's songs: The original Carol Channing 'tenor' version and the transposed alto/mezzo version. Both options available.)


Horace Vandergelder

Male 40-60

Vocal Range: Baritone B3 to G5. Dance ability: some

Proprietor of a Hay and Feed Store in Yonkers, New York, a client of Mrs. Levi's. A widower with some means.


Cornelius Hackl

Male 30-35

Vocal range: Bari-tenor Bb3 to G5. Dance ability: strong

Vandergelder's chief clerk, 33 years old.


Barnaby Tucker

Male 17-20

Vocal range: Bari-tenor C4 to G5. Dance ability: strong

A 17-year-old assistant to Cornelius. Boyish and innocent.


Irene Malloy

Female 30-35

Vocal range: Mezzo Soprano A3 to F5. Dance ability: strong

A classy lady, beautiful, smart, fun-loving.


Minny Fay

Female 17-25

Vocal range: Alto/soprano C4 to F5. Dance ability: strong

A young girl who works in Mrs. Molloy's hat shop.


Ambrose Kemper

Male 19-23

Vocal range: Bari-tenor D4 - G#5. Dance ability: strong

A young, energetic artist who wants Vandergelder’s permission to marry his niece, Ermengarde


Ermengarde

Female 17-20

Vocal range: any. Dance ability: strong

Vandergelder’s 17-year-old niece who is very dramatic and often weepy. She wants to marry Ambrose Kemper.


Ernestina

Female 30-60

Vocal range: any. Dance ability: none specific

Great character role with many ways it can be played but a robust personality is required.


Rudolph Reisenweber

Male 40-60

Vocal range: bass. Dance ability: some

He is the Harmonia Gardens Prussian major-domo. A strong character role that requires an accent.


Ensemble

Any 17-60

Miscellaneous character parts: will be cast from the Ensemble.

Ensemble of Men and Women: Strong singers with dance experience or ability. DOLLY! is one of the all-time great shows for the ensemble with plenty of great musical comedy numbers to perform. Especially looking for strong dancers for waiters and employees of the Harmonia Gardens Restaurant. Some dancers may not have to be strong singers.


Click HERE to sign up for an audition appointment.