West Genesee High School Students to Present Hello, Dolly!

Poster Image for Hello DollyWest Genesee High School is proud to present Hello, Dolly! February 6 and February 7 at 7:00 p.m., and February 8 at 2:00 p.m.

Based on the play, The Match Maker by Thornton Wilder; with a Tony Award winning book by Michael Stewart; and musical score by the late Jerry Herman; Hello, Dolly! tells the story of the effervescent Dolly Levi (played by Cassidi Callaghan).

A widow who can be characterized as a “grand puppeteer,” Dolly takes her cast mates and her audience on the adventure of a lifetime on the streets of New York. “What do you do for a living, Mrs. Levi?” asks Ambrose Kemper (played by Joshua Farrell) in the first scene of this musical comedy. “Some people paint, some sew…. I meddle. “ replies Dolly.

Picture of Dolly
Dolly Levi (played by Cassidi Callaghan)

With beloved characters, Hello, Dolly! stands the testament of time in American musical theater, winning the 2017 Tony award for Best Revival of a Musical. Filled with memorable songs such as: “Put on Your Sunday Clothes”; “It Takes A Woman”; “Before the Parade Passes By”; “It Only Takes a Moment”; and of course the signature, “Hello, Dolly!”

This musical will have you dancing in your seat. With beloved characters that include: Horace Vandergelder (played by Matthew Cabiles); Cornelius Hackl (played by Aidan Sperduti); Irene Molloy (played by Laura Alvaro); Minnie Fay (played by Abigail Ray); Barnaby Tucker (played by Sean Alvaro); Ermangarde (played by Logan Battaglia); and Ernestina Simple (played by Abigail McGrath.)

Group Shot of Lead Cast of Hello, Dolly!
Pictured are Ernestina (Abigail McGrath), Minnie (Abigail Ray), Ambrose (Joshua Farrell), Barnaby (Sean Alvaro), Ermengarde (Logan Battaglia), Horace (Matthew Cabiles), Dolly (Cassidi Callaghan), Cornelius (Aidan Sperduti), Irene (Laura Alvaro), Stanley (Grant Mathews), and Rudolph (Jaxson Schorer).

West Genesee’s production of Hello, Dolly! is directed by Kristyn Sperduti, with Anthony Alvaro (music director), and produced by Andrea Scerbo. The choreography is by Bradley Benjamin-Stone. Technical direction is provided by Bill Mercer (lighting director), Steve Ficarra (technical director), and Corey Hobin (sound director). All costumes are designed by Cindy Kissane and Katharine Tarkulich. The production photographer is Dave Mason and graphic design is by Chris Andrews.

This show will touch your heart and music to fill your head. Hello, Dolly! will stay in your minds and hearts well beyond the length of the show.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at etix.com or at the door for $15. You can also call the Ticket Call Center at 1-800-514-3849, extension 4. All seats are reserved.

Photos courtesy of Dave Mason