Musical Classic Hello, Dolly! Comes to Marist

Julia Fishman

Liana Frasca '19 as Dolly Levi

February 19, 2019—Jerry Herman’s witty musical of matching mayhem Hello, Dolly! will be performed by the Marist Theatre Program and the Marist College Club of Theatre Arts at the Nelly Goletti Theatre February 27-March 3.

Set in 1890s New York, the story follows Dolly Levi, a socialite-turned-matchmaker, as she tries to help her “half-a-millionaire” client, Horace Vandergelder, and hide her own romantic designs.  It features songs such as, “Hello, Dolly!,” “It Only Takes a Moment,” and “Before the Parade Passes By.” The show features a nineteen-piece orchestra and a cast of 32 students.

“This show is so lovely and beautiful, a true golden-era gem” said Matt Andrews, Director of the Marist Theatre Program, “It has been a joy for our student actors to find every nuance in the script and sing these celebrated musical theatre songs.”

There will be six performances: Wednesday, February 27, 8:00pm; Thursday, February 28, 8:00pm; Friday, March 1, 8:00pm; Saturday, March 2, 2:00pm and 8:00pm; and Sunday, March 3, 2:00pm. Reservations can be made online: Tickets are $12 for general admission and $6 for seniors, students, and military.

Image of student performers from Hello Dolly!

Quincy Brown '19 as Cornelius Hackl and Tara Kinsella '19 as Irene Molloy

About the Marist Theatre Program

The Marist Theatre Program is comprised of the many theatre activities on campus, each unique yet working together to provide a comprehensive learning and social experience for students of all majors. The Marist Theatre Program includes both the student centered theatre club (MCCTA) and the college's academic theatre offerings of an English major with a Theatre concentration, Theatre Minor, annual theatre scholarship program for incoming freshman, theatre internships, productions & workshops, Theatre Alumni Hall of Fame, Summer Pre-College Theatre Institute for rising high school juniors and seniors, Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honor Society and the annual Anderson Playwriting Contest. A host of theatre courses are offered each year, including Acting, Directing and Playwriting.

Image of student performers from Hello Dolly!

Liana Frasca '19 as Dolly Levi and Michael Major '21 as Horace Vandergelder

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