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TA Drama Presents the Spring Musical: “Hello, Dolly!”

The Musical Theater Production class at TA will present the musical Hello, Dolly! on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21 at 7:00 pm at the MJR Theater, Thetford Academy.

The Broadway classic, based on the story “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder, follows the life of Dolly Levi, who says of herself, “Some people paint, some sew… I meddle!” Dolly (played by Cecilia Luce) sets her sights on the “well known half a millionaire” Horace Vandergelder of Yonkers, New York (played by Zach Nalette). Meanwhile, Vandergelder’s employees Cornelius and Barnaby (Andre Whiteberg and Caleb Crossett) look to have an adventure of their own in New York City. The resulting spree features plenty of meddling by Dolly, dancing waiters and a courtroom appearance for Horace. 

The script is by Michael Stewart with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman.

Drama teacher John Luce says, “I wanted to give students the chance to experience putting on a classic piece of musical theater, with great songs and characters. Dolly is a woman ahead of her time – she is strong-willed and fighting for her rights”.  

The show features costumes by Beth McGee and choreography by TA senior exchange student, Maria Rossi. Other TA seniors in lead roles are Rose Novotny as Irene Molloy, Katelyn MacPhee as Minnie Fay and Katherine Waterman as the judge. 

Will Dolly get what she wants? Find out on May 20-21st in the MJR Theater at TA. Tickets- $5.00 for students and seniors and $7.00 for adults – are available at the door and are first-come, first-served. 

Covid precautions will be in place: Cast and crew members will take rapid tests prior to the shows. Audience members are encouraged to wear masks and to sit in family groups.



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