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STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Castle Craig Players' HELLO, DOLLY!


Love is in the air this summer as the Castle Craig Players continue their run of famous matchmaking musical HELLO, DOLLY! The beloved Broadway show, which won 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is live on stage through this Sunday, August 16!

Based on "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder, you'll grin from ear to ear as we follow the irresistible Dolly Gallagher Levi, who, after cunningly negotiating marriages for others through a series of comic romantic entanglements, ultimately finds her own match! Jerry Herman's rousing score is bursting with joy and tunes like "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "Before The Parade Passes By," "It Only Takes A Moment," and of course, "Hello, Dolly!."

The cast includes Susan Smith Thom (Dolly Gallagher Levi), Kevin Reid (Horace Vandgergelder), Jim Kane (Cornelius Hackl), Oliver Kochol (Barnaby Tucker), Allison Mohler (Irene Malloy), Jennifer Del Sole (Minnie Fay), Emma Czaplinski (Ernestina), Zach Fontanez (Ambrose Kemper), Diane Warner-Canova (Ernestina), Wesley Tack (Rudolph) and Deane Poirier (Mrs. Rose). The company also features Arthur Canova, Matt Czaplinski, Michael Dolan, Kendra Kochol, Jasmine McLeish, Jorge Melendez, Ian Pedroza, Hilary Rolstone.

The show is directed by Ian Galligan, and features music direction by Andrew Gadwah, set design by Sean Martin and technical design by Meg Ryan. Melanie Pendleton is Production Stage Manager, and Adam Plumley serves as Assistant Stage Manager.

HELLO, DOLLY! will play its FINAL THREE PERFORMANCES this Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm at The Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse, 59 West Main Street, Meriden, CT. Tickets are $20, and seating is extremely limited - so patrons are encouraged to buy in advance! Tickets may be purchased online at or over the phone by calling toll-free 1-800-838-3006.

The production is generously sponsored by Prentis Printing Solutions, the Meriden YMCA Arts Academy, Class Act Auto Wash and Salon Nathaniel.

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