Summer 2020 Musical: Hello, Dolly!
Mesabi Musical Theatre (MMT) proudly announces its summer production of Hello, Dolly!
This musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder's hit play The Matchmaker bursts with humor, romance, energetic dance, and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and "woman who arranges things," are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again.
The show's unforgettable songs include "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "Ribbons Down My Back," "Before the Parade Passes By," "Hello, Dolly!," "Elegance," and "It Only Takes a Moment."
Hello, Dolly! opened on Broadway on January 16, 1964 at the St. James Theatre. Opening with Carol Channing in the title role, the show ultimately played for 2,844 performances, making it - at the time - the longest-running Broadway musical in history. The West End production ran for 794 performances at London's Drury Lane Theatre. Hello, Dolly! has been revived several times on Broadway, most recently in 2017, starring Bette Midler as Dolly Levi.
This summer's production of Hello, Dolly! will be led by producer/director Tucker Nelson, who has been involved with every MMT production since The Sound of Music in 2010.
"I’m excited for my new roles with this important organization. Although producing and directing a musical is a new (and slightly intimidating) experience for me, I will have talented, enthusiastic production staff by my side," said Nelson. "This show could be your chance to try something new, too. If you’ve never performed on stage or assisted with a stage production, now’s your chance to join a fun, hardworking group of Iron Rangers who love musical theatre! Hello, Dolly! is a delightful show you and your family won’t want to miss.”
The Hello, Dolly! production team includes: Sheila Wilcox, music director; Diana Giombetti, choral director; Kasie Johnson, choreographer and assistant director; Jeremy Liimatta, lead carpenter and set designer; Demetri Johnson, stage manager; and Dustin Davidson, lighting and sound director.
July 30 and 31; August 2, 6-7, and 9. Thursdays and Fridays: 7 p.m.; Sundays: 2 p.m.
Eveleth-Gilbert High School's Boardman Auditorium
Auditions will be held in Eveleth in May. We will post audition dates soon.
Tickets will be available in June.