Hello, Dolly! to be Performed as Bolles Fall Musical
The Fine & Performing Arts department at Bolles has announced that the upper school musical for this year will be Hello, Dolly!
Based on Thornton Wilder’s 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, Hello, Dolly!
was first produced on Broadway in 1964 and won the Tony Award for Best Musical and took nine other category awards. The lead part of Dolly Levi was originally written for Ethel Merman, but she turned it down, paving the way for Carol Channing to create her most memorable role. The show has become one of the most enduring musical hits of all time, enjoying three Broadway revivals and international success. In 1969, it was made into a film starring Barbara Streisand and Walter Matthau with the special appearance of Louis Armstrong. The film version was nominated for seven Academy Awards.
The Bolles production will run November 17-19 in McGehee Auditorium. Auditions will be held the second week of school on Tuesday, August 30, and Wednesday, August 31, from 4-6:30 p.m. The audition process will entail singing and dancing as well as acting. Students with any questions about the audition process should see Mrs. Laura Rippel (director), Mrs. Rachel Clifton (musical director), or Ms. Angela Blackledge (dance choreographer).