Hello, Dolly!

July 19-22, 2018

AuSable Valley Middle-High School

Experience this blockbuster Broadway musical, bursting with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. 

Featuring the lush sounds of a live 20-piece professional orchestra.

Presented by Artistry Community Theatre, a nonprofit committed to producing theatrical productions for our local community.

Performance Details


Thursday, July 19 at 7:30 PM
Friday, July 20 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, July 22 at 5 PM


AuSable Valley Middle-High School

1490 NY-9N

Clintonville, NY 12924

Reserve Tickets

All Tickets $15

Meet The Cast


Susan Richards (Dolly Gallagher Levi) is a busy wife and mother of two who currently holds a public office and serves on the AuSable Valley Central School's Board of Education.  Most people who know Susan, would say she is best known for her vocal chops and theatrical flair.  Her previous theatrical credits include  Mame (Gooch), Company (Amy), South Pacific (Bloody Mary), West Side Story (Anita), George M. Cohan (George’s Mother), Nunsense (Sister Mary Amnesia), Chicago (Roxy) and A Little Night Music (Ensemble).  “I am grateful to celebrate my 44th Birthday (Sunday) as Dolly Levi alongside an amazing cast! I will continue to pursue many more adventures 'Before the Parade Passes By'.”


Bill McColgan (Horace Vandergelder) is very happy to be part of this ACT production, working with family and friends - old and new! Hello, Dolly! is Bill’s second show since moving to the North Country, having played the mildly despicable Max Bialystock in the Adirondack Regional Theatre’s presentation of The Producers at the Strand Center for the Arts.  Among his favorite shows/roles: Urinetown (Lockstock); Children of Eden (Father); Me & My Girl (Bill Snibsen); Cabaret (Cliff), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Miles Gloriosus); and Les Miserables (Bishop of Digne), along with the murderous trio of Jasper in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Jud Fry in Oklahoma!, and the title role of the Demon Barber in Sweeney Todd. Professional experience includes I Do! I Do! as Michael (partnered with the exquisite Brenda Chase McColgan), the New England premiere of Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know, Sugar as Jerry/Daphne, and more than 300 performances in Boston and around the country in Forever Plaid (which to this day is locked into muscle memory).  When not treading the boards, Bill is very proud to work at Mountain Lake PBS.   



Chelsea Reid (Irene Molloy) is delighted and honored to be making her debut with Artistry Community Theatre. Past shows/roles include The Drowsy Chaperone as the Drowsy Chaperone with the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, The Music Man as ensemble with Clifton Park’s Shenendehowa High School, Babes in Arms as ensemble with Clifton Park’s Shenendehowa High School. She has a Bachelors degree in Public Relations and will have a Masters degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education come May 2018 from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She is currently working for the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in Admissions as an Admissions Advisor. 



Jonathan Wright (Cornelius Hackl) has been in several musical productions over the years. He was a proud member of the AVCS Drama Club for six years where his love for musical theater was born. After graduating from AuSable Valley Central School, although his love for musical theater continued, he took a small break from the stage. Two years ago, Jon recently joined and has been a proud member of the CTP community theater located in the Saranac Lake/Lake Placid area. With CTP, he was a member of the ensemble in The Little Mermaid and Private Investigator/ ensemble in She Loves Me. Jon is honored to be starting this new adventure with ACT in Hello, Dolly!


Sophia Defayette (Minnie) has just graduated from Peru High School and is excited to be a part of ACT’s production of Hello, Dolly! Sophia has been acting throughout high school. Some of the shows she has been in include PDC’s Aida (Aida), PDC’s Rock of Ages (Justice Charlier), CCC’s Spamalot (Swamp King and Ensemble), and PDC’s Ordinary Days (Claire). Sophia is very grateful to be a part of this show with ACT this summer. She would like to thank the production team for putting on such a great show, as well as her friends and family for their unconditional love and support. She also hopes you enjoy the show!


Mason Barber (Barnaby Tucker) is ecstatic to be a part of Artistry Community Theatre’s debut season. Previous theatre credits include The Addams Family (PDC), Next to Normal (ETC), Spamalot (CCC), The Drowsy Chaperone (BRTF), and Rock of Ages (PDC). He has participated in various music and theatre festivals over the years. He works on the Showcast at Santa's Workshop and as a Sales Associate at DSW. In June of 2018, Mason will graduate from Peru High School and matriculate into the Education Program at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He serves as Class Secretary and Drama Club Vice-President. He would like to extend a huge thank you to the creative team for this wonderful opportunity. Mason would like to thank his friends and family for their constant love and encouragement. 



Megan LeClair (Ermengarde) has been performing since the early age of 5. She is a junior at AuSable Valley, and is very excited to make her debut in Artistry Community Theatre. She is currently a proud member of the AuSable Valley Players. Some of her greatest accomplishments include The Little Mermaid (Sebastian), Shrek, The Musical! (Fiona), Sister Act (Deloris), and Footloose (Rusty). This summer she attended The Open Jar Institute in NYC where she was lucky enough to work with the best on Broadway. In her spare time, she is on the varsity swim team, is a member of National Honor Society, and works at North Country Camps. She thanks her cast and directors and hopes you enjoy the show! 



Max Longware (Ambrose) is thrilled to be in Hello, Dolly! as his debut show with the Artistry Community Theatre.  He is a sophomore at Clarkson University studying psychology.  He has worked with Derrick Hopkins and Jennifer Moore for the better part of his high school drama career, and he is so excited to be working with them again, as well as an amazing cast, some new faces, and a lot of friends from past shows.  Past shows Max has been in include Proof (Father), Elf Jr. (Buddy the Elf), Mame (Young Patrick), [title of show] (Jeff).  This will be his twentieth show in the community, and he is so thrilled that this milestone could be reached with a group of people as wonderful as the cast of Hello, Dolly!  He hopes you enjoy this show, and he hopes he can be part of this community for many years to come.   


Brenda Chase McColgan (Ernestina) has worked with wonderful companies such as Darling Productions, Inc., and currently Showstoppers, Inc. She’s had the privilege of portraying varied characters  like Glinda, Grace, Jackie, Agnes, Bianca, Laurie, Catherine, Muriel, Kaye, the Mistress, and the Beggar Woman. Can you guess the shows? Having moved here from south of Boston, Brenda is ‘wicked’ happy to have found that crazy, warm-hearted theater people appear to be everywhere! She loves performing with her family and would like to thank A.C.T. for the opportunity and the laughs.



Ed Mason (Rudolph, Ensemble) past musical experience is with one show- Hello Dolly!, when, as an avid athlete in high school,  he was coerced into playing a waiter so he could “hang out with all of the cute actresses”. His love of the theatre (and actresses) grew exponentially with that experience! Although he has not been visible on stage since then, he has been an active proponent of the arts for many years. Ed has served on the Boquet River Theatre Board for over ten years, and has been President of the Board for over five. Ed’s love for community youth is also visible in his many years of coaching biddy baseball and his position as the Westport Youth Program Director for the past three years.  Ed is co-founder and CEO of Telephone Technologies, and just recently accepted the position of Essex County Aftercare Coordinator with ACAP. Ed would like to thank his wife Gigi for dragging him on stage with this phenomenal cast, and he would like to give a shout out to his children Dale and Tyler, and a special shout out to his beautiful daughter Katie and son in law Joe, who are expecting a princess of their own at the end of July, making Ed a Grandfather for the first time. Life is Good.



Heather Ahrent (Ensemble) is going to be an 8th grader at Willsboro Central School. Heather has performed in Aladdin Jr., Oliver, Frog and Toad Kids, Winnie the Pooh Kids, Shrek Jr., and now Hello, Dolly! She will be in The Wizard of Oz this fall at WCS. Heather will be busy this summer with violin lessons. She would like to thank Mr. Hopkins and Mrs. Moore and everyone else in the play.



Julie Anderson (Ensemble) graduated from Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School in 2017. She was in The King and I, Legally Blonde, and now Hello, Dolly! She was in chorus for six years during high school. She would like to thank her parents for always encouraging her to following her dreams!


Mallory Arnold (Ensemble) is a very busy thirteen year old from Willsboro who is extremely excited to be part of ACT's first show!  Mallory has been in several Willsboro Drama Club productions with her  favorite role being that of Fiona in Shrek The Musical Jr.  She has also worked with the Book and Blanket Players in Keene as well as Mrs. Moore's Adirondack Community Children's Chorus.  It is her dream to someday perform on the Broadway stage, and she spends most of her spare time working towards just that.  When she is not rehearsing or playing the piano, you will find Mallory helping out her church choir or playing soccer, softball, or basketball.   "Enjoy the show!"


Tayla Boulerice (Ensemble) is twelve years old and attends Beekmantown Middle School.  She is very active in chorus and band and even sings in local churches.  When she isn't singing and dancing, she likes to play soccer and talk to her friends.  Before this show, she performed in Shrek the Musical Jr. with ART and that hooked her on musicals.  Tayla is very excited to be part of this show and looks forward to doing more in the future!


Sarah Cohen (First Cook) is thrilled to be appearing in Artistry Community Theatre's production of Hello, Dolly! Part time travel agent and part time DJ, Sarah has a BFA in vocal performance from SUNY Plattsburgh and is very active in the theatre community. Theatre credits include Riff Raff in the Rocky Horror Show (PSU CTA), Paulette Bonafonte in Legally Blonde the Musical (CCC drama), Lady of the Lake in Spamalot (CCC drama), and various other roles. In her very limited spare time she enjoys going on longs walks at the park and on the beach, and snuggling on the couch with her one true love......her dog, Dobby.


Jaida Coleman (Dance Captain, ensemble)is participating in her 6th production, but her first one outside Peru drama club.  She has been dancing for 15 years in tap and hip hop and has loved adding musical theatre to the list. in her free time she enjoys hiking in the Adirondacks as she is apart of the 46er club! Jaida is so excited to be apart of the dance ensemble and get to know the cast and crew for the show. She would like to thank everyone that worked so hard on this production and hopes you enjoy the show! 


Catherine Defayette (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful show. This is her first musical since the 1984 SUNY Plattsburgh summer production of Pippin. Although nervous to be back on stage, she is thrilled to be performing with her talented daughter, Sophia. She would like to thank her supportive family and ACT for giving her a chance to be part of ​Hello, Dolly!


Eben Dorr (Ensemble) has acting experience that spans the US from Montana to New York.  His first role in kindergarten was a toy soldier in Missoula Children's Theater production of Pinocchio in Helena, MT.  He has also been in three other MCT productions at LPCA, The Wizard of Oz, Robinson Crusoe, and The Pied Piper.  He was an elementary cast member in the AuSable Valley Player's productions You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Mary Poppins, and The Little Mermaid.  Eben played a mobster in Sister Act and was also a member of the Footloose cast.  He is looking forward to an amazing show with the Hello, Dolly! cast.  


Erin Ganter (Mrs. Rose, Court Clerk, Ensemble) has been involved in North Country theatre in a variety of capacities since 2000. Her two favorite on stage roles remain Veta Simmons in Harvey and Clairee Belcher in Steel Magnolias. She is pleased to add her voice to the Hello Dolly! ensemble. Enjoy the show!


Emma Greene (Ensemble) will be a freshman at AuSable Valley High School. She is excited to be a part of ACT’s production of Hello, Dolly!  This will be Emma’s second musical. Emma was in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” when she was in elementary school. Emma is a member of Valley Voices, chorus and band. When she is not singing or playing the flute or piano, she is swimming for school and Lake Champlain Waves. Emma would like to thank everyone for all their hard work on the production. Enjoy the show!


Laura Farrell (Ensemble) is very excited to be a part of ACT's production of Hello, Dolly! She has been participating in theatre since 2010, but this will be her first experience with community theatre. Some of her favorite past roles include Kathy Selden in Singin' In the Rain (SCS Drama Club), Miss Sandra in All Shook Up (SCS Drama Club), and Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone (PSU Theatre Department). She is entering her junior year at SUNY Plattsburgh, where she holds a major in Music and a minor in Theatre. She also loves to draw, make jewelry, and take photos. Laura would like to thank her family for their unending support, and all her music and theatre teachers for helping her grow as an artist. She has had so much fun singing and dancing in Hello, Dolly! "Enjoy the show!"


Kaitlyn LaBombard (Ensemble) attends Morrisonville Elementary School and is a member of the chorus.  She had solo parts in both the Christmas and Spring concerts.  Although Hello, Dolly! will be Kaitlyn’s first musical, this fifth-grade student has loved singing all her life.  She  participated in Camp Spotlight at the Strand Theater last summer.  When not singing, Kaitlyn enjoys creating musical videos and playing video games as well as swimming.


Mat Longware (Stanley, Ensemble) is extremely excited to be in his debut performance for the Artistry Community Theater. He is a sophomore at the State University of New York at Albany, majoring in Human Biology with a minor in Theater! He has been working with Derrick and Jennifer for many years on shows in high school and within the community. Mat worked with the Willsboro Central School Drama Club on many shows throughout his high school career including Oliver Twist! (Fagin), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey II: Voice), [title of show] (Hunter), and more. He hopes you enjoy the show!


Ethan Luoma (Ensemble) will be a Sophomore at Peru high school. This is Ethan’s fifth musical, previous roles including Rock of Ages, Tarzan and Hairspray as chorus, as well as The Little Mermaid portraying Prince Eric. Ethan enjoys playing guitar and any other music he can in his spare time. He’d like to thank his friends and family for their support


Gigi Mason (Judge, Dancer) is thrilled to be a part of ACT’s first season, which is reuniting her with many of her theatre family! Gigi has directed and acted in regional theatre companies including the Essex Theatre Company, Clinton Community College and Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and she sang in the trio “Ya Got Treble”. She has sung with the Pleasant Valley Chorale for almost 20 years. Favorite roles include Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense and Nunsense II, Lois Lane in Kiss Me Kate,  Mona in Chicago, and all of her roles in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! Gigi has been associated with Boquet River Theatre Festival (BRTF) since the summer of 1998 as a costumer, director and producer, and is passionate about nurturing young actors. Most recently, Gigi joined the directorial staff of the Au Sable Valley Players and choreographed Footloose in March of 2018.  In her spare time Gigi is the Elementary Principal at the totally awesome Au Sable Forks Elementary School, where she directs 250 students every day J. Gigi would like to thank Derrick, Jen and the Board of ACT for this amazing opportunity, her daughters Alyssa and Kelsey for everything that they are, and many thanks to her husband Eddie for supporting his crazy wanna be actress wife in all of her latest shenanigans. “If all the world is a stage, I want better lighting."


Sky McColgan (Ensemble) is very excited to be doing this classic show with their parents, Bill and Brenda. They don’t remember a time that they weren’t in shows, having been theatrical since they were a toddler. Their favorite roles have been Stacee Jaxx in Peru Drama Club’s production of Rock of Ages, Aida in PDC’s Aida, and Scuttle in Whitman-Hanson Regional School District’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Back in Massachusetts, Sky was a part of a theatre group with their parents called the Showstoppers. They will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall to study engineering. They hope you enjoy the sh


Chancy Odom (Ensemble) will be a sophomore where he attends school in Ohio. This is Chancey’s fourth musical. Previous roles include Hairspray (Chorus), The Little Mermaid (Ship Captain, Ensemble), and The Addams Family (Mal Beineke). Chancey has also participated for two years in a competitive show choir known as the “Gallia Academy Madrigals”. Chancey would like to think his family and The Luoma’s for everything they do.


Olivia Politi (Ensemble) is a junior at Willsboro Central School.  She is very excited to be in Hello Dolly! This is her 1st production with ACT. However, she has been in 13 productions with WDC. She has been in Sleeping Beauty Kids, Sound of Music, Aladdin, Oliver,  Frog and Toad kids, Little Shop of Horrors, I Remember Mama, Peter Pan, Almost, Maine,  Elf Jr., Boy Meets Girl, [title of show], and Shrek Jr.  Olivia has been taking tap and hip hop for 14 years at Nancy Langlois School of Dance.  Olivia takes part in many clubs.  She is the Secretary of NHS, President of Spanish club, member of Key club, President of her class, Secretary of Student Council and CFES.  She also plays varsity soccer and varsity basketball. She enjoys hanging out with friends, playing sports, singing and listening to music.  She would like to thank Mr. Hopkins and Mrs. Moore for their hard work and dedication to making this show happen.


Olivia Storms (Ensemble) is proud that Hello, Dolly! is her seventeenth show that she has been apart of. She has worked both on and off stage. She has stage managed a number of shows and been in a number of shows! Some of her favorite rolls include Sherrie in Rock of Ages and Amneris in Aida with Peru drama club! She has been doing theater for four years and hoped to continue for many more! She would like to thank her family and friends for their support and hopes you enjoy the show! 


Sally Urban (Ensemble) is thankful for ACT providing this opportunity to cross “being in a musical” off her bucket list. This production will be added to her other highlights of the past year including singing at Lincoln Center and completing a choir tour to Trinidad. Sally is a long-time member of the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir and the First Presbyterian Church choir. 


Eileen Wrisley (Ensemble) very recently retired from UVM Health Network-CVP-Human Resources and  is very excited to be a part of the ACT production of Hello, Dolly!  This is her first time participating in a musical. She is a long time member of a local church choir and has previously participated in other local choirs.  She thanks Sandy Stortz for inviting her to be part of the ACT Hello, Dolly! production.  She hopes that the audience will be amazed at the wonderfully talented group and enjoys the musical as much as she has enjoyed being a part of the production.

Production Team & Orchestra

Creative Team: 

Derrick A. Hopkins, Director

Jennifer Moore, Music Director/Conductor/Rehearsal Pianist

Saundra Stortz, Music Director/Stage Manager

Antonette McLaughlin, Choreographer

Michael Rafferty, Technical Director

Thom Loreman, Banners

Bonnie Hopkins, Box Office

Saundra Stortz, Eileen Wrisley, Costumes Coordinators

Susanne Ford-Croghan, Diane White, Costumes Support

Jaida Coleman, Dance Captain

Elizabeth Abair, Front of House

Reagan Monarch, Hats Coordinator

John Bruno & ADK Pennysaver, Logo

Jonathan Cron, Makeup

Kay Barber, Mason Barber, Rick Barber, Set Construction

Mason Barber, Set Designer

Mike Croghan, Sound

Sarah Richards, Spotlight Operator

Sam Richards, Stage Crew

Brenda Chase McColgan, Vangergelder Shop Artwork

Adrienne Stortz, Web & Publicity Consultant

Orchestra: Conducted by Jennifer Moore

Hans Himmelein, Flute

Emmie Morgan, Flute

Emeliegh Kukuvka, Flute & Clarinet

Trevor White, Clarinet

Maria Vincelette, Clarinet & Tenor Sax

Deanna Mero, Alto Sax

Greg Quenell, Clarinet & Bari Sax

Herm Matlock, Trumpet

Gene Baker, Trumpet

Mike Nystoriak, Trombone

Matt Snyder, Trombone

Bill Stokes, Violin

Kim Gilbertson, Violin

Jeris French, Viola

Esther Rogers, Cello

Rose Chancler, Piano

Anastasia Pratt, Bass

Corey Marsico, Guitar

Daryle Redmond, Drums

Amy Darst, Percussion

Based on the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder

Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Gower Champion

Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick and Champion Five, Inc.

HELLO, DOLLY!, the blockbuster Broadway hit, bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater 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 memorable 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! is presented by arrangement with
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022

This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.