Book by Michael Stewart ~ Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman

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
TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
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.

Performance Dates

Thursday, July 19, 2018

AuSable Valley Middle-High School

1490 NY-9N, Clintonville, NY 12924


7:30 PM


$15.00 General Admission


For reservations, call (518) 802-0400 or email info@artistrytheatre.org.

Tickets available to purchase at the door.


Cash or Check made out to "ACT" accepted.

We cannot accept credit cards at this time.

Friday, July 20, 2018

AuSable Valley Middle-High School
1490 NY-9N, Clintonville, NY 12924


7:30 PM


$15.00 General Admission


For reservations, call (518) 802-0400 or email info@artistrytheatre.org.

Tickets available to purchase at the door.


Cash or Check made out to "ACT" accepted.

We cannot accept credit cards at this time.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

AuSable Valley Middle-High School
1490 NY-9N, Clintonville, NY 12924


7:30 PM


$15.00 General Admission


For reservations, call (518) 802-0400 or email info@artistrytheatre.org.

Tickets available to purchase at the door.


Cash or Check made out to "ACT" accepted.

We cannot accept credit cards at this time.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

AuSable Valley Middle-High School
1490 NY-9N, Clintonville, NY 12924


5:00 PM


$15.00 General Admission


For reservations, call (518) 802-0400 or email info@artistrytheatre.org.

Tickets available to purchase at the door.


Cash or Check made out to "ACT" accepted.

We cannot accept credit cards at this time.

Meet The Cast

SUSAN RICHARDS

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

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

  

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

  

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!

MIKAELA SALEM

Mikaela Salem (Minnie) is a senior music education major at the Crane School of Music.  She is thrilled to participate in Hello Dolly.  Her previous performances include; WCS’s Oliver (Nancy), Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal), Peter Pan (Peter Pan), ETC's I Hate Hamlet (Deirdre), SUNY Potsdam’s Footloose, The Secret Garden, and How to Succeed In Business (Smitty). Mikaela is appreciative to her studio voice teacher Dr. Skull for her instruction and support. Mikaela is excited to be in another production with her previous teachers Derrick Hopkins and Jennifer Moore. With their guidance, she developed her love of theatre.  She cannot wait to be a teacher in the future and cultivate the same love of theatre in her students. 

MASON BARBER

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 Law Program at Sage College of Albany. 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

MAX LONGWARE

BRENDA CHASE MCCOLGAN

EDWARD MASON

  

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.

ELIZABETH ABAIR

Elizabeth Abair (Mrs. Rose, Second cook, Dance Captain) is thrilled to be working on the board of ACT to bring more theatre to the area and even more honored to be a part of its first musical! Elizabeth is attended SUNY Plattsburgh and graduated with a BA in Theatre. She is also a member of Alpha Psi Omega the national theatre honor society. Elizabeth tries to fill her life with as much theatre as possible and some of her favorite roles to date include Princess Fiona in Shrek the Musical, Cathy in The Last Five Years, Diana in Next to Normal, Janet in The Rocky Horror Show, and Christine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Above all else Elizabeth is excited to be working with this talented directorial staff again and is excited to get to preform on her high school stage again.

MAT LONGWARE

GIGI MASON

  

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."

JULIE ANDERSON

MALLORY ARNOLD

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

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

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

SOPHIA DEFAYETTE

Sophia Defayette (Ensemble) 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!

EBEN DORR

ERIN GANTER

Erin Ganter (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

KAITLYN LABOMBARD

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.

MALYNDA LOBDELL

EILEEN LONGWARE

ETHAN LUOMA

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

SKY MCCOLGAN

RAE PAYRO

Rae Payro (Ensemble) is a soon-to-be Sophomore at Peru High School. There, she is a member of the select chorus, Gay-Straight Alliance, and Drama Club. Hello, Dolly! will be her first show with ACT, and she couldn't be more excited to be involved. Previous productions she's worked on at her school include: Rock Of Ages (bartender), The Giver (stage crew), James and the Giant Peach (Madame Guild President), and Ordinary Days (soundboard). She is a massive geek who loves to draw, read, and dance. She would like to thank her teachers, friends, and family for continuously supporting her ambitions. She hopes you enjoy the show!

"Ah, music! A magic far beyond all that we do here." - Albus Dumbledore. 

OLIVIA POLITI

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.

CONNOR SHEEHAN

KAYDENCE STANLEY

OLIVIA STORMS

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! 

AMANDA WHISHER