Auditions

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HELLO, DOLLY!

Production Dates: May 6th - 22nd, 2022

Auditions: January 23rd & 24th by appointment only. Please prepare 32 bars in style of the show. 

 

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Video submissions will be accepted through January 21st. Please email PJ@rtwboston.org with video files of 32 Bars. 

Call backs by invitation only January 25th. 

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman | Book by Michael Stewart Based on the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder

 

Director: P.J. Terranova  

Music Director: Jenny Tsai 

Stage Manager: Pauline E. Gilmartin

 

Audition Information

Seeking Non-Union actors of all ethnicities.

When matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi is hired to arrange a marriage for the miserly half-millionaire Horace Vandergelder, she easily finds him the perfect mate- herself! Full of humor, romance, and exquisite dancing, this blockbuster Broadway hit features some of the greatest songs ever written for the theatre, from “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” and “It Only Takes a Moment” to the irresistible title song, “Hello, Dolly!”

DOLLY LEVI

Character Breakdown

Vocal range: D3 to G4 or G3 to C5
She is a widow in her “middle years,” a life-loving woman and a meddling matchmaker. She is a strong character with commanding presence, but she must also show compassion and vulnerability.

 

HORACE VANDERGELDER

Age: 40-60. Vocal range: Baritone B3 to G5
He is the “well-known half a millionaire”, strong and gruff, but must also show a vulnerable, softer side. He and Dolly must have a wonderful ‘stage chemistry’. He is the owner of a Hay and Feed store and a client of Dolly’s.

 

CORNELIUS HACKL

Horace Vandergelder’s charming chief clerk. Age: 25-40
Vocal Range: Baritone

 

BARNABY TUCKER

Young, naive assistant to Cornelius at Vandergelder’s Hay and Feed. Age: 16-22
Vocal range: Baritone

 

IRENE MOLLOY

A widowed milliners with a hat shop near 14th Street in New York City. Age: 30-40
Vocal range: Mezzo-soprano

 

MINNIE FAY

A young girl who works in Mrs. Molloy’s hat shop. Age: 16-22
Vocal range: Mezzo-soprano

 

ERMENGARDE

The weepy, often dramatic teenage niece of Horace Vandergelder. Age: 16-22
Vocal range: Mezzo-soprano

 

AMBROSE KEMPER

A young artist desperately seeking Horace’s permission to marry Ermengarde.

Age: 18-25
Vocal range: Tenor

 

ERNESTINA

A girl in need of Dolly’s services – ideal for an excellent character performer. Age: 35-50
Vocal range: Mezzo-soprano

 

RUDOLPH REISENWEBER

The Prussian major-domo of the Harmonia Gardens Restaurant.

 

MRS. ROSE

A friend of Dolly’s from years before who sells vegetables from a street cart.

 

STANLEY

A young waiter at the Harmonia Gardens

 

JUDGE

COURT CLERK

ENSEMBLE

Townspeople of New York, Yonkers Band, Lodge Members, Feed Store Customers, Harmonia Gardens Customers and Staff, Polka Contest Contestants, 14th Street Parade Ensemble, Policemen