Hello Dolly comes to Clane

CLANE Musical Society has announced details of their next production, Hello Dolly, which will appear at the Abbey from Saturday, March 19 to the following March 26.

CLANE Musical Society has announced details of their next production, Hello Dolly, which will appear at the Abbey from Saturday, March 19 to the following March 26.

Tickets for the show available from Marron’s Pharmacy, Clane and Anne Noonan at 087-6897376.

From March 19 to 22 tickets are E15 and from March 23 to 26 they will be E18.

Rehearsals are continuing apace. The cast is as follows: Dolly Levi is Fiona White; Horace Vangergelder is Martin Fahy; Cornelius Hackl, Garrett Cummins; Barnaby Tucker, Colin Hughes; Mrs Irene Molloy, Helen Spring; Minnie Fay is played by Allison Brady; Ambrose Kemper by Ken Pierce; Ermengarde, Pamela Killick; Ernestina, Elaine Moore-O’Donohoe; Rudolph, Vinny O’Shaughnessy; Mrs Rose is played by Frances Carroll; The Judge is Val Brennan and the Policeman is played by William Lacey.

The chorus includes Therese Callery, Michael Doyle, Chloe Duggan, Frances Duffy Warren, Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Joseph Gaffney, Gráinne Gorman, Jonathan Hylliard, Ann Kelly, Leo Linnie, Eric Nolan, Beibhinn Nugent, Sadie O’Reilly, Fiona Shirran, Leona Whelan.

The children are played by Molly Hylliard, Abbie Mangan, Becky Mangan, Chloe Mangan, Cathal O’Toole and Jennie McGauran.

The production team is as follows: Director is Art McGauran, Musical Director Dave McGauran, Choreography is by Deirdre Browne and the Chorus Master is Michael Fay.

In Hello, Dolly!, Dolly Levi, the well-known matchmaker attempts to find herself a husband in the wealthy Horace Vandergelder.

Meanwhile she matches together a rich widow, Irene Molloy with Vandergelder’s employee, Cornelius Hackl. She also sets up Molloy’s assistant, Minnie, with Cornelius’s assistant, Barnaby. Further, she matches the poor artist, Ambrose, with Vandergelder’s niece, Ermengarde.

In the end, after a ruckus at an upscale restaurant and a court case, Dolly convinces Vandergelder to marry her and all is well.