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More than 40 members of the Mount Greylock student body will present "Hello, Dolly!," from on stage to backstage to the live musical accompaniment by the pit orchestra.
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Young clerks (eighth-grader Sam Tucker Smith, left, and freshman Krishan Rai) play the roles for laughs.
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New York hat maker Irene Malloy (junior Marleigh Briggs) and her apprentice, Minnie (sophomore Olivia Winters) feature prominently in the musical.
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Sophomore Ruth Weaver, right, plays Dolly in the Mount Greylock production.

Mount Greylock Presents 'Hello, Dolly!'

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A large ensemble of all grades supports the lead cast of 'Hello Dolly!'

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Mount Greylock Regional School District will present its annual musical theater production on Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, at 7 p.m. in the newly remodeled auditorium at Mount Greylock Regional School on Cold Spring Road.

More than 40 members of the Mount Greylock student body will present "Hello, Dolly!," with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Michael Stewart. Based on the play "The Matchmaker" by 20th century American playwright Thornton Wilder, "Hello, Dolly!" is the story of a delightful - and adventurous - day spent in turn-of-the-century New York City. 

The bold and enchanting widow Dolly Gallagher Levi (played by sophomore Ruth Weaver) is a socialite-turned-matchmaker. Her latest clients seeking assistance are the cantankerous "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder (freshman Jonah Hane) and a young artist named Ambrose (sophomore Finn Ellingwood), who is in love with Horace's niece, Ermengarde (junior Ashtyn Faas). Dolly's scheming soon involves Horace's provincial young clerks (eighth-grader Sam Tucker Smith and freshman Krishan Rai) as well as New York hat maker Irene Malloy (junior Marleigh Briggs) and her apprentice, Minnie (sophomore Olivia Winters), as she tries to cover up her own secret romantic designs. A large ensemble made up of students from grades seven through 12 portray the people of Yonkers and Manhattan, as well as the “fastest waiters in New York” from the very exclusive and expensive (and fictitious) Harmonia Gardens restaurant. 

The musical is accompanied by a live pit orchestra made up of student and community musicians, directed by faculty member Lyndon Moors.

"Hello, Dolly!" is directed by faculty member Jeffrey Welch, who is directing his 20th spring musical with the school. Vocal direction is by Jean Kirsch and choreography is by Ann Marie Rodriguez.

Tickets are $6 for students and seniors and $8 for adults and are available at the door on the nights of the performances.


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