Last night I was a guest of the Barn Theatre in Willmar to see their new production of Hello Dolly! What a treat! I love musicals, but this is one I had never seen before and honestly didn't know anything about the storyline ahead of time.
Congratulations to the cast, crew and everyone involved in this Barn Theatre production. I really enjoyed it and admire the hard work that goes into a production like this. Hello Dolly! is still running through my head this morning and I love it!
In case you aren't familiar with the storyline, here is the basic information.
It's the turn of the 20th century, and all of New York City is excited because widowed but brassy Dolly Gallagher Levi is in town. Dolly makes a living through what she calls "meddling" – matchmaking and numerous sidelines. She is currently seeking a wife for grumpy Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-a-millionaire, but it becomes clear that Dolly intends to marry Horace herself. Ambrose Kemper, a young artist, wants to marry Horace's weepy niece Ermengarde, but Horace opposes this because Ambrose's vocation does not guarantee a steady living. Ambrose enlists Dolly's help, and they travel to Yonkers, New York to visit Horace, who is a prominent citizen there and owns Vandergelder's Hay and Feed.
If you're ready to enjoy some excellent local entertainment, please support the Barn Theatre and go see Hello Dolly! Tickets are going fast, so don't miss out. Contact the Box Office today at 235-9500.
Today I'm very thankful to be in radio and not on TV. I've had a scratchy throat all week, but now the runny nose has started and I look like Rudolph!