The Royal Players presents the record-setting Broadway hit, Hello, Dolly! Based on the Thornton Wilder play called The Matchmaker, Hello, Dolly! went on to earn over ten Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score for authors MICHAEL STEWART and JERRY HERMAN.
Hello Dolly! is boisterous and charming from start to finish, featuring such memorable songs as “Before the Parade Passes By,” “It Only Takes a Moment,” “It Takes a Woman,” and—of course—the title number. Hello, Dolly! is sponsored by WW and Anne Jones Charitable Trust.
Performances dates and times are as follows:
- 7pm Thu Apr 20
- 7pm Fri Apr 21
- 7pm Sat Apr 22
- 2pm Sun Apr 23
- 7pm Thu Apr 27
- 7pm Fri Apr 28
- 7pm Sat Apr 29
- 2pm Sun Apr 30
Ticket prices are $18 for General; $15 for Seniors 60+, members of the military, and college students with valid ID; $8 Grade 12th and below. This show is designated as assigned seating. Please check your seating assignment BEFORE completing your purchase. For accessible or special needs seating, please email [email protected] or call 501.315.5483. Purchase tickets at https://TheRoyalPlayers.TicketLeap.com
The box office will open at 6:00 pm on performance dates and the house will open approximately 15 – 20 minutes prior to curtain. Box Office opens at 1:00 pm on matinee days. It is highly recommended to purchase tickets in advance, as The Royal cannot guarantee availability at the door.
Hello, Dolly! recounts the tale of Dolly Gallagher Levi, a refined matchmaker who has been hired to arrange yet another marriage in 1890s New York. But this time, she’s in business for herself. Employing a host of other talents—like corset re-boning, ear piercing, and dance instructing—Dolly attempts to win over her unsuspecting husband-to-be. This is an irresistible story about the joy of living, glittering with happy songs, shining with loving scenes, and alive with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical stage—Dolly Gallagher Levi.
Directed by Tom Crone, Assistant Directed by Susie Goldman, Music Direction by Matthew Mentgen, Choreography by Kristin Marts, Costume Design by Shelli Goldthorpe and Amy Palmer, Scenic Design by Tom Crone, Stage Managed by Kenzie Taylor, Kaylei Taylor, and Frankie Goldman, Lighting Design by Matthew Burns, Produced by Matthew Burns, Chris Owen, and Susan Dill,
Cast in order of Appearance:
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi – Daphne Shoppach • Ernestina – Cheryl Troillett • Ambrose Kemper – Beau Goldthorpe • Horace Vandergelder – Danny Troillett • Ermengard Vandergelder – Gracie Diggs • Cornelius Hackl – Greg Campbell • Barnaby Tucker – Seth Nuss • Minnie Fay – Anna Currie • Irene Molloy – Grace Curtis • Mrs. Rose – Elizabeth Holman • Rudolph Reisenweber – Andy Goldthorpe • Stanley – Nate Palmer .
Chorus Ensemble – Katrina Taylor, Travis Loftis, Summer Rose, Natalie Currie, Luke Currie, Brooklyn Currie, Ashley Diggs, and Jackson Ray.
Face coverings are recommended for all patrons not fully vaccinated but not required. Ticketing is now a contactless transaction.
THE ROYAL THEATRE is located at 111 N. Market Street, Benton, Arkansas 72015. The box office number is 501.315.5483. For questions, email [email protected]. Special thanks to the Benton Advertising & Promotions Commission for support.