Updated: This story has been updated to include the cast list and director's comments.
Parkland High School's spring musical production of "Hello Dolly!" takes theater-goers on a whirlwind race around New York at the turn of the 20th century with beloved matchmaker Mrs. Dolly Levi (played by Payton Sherry).
Directed by Frank Anonia, the show has many memorable tunes: "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "It Only Takes A Moment" and the title song "Hello, Dolly!"
Patch was on hand for rehearsals and brings you a sneak peek at the production.
This year, even Parkland . Superintendent Richard Sniscak and High School Principal Harrison Bailey are among more than two dozen adminisrators who will appear in a song and dance number.
Anonia said 45 students are in the cast, 25 in crew and 30 in the pit orchestra.
"For the past few seasons Parkland has mounted modern shows like Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Aida," he said. "This year's production of Hello, Dolly! is a salute to the Golden Age of Musical Theater."
The show was announced in July 2011, and preparations began almost immediately, Anonia said. Auditions were held in November, with daily rehearsals beginning after the school's winter break.
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 12 and April 13; and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14.
Tickets: $5 for students and senior citizens; $10 for adults.
*The Hello Dolly! Cast
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Payton Sherry
Ambrose Kemper, Jared Blockus
Horace Vandergelder, Adam Groff
Ermengarde, Meredith Lipson
Cornelius Hackl, William Marshall
Barnaby Tucker, Jonas Bloomfield
Minnie Fay, Sarah Rice
Irene Molloy, Lizzie Markson
Ernestina Money, Kelly Migliori
Rudolph Reisenweber, Dustin Brinker
Mrs. Rose, Gillian Gipson
Judge, Bobby Gallagher
Put On Your Sunday Clothes -Featured Ensemble:
Alison Dyszel, Becca Stahl, Bobby Gallagher, Bryan Sobczak, Charlene Jean, Chris D’Imperio, Dan Fogelman, Dustin Brinker, Evan Hall, Gillian Gipson, Harrison Eckert, Ian Reilly, Jaylen Banks, Jeremy Gedeon, Kelly Ward, Lauren Sobczak, Liz Stirba, Mike Falco, Natalie Bader, Samantha Chubenko, Sarah Lerew, Sarah Whittaker, Taylor Van Kooten, Trent Bergman
Dancing – Feature Dancers:
Alison Dyszel, Bryan Sobczak, Dustin Brinker, Jeremy Gedeon, Kelly Ward, Liz Stirba, Sarah Whittaker, Trent Bergman
Waiter’s Gallop – Featured Dancers:
Alison Dyszel, Becca Stahl, Bryan Sobczak, Dustin Brinker, Harrison Eckert, Jaylen Banks, Jeremy Gedeon, Kelly Ward, Liz Stirba, Meg Harris, Megan Seier, Natalie Bader, Sarah Whittaker, Trent Bergman
Polka Contest Contestants:
Alison Dyszel, Becca Stahl, Bryan Sobczak, Evan Hall, Harrison Eckert, Jaylen Banks, Jeremy Gideon, Kelly Ward, Liz Stirba, Megan Seier, Sarah Whittaker, Trent Bergman
Alison Dyszel, Ian Reilly, Megan Seier, Ann Fox, Jaylen Banks, Mike Falco, Ben Brown, Jeremy Gedeon, Natalie Bader,
Bobby Gallagher, Joseph Sibilia, Rebecca Stahl, Bryan Sobczak, Katlyn Etienne, Samantha Chubenko, Charlene Jean, Kelly Migliori, Sarah Lerew, Chris D'Imperio, Kelly Ward, Sarah Stenske, Daniel Fogelman, Lauren Sobczak, Sarah Whittaker, Dustin Brinker, Liz Stirba, Sydney Sniezek, Evan Hall, Madison Morgan, Taylor Van Kooten, Gillian Gipson, Marissa Caldarelli, Trent Bergman, Harrison Eckert, Meg Harris