Often cited as one of the last of the great “Golden Age” musicals, this romantic and funny romp seemed brand new in a 2017 Broadway revival first starring Bette Midler, and then Bernadette Peters. This 2015 MTWichita production perfectly embodies the humor and charm of a bygone era, and fills the stage with color and detail. Although known as a notable showcase for its leading character, HELLO, DOLLY! is actually a strong ensemble show, with a large number of principal and featured characters.
Featuring scenic design by Bruce Brockman, an illuminated show sign, rolling trolley pulled by two-person “horse,” Grand Central station ticket window, two-story “Hay and Feed” store with trap door and multiple exits, three-car Yonkers-to-NY train with smokestack (requires fire extinguisher), millinery shop with revolving facade, courtroom with docket and judge’s bench, and Harmonia Gardens restaurant with grand stairway and working side booths.
Movement: All crew motivated
Offstage space: 16’ SR & SL / 10’x30’ US
Number of Trucks: * 2-53’ air-ride
# Line sets used: 16
Load-in crew: 8- carp / 4-elec / 2-prop / 4-fly
Load-in time: 12+ hours
Show crew: 4-carp / 2-elec / 2-prop
Fly crew: 3-4
*See Space requirements for Logistic requirements
Supported cast: 10-principals / 16-female / 16-male / 7-teens
Shipping: 6-gondolas / 1-hamper
Principal size range: Female-4 to 14 / male 34 to 48
# Ensemble Bottoms: N/a
# Ensemble Tops: N/a
With principal costumes designed by the award-winning Peggy J. Kellner, and other opulent creations by Dixon Reynolds, this handsome costume collection can help you bring to life matchmaking busybody Dolly Gallagher Levi, grouchy Horace Vandergelder, chief clerk Cornelius Hackl, his naive sidekick Barnaby, their two ladies Irene and Minnie, and all the other distinctive denizens of 1890s Yonkers and Manhattan.
Offstage space: See scenery
# of road boxes: 1-gondola / 1-hamper / loose in scenery
Specialty Items: Trolley horse
Individual items for rent: None
# of drops: 8
Types of goods: Muslin / 2-cut portals
Size range: 54 x 26’tall