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St. Kate's students say "Hello, Dolly!"

Dolly is back where she belongs!

The St. Catherine University Department of Music and Theater, in cooperation with the University of St. Thomas, presents its production of Hello, Dolly!

Performances will be held Friday and Saturday, March 11-12 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 13 at 2 p.m. in The O’Shaughnessy, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul 55105. Tickets are $17 for adults, $7 for students and ACTC faculty/staff. Call the O'Shaughnessy Box Office at 651-690-6700 for reservations.

Hello, Dolly! by Michael Stewart (playwright) and Jerry Herman (composer-lyricist) is one of the most beloved American musicals of all time, and it includes the iconic songs “Put on Your Sunday Clothes” and “Before the Parade Passes By,” as well as the legendary title number.

Based on the play, The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder, the play follows the enterprising Dolly Levi, who specializes in finding her clients the perfect romantic pairing. In the case of wealthy curmudgeon Horace Vandergelder, Dolly has someone extra special in mind -- herself!

Guiding the cast of more than 30 students are director Teresa Lyons-Hegdahl, musical director Dr. Patricia Connors, choreographer Randy Winkler, orchestra conductor Robert Strusinski and technical director Troy Wilhelmson.

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St. Kate's Multimedia Communications Specialist Melissa Kaelin talked to students and faculty involved in this production and St. Kate's new Music Theater Department and filed this story.

Feb. 15, 2011 by Patrick Gustafson

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