‘Hello Dolly’ continues through Sunday

Abbie Kellner, Staff Writer

Senior Caroline Miller will take the stage in the title role of “Hello Dolly,”  the school’s fall musical scheduled to open Thursday night. Senior Benjamin Moor will play the part of  Horace Vangergelder, and drama teacher Maureen Fallon will direct.

The Broadway classic involves a famous New York City matchmaker named Dolly, who constantly schemes new ways to entice couples to fall in love. The stage performance will be accompanied by a musical mixture provided by both band and orchestra students directed by Carol Allen.

West Shore’s Performing Arts also has recruited David Robertson, a talented young adult to design the set and help with the show. He has a degree in theater and has bonded with many of the performers through summer shows at the Henegar Center. The set is two stories tall and features the iconic staircase associated with the “Hello Dolly” show.

“It is a big change to have a stationary set, but it looks great,” freshman Sam Niemeier said. “I can’t wait to see how it works for our show.”

The show features more than 150 students in both the cast and pit which encompasses about one-seventh of  the school’s  population. Evening performances will take place Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. with matinees scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale at lunch for $10 and space is limited.