Goodbye Dolly: Show concludes run

Abbie Kellner, Staff Writer

The fall musical “Hello Dolly”, directed by drama teacher Maureen Fallon, concluded its four-day run with a Sunday matinee. First-time leads, seniors, Caroline Miller and Ben Moor proved that despite the large number of seniors who graduated from the program last year, the show will continue to go on.

“I really liked being able to show the community how talented we are,” Miller said.

Even with the loss of head costumer coordinator Louis Vine and choreographer Adam Davidson, “Hello Dolly” succeeded.  The postions were filled by four senior girls who collaborated on the choreography and a multitude of moms who, lead by Fallon’s daughter Shannon Reppert, had been sewing since August, making many of the costumes for the cast of 150 students from scratch.

Ticket sales were higher than normal with seats sold out for a three of the five shows.

“The show was a huge success, so many people came out. We needed to add seats to the already sold out shows,” said sophomore Evy Sotolongo, who played the part of Ambrose Kemper.

Several of the students involved in the theater program will now turn their attention to upcoming theater districts and play tryouts for high school play “Our Town,” and for the middle-school play “The Adventures of Rose Red.”  Later, they will prepare for the spring high-school musical “Seussical” and middle-school musical “Music Man Jr.”