Say Hello to a doozy of a Dolly with Portlaoise Musical Society

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Say Hello to a doozy of a Dolly with Portlaoise Musical Society
By Ryan Dunne ryan@leinsterexpress.ie @laoisnews

Portlaoise Musical Society will be giving it their all for the next eight days, as they present ‘Hello Dolly!’ at the Dunamaise Arts Centre.

This 1964 musical, with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, is based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers.

It was first produced on Broadway in 1964, winning a record 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, a record held for 37 years.

In 1890s New York City, the enchanting socialite-turned-matchmaker, Dolly Levi, assists her latest clients - the cantankerous "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder and Ambrose, a young artist, in love with his niece, Ermengarde.

Dolly's comical scheming soon involves Horace's hapless employees and the pretty shop assistants they are encouraged to fall for.

Hello Dolly! won a whopping ten Tony awards when it first hit Broadway and you’ll soon see why as this production is filled with memorable songs, wonderful dance routines and lots of laughter for all ages to enjoy.

This is sure to be very popular with local audiences so early booking is advised. The show runs at the Dunamaise from Saturday, November 19, to Saturday, November 26, at 8pm nightly, with a matinee on Sunday, November 20, at 2pm.

Tickets are still available, priced €18/€15/€12, with concessions from Saturday 19 to Monday 21 only.

For more, visit portlaoisemusicalsociety.com