Cranford High School to Present Hello, Dolly!

March 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Cranford High School

Submitted by Anthony Rafaniello

Cranford High School Performing Arts Department is excited to present Hello, Dolly! on March 8-10, 2019. The musical Hello, Dolly! first appeared on Broadway in 1964 and has been revived four times, most recently in 2017 with Bette Midler. The original production with Carol Channing won ten Tony Awards®, a record held for decades. Hello, Dolly!, with book by Michael Stewart and lyrics and music by Jerry Herman, is based on Thorton Wilder’s 1955 play The Matchmaker.

The story follows the life of Dolly Levi (Nora Sullivan) as she travels to Yonkers, NY in pursuit of finding a match for the well-known half-a-millionaire Horace Vandergelder (Noah Wohlsen). Along the way, she interacts with many other characters including Horace’s employees, Cornelius Hackl (Daniel Klimko) and Barnaby Tucker (Max Wisnefski); New York widow and hat shop owner, Irene Molloy (Katrina Wischusen) and her assistant Minnie Fay (Rose Michetti); and young artist Ambrose Kemper (Andrew Gordon), who is interested in marrying Horace’s niece, Ermengarde (Erin Blake). Other notable roles include Ernestina Money (Katie Manhardt), Rudolf Reisenweber (Matthew Mallick), Judge (Elizabeth Molfetto), and Mrs. Rose (Melanie Gabel). The ensemble of Hello, Dolly! consists of 33 students who add drama, singing, and excitement to each scene.

Hello, Dolly! will be performed in the Cranford High School auditorium on March 8, 9 and 10, 2019. The dress rehearsal on March 7 at 7:30 p.m. will be free admission for senior citizens. The performances on March 8 and 9 will be at 7:30 p.m. with the matinee on March 10 at 2:00 p.m. “It Only Takes A Moment” to reserve tickets in advance online at for $15, but tickets are also available at the door. Student rush tickets will also be available for $10 at the door for each performance with a valid student ID. The Cranford Public Schools Permitted Items Policy will be in effect for all three performances; large bags and purses will not be allowed into the auditorium.

For additional information about Hello, Dolly! at Cranford High School, please contact Elizabeth Sheehan ( or Erica Morreale (, or call 908-709-6272.

“Put On Your Sunday Clothes” and come see Hello, Dolly! at Cranford High School.

(above) Members of the cast of Cranford High School’s Hello, Dolly! rehearse the musical’s title song for their production on March 8, 9, and 10. Tickets are available at