Archive for Thursday, November 18, 2010

BHS fall musical ‘Hello Dolly’ starts Friday

November 18, 2010

The Baldwin High School annual fall musical will be back this weekend with the classic “Hello, Dolly!”

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Baldwin Junior High School auditorium.

Many students are excited to have a classic being performed by kids from the high school.

“I have always liked musicals, and I thought it would be a great idea for myself to be associated with it,” senior Rodrigo Martins said.

Senior Ann Wallsmith, who plays Dolly Levi, felt the same.

“I was excited to hear that I got the lead in the musical,” Wallsmith said. “I think we will do really great this year.”

Teacher Beth Nelson can’t wait for the performances to begin later this week.

“I think this year will be a great year, and this play will be awesome,” she said.

“Hello, Dolly!” is the story of Mrs. Dolly Levi’s efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder, a well-known half-a-millionaire, and start his money circulating among the people like rainwater, in the way her late husband, Ephraim Levi, taught her. Along the way she also succeeds in matching up many different couples.

“Hello, Dolly!” is an irresistible, and well-known story of the joy of living, glittering with happy songs, love scenes, and alive with the personality of one of the major characters, Mrs. Dolly Levi.

Joining Wallsmith as a lead in the musical is junior Aaron Vajnar, who will play Horace Vandergelder. Other main characters are Martins as Barnaby Tucker, senior Colton Lowe as Cornelius Hackl, sophomore Stephanie Peterson as Mrs. Irene Molloy and junior Alex Peterson as Minnie Fay. The directors are teacher Kathy Cook, drama and Nelson, vocals.

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