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Hellooo Dolly! Well Hellooo Dolly! Join us when one of the greatest musicals ever written lights up the Goodspeed stage for the very first time. You’ll grin from ear to ear as Dolly Levi meddles in many a person’s affairs while at the same time seeking her own "half a millionaire." Jerry Herman’s rousing score is bursting with joy and tunes like "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "Before the Parade Passes By," and "It Only Takes a Moment." Sparkling, dazzling, delightful—one musical that you cannot miss!

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman | Book by Michael Stewart | Based on "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder | Scenic Design by Adrian W. Jones | Costume Design by Wade Laboissonniere | Lighting Design by Jason Lyons | Sound Design by Jay Hilton | Music Direction by Michael O'Flaherty | Choreographed by Kelli Barclay | Directed by Daniel Goldstein

meet the cast and creative team

The Goodspeed
6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
Seating Chart

June 28 - September 14. 2013

"The idea of Klea Blackhurst playing Dolly Gallagher Levi sounded 100% right, but at a recent press preview offered by the Goodspeed Opera House, I see my estimated percentage was on the low side. How magnificent Blackhurst was in the way that she crowed “Before the Parade Passes By,” with a voice that shone like a new trombone and a new baton.  Blackhurst also played with the melody just a bit, but not enough to have unnerved Jerry Herman (or Charles Strouse). Best of all, even from this one number we could infer that Blackhurst will be no imitator of any previous Dolly, but will bring her distinctive personality to it. Hello, Dolly! runs June 28 through Sept. 8 at that East Haddam haunt, and you’ll only be sorry on Labor Day if you haven’t seen it by then."
~ Peter Filichia
See the video Peter is talking about at BroadwayWorld.com

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Check out these resources to learn more about Hello, Dolly!:

Audience Insights
Director's Vision
Read the Program
Meet the Cast and Creative Team

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Hello, Dolly! 
Put on Your Sunday Clothes
Before the Parade Passes By

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Audience Comments

David H. said:
On September 16, 2013

Hello Dolly should stay at the Goodspeed Forever !! I saw it 3 times !!

Tracey Nation said:
On September 8, 2013

I attended the show last night, 9.7.13. Wow! It was wonderful. It was my first time at the Good Speed and I enjoyed every minute of it. The cast was spot on!!

Cameron Kistenmacher said:
On August 28, 2013

What a great show. The cast did an amazing job. My mom and I saw the show once and thought it was so good so we decided to go a 2nd time. Klea, Tony, and Ashley are amazing.

Janice Paduano said:
On August 25, 2013

loved the show

Michael Goldstein said:
On August 16, 2013

Don't miss Klea Blackhurst as Dolly. She's got Merman's voice, Channing's humor, and her own spectacular vocal coloring. And this production is a faultless gem. Every cast member shines. WOW!

Tom in Simsbury said:
On August 10, 2013

What a great show! The whole cast was wonderful but Klea Blackhurst made it even more wonderful! My whole family enjoyed the show and the GSOH just makes everything that much more a special experience.

Frank Davis said:
On August 9, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyable. A high energy production, great chreography and costumes, and a superb cast.

CHO said:
On August 4, 2013

The show was so entertaining and enjoyable! The cast certainly deserved the standing ovation that they received.

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Joy Dargon said:
On August 2, 2013

Another amazing production at the Goodspeed! A wonderful musical made thrilling by an exceptional cast who sing and dance with joy. I too smiled the entire time. So well done!

Michael said:
On July 25, 2013

I highly recommend #HelloDolly. Made me smile cheek to cheek throughout the whole show.

Joe Regan Jr said:
On July 23, 2013

It is a GREAT production full of joy and love!