Hello, Dolly!

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A musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart. First performed on Broadway in 1964. [1]

The original text

Based on Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers, which Wilder revised and retitled The Matchmaker in 1955.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1980: Produced at His Majesty's Theatre in South Africa in 1980 by Brickhill-Burke, with Joan Brickhill, Mike Huff, Iain Henderson, Victor Melleney, June Hern, Andrea Catzel, and Charles Stodel. It was directed by Louis Burke. Designed by Andrew Botha.

1987: A CAPAB/PACOFS collaboration was staged at the Nico Malan Theatre, opening 14 November 1987, directed by David Matheson, musical direction by Raymond Hughes, choreography by Geoffrey Sutherland, decor by Johan Badenhorst, costumes James Parker, lighting John T. Baker, with the CAPAB chorus and orchestra. The cast: Judy Page, Alfred Rietmann, Keith Grenville, Christina Farr, Philip Godawa, Duncan Bouwer, Saea Cohen, Ann Stradi, Virginia Davids, Anton Stoltz, Angus McBride and Paul van Zyl.

1988: Staged by the Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society in 1988.


Hello, Dolly! theatre programme, 1987.

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