OFA Musical

Musical Information

2017-2018 Musical
Tickets are on sale! Call 687-7301 ext. 4 
Email Cindy Patrick at patrickc@oacsd.org or Megan Burrell at burrellm@oacsd.org for ticket information.
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Co-Director/Producer/Music Director: Megan Burrell
Co-Director: Mike Meaney
Choreographer: Katherine Gould
Technical Director: Nate Brown
Orchestra Director: Nicholas Olesko
Costume Designer: Colleen Dewey-Wright
Artistic Designer: Christine Crossgrove 
From the Owego Pennysaver - January 2018 

The Owego Apalachin Music Department, including over 50 students in the cast, stage crew and pit orchestra are excited to present the Tony Award winning musical Hello, Dolly.  First produced on Broadway by David Merrick in 1964, Hello, Dolly! is based on the comedy The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder.  Music and lyrics are composed by Jerry Herman, creator of the musicals Mame and La Cage aux Folles.  Hello, Dolly! won 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, a record held for 37 years until The Producers won 12 in 2001. The show has become one of the most enduring musical hits, with four Broadway revivals, most recently starring Bette Midler in the title role. In 1969, Barbra Streisand starred in the film Hello Dolly! that was nominated for seven Academy Awards, and won three. 

The musical takes place in the 1890s in New York City. Widow Dolly Levi (Ellie Casterline) is a bold socialite turned matchmaker. Her latest clients seeking assistance are the argumentative “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder (Nic Hulbert) and a young artist named Ambrose (Andrew Clark), who is in love with Horace’s niece, Ermengarde (Abigail Murtha).  Dolly’s scheming soon involves Horace’s employees, Cornelius and Barnaby (Camden Dyer-DeCator and Colby Selover), as well as a New York milliner Irene Molloy (Abigail Dove) and her friend Minnie Fay (Olivia Holt).  Dolly uses these other schemes to cover up her own romantic desires.  Megan Burrell and Mike Meaney co-direct the cast of 50 students in support of Dolly’s schemes, while Katherine Gould has choreographed entertaining numbers.  Under the technical direction of Nate Brown and artistic direction of Christine Crossgrove the stage is transformed with beautiful Victorian sets. Colleen Dewey-Wright will have the cast in full costume to add to the story.  Well-known songs Put on Your Sunday Clothes and Hello Dolly uphold the story, played by the wonderful pit orchestra directed by Nicholas Olesko.

Hello, Dolly! will be presented Friday, February 9th at 7:30pm, Saturday, February 10th at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 11th at 2:30pm in the Owego Apalachin Theater, within the OA Middle School at 3 Sheldon Guile Blvd in Owego. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for seniors and students.  You may reserve tickets before February 7th by calling 687-7301 Ext 4 or online at https://goo.gl/forms/DRpzK2tmTuLi12P63. Your tickets will be waiting in the lobby at Will Call the day of the performance. Tickets will also be available for purchase in the lobby, starting one hour before of the performance time.  Ticket purchases can be made by cash or check.  Theater doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time. Concessions will be available for purchase (cash only).

 Bring your family and friends to see this comedic story of meddling, matchmaking, and, of course, love.


The OA Music Department is gearing up for their production of 'Hello, Dolly!' - February 9th, 10th and 11th in the OAMS Theater.

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