Waterville Opera House – Audition Information
Hello, Dolly! Auditions
August 26 at 1:00pm
August 27 at 6:30pm
Waterville Opera House Dance Studio
93 Main Street, Third Floor
November 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30pm
November 11 and 18 at 2:00pm
Auditions will consist of singing excerpts from the score (see below) and possible a dance call if time allows. Please wear appropriate footwear, the choreographer has requested NO HEELS.
Please note: Ages listed below are suggested “Stage Age”
MRS. DOLLY GALLAGHER LEVI (35 – 50): An indefatigable, life-loving, meddling matchmaker of strikingly dramatic appearance; a woman in her middle years Matchmaker, widow, meddler, opportunist, life-loving, commanding, strong stage presence. Vocal range: mezzo-soprano G-G wide vocal range. Dance ability: some.
HORACE VANDERGELDER (40 – 60): Well-known widower of some means and proprietor of a Hay & Feed Store in Yonkers, N.Y. He is a client of Mrs. Levi’s, gruff, set in his ways, authoritative. Vocal range: comic baritone B-E. Dance ability: some.
CORNELIUS HACKL (30 – 35): Vandergelder’s chief clerk, Head clerk at the Feed Store who yearns for adventure. He is energetic, enthusiastic, and adventurous. Good comic timing. Vocal range: baritone Bb – F#. Dance ability: strong.
BARNABY TUCKER (19 – 26): Assistant to Cornelius at the Feed Store, naïve, energized, follower. Vocal range: baritone C-G#. Dance ability: solid. Note: Singing and featured dancing.
IRENE MOLLOY (30 – 35): A millineress with a Hat Shop near 14th Street in New York City. Mrs. Levi has introduced her to Mr. Vandergelder. She is a widow, who is beautiful, smart and fun-loving. Vocal range: mezzo soprano G-F, belt. Dance ability: strong.
MINNIE FAY (19 – 25): Irene’s assistant, naïve, straight-laced, fresh, follower. Vocal range: mezzo-soprano D-F. Dance ability: strong. Note: Singing and featured dancing.
AMBROSE KEMPER (19 – 23): A young, struggling artist, artist seeking to marry Ermengarde. He is good-natured, accommodating, wants to marry Ermengarde. Vocal range: tenor E-G#. Dance ability: strong.
ERMENGARDE (17 – 20): The 17-year-old niece of Horace Vandergelder. She is whining, high-strung, wants to marry Ambrose. Vocal range: mezzo-soprano E-G#. Dance ability: strong.
ERNESTINA (27 – 45): A girl in need of Mrs. Levi’s services. She is accommodating, good-time girl. Vocal range: mezzo-soprano. Dance ability: none. Comic timing.
Chorus Roles: Play a number of different roles including customers, waiters, contestants, polka contestants, etc. Vocal ranges: even split of tenors/basses/altos and sopranos. Dance ability: strong. 8M/8F Dance ability: some movement.
- RUDOLPH REISENWEBER (40 – 60): The Prussian major-domo (Maitre’d) of the Harmonia Gardens Restaurant. He is proper, commanding. Vocal range: Resonant bass. Dance ability: some.
- ROSE (35 – 50): Sells vegetables from a street cart, a friend of Mrs. Levi’s from years before. Mrs. Dance ability: none. Vocal range: Alto – ensemble singing.
- JUDGE (40 – 65): – White-whiskered, red nose, New York night court.
- FIRST COOK: Harmonia Gardens employee, German accent.
- SECOND COOK: Harmonia Gardens employee.
- COURT CLERK
- STANLEY, FRITZ, HARRY, LOUIE, DANNY, MANNY & HANK: Harmonia Gardens waiters, non-speaking
- 3-5 Children: Stage age: 8-12 (real minimum age: 10). Vocal range: melody Dance ability: solid.
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