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Please submit an audition form AND sign up for an audition slot using these links. 
You will need to complete BOTH parts below in order to audition.



Note: You will have the opportunity to attach an optional resume and/or headshot with the audition form.  

We are not accepting any physical form submissions, only forms submitted through the website.

We are looking for: 

  • A diverse mix of Youth and Adult Actors, Ensemble Cast, Singers/Dancers/Actors

  • Performers with specialty skills like gymnastics, magic, etc.

Hello, Dolly!

A Musical in 2 acts


Director - June A. Bayless

Choreographer - Ron Chisholm

Music Director - Ellen Robison



Sunday, May 7th 2:00pm-5:00pm 


Monday, May 8th 6:30-9:00pm 

Tentative Callbacks

Tuesday, May 9th 6:30p-9:00p


Matthews Playhouse 

Matthews Community Center 

100 E McDowell Street 

Matthews, NC 28105 

Performance Run: July 14-30, 2023

Performance Times*

  • Friday, July14th @ 7:30pm

  • Saturday, July 15th @ 2:00pm and 7:30pm

  • Sunday, July 16th @ 2:00pm


  • Friday, July 21st @ 7:30pm

  • Saturday, July 22nd @  2:00pm and 7:30pm

  • Sunday, July 23rd @ 2:00pm 

  • Friday, July 28th @ 7:30pm

  • Saturday, July 29th @ 2:00pm and 7:30pm

  • Sunday, July 30th @ 2:00pm

*Additional Performances May Be Added 

*3 possible weekday evening performances July 19, 20, 27th

Audition Requirements 

  • All auditionees should prepare 16 bars of music to sing from a musical (music does NOT need to be from "Hello Dolly"). All auditionees are required to provide their own sheet music. No acapella or CD auditions will be allowed.

  • Please come prepared to move or bring a change of clothes with you. Some auditionees will be asked to stay and dance after their vocal audition. 

  • Some auditionees may be asked to cold read from the show. Side will be provided at auditions.

  • Please plan to stay longer than your half hour slot allotted on the sign-up.

  • Generally, rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday evenings and Saturday or Sunday afternoons/evenings. 

  • Rehearsals tentatively begin with music on June 3, 2023.

  • You must be available for all performances.

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Tentative Rehearsal Schedule TBA

Cast size: Large, 25-30 

Cast Type: Ensemble Cast 

Dance Requirement: Standard


Character Breakdown 

MRS. DOLLY GALLAGHER LEVI - female, a widow, 40- 50’s local matchmaker in Yonkers, NY

ERNESTINA MONEY - female, any size, any shape, any age

AMBROSE KEMPER - male, An artist, in love with Ermengarde age 30ish

HORACE VANDERGELDER - male, A wealthy curmudgeon 40-60

ERMENGARDE - female, Horace’s niece.   18 – early 20’s

CORNELIUS HACKL - male, Horace’s chief clerk. Single.   25-35

BARNABY TUCKER - male, Asst Clerk. younger than Cornelius- early 20’s

IRENE MOLLOY - female, a widow- runs a hat shop in NYC early 30’s. matches Cornelius

MINNIE FAY - female, Irene’s assistant – 19-20’s young- matches Barnaby

MRS. ROSE - female, any age- chorus

RUDOLPH - male, Head Waiter at the Harmonia Gardens (doubles as chorus)

JUDGE - Doubles as chorus

COURT CLERK - Doubles as chorus

8 FEMALE ENSEMBLE/CHORUS - ages 14 and up, adults and teenagers who can perform as adults, singers/dancers

10 MALE ENSEMBLE/CHORUS - ages 14 and up, adults and teenagers who can perform as adults, singers/dancers

4 CHILDREN CHORUS - ages 6-10, chorus only

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