- One ticket to see Hello, Dolly!
- When: March 4–6 at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Morrison Center
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $25 for the mezzanine, rows E–I ($55.50 value)
- $30 for the floor, rows T–Z ($61 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
Before it made its Broadway debut in 1964, Hello, Dolly! had several other lives. Its plot came from English play A Day Well Spent, which Thornton Wilder turned into The Merchant of Yonkers and later The Matchmaker. At the center of all these versions was the endearingly meddlesome matchmaker who was known as Dolly Levi by the time the musical version landed on Broadway in the 1960s. When we meet her, Dolly’s latest task is to whisk bachelor, half-millionaire, and curmudgeon Horace Vandergelder from Yonkers to New York City to find love—although she’s secretly determined that he should find it in her. Along the way, she encounters other characters in need of her matchmaking skills and sets about arranging their happiness while plotting her own.
The winner of multiple Tony Awards including Best Musical, Hello, Dolly! has helped elevate the careers of an array of actresses, beginning with original star Carol Channing. In its latest production, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Sally Struthers takes over the role of Dolly, injecting the effervescent charm well known to fans of All in the Family and, more recently, Gilmore Girls. “Struthers is, like her character, a force of nature,” the Florida Times-Union reported after a 2012 run of the show in Jacksonville. “She sings a little, dances a little, clowns a little and charms a lot.” On this tour, she joins a cast of Broadway pros in an evening of joyful belting, with hits including “Put on Your Sunday Clothes,” “Before the Parade Passes By,” and, of course, title song “Greetings, Dorothy.”<p>