August 27 - September 27

Hello, Dolly!

Presented by: Bob and Dianna Duffy
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Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman | Book by Michael Stewart
Based on the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder

Presented by Bob and Dianna Duffy

Directed by Joseph C. Walsh

When matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi is hired to arrange a marriage for the miserly half-millionaire Horace Vandergelder, she easily finds him the perfect mate- herself! Full of humor, romance, and exquisite dancing, this blockbuster Broadway hit features some of the greatest songs ever written for the theatre, from “Before the Parade Passes By,” “Put On Your Sunday Clothes,” and “It Only Takes a Moment” to the irresistible title song, “Hello, Dolly!”

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This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida. This project is funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida, home of and

cast & crew

Learn about the Health and Safety Policies for actors and crew members in the latest Let’s Talk Theatre with Artistic Director Joseph C. Walsh.


Dolly Gallagher Levi: Shonda L. Thurman

Horace Vandergelder: Brian Minyard

Ambrose Kemper: Reid Canal

Ermengarde: Sarah Isola

Cornelius Hackl: Russell Stephens

Barnaby Tucker: Anthony Morehead

Minnie Fay: Ambria M. Benjamin

Irene Molloy: Lillie Eliza Thomas

Mrs. Rose/ Ernestina: Janine Papin

Rudolph: Terry E. Thomas

Judge: Kadesh Lewis

Court Clerk: Eli Hamilton

Ensemble: Christine Brandt, Sarah Rose Hackshaw, Dakota Hemberger, Noah A. Lyon, Laura Mansoori, Brooke Schellpfeffer, Malik Van Hoozer-Elliott, Elijah Vazquez, Ethan Walker, and Jared Warren


Production Team

Director: Joseph C. Walsh

Assistant Director: Chase Hoerrner

Music Director: Michael Ursua

Choreographer: Lindsey D. Smith

Assistant Choreographer: Mattie Endsley

Scenic Designer: Bert Scott

Lighting Designer: Erin Miner

Costume Designer: Dan Jones

Sound Designer: Anthony Narciso, IATSE Member

Props Master: Zeke Waters

Wig Designer: Erma Sandora

Production Stage Manager: Louis Rego

Assistant Stage Manager 1: Stephanie Elliott

ASM2/ Deck ASM: Michelle Shea

Assistant Carpenter: Justin Harmon

Assistant Carpenter: John Sublette

Scenic Artist: Ruth E.

Sound Board Operator: Cheyenne Dalton

Run Crew Chief: Sören Ray

Costume & Makeup Run Crew Chief: Katelyn M. Sutton

Spot Op: Victoria Williams

Costume Run Crew: Rosibel Hernandez

Run Crew: Clairanne Moncur



ASL-Interpreted Performance

Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 7:30 pm

In partnership with Signing Shadows, Garden Theatre will present an American Sign Language-interpreted performance.

When looking at the stage, the interpreters will be located in front of the stage on the far right.

For more information about the best seating to view the interpreters, please email

Seating Changes

To best protect your health, we will implement physically-distanced seating for most of our season. We will reduce the number of tickets sold each showtime for Hello, Dolly!Ugly Lies the BoneMatilda the MusicalA Class Act, and A Raisin in the Sun. We plan to fully seat the theatre beginning with Beauty and the Beast.

Click Here to Review the Hello, Dolly! Seating Map

Learn more about Garden Theatre’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies here. 

Dolly's Garden

Dolly’s Garden Decals

As gardeners around Central Florida are preparing for their Fall planting, we’re also doing a little planting right here at the Garden! We invite you to become part of Dolly’s Garden and purchase a flower decal to help keep the Garden growing strong.

Our Dolly’s Garden decals are a wonderful way to honor or remember a loved one, promote your business, celebrate your love of theatre, or surprise a family member when you arrive to see Hello, Dolly! this fall.

Each decal is $275, and is considered a tax-deductible donation. Decals can be one of five different flowers, and will be chosen by the Garden staff to ensure a varied display. Each decal is approximately 18 inches wide, and will be displayed on the sidewalk in front of the theatre, creating our very own garden!

In addition to your decal displayed in front of the theatre, your name will also be included on our digital playbill, and on the sponsor screens shown before each showtime. Decals are in limited supply.

Click here to purchase a Dolly’s Garden Decal.

Once we receive your information, a staff member will contact you to confirm details and process your payment.

Payment must be received by August 7, 2020. Information received after this date will not be included in Dolly’s Garden.