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Well Hello, Dolly!

Good day, everyone –

I’m excited to announce that the spring musical will be the classic, “Hello, Dolly!”  It’s currently playing on Broadway with Bette Midler in the title role (Bernadette Peters takes over in mid-January!)  This is an iconic musical with a slew of roles for everyone!  I’m looking forward to co-directing this show with Julia Fiske Deter (who just choreographed “Annie” at the middle school). Julia will also handle the choreography for this show, and I will be the music director.

Tryouts will be the night we get back in January (Tuesday January 2nd), so I’m making the singing materials available now.  Also, the script is uploaded so that you can read it ahead of time.

For the tryouts, you should signup for one of the three 60-minute time-slots via this signup genius link:

It doesn’t matter which time you sign up for, each hour will be the same!  It’s just a way to see everyone in a more organized manner, and keeps you from staying more than an hour on this night.  If you can’t figure this out, you can just show up to one of the time slots, but you will be seen as time permits.

You will sing one of the two song choices (though you should prepare both of them, just in case), and participate in a movement call with Julia.  After the hour, you’re done for the evening.  I will post a callback sheet (on the LHS Drama website – by the end of Wednesday.  Everyone will not be called back – just those we need to see more from.  And remember, not being called back does NOT mean that you won’t get a featured role, it just means that we saw what we needed to see on Tuesday.

Email me with any questions – I’m looking forward to working with you on this fun musical!

Mr. Bergman

“Early is on time, on time is late!”

January 2 – VOCAL & DANCE tryouts

Tryout materials can be found here.

– You will sign up for one of three sessions via signup genius – everyone will SING and everyone will DANCE.

6PM – 7PM

7:15PM – 8:15PM

8:30PM – 9:30PM

Female roles:

Higher voices (including Irene and Minnie) should prepare:

  1. Ribbons Down My Back – m.11-40
  2. It Only Takes a Moment (reprise) – m. 11-27

Lower voices (including Dolly and Ernestina) should prepare:

  1. Put My Hand In – m.1-38
  2. Hello, Dolly – m.8-40

Male roles (all):

  1. Sunday Clothes – m. 1-36
  2. It Only Takes a Moment – m.1-35

To be considered for an Ensemble role only (which includes several large production numbers, both singing and moving), prepare:

  1. Hello, Dolly – m. 159-end