OXFORD – Song, dance and comedy will abound this weekend as the talented young thespians of the Oxford High School Drama Club take to the stage for their production of the Tony award winning Broadway musical, “Hello, Dolly!”
Based on a work by Thornton Wilder, the play follows Mrs. Dolly Levi (Olivia Powell), a “woman who arranges things,” in her quest to marry the Yonkers “half-a-millionaire,” Horace Vandergelder (Peter Ivarson). While Vandergelder is looking for a wife, he already has his eye set on Irene Malloy (Erica DeWispelaere), a New York milliner who secretly hates hats.
When Vandegelder heads to New York for the afternoon to visit Malloy, his two clerks, Cornelius Hackl (Noah Auwarter) and Barnaby Tucker (David Allen), see their chance for a little adventure and board a train as well. What ensues is a hilarious mix of matchmaking, misunderstandings and, of course, music.