S-E sets the stage for “Hello, Dolly”

SHERBURNE – There's an old proverb that warns of the dangers of meddling in the affairs of others. But that never stopped Dolly Levi, much to the delight of theatergoers attending Sherburne-Earlville High School's production of “Hello, Dolly.”

The Sherburne-Earlville High School will bring its rendition of “Hello, Dolly” to the stage this weekend. Show time is at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the S-E High School Auditorium.

“Hello, Dolly,” tells the story of Dolly Levi, the well-known meddling match-maker who comes to town in search of a wife for Horace Vandergelder, a wealthy business owner. However, it quickly becomes clear that Levi has intentions of marrying marry Vandergelder herself, which sets into play a series of whimsical set-ups, cover-ups, and faux pas that keep S-E's 30-plus member cast busy on stage.

“Hello, Dolly” was a long-running hit on Broadway, earning a record number of 10 Tony Awards since its 1964 debut. Although the production is filled with memorable musical numbers including “Put on Your Sunday Clothes” and “Ribbons Down My Back” which have become synonymous with Broadway classics, the musical also entails choreography that assistant play director Ken Buehner said has kept students on their toes.

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