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CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Note: The Cast features a sizable ensemble, (the townspeople of Yonkers and New York City) along with the roles listed below. Ages are approximate, but should not prevent anyone from auditioning for a desired role. That said, if you are only auditioning for a specific role (aside from the ensemble) please make a note of that on your Audition form.

 

Dolly Levi: Matchmaker, widow, meddler, opportunist, life-loving, commanding, strong stage presence. Stage age: 35-50. Vocal range: alto-soprano. Dance ability: some.

 

Horace Vandergelder: Well-known half-a-millionaire, widower, owns the Feed Store, gruff, set in his ways, authoritative. Stage age: 40-60. Vocal range: baritone. Dance ability: some.

 

Cornelius Hackl: Head clerk at the Feed Store, energetic, enthusiastic, and adventurous. Stage age: 30-35. Vocal range: baritone. Dance ability: strong.

 

Barnaby Tucker: Assistant to Cornelius at the Feed Store, naïve, energized, follower. Stage age: 17-20. Vocal range: baritone.

Dance ability: strong.

 

Irene Molloy: Owns the Hat Shop, widow, beautiful, smart, fun-loving. Stage age: 30-35. Vocal range: soprano. Dance ability: strong.

 

Minnie Fay: Irene’s assistant, naïve, straight-laced, fresh, follower. Stage age: 17-20. Vocal range: mezzo-soprano. Dance ability: strong.

 

Ambrose Kemper: Struggling artist, good-natured, accommodating, wants to marry Ermengarde. Stage age: 19-23. Vocal range: tenor. Dance ability: strong.

 

Ermengarde: Horace’s niece, whining, high-strung, wants to marry Ambrose. Stage age: 17-20. Vocal range: any. Dance ability: strong.

 

Ernestina: Accommodating, good-time girl. Stage age: 30-45. Vocal range: any. Dance ability: none.

 

Rudy: Maitre’d of the Harmonia Gardens, proper, commanding. Stage age: 40-60. Vocal range: bass. Dance ability: some.

 

Mrs. Rose: Street vendor (will be cast from the chorus). Stage age: 35-50. Dance ability: none.

 

Miscellaneous other character parts will be cast from the chorus.

 

Waiters: Stage age: 18-58. Vocal range: even split of tenors/basses. Dance ability: strong.

 

Female Chorus Members: Stage age: 18-48. Vocal range: even split of sopranos and altos. Dance ability: strong.

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