In a double-cast production comprised of students from all grade levels, the Flintridge Prep Performing Arts department brought the classic musical Hello, Dolly! to life the weekends of March 2 and March 9. The show featured two lead casts, a large ensemble, crew, costumers, choreographers and musicians all from the student body and faculty, and is based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder.
Led by the antics of matchmaker/Jill-of-all-trades Dolly Levi as she cleverly pursues bachelor Horace Vandergelder, the lively show is a tale of love, lust, independence, spontaneous trips to New York City and accidentally swapped wallets.
The show, directed by Rob Lewis, includes period costumes entirely handmade by designer Amy Mazzaferro, set design by Dante Carr and choreography by dance teacher Molly Mattei and Caterina Mercante. It also marked the 20th musical production of vocal teacher and music director Steve Hill.
Opening Night Cast: Katherine Maschka-Hitchcock, Sinclaire Ledahl, Wylie Kasai, Ria Lalwani, Izzy Moon, Molly Schwartz
Closing Night Cast: Maddy Bernstein, Sia Dreyfuss, Isaac LaMarr, Katie Lee, Alana Weiss, Izzy Wachtel
Cast: Jeffrey Pendo, Olivia Pigram, Sylvie Shure, Cole Slater, Ava Ferry, Eli Marion, Saya Sarma, Luke Stiles, Jason Kreinberg, Angela Henderson, Cameron Slater, Regan Sakai, Will Tayback, Madeline Montes, Maxine Park, Kendal Kully, Kyla Kikkawa, Tanya Mankerian, Emmie Oertel, Charlie McCormick, Violet Bretz, Stofia Stellar, Liam Chia, Matin Bagheri, Annie Lee
Production: Richard Lara, Tess Robertson-Neel, Audrey Laun, Maz Alvarez, Lindsay Browne, Max Keane, Kyla Kikkawa, Amy Mazzaferro, Hannah Murphy, Melissa Grande, Veronica Habashy, Luke Hurrell, Gabe Wallen, Sydney Lau, Yaya Brown, Taylor Seid, Nayan Sarma, Lauren Hazel, Charlie Morris, Scott Swink, Tina Antypas, John Stetson, Scott Schuster, Sarah Montes, Caterina Mercante, Scott Myers, Dante Carr, Bill Schmidt, Steve Hill, Molly Mattei, Rob Lewis
Orchestra: Sean Franz, Alex Budman, Lee Callet, Marissa Habashy ’19, Brent Ellis ’19, Ray Burkhart, Ross Margitza, Loren Marsteller, James Ayers ’18, Harvey Newmark, Mark Z. Stevens, Matthew Babor ’19, Bill Schmidt, Robert Carr