Auditions – “Hello, Dolly!”

Hello, Dolly!

Book by Michael Stewart
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder

Production Team

Director:  Tracie Griffiths
Assistant Director:  Jonah Hardt
Music Director:  Ashley Green
Choreographer:  Eden Barrus
Stage Manager:  Victoria Minton Tate
Assistant Stage Manager:  Rodney Hudson


February 24 – March 26, 2023

Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm


  • Rehearsals will begin Monday, January 17, 2023.
  • Typically, rehearsals will be Mondays-Thursdays from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 9am-12pm.
  • Tech Week rehearsals on February 20-23, 2023, will be Monday-Thursday from 6-10pm.
  • There may be a Q2Q rehearsal on Sunday, February 19, 2023.


  • Limited actor stipends are available for specific roles; stipends typically range from $100-$400.
  • An allotment of comp tickets is available for family and friends.
  • Housing is available upon request.

COVID-19 Protocols

Granbury Theatre Company employs a COVID-19 mitigation officer. Depending on community transmission levels, protocols may include all cast and crew members wearing a mask at all times during rehearsals (during tech week, masks may be removed while performing). COVID-19 testing may be required weekly or more frequently, if necessary for all unvaccinated (or in need of a booster) cast/crew and for any vaccinated cast/crew experiencing symptoms.

Due to supply issues, cast/crew members may be required to supply their own COVID-19 tests.

Video Auditions

Please complete this Google Form by Sunday, January 8, 2023, at 11:59pm.

Please submit a single video file of you:

  • singing 32 bars from a song in the style of the show with track or accompaniment
  • performing the sides for your character
  • performing one side of your choice if auditioning for a role without sides provided or an ensemble role


You will need to upload a headshot and acting resume in addition to your video file.



If needed and by invitation only

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Granbury Opera House (133 E. Pearl Street, Granbury, Texas 76048) or GTC Studio 1301 (1301 W. Pearl Street, Granbury, Texas 76048)


Matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi is a widow, a matchmaker, and also a professional meddler — but everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself.
HELLO, DOLLY! is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams Witmark, LLC.


Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi 
Age: 35-60. Vocal range: Mezzo-Soprano G3-G5. Dance ability: Some. Dolly is a strong, high-spirited character who loves life and has a great deal of charm. She is a widow in her middle years, an opportunist and a meddling matchmaker. She needs a commanding stage presence, but she must also show compassion and vulnerability.

Horace Vandergelder
Age: 40-65. Vocal range: Baritone B2-E4. Dance ability: Some. Vandergelder is a well-known widowed “half millionaire”, authoritative, strong and gruff, set in his ways, but must show a vulnerable, softer side. He is the owner of a Hay and Feed store and a client of Dolly’s.

Cornelius Hackl
Age: 25-40. Vocal range: Baritone. Bb2-F#4. Dance ability: Strong. He is Vandergelder’s chief clerk, 33 years old, charming and naive, but not as naive as Barnaby. Cornelius is energetic, enthusiastic and adventurous, he seeks the company of Irene Molloy.

Barnaby Tucker
Vocal range: Baritone C3-G#4. Dance ability: Strong. A 17-year-old assistant to Cornelius. He is fun loving and naive. His energized boyish innocence must come through.

Irene Molloy‍
Age: 30-40. Vocal range: Mezzo-Soprano G3-F5. Dance ability: strong. A beautiful and charming widow, she is a milliner with a hat shop near 14th Street in New York City. Dolly “matches” her with Vandergelder. A smart, classy lady that ends up spending the evening out on the town with Cornelius, Barnaby, and Minnie.

Minnie Fay
Age: 17-22. Vocal range: Mezzo-Soprano D4-F5. Dance ability: Strong. A young girl who works in Irene’s hat shop. Naive but straight laced.

Ambrose Kemper
Age: 18-25. Vocal range: Tenor E3-G#4. Dance ability: Strong. A young, energetic struggling artist, good natured and accommodating who wants Vandergelder’s permission to marry his niece, Ermengarde.

Vocal range: Mezzo Soprano E4-G#5. Dance ability: Strong. She is Mr. Vandergelder’s 17-year-old niece who is very dramatic and prone to tears. She wants to marry Ambrose.

Age: 30-45. Vocal range: Any. Dance ability: Some. An eccentric-looking girl in need of Dolly’s matchmaker services.

Age: 40-60. Vocal range: Bass F2 – C4. Dance ability: Some. Maitre’d of the Harmonia Gardens, proper, commanding.