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Hello, Dolly

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In January the Cy Woods Theater Company performed their rendition of “Hello Dolly” the musical. “Hello Dolly”, follows the story of Dolly and her adventures while playing matchmaker for the people of her town, all while also trying to find love herself. The story focuses on two specific couples, and Dolly’s own relationship, which was only hinted at near the end of the show. Though following the same script as “Hello Dolly”, originally written in 1964, the theater company brought a new light to the musical, making it quite enjoyable.

The performance was lively, entertaining and genuinely funny, with the audience often breaking out laughing at the side remarks characters made, or at their silly antics. Each musical number was entertaining in and of itself, adding so much life by seeing the characters dance and sing.

The musical numbers, while enjoyable, had a few flaws, which is to be expected for any performance. It seemed like some props malfunctioned, like the tricycles they rode on during a musical number seemed to stop working while being used and the actor had to stand up and walk the rest of the stage just holding it. It didn’t take away anything from the show, but was something noticeable that honestly added some humor, so maybe it was a positive thing after all.

The story line is easy to follow and enjoyable to watch progress. Sometimes it was hard to hear some of the lines while sitting in the audience, but the story line was easy to follow and enjoyable to watch progress throughout the night. The classic musical was displayed in a fantastic light with great acting and singing. When Dolly belts out into songs in the different musical numbers, it contains quite an impressive range of tone.

The wardrobe was spectacular and the suits and dresses fit the time period and the characters personality. The dress that Dolly wore made her stand out with its interesting patterns and contrasts well with her fiery red hair. Brittany Tavira, the actress to Dolly, put on an impressive performance, and her beautiful voice shone on stage.

At the end of the musical, the crowd stood up and cheered for each character. Watching how much love the musical received added to the experience of watching it, making it more enjoyable and lively.

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Zackary Lewis, Cartoonist
Hello, my name is Zackary Arwen Lewis. I’m a senior and I am the Cartoonist for the school newspaper. I love making friends and I love skate culture even though I'm not that good at skating. Every day is up and down for me but I make the most of it, I enjoy life to the fullest even if that means spending a day being lazy on the couch.

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