Jeany Snider – Hello Dolly! Music by Jerry Herman and book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder’s play The Matchmaker – Western Illinois Musical Theatre, Macomb, Illinois, 1997
Nothing can beat playing Dolly Levi in “Hello Dolly!” Waiting backstage to come through the curtain and down the steps in Harmonia Gardens and then, yes, around the apron after the entire company slows down like a chugging train with anticipation on “Well, WELL, Hel – LO! …Dol-ly!” Man. That is the best. For one moment to be beautiful, beloved, and a part of something big. -And it works like a charm every time. Amen.