This musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder's hit play The Matchmaker bursts with humor, romance, energetic dance, and some of the greatest songs in musical theatre history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and "woman who arranges things," are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again. The show's unforgettable songs include "Put On Your Sunday Clothes," "Ribbons Down My Back," "Before the Parade Passes By," "Hello, Dolly!," "Elegance" and "It Only Takes a Moment."

Winner! Ten 1964 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Author and Composer/Lyricist
Winner! The New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical
Winner! Two 1968 Outer Critics Circle Awards
Winner! The 1968 Theatre World Award (Jack Crowder)
Winner! The 1970 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance (Ethel Merman)
Winner! Four 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical
Winner! Three 2017 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical

Please be aware that the Crighton Theatre is a historic building and does NOT have an elevator.  If you or anyone in your party is unable to climb stairs, please email immediately after purchasing tickets so that you can be seated downstairs. 

CYT Houston will continue to follow our COVID-19 safety protocols until medical professionals advise us that it is appropriate to alter our policies.  Staff and patrons are required to wear protective masks at all times while attending performances.  Revised: 3/10/21

By purchasing this ticket, each individual patron acknowledges and assumes the risk of contact with individuals while in attendance at a CYT Houston performance.


Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Aug 13th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 14th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 14th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Aug 15th @ 2:00pm
  • Friday, Aug 20th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 21st @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Aug 21st @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Aug 22nd @ 2:00pm
Tickets go on sale Sunday June 27, 2021 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:

The Crighton Theatre:

234 N Main Street, Conroe, TX 77301

Show Notes:

Audition time slots are open.  Everyone must sign up for a vocal audition timeslot for 6/6.
To sign up for an audition, log into your account. Click on TOOLS next to the person who is auditioning and then select AUDITIONS. Under the person's picture will be a button NEW AUDITION APPOINTMENT. Select AUDITION FOR SHOW and then HELLO DOLLY. It will ask you to select a timeslot for your vocal audition. For those who are doing vocal auditions right after dance, we'll give you time to change for your vocal audition.

EVERYONE will be attending dance auditions from 4:30-6:00pm on that day.

Tentative Schedule:  Klein United Methodist Church
Vocal Auditions: June 6
Callbacks:  June 7

Rehearsals: Klein United Methodist Church (there will be a couple of times when we aren't at Klein, but the other locations are very close)
June 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27
August 1, 2, 3

Rehearsal Times:
Sundays  3:00-8:00pm.  
Mondays and Tuesdays  6:00pm-9:30pm.

Move In to the Crighton:
August 8

Tech Week:
August 9-12

August 13-15 & 20-22

Artistic Team:
Director: Christina Haynes
Asst. Director:  Hannah Watson
Vocal Director:  Dee Willis
Choreographer:  Melody Johnson

If you have any questions, please email the Show Coordinator, Mary Ramsower, at


Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi

an indefatigable meddling matchmaker; a widow in her middle years

Mrs. Irene Molloy

a millineress with a hat shop near 14th Street in New York City

Minnie Fay

a young girl who works in Irene’s Shop


a single woman in need of Mrs. Levi’s services


the 17-year-old niece of Horace Vandergelder

Horace Vandergelder

proprietor of a hay and feed store in Yonkers, NY and a client of Mrs. Levi’s

Cornelius Hackl

Vandergelder’s chief clerk

Barnaby Tucker

an assistant to Cornelius

Ambrose Kemper

a young artist seeking to marry Ermengarde

Mrs. Rose

sells vegetables from a street cart, a friend of Mrs. Levi’s from years before



Rudolph Reisenweber

the Prussian major-domo of the Harmonia Gardens Restaurant


a young waiter

Fritz, Harry, Louie, Danny, Manny and Hank

Harmonia Gardens waiters; non-speaking chorus/dancers

First Cook

Harmonia Gardens employee

Second Cook

Harmonia Gardens employee


white-whiskered, red-nosed, New York night court


several New York City officers

Court Clerk (Recorder)

male chorus member


Townspeople of New York

Yonkers Band

Lodge Members

Feed Store Customers

Harmonia Gardens Customers

Polka Contest Contestants

14th Street Parade Ensemble