Based on the play The Matchmaker by Thorton Wilder
Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick and Champion Five, Inc.
July 24 at 2:00 PM
Fort Atkinson High School Auditorium
925 Lexington Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI
Tessa Fitzsimmons, Choreographer
Jason Teeter, Musical Director
Cathy Daly, Artistic Director
Hello, Dolly! is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK, a Concord Theatricals Company, www.concordtheatricals.com.
Musical recording provided by The MT Pit LLC, www.themtpit.com.
Opening, Chorus of Townspeople
I Put My Hand In, Dolly
It Takes a Woman, Horace, Cornelius, Barnaby, & Male Chorus
It Takes a Woman (Reprise), Horace & Dolly
Put on Your Sunday Clothes, Cornelius, Barnaby, Dolly, Ermengarde, Ambrose, & Chorus
Ribbons Down My Back, Irene
Motherhood March, Dolly, Irene, & Minnie
Dancing, Dolly, Cornelius, Barnaby, Irene & Minnie
Before the Parade Passes By, Dolly & Chorus
Elegance, Irene, Minnie, Cornelius, & Barnaby
March to Harmonia Gardens, Ernestina
Hello, Dolly, Dolly & Chorus
Waiter's Galop (reprise)
It Only Takes a Moment, Cornelius, Irene, & Chorus
So Long, Dearie, Dolly
Finale Ultimo, Company
Meet the Company
Hello and welcome to Hello, Dolly! My name is Bronwyn and I will be performing as Minnie Fay. This is my second show with FACT, my previous role being Hannah in Freaky Friday. I’m thrilled to be back to performing, and I hope you’re all excited to see our show!
Kai DeRubis, playing several roles, is excited to be in his first Golden Age musical! He has been in many shows throughout the Madison area, starring as Shakespeare in Something Rotten and Bobby in Urinetown. Kai would like to thank the cast and crew for accepting him into the show, and his parents for driving and organizing everything!
My name is Tessa Fitzsimmons. This is my third show with FACT and my second doing choreography for them. I have been acting since I was seven years old and dancing since I was ten. Theater is truly a part of my heart and is something I hope to be a part of for the rest of my life. I feel so blessed to be in this show with so many wonderful, kind people. Even more, I feel so privileged to have been trusted with creating dance for such a huge and classic show like Hello Dolly!
Hi there! I started out in FACT as a kid in Snow White and The Seven Dwarves originally cast as Dopey but ended up playing Doc. After all these years I enjoy comedic roles so I probably should have played Dopey in my first play!! Other musicals I have enjoyed performing in for FACT were Bells Are Ringing, Quilters, Big Band at the Movies and more recently, singing ABBA in All Together Now. Enjoy the show!!
I am a Lake Mills elder law attorney and have been a regular in local theater productions after getting back on stage 6 years ago with my daughters, appearing with them in FACT’s productions of Music Man and Annie. Just prior to the pandemic, I was Sgt. Rough in Gaslight and the Wise One in Calico Tiger. I sang with the Waukesha Choral Union for 31 seasons and am in my 5th season with the a cappella vocal group A Matter of FACT. I’m glad that we are all on stage again with audiences in the seats – Ah, there’s a perfect match! Thanks, Dolly.
2022 is an exciting year for me as I return to the stage after a 37 year hiatus. I recently played Mrs. Kirk in Little Women The Musical and am beyond thrilled to join the cast of Hello Dolly! Many thanks to Jason and Holly for allowing me this opportunity to explore my new love of musical theater. I thank my family and friends for all their support and enthusiasm with each new role I pursue and as always, a shout out to my four legged children who always greet me with the same excitement no matter how late I come through the door.
I am a 19-year-old computer science student, and the oldest of 9 children. My hobbies include writing, programming, reading, and singing, but there are few creative pursuits I haven't taken up at one point or another. I have been doing musical theater for seven years, and some of my favorite roles have been Scar in The Lion King, John Brooke in Little Women, and most recently, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast.
I am seventeen years old and a recent homeschool graduate. I enjoy singing in a variety of settings and over the years I have performed in nineteen musical theatre productions. Some favorite roles include SOK's PETER PAN (Wendy Darling), PHS's OKLAHOMA! (Ellen/Laurey understudy), and JPAC's LITTLE WOMEN (Beth March). I sing at my church for the Latin Mass every week and love using my passions to glorify the Lord! When not singing I enjoy anything artistic, long walks outside, and curling up with coffee and a book.
Hey. This is my first time working with these folks and the beatings weren't even that bad compared to at home! I usually do stuff in Janesville, so if you're familiar with that scene, you've probably seen me in something. Regardless, I hope to make you laugh. Thanks for supporting local theatre, and enjoy the show.
My deepest gratitude goes out to Fort FACT for welcoming me into your community this summer. For the last few summers I've been working with Madison Shakespeare Company (Kate in Taming of the Shrew, Lady Macbeth, Mistress Ford in Merry Wives, and the Countess in Alls Well) but it has been wonderful to be singing and dancing again! I've played Marian the librarian and Sister Sarah Brown (VACT), and Phoebe Meryl and Pitti Sing (Madison Savoyards), but Dolly Levi is on every musical theater actress's bucket list, and I'm grateful to Holly and Jason Teeter for giving me this opportunity. While I love being on stage during the summer months, during the school year I am not in fact a professional matchmaker, but instead work as Writing Center Director and an English faculty member at Madison College. Finally, I want to thank my husband Aaron for being supportive and picking up the slack when I'm at rehearsal, and to my kids Ethan, Claire, Nora, and Elyse for loving that their mom does theater.
Hello! This is my first production with FACT and I couldn't be more excited! Hello Dolly is one of my favorite shows and it's an absolute privilege to perform with such a talented group of people! Performing has always been a huge passion of mine! Whether it's singing, theater or piano, I find great joy in being able to celebrate this passion in the many beautiful adventures of life! Outside of Hello Dolly, you'll find me at home in the country with my husband, two boys, big dog Bear, and six silly chickens! We are very active in the Fort Atkinson Community as well as St. Joseph's Catholic Church and School! It is a joy to be a part of FACT and I look forward to many more years to come!
I’m thrilled to return to FACT’s stage since playing Lily St. Regis (Annie, 2018)! My role-of-a-lifetime was last autumn as Truvy in Janesville Little Theatre’s Steel Magnolias. But there’s nothing like performing in a large musical at home! Thank you to my wonderful husband, Larry, for supporting my passions as much as I support his! Visit us at Jefferson County Fair Park this October with our cast of Skully’s Terror Haunted House. You will be AMAZED! Purchase tickets in person or online: www.skullysterrorhauntedhouse.com. Liking our page helps, too: www.facebook.com/skullysterror. Thank you!
Whoooppeeee! I am so excited to be back on stage for my fourth production with FACT. My previous shows include: All Together Now!, Freaky Friday (Ms. Meyer), and Big Band at the Movies. In 2019, I also joined FACT's Board of Directors and our a capella choir, A Matter of FACT. Endless appreciation and love to my husband for his support, my sons for sharing Mommy, my parents for inspiring my love of the arts, and Jason and Holly Teeter, for orchestrating such an amazing production. Now grab your boa and come do the hoochie coochie with me!!
Librarian by day, and glad to be a chorister again in the evenings. During the last millennium, I added voice and sometimes a few dance steps to the ensembles of Bye Bye Birdie, Godspell, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, My Fair Lady and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. I had a brief moment on Broadway as resident ESL teacher and occasional backstage singer for the original Polish cast of Metro the musical. (Look that one up for fun.) As a recent newcomer to the neighborhood, I’m excited to be meeting and working with this talented and enthusiastic group of people!
Hi! I am thrilled to portray Irene Molloy in Hello Dolly!, my 16th FACT production! Favorite past roles include Golde in Fiddler on the Roof, Eulalie in The Music Man, and Ginger in The 1940’s Radio Hour. Other theater credits include Once Upon a Mattress, The Wizard of Oz, Bye Bye Birdie, Our Town, Charlotte's Web, Little Shop of Horrors, and more. Thank you to our amazing directors Jason and Holly, and the talented cast and crew. Much love to my supportive husband and kids. Special thank you to my mom, who played the role of Irene Molloy in 1962, for inspiring me daily. I hope you all enjoy the show!
I have been in FACT productions since I was probably 10 years old. Some of my favorite productions here have been Fiddler on the Roof and Once Upon a Mattress. My favorite production outside of FACT was Mama Euralie in Once on this Island or Morticia in The Addams Family if it hadn't been cut short from Covid. I am beyond excited to come home and get back on the stage! Thank you to my parents for always supporting me in theater and all of my endeavors.
During the day, I am a librarian at UW-Whitewater, and in the off hours, I enjoy outdoors activities, crafting, cooking, and making music. I am excited to be back on stage with many friends in FACT again after playing Frances Perkins in Annie several years ago! Hope you enjoy the show!
After graduating from Parker High School in Janesville, I’m excited to be back home for Hello Dolly! This past year I was seen performing with the Parker Arts Acadmey as Dmitry in ANASTASIA, Captain von Trapp in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Bob Wallace in WHITE CHRISTMAS, Professor Plum in CLUE: ONSTAGE! and Nathan Detriot in GUYS AND DOLLS. This fall I will be attending Oakland University to study musical theater. I would like to thank our wonderful creative team, cast, and crew for helping to make this show amazing! Now sit back, relax, and leave the Elegance to us!
I am so excited to be part of this FACT production! This is my first time working with this organization, and WOW has it been fun! It has been a long time since I have been on stage, and this group has been so welcoming and amazing to work with. I am also extra excited, as this is the first time I have ever been on stage performing with my son, Jackson! When I am not singing and dancing, I enjoy gardening, camping, and being a show choir and sports mom! Oh, and I also teach ELA at Fort Atkinson Middle School, too! My husband, Andy, and I have lived in Fort Atkinson with our boys, Jackson and Vinny, for seven years now. We keep finding more and more reasons to fall in love with this community, and this experience with FACT is officially now added to that list!
Hello! My name is Jackson Sitkiewitz and I am going to be a senior at Fort Atkinson High School this upcoming year. While I partake in the productions and various choirs there, this is my first FACT production. Previous to this, I have been in Mary Poppins Jr., High School Musical, All in the timing, and most recently I portrayed Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid, for which I was nominated for a Jerry award. Outside of musicals, I have been participating in show choir since 6th grade. Currently, I am in the South High Street Singers at the high school. Throughout my high school career I have won many awards for my vocal performance. I am exited to be part of this amazing cast, and I hope you all enjoy the show!
I am thrilled to have the opportunity co-direct FACT’s production of Hello, Dolly! It is an honor to collaborate with my multifaceted husband Jason. You are my Marty Ginsberg and the true North on the compass of my life, simple and plain. This is my directorial debut, and I could not have asked for a more amazing cast and crew to create this magic with; I am humbled by their talent and creativity. My involvement in FACT began in 2016 and has included performing in All Together Now, Big Band at the Movies and playing the role of Twink Futrell in Christmas Belles. I am looking forward to many more to come. As FACT celebrates its 60th year, I want to thank you all for your continued support of theater and the arts in our community. Now, sit back, relax, and let us take you on a journey to Yonkers, NY. All aboard!
I am so excited to co-direct FACT’s Hello, Dolly! with my lovely and talented wife Holly. This is her directorial debut and I’m so proud of her! I’m also music directing and playing the role of Horace Vandergelder (a bucket list role for me). Hello, Dolly! is FACT’s first musical since summer 2019, so we are all thrilled to be on the stage again! 2022 is also FACT’s 60th year, so that adds even more significance to this production. Last fall I directed and performed in FACT’s production of All Together Now. Other recent directing experiences include FACT’s Big Band at the Movies in 2018 and Once Upon A Mattress in 2017. A few favorite previous FACT roles include Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, Johnny Cantone in The 1940’s Radio Hour, Wilbur in Charlotte's Web - The Musical and Mr. Sowerberry and Bill Sykes in Oliver!. I also direct the FACT-affiliated a cappella vocal group A Matter of FACT and serve as FACT’s President. I’d like to close with a heartfelt thank you to our awesome cast, production team and crew for bringing Hello, Dolly! to life and to all of you for your continued support of local community theater!
This is my first play since I was the Jack-of-Diamonds in 7th grade. During the day hours, I beat up generators all day long and make sure they work like the brochure says they do. After hours I enjoy singing, charcoal grilling, bike riding, playing guitar and woodworking. Special thanks to Catherine and Naomi for convincing me to be in this show.
During the school year I am an ESL teacher at Fort Atkinson High School and during the summer you can find me serving coffee or shopping at the Fort Farmer's Market. I have always loved musicals but was too nervous to try out when I was in high school. As an adult I found the courage to give shows a try and this is now my third production. I am happy to be in the ensemble and get to sing and dance on stage!
I'm excited to be back on stage after a few years hiatus. I have previously been in three musicals, one play, and multiple Reader's Theatre with FACT. I also enjoy singing with A Matter of FACT and my church choir. I would like to dedicate my performance to my mom, who instilled a love for old movies and musicals in me while growing up. Enjoy the show!
I am pleased to be back on stage after Covid! Prior shows include The Wizard of Oz, Freaky Friday, Our Town, and The Music Man. Hello Dolly! is such a classic that I hope you leave the theatre humming along to the great songs. Thanks for supporting community theatre!
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