|Light Opera Works presents|
|Book by Michael Stewart
Music/Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Directed by Rudy Hogenmiller
at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson, Evanston (map)
through Jan 1 | tickets: $32-$92 | more info
Reviewed by Katy Walsh
"Some people paint, I meddle." A widow makes a living as a matchmaker. Light Opera Works presents Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly!, a big-hearted musical based on Thornton Wilder's play The Matchmaker, set in 1890.
Before the parade passes by, I want to get in step while there's still time left." Dolly Levi wants to start living.
Dolly's retirement plan is to marry the well-known half-millionaire, Horace Vandergelder. Because Dolly is very good at her job, Horace IS ready to marry... Irene Malloy. Before Horace can pop the question to Irene, Dolly must strike the match. It's a hilarious intervention as Dolly rearranges multiple lives to marry off herself. Hello, Dolly! is a witty, musical frolic wedded to the courtship dance.
Check out the rest of the review at Chicago Theater Blog.