Hello Dolly by the Carnation City Players

by James Dennison

The newest performance of the smash hit musical Hello Dolly will debut February 26th and is produced by the wonderful actors and actresses at the Carnation City Players. The production will run February 26th through the 28th and returns March 4th through March 6th. Fridays and Saturdays will have a nightly performance at 8pm and Sundays will have a matinee performance at 2:30pm. Tickets are only $13 for adults and $11 for students under the age of 18. The performance is scheduled to take place inside Alliance’s beautiful Firehouse Theater located at 450 E Market Street, Alliance Ohio. Tickets are available at the box office, The tickets can be picked anytime after 6:30pm the day of the show or 1:30pm for matinees. Group ticket blocks are available.

The Carnation City Players (originally known as the Tri-County Players)  is a non-profit group which is dedicated to the advancement of the performing arts in the Alliance area. Beginning in 1960, the Carnation City Players will soon reach its 57th year performing and producing live theater and musicals in northeast Ohio. This prolific theater troupe has produced over 216 performances and even more counting shorter Alliance area theatrical presentations. Not only does this group provide quality entertainment but it also educates theater students in their productions.

Hello Dolly has had an amazing history, starting with it’s original Broadway performance in 1964 starring Carol Channing. The original performance held a record for 35 years for the largest amount of Tony Awards for a single production. The original cast soundtrack reached number one on the Billboard charts only to be replaced by the Louis Armstrong recording of Hello Dolly! In 1969 the musical was filmed and became nominated for seven Academy Awards and won three. The original theatrical script was based on a 1955 book called the Matchmaker which was originally printed as The Merchant of Yonkers in 1938.

If you see one theater piece this year it should be this lovely production of Hello Dolly by the talented local cast of actors and actresses in the Carnation City Player and performed inside the beautiful Firehouse Theater. You’ll thank yourself for the time you spent supporting the hard work and dedication of this theater troupe. Make sure and get your tickets quickly as a production this special is sure to sell out!