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Hello, Dolly

The Watertown Players proudly announce the opening of their 2014-2015 season with a spectacular production of that classic American musical comedy, “Hello Dolly!” The show will be performed at the Market, 210 S. Water St., Watertown, October 10-11 and October 17-18.
Tickets are $12.00 in advance and $16.00 at the door, and can be purchased at the following outlets:  Junio’s and Sonder’s Martini Bar, both located in The Market, 210 S. Water St., Watertown, and also at The Calico Cottage-Rock River Winery, 500 Bernard St., Watertown. Special prices for groups of 10 or more are also available.  For further information contact the Watertown Players box-office by calling (920) 261-3323. There will be no Paypal option for this production.
The Market is handicapped accessible; though anyone needing special requirements is urged to call the Watertown Players’ box office number, (920) 261-3323.
A special opening night fund drive is being held for local charity Mary’s Closet.  Anyone bringing items for infants or small children, such as diapers, baby bottles, teething rings, etc., will get into the show for the $12.00 admission price. Mary’s Closet is a source for baby goods for needy families. It is based at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Watertown.
In addition to the Mary’s Closet promotion, the Players are also offering two special ticket deals.  On Saturday, October 11, the Players will offer “a drink and a show” ticket.  For $20.00 per person, this entitles patrons to admission to the performance as well as a choice of one of three specially created drinks made by the talented mixologists of Sonder’s Martini Bar.
The other promo is aimed at area Senior Citizens.  On Friday, October 17 the Players will offer a senior special.  For $25.00 per person, or $48.00 for a couple, patrons can board a special “show bus”, which will pick them up at local senior housing, such as Mueller Apartments, Highland House or Heritage Homes, deposit them at the theater and there they will be able to take advantage of a pre-show reception and of course the production, and then take them back home again.  For further information, please call the Players box office, 920-261-3323.
This production is made possible by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library of New York. “Hello Dolly” is based on the classic comedy “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder.  The music and lyrics were written by Broadway legend Jerry Herman and the book was by Michael Stewart. “Hello Dolly” features classic musical numbers such as Put on Your Sunday Clothes, Ribbons Down My Back, Before the Parade Passes By, Elegance, It Only Takes A Moment, So Long, Dearie, and of course the title song of the show, Hello Dolly!
The show is made up of a talented cast, made up of local actors who have been in rehearsals for several weeks now and the show promises to be a big hit.  In addition to the cast, several area celebrities will be making cameo appearances.  Among those slated to appear are: Edna DeWitt of the Calico Cottage/Rock River Winery, Watertown, Justin Pratt of the Reeseville State Bank, Michael Clish, popular radio personality of WFAW in Fort Atkinson, Sabrina Busch, owner of Sonder’s Martini Bar, Carol Bohlman and Jim Baade, owners of the Lyon’s Irish Pub in Watertown, Steve and Julie Jones, owners of Far Horizons Imports in Watertown, Chad Wickert of Grinwald Ford, Kevin Kreilkamp, food and beverage manager at Windwood Country Club, and Tim Roets, Chief of Police in Watertown.
The show is under the direction of Annette Weirick, with assistance from Lisa Steffl.  The producer is Sue Trepte, and musical direction is by Juanita Edington.  Technical direction is by Jim Steffl.  Carol Erickson is the accompanist.
For further information about tickets and about the show, interested parties are asked to call the Watertown Players information line at (920) 261-3323, or visit the Players website,, or catch them on Facebook.  Seating is limited so be sure to get your tickets now so that you can come to the show and say, “Hello Dolly!”





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