“It Only Takes a Moment”: A Review of Mercy’s Musical “Hello, Dolly!”


The Men of Mercy perform “It Takes a Woman” from “Hello, Dolly!”

Kathleen Abenes, Staff Reporter

Indeed, it did only take a moment for the audience to fall in love with the cast of Hello, Dolly!

Full of witty dialogue, extravagant hats and colorful dresses, the latest Mercy musical Hello, Dolly! did not disappoint. Junior Veronica Battersby brought to life the role of Dolly Levi with her singing and acting talent, while senior Alyson McAdams and sophomore Maggie Malaney lit up their roles as Irene Molloy and Minnie Fay, respectively.

Of course, who could forget the Men of Mercy in “It Takes A Woman”? Ten of Mercy’s very own male staff members starred in the number, and the picture of them singing and dancing with brooms will surely stay in the Mercy community’s memory.

Between the slow tunes of “Ribbons Down My Back” and “Hello, Dolly” and the up-tempo beats of “Waiter’s Gallop,” the musical dance numbers left nothing to be desired.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Sill and the cast and crews of Hello, Dolly! on another spectacular spring musical.