“Hello Dolly!” is at The Media Theatre through May 24 with one of the most memorable Tony winning scores of all time, written by the legendary Jerry Herman. Riddle Hospital Cancer Center is getting in on the fun holding its annual fundraiser during the show’s run on Saturday night May 2.
In "Hello Dolly", the matchmaker Dolly Levi stirs up the lives of her niece and two store clerks as she manipulates the proceedings, with her eyes on Horace Vandergelder. Songs include the classics "Before The Parade Passes By", "It Takes A Woman", "Put On Your Sunday Clothes", "It Only Takes A Moment", and the familiar trumpet-laced title tune.
Riddle Hospital's Cancer Advisory Committee gears up for its annual fundraiser at The Media Theatre. Pictured: Back row: Mary Jo Grove standing next to "Hello Dolly" actor Patrick Ludt who plays the role of Cornelius. Elisa Matthews who plays Irene Molloy with Committee members Bill Crow and Millard Thompson. Front: Maryanne Dotts, Judy Sharbaugh, Judy Crow, and Barbara Thompson
Each year during the past decade, the Cancer Center has been holding a fundraiser at The Media Theatre, where cancer survivors, friends and supporters gather for a pre-show reception and a classic Broadway musical. “Hello Dolly” captures the bright spirit the Cancer Center’s mission thrives upon.
The Center is a promise fulfilled by Riddle Hospital with a commitment to create a center of excellence dedicated to the treatment of cancer. It offers advanced treatment and a wide variety of education, prevention, and early detection programs. The annual fundraiser assists in fulfilling that promise with a development gain of between $2500 and $3500 annually for the Cancer Center.
Those who wish to purchase tickets to the Riddle Hospital Cancer Center's "Hello Dolly" Fundraiser may call Judy Crowe, Project Manager, at 610-925-4663. The reception starts at 7pm, with the evening's performance at 8pm. For information about the show, call The Media Theatre at 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org.