“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.
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.