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Gresham's 'Hello, Dolly!' takes the stage for one more weekend


by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - An iconic American musical, 'Hello, Dolly!' is set in the 1890s. Gresham High School will wrap up its performances Thanksgiving weekend.

Glamorous costumes, dazzling sets and huge dance numbers await audiences at Gresham High School’s production of “Hello, Dolly!”

The iconic American musical centers on Dolly Levi, a big-hearted matchmaker who pairs up New York ladies and gentlemen in the 1890s.

Amid the matchmaking, Dolly sets herself up with Horace Vandergelder, a well-known “half a millionaire.”

“The play is about taking chances and doing something you wouldn’t ordinarily (do), instead of living with the day-to-day monotony of life,” said senior Arianne Melton, who plays Dolly. “It’s about true love.”

Closing performances run at 7 p.m. Nov. 29-30 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in the Gresham High School auditorium, 1200 N. Main Ave.

The performance features a cast of 50, an orchestra of 20 and 50 additional crew members.

by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Arianne Melton and Devin Bailey, seniors, star in Hello, Dolly! as Dolly and Horace.