Auditions Announced for THE MATCHMAKER at Beechmont Players

BPI_logoBeechmont Players and director Jeff Carter will be holding auditions for their spring show, THE MATCHMAKER by Thornton Wilder.

Directed by Jeff Carter
Assistant Directed by Maggie Ingram King
Produced by Narisa Williams

THE MATCHMAKER is Wilder’s uproarious farce about love and money, stars the irrepressible busybody, Dolly Gallagher Levi, who inspired the Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly!  Horace Vandergelder, a wealthy merchant in 19th Century Yonkers, NY, decides to take a wife and employs a matchmaker, Mrs. Dolly Levi.  Dolly subsequently becomes involved with two of Vandergelder’s clerks, several lovely ladies, and the headwaiter at an expensive restaurant where this swift farce runs headlong into hilarious complications. After everyone gets straightened out romantically, Vandergelder finds himself affianced to the astute Dolly Levi herself.

Mon. Feb 13th & Wed. Feb 15th at 6:30pm

Anderson Center Theater
7850 Five Mile Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45255

Please try to arrive at the beginning of auditions. If you will be later, contact producer Narisa Williams at 859-866-8685.

Please bring a resume and conflicts from March 1st – May13th. Headshot is encouraged. Cold readings will be done from the script.

Rehearsals start in the beginning of March and will rehearse 3 days a week. Final schedule will be determined after the show is cast and conflicts have been provided.

Show Dates:
May 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 at the Anderson Center Theater
*Possible performance to be added on May 11*


  • HORACE VANDERGELDER- a Merchant of Yonkers. Male, stage age 50-70
  • MRS. DOLLY GALLAGHER LEVI- a friend of Vandergelder’s late wife. Female, stage age 40-60
  • IRENE MOLLOY- a Milliner. Female, stage age 25-40
  • MINNIE FAY- Ms. Molloy’s assistant. Female, stage age 18-25
  • CORNELIUS HACKL- a clerk in Vandergelder’s store. Male, stage age 25-40
  • BARNABY TUCKER- an apprentice in Vandergelder’s store. Male, stage age 18-25
  • ERMENGARDE- Mr. Vandergelder’s niece. Female, stage age 18-25
  • MISS FLORA VAN HUSEN- a friend of Vandergelder’s late wife. Female, stage age 55-70
  • MALACHI STACK- jobseeker Vandergelder hires. Male, indeterminate age, active and spry
  • AMBROSE KEMPER- an Artist. Male, stage age 18-25
  • GERTRUDE- Vandergelder’s Housekeeper. Female, indeterminate age but elderly, cranky and spry
  • RUDOLF/AUGUST- a Waiter. Male, stage age 25-45
  • JOE SCANLON- a Barber. Male, indeterminate age

NOTE: For the safety of our patrons, cast and crew, all participants in this show will be required to be vaccinated before the start of rehearsals.

Questions? Contact producer Narisa Williams at 859-866-8685 or


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