Hello Dolly!

By The Royal Theatre (other events)

8 Dates Through Apr 30, 2023


Royal Players presents

Hello, Dolly!

April 20-23 and April  27-30, 2023

The Royal Players presents the record-setting Broadway hit, Hello, Dolly! Based on the Thornton Wilder play, The Matchmaker, Hello, Dolly! went on to earn over ten Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score for authors MICHAEL STEWART and JERRY HERMAN. Hello Dolly! is boisterous and charming from start to finish, featuring such memorable songs as “Before the Parade Passes By,” “It Only Takes a Moment,” “It Takes a Woman,” and—of course—the title number. Hello, Dolly! is sponsored by WW and Anne Jones Charitable Trust.

Dates and Times

Performances are April 20-23 and April 27-30, 2023.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening performances (April 20,21, 22. 27, 28 & 29) will begin at 7:00pm

Sunday matinees (April 23  and 30 ) will begin at 2:00pm

Ticket Information

This show is designated as assigned seating. Please check your seating assignment BEFORE completing your purchase.  You will need to be on the desktop version of ticketleap to be able to select "choose your own seats" otherwise your seats will be randomly assigned and may not be grouped together.  We are unable to transfer tickets to an alternate seat or to a different date once you have purchased, we are only able to offer you a refund.  For accessible or special needs seating, please email [email protected] or call 501-315-5483.  Ticket prices are $18 General; $15 Seniors 60+, members of the military, and college students with valid ID; $8 Grade 12th and below.

Tickets may be purchased at

The box office will open at 6:00pm on performance dates and the house will open approximately 15 - 20 minutes prior to curtain. Box Office opens at 1:00pm on matinee days.  We highly recommend that tickets be purchased in advance, as we cannot guarantee availability at the door.

About the Play

Hello, Dolly! recounts the tale of Dolly Gallagher Levi, a refined matchmaker who has been hired to arrange yet another marriage in 1890s New York. But this time, she’s in business for herself. Employing a host of other talents—like corset re-boning, ear piercing, and dance instructing—Dolly attempts to win over her unsuspecting husband-to-be. This is an irresistible story about the joy of living, glittering with happy songs, shining with loving scenes, alive with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical stage—Dolly Gallagher Levi.

Creative Team

Directed by Tom Crone

Assistant Directed by Susie Goldman

Music Direction by Matthew Mentgen

Choreography by Kristin Marts

Costume Design by Shelli Goldthorpe and Amy Palmer

Scenic Design by Tom Crone

Stage Managed by Kenzie Taylor, Kaylei Taylor and Frankie Goldman

Lighting Design by Matthew Burns

Produced by Matthew Burns, Chris Owen and Susan Dill

Cast in order of Appearance:

• Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi -  Daphne Shoppach

• Ernestina -  Cheryl Troillett  

• Ambrose Kemper – Beau Goldthorpe

• Horace Vandergelder - Danny Troillett

• Ermengard Vandergelder  - Gracie Diggs

• Cornelius Hackl - Greg Campbell

• Barnaby Tucker  - Seth Nuss

• Minnie Fay – Anna Currie

• Irene Malloy - Grace Curtis

• Mrs Rose – Elizabeth Holman

• Rudolph Reisenweber -  Andy Goldthorpe

• Stanley – Nate Palmer

Chorus Ensemble – Katrina Taylor, Travis Loftis, Faith Wilson, Summer Rose, Natalie Currie, Luke Currie, Brooklyn Currie, Ashley Diggs and Jackson Ray (Dance Captain)

Safety Protocol

Face coverings are recommended for all patrons not fully vaccinated but not required.

Ticketing is now a contactless transaction.

Location & Contact Information

Email:  [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected]


111 N. Market

Benton, Arkansas 72015

501.315.5483 (Theatre)

                                      Special thanks to the Benton A&P Commission for their support.


Seating will be assigned by row and seat number at the time of your purchase.  Please review your seating assignment BEFORE you checkout. 

Please print your tickets and bring them with you to expedite check in. 

If you need special needs seating or a wheelchair space, please contact [email protected] or call 501-315-5483.

If you buy your tickets using a MOBILE DEVICE or touch screen, your tickets will be assigned by "best available" for the section you select and may not be together. To choose your own seats on the seating chart, you must use a laptop, desktop computer or the desktop version of the webpage.  If your seats are not together (see the notification message in the pics) it is because there aren’t that number of seats together in your selected section.  If you purchase seats that aren’t together and this isn’t going to work for you, we will be able to refund your purchase, but will not be able to move your seating assignment.

Refund Policy:  Refunds may be requested up to 24 hours after purchase by sending a request to [email protected]

Due to present circumstances surrounding COVID-19, this event status is subject to change. In the event of cancellation, you will receive a full refund; we're working to ensure you have options in the event of postponement or rescheduling. Seating at the theatre is at full capacity and social distancing cannot be guaranteed. Masks are recommended but are not required.  Concessions will be available before the performance and during intermission. If you have any symptoms of COVID, such as fever or chills, sore throat, cough, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, or diarrhea, etc. please do not attend. Royal Players, Inc., does not assume liability. By purchasing tickets, you agree to assume full liability for any risks incurred before, during, and after the event.

Mailing Address

P. O. Box 1743 Benton, AR 72018