Students Rehearse for Carmel High School’s Production of “The Matchmaker”


The Carmel High School Drama Club is deep in rehearsal for Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker. Julie Daza and Anthony Velez, under the guidance of the club’s Drama Advisor, Margaret Carey, direct this classic comedy. Wilder’s uproarious farce about love and money stars the irrepressible busybody, Dolly Gallagher Levi (Alieyah Brown), who inspired the Broadway musical, Hello, Dolly! Through Dolly’s subtle machinations, several unlikely couples come together to find happiness in 19th-century New York.

The talented cast of Carmel High School students includes Benjamin Antoniuk, Morgan Argentieri, Alieyah Brown, Franchesca Cabrera, Mariana Daza, Allison Devane, Julia  Field , Jen Gerace, Matthew Gianfransico , Jake Groundwater, Ben Hitchcock, Lauren Hoffmann, Hannah Loughran, Ayden Mallegol, Ashlyn Manfro,, William  Meyers, Olivia Murillo, Stephanie Ogbebor, Madeline Olsen, Amanda Purr, Jimmy Purr, Melissa Rice, Allison Sanel, Beck  Spears, Ashley Suppa, Angelina  Trongone, and Caelyn Tuffy.

CHS Senior Lydia Rubin is the Stage Manager for the student crew Meaghan Connors, Tiffany Duch, Adam Friedman, Autumn Laughlin, Emily Medina, Tessa Price, Kayleigh Ravert, Clark Rubin, and Meg Young.

Take a trip to nineteenth-century New York and meet the cast of characters including the curmudgeon, Horace Vandergelder, his clerks, several lovely ladies, waiters of a fancy restaurant and, of course, the irrepressible, Dolly Levi.

The Matchmaker performances will be held on Friday, November 9 @ 7:30PM and Saturday, November 10 @ 2:00PM and 7:30PM at Carmel High School, Casey Hall 30 Fair Street, Carmel NY. Advanced tickets are available online at

“The Matchmaker” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


Matchmaker, Dolly Gallagher Levi (Alieyah Brown) tries to find the perfect match for Yonkers businessman, Horace Vandergelder (Ben Hitchcock).



Cast and crew of The Matchmaker.



October 25, 2018 |

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