Castaways is sorry to announce that member, president, actor and friend Douglas Nelson passed away on February 18, 2015. We wish to extend our condolences to his family and many friends.

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In the community since 1981 — Castaways celebrates our 34th season.

Tickets:  Reserve your tickets for our Sping Mainstage production. See  the “Productions” tab above for other upcoming productions.

Our Spring Mainstage production at the Ferlazzo Building will be:

Hello Dolly

Directed by Zina Bleck

Performances:  Apr 24, 25, and 30; May 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16;  at 8:00 pm. Apr 26, May 10, and 17;  1:00 pm.

General Admission $16 (Matinee $12). Children 12 and under $8 (Matinee $6) More at “Tickets/Reservations” tab above.


Play Synopsis:  Hello, Dolly! is a musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder’s 1938 farce The Merchant of Yonkers. This is the story of Mrs. Dolly Levi’s efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-a-millionaire, and send his money circulating among the people like rainwater the way her late husband, Ephraim Levi, taught her. Along the way she also succeeds in matching up the young and beautiful Widow Molloy with Vandergelder’s head clerk, Cornelius Hackl; Cornelius’ assistant, Barnaby Tucker, with Mrs. Molloy’s assistant, Minnie Fay; and the struggling artist, Ambrose Kemper, with Mr. Vandergelder’s weeping niece, Ermengarde. Mrs. Levi tracks Vandergelder to his hay and feed store in Yonkers, then by train back to Mrs. Molloy’s hat shop in New York, out into the streets of the city where they are all caught up in the great Fourteenth Street Association Parade, and finally to the most elegant and expensive restaurant in town, the Harmonia Gardens. There, Dolly is greeted by the waiters, cooks, doormen and wine stewards in one of the most famous songs in the history of American musical comedy, Hello, Dolly! (with thanks to Google)

Community Support: As with every non-profit community theater, we depend on the support of individuals, groups, and corporations.  As a donor you will help us to continue our tradition of bringing the performing arts to Prince William County.  Our Castaways Contributors are listed in our programs and on our web site for the season to acknowledge their patronage. Contributors who wish to remain anonymous are listed as Confidential Contributors. Your contribution is tax deductible. For your records our tax number is as follows: 54-1238782.  For more details look under the “Help out/Support us” tab above. The Castaways Repertory Theatre is a non-profit organization affiliated with the NVTA, WATCH and partial funding has been provided by Prince William County.

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Date published: April 10, 2015