Synopsis: The Matchmaker is the play that inspired the musical Hello Dolly! Filled with lovable characters and slapstick humor, you're guaranteed to love this show!! Mr. Vandergelder is so rich that he decides to take a wife. He employs a matchmaker (Dolly Levi), a woman who subsequently becomes involved with two of his menial clerks, assorted young and lovely ladies, and the headwaiter at an expensive restaurant where this swift farce runs headlong into a hilarious complications. After everyone gets straightened out romantically and has his heart's desire, Mr. Vandergelder finds himself affianced to the astute matchmaker herself. He who was so shrewd in business is putty in the hands of Dolly Levi. He is fooled by apprentices in a series of hilarious hide and seek scenes, and finally has all his bluster explode in his face.
"Loud, slap dash and uproarious ... extraordinarily original and funny." - The New York Times
"Rolls along merrily and madly and the customers are convulsed." - New York Journal American
"The lines of Wilder are so often brilliant, sage, and witty." - New York Daily News