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MUSICAL ITALIA

MUSICAL ITALIA                                                                                                             

PRESENTA                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

Libretto di Michael Stuart

Musica e Liriche di Jerry Herman

Basato sulla commedia di Thornton Wilder "La sensale di matrimoni"

Originariamente diretta e coreografata da Gower Champion

Prodotta a Broadway da David Merrick e Champion Five, Inc.

Prima rappresentazione al St.James Theatre di NewYork, 16 gennaio 1964

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

Traduzione Michele Renzullo

Adattamento Saverio Marconi

Testo delle canzoni Silvio Testi

Scene Aldo De Lorenzo

Costumi Zaira De Vincentiis

Coreografia Fabrizio Angelini

Direzione musicale Giovanni Maria Lori

Disegno luci Manolo

Disegno fonico Enrico Porcelli

                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                           

Regia Saverio Marconi

Copione definitivo Luglio 1999                                                                                                                                  

PERSONAGGI                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY LEVI                                                 vedova di mezz'età, instancabile sensale di matrimoni                                                

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO VANDERGELDER                       proprietario del negozio "Mangimi e granaglie" Yonkers                                                 

                                                                                                                           

CORNELIO HACKL                                     capo commesso di Vandergelder, di anni 28                                                                

                                                                                                                          

BARNABA TUCKER                                  assistente di Cornelio, di anni 19                                                                                   

                                                                                                                          

IRENE MOLLOY                                           modista titolare di un negozio di cappelli a NewYork                                                    

                                                                                                                          

MINNIE FAY                                                  commessa nel negozio di Irene                                                                                    

                                                                                                                          

RUDOLPH REISENWEBER                     capocameriere del ristorante "Harmonia Gardens"                                                      

                                                                                                                          

AMBROGIO KEMPER                                 giovane artista, spasimante di Ermengarda                                                                  

                                                                                                                          

ERMENGARDA                                            nipote di 17 anni di Orazio Vandergelder                                                                      

                                                                                                                          

ROSE                                                             vecchia amica di Dolly, che va in giro per New York                                                   

                                                                         con un carretto di frutta e verdura                                                                                

                                                                         (si travestirà da ERNESTINA FACILE)                                                                        

CORPO DI BALLO / CORO                        10 Uomini - 4 Donne                                                                

                                                                                                                          

Abitanti di Yonkers.                                         

Passanti di New York                                                      

Partecipanti alla Parata                                                   

Camerieri e clienti "Harmonia Gardens"                                          

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

ATTO PRIMO                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 1             OUVERTURE                                                                                                                    

Un sipario di tulle che raffigura una strada di New York con dei passanti disegnati.                                                                                                                        

Giochi di luce durante l'ouverture.                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                          

SCENA 1 -            una strada di New York dove abita Dolly.                                                                                       

La luce si accende dietro al tulle e vediamo la stessa scena dipinta ma questa                                                                                                                              

volta vera. Le persone, per un momento immobili, si animano e inizia l'opening.                                                                                                                           

Al centro della scena un portone con alcuni gradini d'ingresso.                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 2             OPENING - "CHIAMA DOLLY"                                   (Coro)                                       

                                                                                                                          

CORO                    Chiama Dolly                                                                                                                     

                                Se tua zia si sente a  terra                                                                                               

                                o dice "resterò zitella"                                                                                                      

                                Presto! Chiamala subito                                                                                                  

                                Quando pensi che per lei                                                                                                

                                ci vuole un miracolo                                                                                                        

                                Chiama Dolly                                                                                                                     

                                e il tuo destino cambierà.                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                Forza! Chiamala subito                                                                                                    

                                non è vero che per te                                                                                                       

                                ci vuole un miracolo                                                                                                        

                                Basta un nome                                                                                                                  

                                perché il tuo destino aspetta lei                                                                                                   

                                …. "DOLLY!"                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                          

La porta centrale si apre ed appare Dolly.                                                                                                                                       

Tutto il coro rimane immobile.                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 2a           "L'ANGELO CUSTODE"                                              (Dolly)                                       

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                  Organizzo incontri                                                                                                            

                                con o senza coccole                                                                                                       

                                per la gioia e per i soldi che mi da                                                                                                 

                                Perché è bello                                                                                                                   

                                quando ci si sente utile                                                                                                  

                                aiutando chi non trova la sua metà                                                                                              

Il coro si rianima.                                                                                                                                                

                                Se per caso a tua sorella                                                                                                 

                                manca l'anima gemella                                                                                                     

                                Dolly te la troverà                                                                                                             

                                Quando sentirai il richiamo                                                                                             

                                di un anello nella mano                                                                                                    

                                chiama Dolly e ci sarà                                                                                                      

                                Sono l'angelo custode                                                                                                     

                                se il tuo uomo non si vede                                                                                              

                                e te lo dimostrerò                                                                                                             

                                Do una spinta alla fortuna                                                                                               

                                non ti chiederò la luna                                                                                                      

                                se hai bisogno di una mano adesso                                                                                            

                                puoi contarci lo farò.                                                                                                       

DOLLY                   dando un biglietto da visita ad un passante                                                                                                    

                                Signora Dolly Levi… si facilitano contatti                                                                                       

                                sociali in ambienti raffinati scopo matrimonio.                                                                                              

AMICA                   Viaggio d'affari o di piacere, Dolly?                                                                                                 

DOLLY                   Per me gli affari sono sempre un piacere.                                                                                      

                                Come diceva il mio povero marito "Chi                                                                                           

                                ha le mani bucate, procuri di averle                                                                                                

                                sempre piene".                                                                                                                   

                                Se lui vede la tua fede                                                                                                      

                                come la sua palla al piede                                                                                               

                                Dolly lo convincerà                                                                                                         

                                Se il tuo cuore da leone                                                                                                   

                                è chiuso dentro una prigione                                                                                         

                                Dolly lo libererà                                                                                                                

                                Sono l'angelo custode                                                                                                     

                                di chi spera e non si muove                                                                                            

                                e te lo dimostrerò                                                                                                             

                                Do una spinta alla fortuna                                                                                               

                                non ti chiederò la luna                                                                                                      

                                se hai bisogno di una mano                                                                                           

                                puoi contarci lo farò.                                                                                                       

UOMO                    Dove vai Dolly?                                                                                                                  

DOLLY                   Vado a Yonkers per risolvere un                                                                                                      

                                problema personale del signor Orazio                                                                                            

                                Vandergelder, che è molto noto, molto                                                                                           

                                ricco e molto celibe.                                                                                                           

DONNA                 Lo sposi tu, Dolly?                                                                                                             

DOLLY                   Un'idea così assurda non può che essere                                                                                                     

                                venuta a me… ehm, a te!                                                                                                   

                                Sono l'angelo custode                                                                                                     

                                quando il dubbio ti corrode                                                                                            

                                io ti rasserenerò                                                                                                               

                                Do una spinta alla fortuna                                                                                               

                                non ti chiederò la luna                                                                                                      

                parlato     Tariffe modiche e personalizzate                                                                                                     

                                Se hai bisogno di una mano adesso                                                                                            

                                se ti senti come il fuoco addosso                                                                                                 

                                se vuoi i fiori o cerchi il sagretano                                                                                                

                                puoi contare solo su di me, se vuoi.                                                                                             

La canzone finisce in un quadro.                                                                                                                                      

MUSICA 3                                     play off "Chiama Dolly"                                                                                           

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                   Ricordate che sono a vostra disposizione                                                                                      

                                per consulenze fiscali, lezioni di chitarra e                                                                                                    

                                mandolino, piccoli trasporti, organizzazione                                                                                                  

                                banchetti, battesimi, compleanni e anniversari,                                                                                            

                                lozioni, unguenti e balsami e cura delle vene varicose.                                                                                                      

CORO                    Forza! Chiamala subito                                                                                                    

                                Non è vero che per te                                                                                                       

                                ci vuole un miracolo                                                                                                        

                                chiama "DOLLY"                                                                                                             

                una sola    ed il tuo destino cambierà.                                                                                              

                                                                                                                          

Dietro Dolly escono tutti mentre cambia la scena.                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                          

SCENA 2 -                                    Il negozio di Vandergelder a Yonkers.                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                          

Orazio sta facendosi fare la barba seduto su una seggiola.                                                                                                                                 

Il pubblico non lo vede perché è coperto dal barbiere.                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

Entra Ambrogio molto deciso.                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

AMBROGIO          tutto d'un fiato   Buongiorno signore io                                                                               

                                voglio sposare sua nipote Ermengarda!                                                                                         

stop musica                                                                                                                                                       

ORAZIO                 No. Non senza il mio permesso!                                                                                      

AMBROGIO          Questo è un paese libero.                                                                                                 

ORAZIO                 Non c'è nessuna libertà per i pazzi.                                                                                                

AMBROGIO          Lei mi ama ed io la sposo. La sposo.                                                                                               

ORAZIO                 E io ti dico che non la sposi.                                                                                             

AMBROGIO          E invece la sposo….                                                                                                         

ORAZIO                 Mai!                                                                                   

AMBROGIO          …domani…                                                                     

ORAZIO                 Mai!                                                                                   

AMBROGIO          …oggi!                                                                              

ORAZIO                 Ermengarda non è per te né per altri                                                                                               

                                morti di fame come te, artista!                                                                                            

AMBROGIO          Io vivo magnificamente.                                                                                                     

ORAZIO                 Vivere è vendere qualcosa di cui la gente                                                                                                     

                                ha bisogno almeno una volta l'anno…e voi                                                                                                  

                                pittori non avete mai prodotto niente che sia                                                                                                 

                                mai servito a nessuno neanche una volta l'anno…                                                                                     

AMBROGIO          Sì, ma…                                                                           

ORAZIO                 …invece i milioni si fanno producendo                                                                                          

                                qualcosa di cui la gente ha bisogno, tutti                                                                                       

                                i santi giorni.                                                                   

AMBROGIO          Comunque, Ermengarda ed io ci sposiamo.                                                                                                  

ORAZIO                 Grazie per l'onore della visita, buongiorno!                                                                                                    

AMBROGIO          Ermengarda è maggiorenne e non c'è legge…                                                                                            

ORAZIO                 Legge? Hai detto legge! Sarò io e non la                                                                                       

                                legge a impedire a te di sposare mia nipote,                                                                                                  

                                e ho già fatto i miei passi.                                                                                                  

AMBROGIO          Passi?                                                                              

ORAZIO                 Sì, la signora Levi sta venendo qui…                                                                                             

AMBROGIO          Dolly Levi? La sua paraninfa!                                                                                           

ORAZIO                 Non divagare… viene qui a prendere                                                                                             

                                Ermengarda e la porterà a New York…                                                                                          

AMBROGIO          A New York?                                                                   

ORAZIO                 …e la terrà là finchè non ti avrà scordato                                                                                       

                                …un pezzo per volta.                                                                                                        

AMBROGIO          Bè, questa la vedremo.                                                  esce                                            

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 Grazie ancora per la visita.                                            si alza di scatto                            

                                Ah, e adesso basta! Sono un uomo che ha un                                                                                             

                                mucchio di cose da fare e radersi è la meno                                                                                                 

                                importante.                                                                      

BARBIERE           Io faccio del mio meglio… ma voi non state                                                                                                   

                                mai fermo! Uno di questi giorni vi sgozzerò e                                                                                                

                                sarà un omicidio quasi involontario.                                                                                               

ORAZIO                 Senti Joe, non raccontarlo in giro, ma oggi                                                                                                    

                                ho bisogno di qualcosa di extra… non so…                                                                                                  

                                uno schizzo di colonia… un massaggio                                                                                        

                                facciale… Sai, vado a New York a trovare                                                                                     

                                una persona molto fine, la signorina Irene Molloy.                                                                                      

BARBIERE           Io faccio solo quello che è decente per un uomo.    esce

                                Le vostre signore non mi riguardano, signore.                                                                                              

ORAZIO                 Calma e sangue freddo…                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                          

Dalla camera in alto entra Ermengarda in lacrime.                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                          

ERMENGARDA   Zio Orazio, Zio Orazio…                                                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Che c'è Ermengarda?                                                                                                       

ERMENGARDA   Che cosa hai fatto ad Ambrogio?                                                                                                     

ORAZIO                 Gli ho parlato col cuore in mano.                                                                                                     

ERMENGARDA   Sìììì?                                                                                 

ORAZIO                 Sì. Gli ho detto che è pazzo da legare.                                                                                            

ERMENGARDA   Oooh, zio…                                                                     

ORAZIO                 Lacrime, lacrime… che spreco d'acqua.                                                                                         

                                E' per il tuo bene. A cinquant'anni mi                                                                                             

                                ringrazierai.                                                                     

ERMENGARDA   Ma zio… io lo amo.                                                                                                            

ORAZIO                 A NewYork potrai piangere senza che ti notino.                                                                                           

ERMENGARDA   Voglio sposarlo.                                                                                                                 

ORAZIO                 No.                                                                                    

ERMENGARDA   Ma io lo amo.                                                                                                                      

ORAZIO                 Io no.                                                                                

ERMENGARDA   Se non sposo Ambrogio, morirò.                                                                                                      

ORAZIO                 Di cosa?                                                                           

ERMENGARDA   Di crepacuore.                                                                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Non è mai successo. Bè, vai in camera tua                                                                                                   

                                e annaffia di sopra fino all'arrivo della                                                                                            

                                signora Levi.                                                                   

                                                                                                                           

Ermengarda risale in camera piangendo.                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 chiamando        Cornelio!? Barnaba!?…                                                                             

                                Cornelio!? Barnaba!?…                                                 batte sulla porta della cantina        

CORNELIO           arrivando trafelato dalla cantina                                                                                                  

                                Sì, signor Vandergelder.                                                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Dov'è Barnaba?                                                                                                                 

BARNABA            arrivando trafelato dalla cantina anche lui                                                                                                    

                                Eccomi signor Van-van-vandergelder.                                                                                           

ORAZIO                 Bene. Sentite, io vado a NewYork, oggi,                                                                                        

                                per un affare importante. Poi devo                                                                                                  

                                partecipare alla famosa parata.                                                                                        

CORNELIO           Sì, signor Vandergelder.                                                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Avrei intenzione di passare la notte                                                                                                

                                all'albergo centrale.                                                                                                           

BARNABA            Ma noi non siamo ma-mai rimasti qui soli.                                                                                                     

ORAZIO                 Bè, approfitto di quest'occasione e vi                                                                                              

                                promuovo tutti e due. Cornelio, quanti                                                                                            

                                anni hai?                                                                         

CORNELIO           Io? Ventotto e tre quarti, signore.                                                                                                     

ORAZIO                 Soltanto? E' un'età cretina. Io credevo                                                                                            

                                che tu ne avessi quaranta.                                                                                                

CORNELIO           No, ne ho ventotto e tre quarti.                                                                                         

ORAZIO                 Un uomo comincia a rendere dopo i                                                                                               

                                quaranta, prima non fa altro che rubarti il                                                                                      

                                salario. Comunque ho deciso, ti                                                                                                      

                                promuovo capo commesso.                                                                                              

CORNELIO           Capo commesso?                                                                                                              

ORAZIO                 Sì.                                                                                      

CORNELIO           Ma perché, ora che sono?                                                                                                 

ORAZIO                 Un babbeo incompetente, ecco che sei.                                                                                        

                                E ora ti promuovo da babbeo incompetente                                                                                                  

                                a capo commesso, con un aumento di paga.                                                                                                

CORNELIO           Oh, grazie, signor Vandergelder.                                                                                                     

ORAZIO                 E a te Barnaba, ti promuovo da apprendista                                                                                                  

                                idiota a commesso superfluo.                                                                                           

BARNABA            Grazie signor Van-van-vandergelder.                                                                                             

CORNELIO           Scusi signore… il capo commesso ha una                                                                                                    

                                piccola serata di libertà?                                                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Il grado ti sta già dando alla testa, eh?                                                                                            

                                Nossignore, lo stesso orario di prima.                                                                                             

                                Una serata di libertà… continua a                                                                                                   

                                chiedermi serate di libertà e ti ritroverai                                                                                           

                                con tutti i giorni liberi, ricordalo.                                                                                        

CORNELIO           Sì, signore.                                                                      

ORAZIO                 Se sgarrate vi sbatto fuori tutti e due.                                                                                              

CORN/BARN        Sì signore.                                                                       

ORAZIO                 Tanto vale che lo sappiate ora:                                                                                         

                                ho intenzione di sposarmi.                                                                                                

                                                                                                                          

BARNABA            Si sposa?                                                                         

ORAZIO                 Sì, mi sposo. Avete obiezioni?                                                                                          

CORNELIO           No, no. Anzi, complimenti a lei e                                                                                                      

                                anche alla signora.                                                                                                            

ORAZIO                 Non sono affari vostri. Altre domande?                                                                                          

BARNABA            No, ma…                                                                          

ORAZIO                 Ma cosa?                                                                         

BARNABA            …voglio dire…                                                                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Cosa, cosa.                                                                     

BARNABA            …dico…perché…                                                                                                              

ORAZIO                 Perché cosa, avanti parla!                                                                                                 

BARNABA            …perché prende moglie?                                                                                                  

ORAZIO                 Bè, ho sgobbato forte e sono diventato                                                                                          

                                ricco, senza amici, e solo. In America                                                                                             

                                questo è il massimo che un uomo può                                                                                           

                                raggiungere… Quando s'imbarca in una                                                                                       

                                storia di donne, un uomo di senno tira                                                                                           

                                fuori tutta la sua stupidità, ma è un rischio                                                                                                    

                                che sono diposto a correre. Per mandare                                                                                       

                                avanti la casa come dico io, una donna ha                                                                                                   

                                bisogno di sentirsene proprietaria, e il                                                                                            

                                matrimonio serve appunto a questo:                           attacco MUSICA                    

                                far credere a una governante di essere                                                                                          

                                una padrona.                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 4             "CI VUOLE UNA DONNA"         (Orazio-Cornelio-Barnaba-Coro)                        

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 Ci vuole una donna                                                                                                         

                                più dolce che c'è                                                                                                              

                                che stiri, pulisca e cucini per me.                                                                                                  

                                Una donna è sempre una benedizione                                                                                       

                                se spazza il camino                                                                                                          

                                e spala il carbone.                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                           

ORAZIO/CORNELIO/BARNABA                                                                                                                                     

                                Una donna sola                                                                                                                

                                tra le lenzuola                                                                                                                    

                                può darti la felicità                                                                                                            

                                Padrona, madre o sposa                                                                                                

                                che mai riposa                                                                                                                   

                                lei regna in cucina per te.                                                                                               

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 ai facchini che entrano coi sacchi                                                                                               

                                Entrate, entrate. Poggiate lì.                                                                                              

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 Ci vuole una donna                                                                                                         

                                un dolce gattino                                                                                                                

                                che sfreghi con gioia nel mio lavandino                                                                                                     

                                Ci vorrebbe forse un angelo biondo                                                                                            

                                che lavi padelle                                                                                                                 

                                raschiandole a fondo.                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO/CORNELIO/BARNABA                                                                                                                                     

                                Una donna sola                                                                                                                 

                                tra le lenzuola                                                                                                                    

                                può darti la felicità                                                                                                            

anche coro               Padrona, madre o sposa                                                                                                 

                                che mai riposa                                                                                                                   

                                lei regna in cucina per te.                                                                                                

senza Orazio            E così lei per sempre sgobberà                                                                                                     

                                con grande femminilità                                                                                                    

                                Rah ah ah rah ah ah                                                                                                        

                                chi vivrà lo vedrà                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 Soltanto in sogno                                                                                                             

                                mi tratto da re                                                                                                                    

                                la neve, il Natale e una donna per me                                                                                          

                                che si muove lieve come una farfalla                                                                                           

                                mi striglia il cavallo                                                                                                           

                                e pulisce la stalla.                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                           

CORN/BARN       Perché basta poco                                                                                                           

                                un tetto e un fuoco                                                                                                           

                                per fare la felicità                                                                                                              

                                Lei che non ha pretese                                                                                                   

ORAZIO                 un'esquimese                                                                                                                    

CORN/BARN       che vive soltanto per te                                                                                                  

ORAZIO                 che vive soltanto per me                                                                                                

                                                                                                                          

TUTTI                    Perché una donna sola                                                                                                   

                                tra le lenzuola                                                                                                                    

                                può darti la felicità                                                                                                            

                                Padrona, madre o sposa                                                                                                 

                                che mai riposa                                                                                                                   

                                lei regna in cucina per te.                                                                                                

                                                                                                                          

Durante la canzone, quando sono entrati i quattro facchini con i sacchi, è entrato                                                                                                                           

anche Ambrogio che, di nascosto da Orazio, sale da Ermengarda al piano di sopra.                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 E va bene tutti fuori di qui adesso.                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 4a           play off                                                                            

                                                                                                                          

                                Cornelio e Barnaba portano i sacchi in cantina.                                                                                            

                                I facchini escono ma vengono rispinti indietro da Dolly che si                                                                                           

                                fa largo per entrare, e poi fa uscire i facchini.                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                   Bene, bene, bene, bene, bene.                                                                                        

                                Buongiorno signor Vandergelder.                                                                                                   

ORAZIO                 Buongiorno signora Levi.                                                                                                  

DOLLY                   Oooh, come siamo belli oggi. Proprio una                                                                                     

                                cosa da togliere il respiro.                                                                                                  

ORAZIO                 Ermengarda è di sopra in lacrime. Se la                                                                                         

                                porti a New York, ma prima le soffi il naso.                                                                                                    

DOLLY                   Se Irene Molloy la vedesse adesso. Io non so                                                                                              

                                cosa le stia succedendo ma ogni volta la                                                                                       

                                vedo ringiovanito.                                                                                                              

ORAZIO                 Bè, se uno si limita nel vitto perché                                                                                                 

                                dovrebbe invecchiare.                                                                                                      

DOLLY                   Lei a cent'anni sarà ancora arzillo come                                                                                        

                                mio zio Henry, riposi in pace. Faccia un                                                                                         

                                po' vedere la sua mano?                                                                                                   

ORAZIO                 Perché?                                                                           

DOLLY                   Ma come, non lo sa? Io leggo la mano.                      gli prende la mano per

                                                                                                                           leggergliela

ORAZIO                 Io leggo soltanto i conti.                                                                                                     

DOLLY                   Oh cielo, santo cielo…                                                                                                       

ORAZIO                 Cosa?                                                                               

DOLLY                   …bontà divina…                                                                                                                

ORAZIO                 Che c'è?                                                                          

DOLLY                   …non ci posso credere…                                                                                                  

ORAZIO                 Cosa c'è?                                                                         

DOLLY                   …ma che vita lunga che ha…                                      ride                                              

                                ma dove le arriva, fin sotto le ascelle…                       ride                                              

                                lei diventerà più vecchio di Matusalemme                                                                                                     

                                …lei ci seppellirà tutti.                                                                                                       

ORAZIO                 Dice?                                                                                

DOLLY                   Sììì. E' tutto in ghingheri oggi… direi che                                                                                       

                                va in qualche posto.                                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 Bè, le darò una notizia, signora Levi.                                                                                              

                                Ho deciso di chiedere la mano della                                                                                               

                                signorina Irane Molloy.                                                                                                      

DOLLY                   Ah, davvero?                                                                                                                      

ORAZIO                 Sì, davvero. E vado a New York per                                                                                                

                                parlare con lei proprio di questo.                                                                                                      

DOLLY                   Ah… questa è la più bella notizia che                                                                                            

                                abbia mai ricevuto in vita mia, o su per                                                                                           

                                giù. Oh, sì davvero è meravigliosa, oh                                                                                            

                                Dio mio, è fantastica… voglio dire… io                                                                                           

                                sono qui che mi spremo le meningi per                                                                                          

                                pensare a qualche altra notizia che mi                                                                                           

                                abbia reso più felice di questa, ma non                                                                                          

                                la trovo… perché è troppo bella… fantastica!                                                                                                

ORAZIO                 Bè, in fondo è colpa sua. Mi ha messo                                                                                           

                                lei sulla china del matrimonio, con tutte                                                                                         

                                le sue presentazioni, i suoi intrighi.                                                                                                 

DOLLY                   Deve pur vivere una povera donna.                                                                                                

ORAZIO                 Una mattina mi sono alzato e ho capito                                                                                          

                                che la mia casa era un guscio vuoto.                                                                                              

DOLLY                   Lo è.                                                                                  

ORAZIO                 Ed anche molto in disordine.                                                                                            

DOLLY                   Se lo è.                                                                             

ORAZIO                 Un uomo ha bisogno di chi metta fuori                                                                                           

                                l'immondizia.                                                                   

DOLLY                   Irene Molloy è proprio adatta. Che cara                                                                                          

                                figliola… Non mi è mai piaciuta l'idea di                                                                                         

                                tutto quel suo denaro tenuto in banca, così                                                                                                   

                                inutile, così inerte. Il mio povero marito                                                                                           

                                Efraim diceva sempre "I soldi devono                                                                                             

                                circolare come acqua piovana, diffondersi                                                                                                    

                                in rivoli fra la gente, fra le sarte, i vetturini,                                                                                                     

                                i ristoranti". E' evidente che dovrò annullare                                                                                                 

                                l'appuntamento che le avevo fissato con                                                                                       

                                l'ereditiera.                                                                       

ORAZIO                 Che ha detto?                                                                                                                     

DOLLY                   No, niente, solo una parola: ereditiera.                                                                                           

ORAZIO                 Ehi, un momento. E' un genere piuttosto                                                                                       

                                raro, non è vero signora Levi?                                                                                          

DOLLY                   Ha capelli così splendenti che sembrano                                                                                      

                                monete da dieci centesimi appena uscite                                                                                      

                                dalla zecca, occhi grandi come dollari                                                                                            

                                d'argento… pelle così morbida come una                                                                                      

                                vecchia banconota da cento dollari…                                                                                             

ORAZIO                 Come se la vedessi qui davanti.                                                                                      

DOLLY                   Ma purtroppo arriva tardi, lei si è già                                                                                                

                                fidanzato con Irene Molloy.                                                                                               

ORAZIO                 Io non sono fidanzato.                                                                                                      

DOLLY                   E io non posso continuare a disturbare i                                                                                        

                                migliori partiti di New York se non fa sul serio.                                                                                              

ORAZIO                 Come non faccio sul serio.                                                                                               

DOLLY                   Spero di sì, perché farebbe un gioco                                                                                              

                                molto pericoloso.                                                                                                                

ORAZIO                 In che senso pericoloso?                                                                                                  

DOLLY                   E' pericoloso giocare coi sentimenti di una                                                                                                    

                                donna. Ed il solo modo per salvarsi da                                                                                           

                                questa accusa, signor Vandergelder, è                                                                                          

                                quello di sposarne una molto presto,                                                                                              

                                molto presto.                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Stia tranquilla.                                                                                                                    

DOLLY                   Lo sono. Ci vediamo come al solito alle                                                                                          

                                due, davanti alla modisteria di Irene Molloy,eh?                                                                                           

ORAZIO                 Non si disturbi, la sua opera è finita.                                                                                               

DOLLY                   Si figuri se mi perdo l'epilogo. I miei                                                                                                

                                clienti li curo fino in fondo.                                                                                                

ORAZIO                 Stia dietro a Ermengarda, la porti a New                                                                                        

                                York o le dovrò chiedere il rimborso                                                                                                

                                dell'onorario che le ho dato.                                                                                              

DOLLY                   A proposito di soldi…                                                                                                        

ORAZIO                 Oh no.                                                                              

DOLLY                   …dimenticavo di dirle…                                                                                                     

ORAZIO                 Quanto?                                                                           

DOLLY                   …avevo il biglietto e i soldi nell'altra borsa                                                                                                     

                                portata a pulire proprio un'ora prima che                                                                                        

                                bruciasse la tintoria. Cinquanta.                                                                                                      

ORAZIO                 Cinquanta?                                                                      aprendo il portafoglio                     

DOLLY                   Venti, oooh, grazie.                                                         prendendo una

                                                                                                                           banconota                                    

                                E ora liberi la sua bella mente da qualsiasi                                                                                                   

                                preoccupazione. Concentri ogni suo                                                                                              

                                pensiero sull'adorabile Irene Molloy.                           attacco MUSICA                    

                                Faccia in fretta o non potrà partecipare                                                                                          

                                alla parata!                                                                       

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 5             "CI VUOLE UNA DONNA" (reprise)                          (Orazio-Dolly)                         

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 Ci vuole la donna                                                                                                             

                                più dolce che c'è                                                                                                              

                                che stiri, pulisca e cucine per me                                                                                                  

                                Una donna è sempre una benedizione                                                                                       

                                Larala larala larala.                                                        esce                                            

                                                                                                                           

DOLLY                  Perché basta un poco                                                                                                    

                                un tetto e un fuoco                                                                                                           

                                per fare la felicità.                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                          

Dolly si guarda attorno come se dovesse andare vivere lì.                                                                                                                                  

Mentre la musica sfuma lei parla.                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                   Se avesse un po' di buon gusto farebbe                                                                                        

                                dipingere le persiane di verde… verde foresta…                                                                                          

Sente delle voci e si nasconde.                                                                                                                        

Sulle scale appaiono Ambrogio ed Ermengarda che furtivamente cercano di scappare.                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                          

AMBROGIO          Presto scappiamo.                                                                                                             

ERMENGARDA   Non voglio scappare.                                                                                                        

AMBROGIO          La fuga degli amanti.                                                                                                        

ERMENGARDA   Ooh, amanti non si dice, è una parolaccia.                                                                                                    

AMBROGIO          Oh, Ermengarda.                                                             la bacia                                        

DOLLY                   Ma che scena romantica.                                                                                                  

ERMENGARDA   Signora Levi, per favore spieghi ad                                                                                                 

                                Ambrogio che io voglio sposarlo                                                                                                      

                                ma non voglio fuggire.                                                                                                      

AMBROGIO          Questo non riguarda la signora Levi.                                                                                              

DOLLY                   Signor Kemper, tutto riguarda Dolly Levi.                                                                                       

AMBROGIO          Non darle retta, io lo so perché è qui.                                                                                              

DOLLY                   Per aiutarvi, e agli amori incompresi                                                                                                

                                serve aiuto. Se seguirete i miei consigli,                                                                                        

                                non solo lo zio Orazio vi darà il permesso                                                                                      

                                di sposarvi ma ballerà al vostro                                                                                        

                                matrimonio e non ballerà solo.                                                                                         

                                Signor Kemper… sa ballare?                                                                                            

AMBROGIO          Io sono un artista signora, dipingo.                                                                                                 

DOLLY                   Non è colpa mia.                                                             gli dà un biglietto da

                                                                                                                           visita                                           

AMBROGIO          Dolly Levi, lezioni di ballo a domicilio.                        leggendo                                      

DOLLY                   Ermengarda, io ti porterò a New York                                                                                              

                                come vuole tuo zio…                                                                                                        

ERMENGARDA   No!                                                                                    

AMBROGIO          Te lo dicevo.                                                                    

DOLLY                   …e lei si terrà a portata di mano…                                                                                                   

AMBROGIO          Sìììì?                                                                                 

DOLLY                   Stasera la condurrà a cena al ristorante                                                                                         

                                "Harmonia Gardens"                                                                                                         

AMBROGIO          Perché?                                                                           

DOLLY                   Per partecipare a una gara di polka…                                                                                             

                                c'è un premio in denaro per i vincitori.                                                                                            

AMBROGIO          No, un momento….                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 5a           attacco sottofondo "Hello, Dolly"                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                   ricordando con nostalgia                                                                                                           

                                Ogni sabato sera puntualmente, il mio                                                                                           

                                povero marito ed io scendevamo dalla                                                                                            

                                bella scala dell' "Harmonia Gardens" e                                                                                          

                                partecipavamo alla gara di polka…                              stop MUSICA                              

AMBROGIO          Se lei spera che Ermengarda ed io…                                                                                             

DOLLY                   Volete dimostrare al signor Vandergelder                                                                                      

                                che fate sul serio?                                                                                                             

ERM/AMB             Sì!                                                                                      

DOLLY                   Allora doveta andare all' "Harmonia                                                                                                

                                Gardens".  C'è il direttore….                                          ripresa MUSICA                          

                                …Rudolph Reisenweber che mi                                                                                                      

                                conosce bene…. Ditegli che vi                                                                                         

                                manda la signora Levi… e… oh…                               stop MUSICA                              

                                sì…bè… dite a Rudolph… ditegli che…                     ripresa MUSICA alla 2°

                                                                                                                            voltata di Dolly                            

                                …Dolly è di ritorno.                                                                                                            

AMBROGIO          Dolly è di ritorno.                                                                                                                

DOLLY                   E voglio un tavolo per due e un pollo                                                                                             

                                ripieno per le otto.                                                           stop MUSICA                              

AMBROGIO          Le otto.                                                                             

DOLLY                   Lo zio Orazio saprà del vostro trionfo                                                                                              

                                nella gara di polka e vi darà la sua benedizione.                                                                                          

AMBROGIO          Ma come signora Levi, come?                                                                                          

DOLLY                   Come? Andiamo….                                                        ridendo li spinge su

                                                                                                                           per le scale.                             

                                                                                                                          

breve sottofondo musicale.                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                          

Dalla cantina vengono fuori Cornelio e Barnaba con delle casse piene di barattoli.                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                          

CORNELIO           Sono quasi giunto alla trentina e non                                                                                            

                                posso disporre nemmeno di una serata                                                                                         

                                libera. Ma quando potrò cominciare a                                                                                             

                                vivere… Barnaba, tu quanti soldi hai?                                                                                            

BARNABA            Sui tre dollari, pe-perché?                                                                                                 

CORNELIO           Barnaba. Tu ed io andiamo a New York.                                                                                        

BARNABA            Co-co-cornelio, ma non si può! Chiudi il                    Dolly li spia dall'alto

                                negozio?                                                                          

CORNELIO           Per forza, dato che alcuni barattoli di                                                                                              

                                mangime scoppieranno.                                                                                                    

BARNABA            Po-po-porca paletta, e come lo sai?                                                                                                 

CORNELIO           Perché ci accendo sopra delle candele.                                                                                         

BARNABA            Co-cosa?                                                                         

CORNELIO           Faranno un puzzo tale che i clienti non                                                                                         

                                potranno entrare per almeno ventiquattro                                                                                      

                                ore, così avremo tutta la serata libera.                                                                                             

                                Passeremo la notte a New York, a                                                                                                   

                                goderci la vita. Mangeremo da signori,                                                                                           

                                correremo tanti bei rischi e magari ci                                                                                               

                                faremo arrestare, e spenderemo tutti i                                                                                             

                                nostri soldi.                                                                      

BARNABA            Porca paletta…                                                                                                                   

CORNELIO           E un'altra cosa, noi non torneremo a                                                                                              

                                Yonkers fino a che non avremo baciato                                                                                         

                                una ragazza.                                                                   

BARNABA            Cornelio, questo è impossibile. Noi non                                                                                         

                                conosciamo ragazze.                                                                                                        

CORNELIO           Ho ventinove anni meno un quarto.                                                                                               

                                Una volta dovrò pure cominciare.                                                                                                    

BARNABA            Io ne ho solo diciannove e mezzo, non ho                                                                                                    

                                tanta urgenza.                                                                 Dolly si palesa

DOLLY                   Posso darvi un consiglio, signori?                                                                                                   

BARNABA            Si-si-siamo fritti!                                                                                                                  

DOLLY                   Non volendo ho sentito tutto. E non c'è                                                                                          

                                niente che mi diverta di più dell'idea di                                                                                           

                                mandare due bei ragazzi come voi a                                                                                               

                                conoscere due deliziose ragazze.                                                                                                   

CORNELIO           Quali ragazze? Dove?                                                                                                      

DOLLY                   A New York, dove, se l'udito non mi ha                                                                                          

                                tradito, siete diretti. Ecco… ecco                                   dà un bigliettino a

                                                                                                                           Cornelio

                                l'indirizzo di una modisteria gestita da                                                                                            

                                una graziosa donnina….                                                                                                   

CORNELIO           Irene Molloy!?                                                                  leggendo

DOLLY                   …assistita da una dotata commessa…                                                                                           

BARNABA            Sa-santa paletta.                                                                                                                

DOLLY                   …la signorina Minnie Fay.                                                                                                

                                E ora che avete l'indirizzo, mi rimane da dirvi                                                                                                

                                che… che le due del pomeriggio sono l'ora                                                                                                   

                                ideale per una conversazione amichevole,                                                                                                   

                                in nessun caso oltre le due e mezza. E non                                                                                                  

                                vi scappi detto che vi mando io o dovrò                                                                                          

                                raccontare una brutta faccenda di mangimi                                                                                                  

                                e di candele… di candele e di mangimi…                  risale in camera

CORNELIO           Oooh, un negozio di modiste.                                                                                           

BARNABA            Dotata commessa.                                                                                                             

CORNELIO           Un'avventura, Barnaba.                                                                                                     

BARNABA            Ho paura.                                                                         

CORNELIO           Questo è vivere.                                                                                                                 

BARNABA            Ho paura.                                                                         

CORNELIO           Tu ci vieni Barnaba?                                                                                                         

BARNABA            Sì.                                                                                      

CORNELIO           Oooh, le luci di Broadway. La sopraelevata.                                                                                                  

                                La balena impagliata. Il museo Barnum.                                                                                        

BARNABA            La balena… wow!                                                                                                              

CORNELIO           Femmine di lusso.                                                                                                             

BARNABA            Wow! Qui via libera, Cornelio.                                                                                          

                                Le accendi tutte?                                                             1° accordo

                                Porca paletta che fetore.                                                2° accordo

CORNELIO           Dai, rivestiamoci Barnaba, andiamo a                                                                                            

                                New York. E poi…                                                           3° accordo

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 6             FA' FINTA CHE OGGI SIA LA TUA DOMENICA                                                                                         

                                (Cornelio-Barnaba-Dolly-Ambrogio-Ermengarda-Coro)                                                                                               

                                                                                                                          

CORNELIO           Fuori                                                                                 

                                non c'è mica solo Yonkers                                                                                             

                                là c'è un mondo che ci aspetta Barnaba,                                                                                                    

                                ma ci pensi Barnaba?                                                                                                      

BARNABA            Fuori                                                                                 

                                voci, luci, tanta gente                                                                                                       

CORNELIO           Chiudi gli occhi e puoi sentirla Barnaba,                                                                                                    

                                la senti Barnaba?                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                          

Si sentono altre esplosioni e dalla cantina esce del fumo.                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                          

CORNELIO           Fa' finta che oggi sia la tua domenica                                                                                         

                                la brillantina in testa e via così                                                                                      

                                E non c'è posto nella tua domenica                                                                                             

                                per la paura dell'avventura che adesso parte da qui.                                                                                                      

BARNABA            E non la scorderò questa domenica                                                                                            

                                conquisteremo tutta la città                                                                                           

CORNELIO           E notti bianche e ragazze calde                                                                                                     

                                con gli occhi grandi così                                                                                                

INSIEME                Torneremo innamorati lunedì.                                                                                      

                                                                                                                          

Cornelio e Barnaba vanno a prepararsi.                                                                                                                          

Dall'alto appare Dolly seguita da Ambrogio ed Ermengarda.                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                  Qualcuno aspetta proprio te domenica                                                                                       

                                se resti in casa non lo saprai mai                                                                                                  

                                La tua fortuna arriva di domenica                                                                                                 

                                nel fiume di tanta gente c'è il tuo diamante                                                                                                

                                e lo scoprirai.                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                          

Riappaiono Cornelio e Barnaba.                                                                                                                                      

L'emporio inizia ad indietreggiare.                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                  Fa' finta che oggi sia la tua domenica                                                                                          

                                a tutto il resto non pensarci più                                                                                                     

TUTTI                    Se senti l'aria di festa godila e basta, dille di sì                                                                                         

                                torneremo innamorati lunedì.                                                                                         

                                                                                                                          

SCENA 3               Neutro e poi Stazione con treno                                                                                      

                                                                                                                          

Entra il Coro in controluce e c'è un gioco di luci.                                                                                                                            

Dietro sparisce emporio e chiudono coulisse Strada.                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                          

CORO                    Il cielo ti sorride di domenica                                                                                          

                                puoi diventare tutto ciò che vuoi                                                                                                   

                                Profuma sempre l'aria di domenica                                                                                              

                                c'è ancora tanto da fare                                                                                                   

                                lasciati andare e lo scoprirai.                                                                                          

                                Fa' finta che oggi sia la tua domenica                                                                                          

                                e la tua strada non la sbaglierai                                                                                                     

                                Non fare colpi di testa, segui la pista, vieni con noi                                                                                                        

                                torneremo innamorati più che mai.                                                                                               

                                                                                                                          

Ad un certo punto si aprono le coulisse e si forma la Stazione con il treno sullo sfondo.                                                                                                                

Entra un carrello portabagagli con sopra Dolly e Ermengarda,                                                                                                                                            

spinto da Cornelio, Barnaba e Ambrogio.                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                   Se tu piangi cara le valigie bagnerai, lo sai,                                                                                                  

                                cerca di calmarla Ambrogio dai se ce la fai                                                                                                    

                                il capostazione puntuale peggio di un cùcù                                                                                                  

                                ci ha visti e adesso ci dirà così: "Tutti su"                                                                                       

                                                                                                                          

CORO                    Tutti su! Tutti su! Tutti su!                                                                                              

TUTTI                    Fa' finta che oggi sia la tua domenica                                                                                          

                                e tutto può succedere se vuoi                                                                                       

                                Ti fa sentire nuovo la domenica                                                                                                    

                                la sera dolce accarezza come una brezza i sogni che fai.                                                                                             

                                Fa' finta che oggi sia la tua domenica                                                                                          

                                a tutto il resto non pensarci più                                                                                                     

                                Se senti l'aria di festa godila e basta, dille di sì                                                                                         

                                torneremo poi                                                                 i 5 vanno sul treno

                                torneremo noi                                                                                                                   

                                torneremo innamorati lunedì.                                                                                         

                                                                                                                          

Il treno inizia ad indietreggiare lentamente accompagnato da un seguipersone su loro.                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 7             play off cambio scena (musica 6)                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                          

Cambio scena a vista. Entra negozio Molloy e si forma una strada con esterno negozio.                                                                                                              

Il coro forma gruppetti di passanti.                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

SCENA 4               Esterno negozio di Irene Molloy.                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                          

Entra Irene seguita da Minnie che sta mangiando una banana e ha diversi pacchi in mano.                                                                                                        

Si fermano davanti al negozio.                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

IRENE                    Fa presto a finire quella banana, Minnie,                                                                                      

                                ci stai rendendo un po' ridicole.                                                                                       

MINNIE                  Io le mangio soprattutto per la buccia.                                                                                             

IRENE                    Ma la buccia si butta via!                                                                                                   

MINNIE                  Appunto, se ci scivola un uomo, lo raccatto.              fine MUSICA

                                A proposito… non è che mi riguardi, ma…                                                                                                    

                                volevo sapere…                                                                                                                 

IRENE                    Minnie, non mi importa se non finisci                                                                                             

                                quella banana, ma non ammetto che tu                                                                                         

                                non finisca un discorso.                                                                                                    

MINNIE                  Bè, voglio dire… veramente… proprio…                                                                                        

                                insomma.                                                                         

IRENE                    Ho capito! Vuoi sapere se sposerò o no                                                                                         

                                Orazio Vandergelder? Se me lo chiedi ti                                                                                        

                                rispondo: sì, ci sto pensando seriamente.                                                                                      

MINNIE                  Oh, signorina Molloy… perché?                                                                                      

IRENE                    Perché è ricco, Minnie, ecco perché.                                                                                              

                                E può levarmi da questo negozio.                                                                                                   

                                Io odio i cappelli.                                                                                                                

MINNIE                  Odia i cappelli?                                                                                                                  

IRENE                    Non solo i cappelli, ma anche le donne                                                                                         

                                che li comprano.                                                                                                                

MINNIE                  Lei sta scherzando, signorina Molloy?                                                                                           

IRENE                    Non scherzo affatto! Tutti credono che le                                                                                       

                                modiste siano donne leggere.                                                                                          

MINNIE                  Uh, donne leggere?                                                                                                          

IRENE                    Tutte le donne del bel mondo vengono in                                                                                     

                                negozio per scrutarmi e fare ipotesi.                                                                                                

MINNIE                  Ma come osano…                                                                                                              

IRENE                    Se riuscissero a scoprire qualcosa di                                                                                              

                                piccante sul mio conto, non metterebbero                                                                                     

                                più piede in questo negozio.                                                                                            

MINNIE                  E chi ha bisogno di loro?                                                                                                   

IRENE                    Noi cara. La chiave ce l'hai tu? Allora                                                                                             

                                vuoi aprire il negozio per favore?!                                                                                                    

MINNIE                  Non la trovo…                                                                  attacco MUSICA                    

                                                                                                                          

IRENE                    Aaah… non posso andare in un "restaurant"                                                                                               

                                perché comprometterebbe gli affari.                                                                                                

                                Non posso andare a ballare, a teatro                                                                                              

                                o all'opera. No, non posso!                                                                                                

                                Comprometterebbe l'azienda.                                                                                           

MINNIE                  Ecco la chiave.                                                                                                                   

IRENE                    I soli uomini che riesco a conoscere sono                                                                                                     

                                i rappresentanti di qualche casa di mode.                                                                                      

                                                                                                                           

MUSICA 8             giro negozio                                                                                                                      

Il negozio gira e siamo all'interno.                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                          

SCENA 5               interno negozio                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                          

IRENE                    Minnie, io sono stufa di essere sospettata                                                                                                     

                                di leggerezza senza alcun motivo.                                                                                                  

MINNIE                  Oh, signorina Molloy…                                                                                                      

IRENE                    Perché tutte hanno avventure e io no?                                                                                          

MINNIE                  Lei non ama Orazio Vandergelder.                              fine MUSICA                           

IRENE                    Certo che non lo amo, cara. Ma, o lo                                                                                               

                                sposerò o darò fuoco a questo negozio                                                                                          

                                e mi darò alla pazza gioia.                                                                                                 

MINNIE                  Oggi dice cose spaventose!                                                                                              

IRENE                    Ma le dico in tutta sincerità.                                           vede un cappellino sul

                                                                                                                           tavolino                                        

                                E questo? Miss Mortimer lo ha                                                                                         

                                rimandato indietro?                                                                                                           

MINNIE                  Solita storia. Ci vuole piume e ciliegie,                                                                                           

                                ciliegie e piume. Per far conquiste,                                                                                                 

                                immagino.                                                                        

IRENE                    Ci riuscirebbe più facilmente con                                                                                                    

                                un velo sulla faccia.                                                                                                          

MINNIE  ride           Le ho detto che quest'estate vanno                                                                                                 

                                i nastri sulle spalle. Ma lei non li vuole.                                                                                          

                                Vuole piume e ciliegie, ciliegie e piume.                                                                                        

IRENE                    Minnie, fa un altro cappello per miss                                                                                              

                                Mortimer, questo lo metto io.                                                                                             

MINNIE                  Oh, ma non può!                                                                                                                

IRENE                    E perché no?                                                                                                                      

MINNIE                  Oh bè… perché è provocante.                                                                                          

IRENE                    Davvero?                                                                          attacco MUSICA                    

                                E chi ti ha detto che non voglia                                                                                        

                                proprio essere provocante.                                                                                                

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 9             D'ESTATE                                                                       (Irene)                                                       

                                                                                                                          

IRENE                    Nastri rosa volano nel blu                                                                                               

                                d'estate                                                                           

                                ma ogni cosa sembra non contare più                                                                                        

                                Senza amore non ci sono mai                                                                                        

                                colori                                                                               

                                finchè qualcuno arriverà                                                                                                 

                                Vorrei con lui guardare                                                                                                    

                                il mare quando è mosso                                                                                                  

                                e poi con lui mi tufferei                                                                                                     

                                e scherzerei per poter                                                                                                      

                                stringermelo addosso                                                                                                      

                                "Puoi fidarti di me,                                                                                                           

                                per sempre di me"                                                                                                           

                                Chissà quando arriverà per me                                                                                                     

                                l'estate                                                                             

                                che il mio cuore sta aspettando                                                                                                   

                                già da un po'                                                                                                                     

                                Perché al mondo so che c'è                                                                                           

                                qualcuno anche per me                                                                                                   

                                e se lo incontrerò                                                                                                             

                                sarà d'estate                                                                                                                      

                                Che il mio cuore sta aspettando                                                                                                    

                                già da un po'                                                                                                                     

                                Perché al mondo ci sarà                                                                                                  

                                qualcuno anche per me                                                                                                   

                                Se m'innamorerò                                                                                                             

                                sarà d'estate o mai.                                                                                                         

                                La la la la la la la la la la                                                                                                     

                                La la la la……                                                                                                                    

                                d'estate o mai.                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                          

IRENE                    Minnie?!…                                                                       

MINNIE                  Sìììì?!                                                                                

IRENE                    …due uomini stanno guardando qua dentro.                                                                                               

MINNIE                  Uomini? Uomini qui? Cosa si fa?                                                                                                    

IRENE                    Facciamo le civette. Li portiamo a                                                                                                    

                                cottura e poi li lasciamo lì. Esercizi                                                                                                  

                                prematrimoniali. Sono anche bellocci.                                                                                            

                                Ti cedo il più basso.                                                                                                           

MINNIE                  Lei è tremenda, signorina Molloy!                                                                                                    

IRENE                    Ora andiamo in laboratorio a farci belle.                                                                                         

MINNIE                  Ho tanta voglia di urlare.                                                                                                    

IRENE                    Urla.                                                                                  

MINNIE                  Aaaaah!                                                                            entrano in laboratorio                     

                                                                                                                          

Si apre la porta del negozio ed appaiono Cornelio e Barnaba.                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                          

BARNABA            Lasciamo perdere… andiamo a                                                                                       

                                vedere la ba-balena imbalsamata.                                                                                                   

CORNELIO           Pesce conservato? Puah!                                                                                                 

                                Qui c'è carne... fresca.                                                                                                      

BARNABA            Non c'è nessuno! Andiamo via, eh?                                                                                               

CORNELIO           No, non potrei mai perdonarmelo.                                                                                                   

                                Quanti soldi ti sono rimasti?                                                                                              

BARNABA            Quarantasette per il ritorno, trentasette                                                                                           

                                per la cena e venti per vedere la ba-balena.                                                                                                  

CORNELIO           Quando vengono fuori, fingiamo di essere                                                                                                   

                                ricchi e così ci prenderanno sul serio.                                                                                            

                                Perché non gli diciamo che ci manda                                                                                             

                                la signora Levi?                                                                                                                  

CORNELIO           No! Se lo diciamo quella ci rovina. Ssssh!                                                                                                     

                                Siamo signori del gran mondo che                                                                                                  

                                vogliono un cappello per la signore.                                                                                               

BARNABA            Qua-quali signore?                                                         non vista appare Irene                   

CORNELIO           Così… Buonasera signora, gran bella                                                                                          

                                giornata oggi, vero?                                                                                                           

BARNABA            Come sta signora? Magnifici cappelli.                                                                                            

IRENE   alle spalle  Buonasera signori.                                                                                                            

CORNELIO           Ehm, ehm… io Cornelio Hackl.                                    visibilmente imbarazzato,

                                                                                                                           alza la mano dx                            

BARNABA            Eeeh… io Barnaba Tucker.                                           come Cornelio                              

IRENE                    Io, Irene Molloy. Augh!                                                   alza la mano anche lei

                                                                                                                           come un indiano                           

                                In che posso servirli, signori?                                                                                           

CORNELIO           Eh? Ooh… bè, siamo signore del gran                                                                                           

                                mondo e vogliamo un cappello da Molloy e…                                                                                               

BARNABA            Siamo cappelli e volevamo comprare                                                                                              

                                una si-signora o due da Molloy…                                                                                                    

CORNELIO           Vogliamo un cappello….                                                                                                   

                                Naturalmente da donna.                                                                                                    

IRENE                    Che genere di cappello desidera…                                                                                                 

                                la signora Hackl?                                                                                                               

CORNELIO           Oh no, signorina Molloy, non c'è                                                                                                     

                                una signora Hackl.                                                                                                            

BARNABA            Sì che c'è… è tua madre.                                                                                                   

CORNELIO           Non intendeva quello.                                                                                                      

BARNABA            Una signora che vive a Yonkers ci ha                                                                                            

                                detto di comprarle un cappello                                                                                         

                                che costi sotto il dollaro.                                                                                                     

CORNELIO           Ma che sciocchezze Barnaba, il denaro                                                                                         

                                è l'ultima cosa. Noi possiamo spendere.                    Arriva Minnie.

IRENE                    Oh, la mia assistente, la signorina                                                                                                   

                                Minnie Fay. Il signor Hackl…                                                                                            

CORNELIO           Molto lieto, signorina.                                                                                                        

IRENE                    …il signor Tucker…                                                                                                           

BARNABA            Molto lieto… signorina.                                                                                                      Minnie ridendo rientra in

                                                                                                                           laboratorio                                    

IRENE                    Mi scusi signor Tucker, lei ha detto Yonkers?                                                                                               

BARNABA            Sì signorina, siamo di Yonkers.                                                                                        

IRENE                    Senti, senti. Ma davvero?                                                                                                  

CORNELIO           Sì. C'è chi dice che è la più bella città del                                                                                      

                                mondo. Se per caso avesse una                                                                                                      

                                domenica libera… E' cattolica, vero?                                                                                              

                                Non si preoccupi, se necessario mi                                                                                                 

                                converto io. Dicevo, se è libera, in un                                                                                             

                                prossimo futuro… bè, io… noi… le                                                                                                  

                                faremo vedere Yonkers, da capo a fondo.                                                                                      

BARNABA            E' molto storica…                                                                                                               

IRENE                    Ho un carissimo amico a Yonkers…                                                                                               

                                il signor Vandergelder.                                                                                                       

CORNELIO           Il signor Vandergelder….                                                                                                   

                                Oooh, oooh, ooorazio Vandergelder?                                                                                             

BARNABA            Vandergelder mangimi e granaglie?                                                                                               

IRENE                    Sì, lo conoscete?                                                                                                               

COR/BAR              No, no, no, no, no, no, no… No!                                                                                      

IRENE                    Bè, il signor Vandergelder verrà a                                                                                                   

                                trovarmi oggi, qui, nel pomeriggio.                                                                                                   

CORNELIO           Qui? Andiamo Barnaba.                                                Barnaba va ad aprire la

                                                                                                                           porta.                                           

BARNABA            Cornelio… Cornelio, guarda.                                                                                          

                                Siamo in trappola!                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                          

Vedono arrivare Orazio e Dolly.                                                                                                                                        

In pieno panico cercano un posto dove potersi nascondere.                                                                                                                               

Cornelio dentro l'armadio e Barnaba sotto al tavolino.                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                          

CORNELIO           Ci scusi tanto, signorina Molloy.                                                                                                      

IRENE                    Signori, ma che fate?                                                                                                        

CORNELIO           Glielo spieghiamo dopo, ci salvi.                                                                                                      

IRENE                    Esca immediatamente di lì.                                                                                               

BARNABA            Siamo innocenti.                                                                                                                

IRENE                    Signor Hackl, signor Tucker, uscite da                                                                                           

                                questi nascondigli o sarò costretta a…                       entra Orazio con una

                                                                                                                           scatola di cioccolati                      

                                signor Vandergelder!                                                      seguito da Dolly                            

                                Dolly Levi! Che sorpresa!                                                                                                  

DOLLY                   Oh Irene, tesoro, come sei bella.                                                                                                      

                                Devi essere innamorata.                                                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Buonasera signorina Molloy.                                                                                            

                                Ecco, ecco un regalo per lei.                                                                                             

                                Noccioline sbucciate ricoperte di cioccolato…                                                                                              

                                Un occhio della testa!                                                                                                       

IRENE                    Grazie! Signor Vandergelder, perché                                                                                              

                                non le apriamo in laboratorio?                                                                                          

DOLLY                   Avevamo pensato di farti una visitina…                                                                                         

                                se non è intempestiva…                                                nota il cappello di

                                                                                                                           Cornelio sul tavolino                      

IRENE                    Intempestiva? Ma come può venirti in mente.           anche Irene lo vede

DOLLY                   Credevamo di aver visto due clienti qui                      vanno verso il tavolino                  

                                in negozio. Due… uomini?                                           Dolly va per prendere il

                                                                                                                            cappello                                       

IRENE                    Uomini!? Dentro una modisteria?                                Irene più rapida lo

                                                                                                                           prende e lo addobba a

                                                                                                                           Orazio                                          

                                Venga, venga nel laboratorio,                                                                                          

                                ci tengo molto che lei lo veda.                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 L'ho già visto due volte.                                                 la invita a sedersi al

                                                                                                                           tavolino                                        

IRENE                    Ma mi serve un consiglio.                                              siedono (lei a dx, lui a

                                                                                                                           sx)                                              

ORAZIO                 Signorina Molloy, io sono qui oggi                                                                                                  

                                per parlare con lei di un affare                                                                                         

                                importantissimo…. Questo appena                                                                                                 

                                la signora Levi ci avrà tolto il piacere…                                                                                           

DOLLY                   Oh, non fate caso a me, io sto                                                                                          

                                solo curiosando.                                                                                                                

IRENE                    Di quale affare mi vuole parlare signor                                                                                           

                                Vandergelder? Di mangimi e granaglie forse?                                                                                              

ORAZIO                 Non precisamente.                                                                                                            

IRENE                    Apre una modisteria. A Yonkers. Ah, è                                                                                          

                                una magnifica città, e molto storica, e…                                                                                         

ORAZIO                 Chi le ha parlato di Yonkers?                                                                                           

IRENE                    Oh… un amico.                                                                                                                  

ORAZIO                 Come si chiama questo amico?                                                                                       

IRENE                    Cosa?                                                                               

ORAZIO                 Il suo nome.                                                                    

IRENE                    Oh bè, mi pare… Cornelio Hackl.                                                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Cornelio Hackl?                                                                                                                 

IRENE                    Sì. Lei lo conosce?                                                                                                            

ORAZIO                 E' il mio commesso.                                                                                                           

IRENE                    Sì!?                                                                                   

ORAZIO                 Sì, lavora nel mio negozio da dieci anni.                                                                                        

                                Lei dove lo ha conosciuto?                                                                                               

DOLLY                   Uno di quegli incontri casuali, immagino.                                                                                      

IRENE                    Sì, ecco, uno di quegli incontri casuali.                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 Incontri casuali? Dove lo ha conosciuto?                                                                                      

IRENE                    Signor Vandergelder! Non è da lei                                                                                                  

                                questo interrogatorio.                                                                                                        

DOLLY                   Bè, tanto prima o poi verrebbe a saperlo                                                                                        

                                lo stesso. Signor Vandergelder, il suo                                                                                            

                                signor commesso è… persona molto nota.                                                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Lo escludo.                                                                      

DOLLY                   Tutti conoscono Cornelio Hackl.                                                                                                      

ORAZIO                 Se non viene mai a New York! Lavora                                                                                            

                                tutto il giorno da me e alle nove va a                                                                                               

                                dormire nella stanza dei foraggi.                                                                                                      

DOLLY                   Così crede. Ma non è vero.                                                                                               

ORAZIO                 Dolly Levi, lei sta parlando di un altro…                                                                                         

DOLLY                   Orazio Vandergelder, lei sta sempre col                                                                                         

                                naso sui conti e non vede ciò che le                                                                                               

                                accade intorno. Sì, di giorno Cornelio Hackl                                                                                                 

                                è il suo fedele capo commesso, certo, ma                                                                                      

                                di notte, oh di notte ha una seconda vita,                                                                                      

                                e allora… allora… allora è qui…                                                                                                      

                                voglio dire, all'Opera, nei più grandi                                                                                                

                                ristoranti, in tutti i locali alla moda.                                                                                                   

                                Va persino all' "Harmonia Gardens" due                                                                                        

                                o tre volte alla settimana. Fatto sta che è                                                                                        

                                il più brillante, il più galante, il più birbante,                                                                                                  

                                il più affascinante uomo di New York.                                                                                            

                                E' semplicemente il famoso Cornelio Hackl.                                                                                                  

                                Amen.                                                                               

ORAZIO                 Lei parla di un altro. Dove piglia i soldi?                                                                                         

IRENE                    Oh, è molto ricco.                                                                                                               

ORAZIO                 Ricco? Ho i suoi risparmi in cassaforte.                                                                                          

                                Ha 145 dollari e 36 cents.                                                                                                  

DOLLY                   Oh, signor Vandergelder, ma lei mi sta                                                                                           

                                stremando. Cornelio è uno degli Hackl!                                                                                         

ORAZIO                 Degli Hackl!?                                                                                                                      

DOLLY                   I costruttori del canale…                                                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Che canale?                                                                   

DOLLY   insieme     Suez!                                                                                

IRENE   insieme     Panama!                                                                          

DOLLY                   Tutti e due.                                                                      

ORAZIO                 E perché lavorerebbe da me?                                                                                           

DOLLY                   Bè, le dirò…                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Non voglio sentire. Vado a casa. Ho mal                                                                                        

                                di testa. Non è lui, lui dorme nella stanza                                                                                      

                                dei foraggi. Non si può negare la realtà.                                                                                         

                                L'ho nominato da poco capo commesso.                                                                                       

DOLLY                   Sia furbo, se lo faccia socio.                                                                                             

ORAZIO                 Socio!?                                                                             

DOLLY                   Irene, cara, mi accorgo che ne sei                                                                                                   

                                conquistata, come tutte.                                                                                                     

IRENE                    Ma io l'ho visto una volta, di sfuggita…                                                                                          

DOLLY                   Via, non penserai di sposarlo?                                                                                         

IRENE                    Dolly, ma che dici?                                                                                                            

DOLLY                   Oh sì ripensaci bene sai, spezza i                                                                                                   

                                cuori come grissini.                                                                                                           

ORAZIO                 Chi?                                                                                  

DOLLY                   Cornelio Hackl!…grissini…                                                                                               

ORAZIO                 Signorina Molloy, quanto tempo è che                                                                                           

                                la viene a trovare?                                                                                                             

IRENE                    Signor Vandergelder, e se io le dicessi                                                                                          

                                che non è mai venuto a trovarmi?                                                                                                   

MINNIE  entrando    Permesso.                                                                        va diritta verso l'armadio

                                                                                                                           e lo apre                                      

IRENE   allarmata   Ora No, Minnie.                                                               Minnie prende un pezzo

                                                                di stoffa, richiude e

                                                                tornando indietro realizza

                                                                                                            di aver visto…                              

MINNIE  urla           Aaaaah!                                                                           

IRENE                    Smetti di cantare…                                                                                                            

MINNIE                  C'è un uomo là dentro. Aaaah…                                                                                                     

IRENE                    Non sei spiritosa, Minnie.                                              spingendola via                            

MINNIE                  Ma c'è un uomo. Aaaah….                                                                                                

IRENE                    Minnie non ci devi interrompere…                              verso il laboratorio                        

MINNIE                  C'è un uomo.                                                                                                                      

IRENE                    ..e torna subito nel laboratorio, all'istante.                  la spinge dentro e si

                                                                                                                           rigira verso i due                           

                                E' esaurita, troppo lavoro.                                                                                                  

ORAZIO                 Se là dentro c'è un uomo lo faremo uscire.                                                                                                    

                                Chiunque tu sia, vieni fuori.                                         verso l'armadio                             

DOLLY   lo blocca   Signor Vandergelder, si rende conto                                                                                              

                                di ciò che sta facendo?                                                                                                      

ORAZIO                 Si faccia da parte, signora Levi!                                                                                       

DOLLY                   Signor Vandergelder, lei sta chiedendo                                                                                         

                                a me, Dolly Levi, di farsi da parte?                                                                                                   

ORAZIO                 Sì!                                                                                      

DOLLY                   E' esattamente quello che la polizia                                                                                                

                                vorrà sapere quando sarà accusato di                                                                                            

                                aver guardato in quell'armadio senza                                                                                             

                                un regolare permesso. Apro io.                                                                                        

IRENE                    Dolly…                                                                             

DOLLY   a Orazio    Indietro!                                                                             apre il tanto di infilare il

                                                                                                                           braccio che agita

                                                                                                                           fingendo di cercare                                                       

                                Ecco, visto? Tanto basti a demolire                                                                                                 

                                l'ipotesi che Irene Molloy terrebbe uomini                                                                                      

                                nell'armadio. Dimenticheremo l'accaduto!                                                                                     

ORAZIO                 No, un momento. Io non…                                                                                                

DOLLY                   Pietra sopra.                                                                     dall'armadio si sente uno

                                                                                                                           starnuto                                       

                                Ché qui non c'è nessuno.                                             altro starnuto                                

                                Salute!                                                                              

ORAZIO                 Signorina Molloy!                                                                                                               

IRENE                    Sì, signor Vandergelder.                                                                                                    

ORAZIO                 C'è un uomo là dentro?                                                                                                     

IRENE                    Sì.                                                                                       altro starnuto ma da

                                                                                                                           sotto il tavolino       

ORAZIO                 Due?                                                                                

IRENE                    Due.                                                                                  

DOLLY                   Ma è un formicaio di uomini.                                                                                            

                                Irene cara, congratulazioni.                                                                                              

ORAZIO                 Signorina Molloy, io non la disturberò più.                                                                                                    

                                Mi auguro faccia altrettanto.                                          va verso l'uscita                           

MUSICA 10           attacco sottofondo per uscita di Orazio                                                                                      

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                   Orazio, ma dove va?                                                       nota tenuta                             

ORAZIO                 A sfilare alla parata della 14° strada con                                                                                        

                                gente di cui mi posso fidare:                                         musica                                     

                                uomini!                                                                              Esce

               

Cornelio e Barnaba esono dai loro nascondigli ma Dolly, che controlla l'uscita, fa loro                                                                                                                  

segno di rinascondersi. Rientra Orazio, va a riprendere la scatola di cioccolatini ed esce.

                                                                                                                           

DOLLY                   Fuori!                                                                                 stop MUSICA                          

CORNELIO           Signorina Molloy, posso spiegare ogni                       escono dai nascondigli                  

                                cosa. Vede…                                                                                                                      

IRENE                    Non desidero sentire nessuna spiegazione,                                                                                                 

                                signor Hackl! Fatemi semplicemente il                                                                                           

                                piacere, lei e il signor Tucker, di uscire                                                                                           

                                immediatamente dal mio negozio, o                                                                                                

                                chiamerò la polizia!                                                                                                           

DOLLY                   Sì! Polizia!….                                                                                                                      

                                No, no, chiamando la polizia se la                                                                                                   

                                caverebbero troppo facilmente. Un                                                                                                  

                                tribunale, ecco quello che ci vuole! Ho                                                                                           

                                fatto un breve calcolo dei reati che hanno                                                                                                     

                                commesso. E credimi, c'è materiale per                                                                                          

                                almeno un paio di condanne e un congruo                                                                                                  

                                risarcimento. Comunque la cosa migliore                                                                                                      

                                sarebbe mostrare che tu hai tentato di                                                                                            

                                comporre amichevolmente la questione.                                                                                        

                                Per esempio, andando con loro a cena.                                                                                         

CORN/BARN        Cena!                                                                               

IRENE                    E' proprio necessario, Dolly?                                                                                            

DOLLY                   Non so, ma è questo il procedimento                                                                                              

                                legale, Irene. Prima una cena, poi il                                                                                                

                                processo.                                                                         

IRENE                    Bene! Se deve essere così… Signor                                                                                               

                                Hackl, signor Tucker, potete avere                                                                                                   

                                l'onore di invitare a cena me e la                                                                                                     

                                signorina Fay.                                                                                                                    

BARNABA            Ho sentito dire che c'è una friggitoria                                                                                              

                                molto graziosa vicino alla stazione…                                                                                              

IRENE                    Oh, no! Signor Hackl! Noi vogliamo                                                                                                

                                andare all' "Harmonia Gardens".                                                                                                     

CORNELIO           Noi no! Non fraintendetemi. Non è per                                                                                           

                                i soldi. E' perché questa sera all'                                                                                                      

                                Harmonia c'è una gara di ballo e io non                                                                                         

                                so ballare.                                                                          Dolly gli porge un

                                                                                                                           biglietto da visita che lui

                                                                                                                           legge                                                                                                   

                                "Signora Dolly Levi, insegna a ballare ai                                                                                       

                                capo commessi di 28 anni e tre quarti"                                                                                           

DOLLY                   E' molto semplice, metta un braccio qui…                                                                                      

                                e un braccio qui…                                                                                                             

CORNELIO           Non posso! Non ho assolutamente                                                                                                 

                                senso del ritmo!                                                                                                                  

DOLLY                   La mancanza totale del senso del                                                                                                   

                                ritmo è il requisito fondamentale                                                                                                      

                                per imparare con il metodo Gallagher-                                                                                            

                                Levi. Mi dia cinque minuti, signor                                                                                                    

                                Hackl, e la farò ballare a corte.                                                                                          

IRENE   a Minnie    Vieni andiamo a prepararci!                                          vanno nel laboratorio                     

DOLLY                   Con lei inizierò con la lezione 7: il giro                                                                                           

                                di valzer. E' molto semplice. Prima il                                                                                                

                                destro, poi il sinistro, poi la giravolta                                                                                                

                                così, completa e indietro, poi con                                                                                                     

                                leggerezza, così, oooh, oooh, oltre                                                                                                  

                                ogni più rosea previsione. Bravo!                                                                                                    

                                Fortunata la ragazza che ballerà con lei,                                                                                       

                                troverà il cielo fra le sue braccia.                                                                                                     

                                Sarà meglio partire dalla prima lezione.                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

Il numero musicale che segue è prima cantato da Dolly e Cornelio e Barnaba, nel negozio                                                                                                         

a cui si aggiungono, già cambiate d'abito, Irene e Minnie.                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 11           BALLANDO                                                    

                                (Dolly-Cornelio-Barnaba-Irene-Minnie-Ambrogio-Ermengarda-Coro)                                                                                        

                                                                                                                          

Attacco Musica                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                   cominciando a far muovere il rigido Cornelio                                                                                                 

                                Con la destra la sua vita stringerà,                                                                                                  

                                con la sinistra la sua mano allaccerà, e…                                                                                      

                                uno, sinistra… e uno, due e tre…                                                                                                    

                                uno, due e tre… no, no, questo…                                                                                                    

                                e uno, due, tre… uno, due e tre…                                                                                                   

CORNELIO           Sto ballando.                                                                                                                       casca               

                                Stavo ballando.                                                                                                                  

DOLLY                   Certo che stava ballando, signor Hackl…                                                                                      

Quattro accordi:       1°                     quando Dolly aiuta Cornelio a rialzarsi                                                                                 

                                2°                     gli posiziona la mano destra per la danza                                                                             

                                3°                     gli posiziona la mano sinistra per la danza                                                                           

                                4°                     posizione eretta                                                                                                

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                  Tieni il tempo e sorridi un po'                                                                                       

                                Non guardare i tuoi piedi, no                                      va via carrello con

                                                                                                                           tavolino                                        

                                E  un, due, tre                                                                 

                                un, due, tre                                                    

                                un, due, tre                                                    

                                Stai ballando!                                                                                                                                                     

                                Muoviti leggero come l'aria intorno a te                                                                                      

                                Non restare fermo come un palo                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                           

CORNELIO           Giro intorno e giro intorno                                                                                             

                                e il mondo girerà                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY  parlato       Purchè non ti ritrovi a ballare da solo!                                                                                             

                                                                                                                          

CORNELIO           La mia testa che scherzi fa                                                                                             

DOLLY                  Il cuore ti scoppierà                                                                                                         

CORNELIO           Io sono una molla e nessuno mi fermerà.                                                                                                   

                parlato       Guardatemi tutti, io Cornelio Hackl, sto ballando!                                                                                         

DOLLY                  Voi siete il prossimo, signor Tucker!                            prende Barnaba e gli

                                                                                                                           insegna a ballare                                                                                  

                                E ora tienila stretta a te                                                                                                   

BARNABA            Sento già il suo profumo in me                                                                                                      

DOLLY                 E  un, due, tre                                                                 

                                un, due, tre                                                    

                                un, due, tre                                                    

BARNABA            Sto ballando!                                                                                                                     

DOLLY                  Segui il ritmo, sarà meglio, e tirati un po' su                                                                                              

                                Non parlare conta solo i passi                                                                                      

CORN/BARN       So che da domani la mia vita cambierà                                                                                       

DOLLY  parlato       Sì, ma non vorrei che vi trovaste a pestare piedi!      rientrano Irene e Minnie

CORN/BARN       La mia testa che scherzi fa                                                                                              

DOLLY                  Il cuore vi scoppierà                                                                                                        

CORN/BARN       Io sono una molla e nessuno mi fermerà                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY   parlato       Ed ora ripetiamo tutti insieme…                                                                                       

                                Minnie, Irene, anche voi, su andiamo…                                                                                         

                                                                                                                          

La casa inizia a girare in senso antiorario lasciando all'interno Dolly e gli altri.                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                          

SCENA 6               Esterno negozio                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                          

Fuori inizia il balletto del coro compresi Ambrogio ed Ermengarda.                                                                                                                                   

Ad un certo punto dalla porta del negozio appare prima Dolly e poi le due coppie.                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                  Se ti piace qualcuno e tu                                                                                                 

                                lo guardi e non ne puoi più                                                                                             

IRENE                    Puoi stargli vicino e tenerlo                                                                                            

                                con te ballando                                                                                                                 

DOLLY                  E la musica crescerà                                                                                                       

                                e una storia comincierà sì                                                                                               

MINNIE                  Tutto è più facile mentre                                                                                                  

                                tu stai ballando                                                                                                                 

TUTTI                    Quando balli senti che                                                                                                     

                                non sei più lo stesso                                                                                                       

                                Sono in viaggio verso te                                                                                                  

                                passo dopo passo.                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                          

Entra un ragazzo in bicicletta, attraversa la scena ed esce dall'altro lato seguito da Dolly.                                                                                                            

DOLLY  uscendo    E il cuore mi scoppierà                                                                                                    

TUTTI                    Io sono una molla e nessuno mi fermerà                                                                                                    

                                un, due, tre                                                                     

                                un, due, tre                                                                     

                                un, due, tre                                                                     

                                Io sono una molla e nessuno mi fermerà                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                          

Fine numero ballato.                                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 12           sottofondo (ripresa lenta di Ballando)                                                                                         

                                                                                                                          

Si chiude la prima coulisse e da sx entra Dolly.                                                                                                                             

Dall'altro lato a dx dietro periatto, arriva Rose con il suo carretto di frutta.                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                          

ROSE                     Signora Levi!                                                                                                                      

DOLLY                   Rose!                                                                                

ROSE                     Come stai, Dolly?                                                                                                               

DOLLY                   Come stai tu, Rose?                                                                                                          

ROSE                     Bene, bene. Ho male alla schiena, fitte                                                                                          

                                ai fianchi, calcoli al fegato…                                                                                             

                                insomma sto benone!                                   

stop MUSICA e subito cambio MUSICA                                

                                Mia madre ci ha lasciato, lo sapevi.                                                                                                 

DOLLY                   No.                                                                                    

ROSE                     Un anno fa, lo scorso settembre.                                                                                                     

                                Pace all'anima sua. E' passato tanto                                                                                               

                                tempo da quando tu e tuo marito                                                                                                     

                                abitavate nel mio quartiere.                                                                                               

                                Che piacere mi ha fatto rivederti.                                 stop MUSICA                          

DOLLY                   Anche a me. Ciao Rose.                                                                                                    

ROSE                     Ciao Dolly.                                                                       

DOLLY                   Rose! Rose, sei mai stata all'                                                                                            

                                "Harmonia Gardens"?                                                                                                      

ROSE                     No, perché?                                                                    

DOLLY                   Lo devi vedere assolutamente. E'                                                                                                    

                                fantastico! Ecco, questo è il mio nuovo                                                                                          

                                indirizzo. Ci vediamo da me alle sei.                                                                                               

ROSE                     D'accordo, d'accordo.Ciao Dolly.                                                                                                     

DOLLY                   Ciao Rose. A stasera!                                                                                                       

ROSE                     A stasera.                                                                          lentamente esce a sx                    

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                   Efraim, lasciami andare, è passato                                                                                                  

                                già tanto tempo.                                                               attacco MUSICA                    

                                Ogni sera, come desideravi ho messo                                                                                            

                                fuori il gatto, mi sono fatta una camomilla                                                                                      

                                e prima di andare a letto ho detto una                                                                                             

                                preghierina, ringraziando Dio d'essere                                                                                           

                                indipendente e di non avere assolutamente                                                                                                 

                                nessun legame al mondo.                                                                                                 

                                Poi una notte, una foglia di quercia mi è                                                                                        

                                caduta dalla Bibbia. L'avevo messa lì                                                                                             

                                quando mi avevi chiesto di sposarti                                                                                                

                                Efraim. Una foglia di quercia perfetta                                                                                              

                                ma senza colore e senza vita.                                      la musica accelera                

                                E improvvisamente ho capito che ero                                                                                             

                                come quella foglia. Per anni non ho                                                                                               

                                versato una lacrima e non ho avuto                                                                                                

                                un momento vero di felicità.                                          fine MUSICA                           

                                Bè, io avrei preso la decisione Efraim,                                                                                            

                                di ritornare sulla terra, sì, di ritornare tra                                                                                          

                                la gente. Ma io mi sentirei tanto tanto più                                                                                       

                                serena se tu potessi darmi un segno, un                                                                                       

                                qualsiasi segno di approvazione. E…                                                                                            

                                Efraim, vorrei che fossi tu a dirmi: vai.                                                                                             

                                                                                                                          

Entrano di corsa Irene e Cornelio, e Barnaba e Minnie.                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 13           introduzione alla canzone di Dolly.                                                                                               

                                                                                                                          

IRENE                    Dolly, Cornelio ci porta  a vedere la                                                                                                 

                                parata, ci va tutta la città.                                                                                                    

CORNELIO           Venga, signora Levi.                                                                                                         

IRENE                    Oh Dolly, il mondo è pieno di cose                                                                                                  

                                tanto belle.                                                                       

CORNELIO           Andiamo, sta arrivando la banda.                                escono                                        

DOLLY                  Sì, vengo… vengo… prima che arrivi la banda…                                                                                         

                parlato       e la parata sia finita                                                                                                           

                cantato      e un anno che passa                                                                                                      

                                e un'altra parata.                                                                                                              

                                Fin quando la banda andrà via                                                                                                      

                                dirò al mio cuore                                                                                                              

                                che non è finita.                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                          

Da sx entrano dei passanti che vanno alla parata con le bandierine in mano.                                                                                                                                 

Tra loro c'è anche Orazio.                                                                                                                                  

cambio MUSICA per sottofondo scena                                                                                                                                       

DOLLY   lo vede      Signor Vandergelder.                                                     lui fa finta di non vederla

                                Le debbo delle scuse, signor Vandergelder.                                                                                                 

ORAZIO si ferma     Mi deve anche di più.                                                                                                        

DOLLY                   Sì, Irene Molloy è stata una delusione,                                                                                           

                                che tesoro.                                                                       

ORAZIO                 Tanto perché lo sappia, il pasticciere mi                                                                                         

                                ha reso i soldi di quelle noccioline                                                                                                  

                                ricoperte di cioccolato.                                                                                                      

DOLLY                   Mi dispiace, ma per principio io non                                                                                                

                                concedo rimborsi. Comunque… ho già                                                                                          

                                pensato come risarcirla…                                                                                                 

stop MUSICA di sottofondo                                                                      

ORAZIO                 Dolly Levi, che sia ben chiara una cosa,                                                                                        

                                la dispenso dalla sua opera di mediatrice,                                                                                                     

                                io non ne ho più bisogno .                                                                                                

                                Lei è una donna come le altre.                                                                                         

DOLLY                   Le garantisco che non avrà più nessun                                                                                         

                                bisogno della mia opera, dopo il suo                                                                                               

                                fidanzamento.                                                                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Che fidanzamento?                                                                                                          

DOLLY                   Questa sera, ore 7 e trenta, ristorante                                                                                             

                                "Harmonia Gardens", separè, tavolo                                                                                               

                                per due. Lei lo aspetta?                                                                                                      

ORAZIO                 Chi? Chi mi aspetta?                                                                                                        

DOLLY                   Chi… chi lo aspetta… La ricchissima,                                                                                            

                                bellissima signora di cui le ho                                                                                          

                                accennato a Yonkers, stamani.                                                                                        

                                La grande ereditiera, ricorda.                                                                                            

ORAZIO                 Non mi interessa!… Come si chiama?                                                                                            

DOLLY                   Ehmmm… ah, Ernestina.                                                                                                  

ORAZIO                 Non mi interessa!… Ernestina come?                                                                                            

DOLLY                   Ehmm… facile… facile…                                                                                                  

                                Ernestina Facile.                                                                                                               

ORAZIO                 Non mi interessa! Buondì.                                             esce                                            

DOLLY                   Buondì…                                                                          nota tenuta                             

                                signor Vandergelder.                                                                                                        

MUSICA 14           FIN QUANDO LA BANDA ANDRA' VIA                     (Dolly)

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                  Arriva la banda e va via                                                                                                    

                                è un anno che passa                                                                                                      

                                e un'altra parata                                                                                                               

                                Fin quando la banda andrà via                                                                                                      

                                dirò al mio cuore                                                                                                              

                                che non è finita                                                                                                                 

                                Perché non è vita per me                                                                                                 

                                senza un sorriso,                                                                                                             

                                senza neanche una lacrima… Efraim                                                                                           

                                Io rinascerò                                                                    

                                ricomincerò                                                                   

                                la mia strada troverò                                                                                                       

                                perché sono viva io                                                                                                         

                                e non è tardi, no                                                                                                               

                                cosa sarà di me                                                                                                                

                                voglio deciderlo                                                                                                               

                                fin quando la banda andrà via                                                                                       

                                Quando la banda va via                                                                                                   

                                è un anno che passa                                                                                                      

                                e un'altra parata                                                                                                               

                                E io resterò sulla via                                                                                                        

                                tra le bandiere, i fiori                                                                                                        

                                e qualche risata                                                                                                                

                                Suona la banda e così                                                                                                      

                                ce la farò a svegliare il mio cuore                                                                                                  

                                ed io riderò                                                                     

                                mi commuoverò                                                                                                               

                                e griderò a chiunque sia                                                                                                  

                                che voglio vivere                                                                                                              

                                e non sopravvivere                                                                                                         

                                cosa sarà di me                                                                                                                

                                lo voglio decidere                                                                                                            

                                fin quando la banda andrà via.                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                          

Durante questa canzone Dolly viene isolata dalle luci e alla fine si apre tutto il fondo                                                                                                                    

e appare la parata che avanza.                                                                                                                                         

Dolly esce.                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

SCENA 7               Parata                                                                               

                                                                                                                          

Avanza il carro allegorico con sopra una ragazza che simboleggia gli Stati Uniti.                                                                                                                           

Davanti e intorno al carro la banda che suona e cittadini con le bandierine.                                                                                                                                     

Tra loro anche Cornelio, Irene, Barnaba, Minnie, Ambrogio ed Ermengarda.                                                                                                                                   

In testa alla parata c'è Orazio in divisa e spada d'ordinanza.                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 14a         FIN QUANDO LA BANDA ANDRA' VIA                     (Coro)

                                                                                                                          

CORO    avanzando Suona la banda per chi                                                rientra Dolly a dx e si fa

                                                                                                                           largo tra la folla                             

                                non riesce più a svegliare il suo cuore                                                                                        

                                e per chi non sa                                                                                                                

                                mai combattere                                                                                                                 

                                perché ormai non spera più.                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

Dolly facendosi largo tra la folla arriva quasi vicino ad Orazio.                                                                                                                                            

Rimane un sottofondo di tamburi.                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                   7 e trenta, "Harmonia Gardens". E si prenda                                                                                                 

                                a nolo un frac perché quella ci tiene.                                                                                              

ORAZIO                 Dolly Levi, lei è una donna esaperante.                                                                                         

DOLLY                   Oh, Orazio Vandergelder, questa è la                                                                                             

                                cosa più carina che mi abbia detto.                             ride                                              

                                                                                                                          

TUTTI                    Ma questa volta no                                                                                                          

                                non si può perdere                                                                                                          

                                un'occasione in più                                                                                                         

                                la puoi pretendere                                                                                                           

                                fin quando la banda andrà via.                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                          

Sulla nota finale, dall'alto cadono tanti coriandoli dei colori della bandiera americana.                                                                                                                  

Tutti agitano le bandierine.                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                          

BUIO                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

FINE ATTO                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

ATTO SECONDO                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 1             ENTR'ACTE                                                                                                                       che si lega con….                                                   

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 1a           sottofondo "STILE CLASSICO"                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

SCENA 1               Una strada di New York                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

BARNABA            Cornelio, ma le donne ci mettono tutto                                                                                           

                                questo tempo a ca-cambiarsi… io la                                                                                                

                                mattina mi vesto in tre minuti.                                                                                           

CORNELIO           Le donne hanno più roba…                                                                                             

BARNABA            E' meglio che ce ne andiamo!                                                                                          

CORNELIO           Oh, questa è un'esperienza unica…                          pausa musicale                     

                                … per tutta la vita…                                                        musica                                     

                                ricorderemo la notte in cui portammo                                                                                              

                                Irene Molloy e Minnie Fay a cena                                                                                                    

                                all' "Harmonia Gardens"….                                           stop musica                            

                                … con meno di un dollaro…                                         vamp musicale                      

                                e poi c'è un'altra cosa che ci                                                                                             

                                siamo ripromessi di fare.                                                                                                    

BARNABA            Co-cornelio, non penserai di baciare                                                                                              

                                la signorina Molloy?                                                                                                          

CORNELIO           Eeeh, sì…                                                                        

BARNABA            Strillerà….                                                                        

CORNELIO           Tu non capisci proprio niente di donne.                                                                                         

BARNABA            So solo che richiedono fondi.                                                                                           

CORNELIO           Vuoi ficcarti in testa che tutti, all'infuori                                                                                          

                                di noi, passano la vita distribuendo baci                                                                                        

                                a destra e a sinistra.                                                                                                          

BARNABA            Davvero?                                                                         

CORNELIO           Sì, certo.                                                                            pausa musica                        

BARNABA            Chissà che labbra gonfie pe-però?                             riprende MUSICA

                                                                                                                           ma veloce                                

Da destra arrivano le due ragazze.                                                                                                                                   

CORNELIO           Sorridi, Barnaba. Ostenta ricchezza e allegria.                                                                                             

BARNABA            Facciamo so-solo allegria.                                             fine MUSICA                           

IRENE                    Salve… eccoci qua.                                                                                                          

MINNIE                  Salve.                                                                               

CORNELIO           Salve, signorina Molloy.                                                                                                    

IRENE                    No, no, no, niente cognomi. Dopo quello                                                                                       

                                che abbiamo passato insieme, soltanto                                                                                          

                                Irene e Minnie.                                                                                                                   

CORNELIO           Oooh, Irene.                                                                     le bacia la mano                           

BARNABA            Quello co-contava, Cornelio?                                                                                           

IRENE                    Contava cosa?                                                                                                                   

CORNELIO           No, no, vede, noi contavamo i secondi                                                                                           

                                aspettandovi.                                                                                                                      

MINNIE                  Io credevo che i ricchi contassero                                                                                                    

                                soltanto i soldi.                                                                                                                   

IRENE                    Ho una fame. Andiamo all'angolo a                                                                                                

                                mangiare qualcosetta, eh?                                                                                                

CORNELIO           Sì, sì… No, no, no, no, no, no.                                                                                          

                                Ci guasteremo l'appetito.                                                                                                   

IRENE                    Allora prendiamo un aperitivo.                                                                                         

CORNELIO           Ah no, quello proprio no, l'aperitivo                                                                                                 

                                non è più considerato di moda.                                                                                        

IRENE                    Oh, davvero?                                                                                                                      

BARNABA            So-sono anni ormai.                                                                                                          

IRENE                    Allora andiamo subito a cena all'                                                                                                     

                                "Harmonia Gardens".                                                                                                        

                                Chiamate una carrozza.                                                                                                     

MINNIE                  Ho sempre sognato di andare                                                                                          

                                in carrozza.                                                                      

CORNELIO           Carrozza!                                                                         

                                No, no, non ci bastano….                                                                                                  

                                Voglio dire, non è mica per il denaro o                                                                                           

                                altro… è solo che oggi giorno, i veri, veri                                                                                        

                                signori non prendono la carrozza.                                                                                                   

BARNABA            Sì, sì. Buona idea. Ma-manco morti.                                                                                                

                                                                                                                          

Attacco MUSICA 2                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                          

CORNELIO           Vanno tutti in tram a cavalli.                                                                                              

MINNIE                  Allora io sono sempre stata una                                                                                       

                                vera signora senza saperlo.                                                                                              

CORNELIO           Ma certo. Ci tenete ad essere                                                                                           

                                veramente di classe?                                                                                                        

MINNIE                  Sì.                                                                                     

IRENE                    Certamente.                                                                    

CORNELIO           Allora a piedi.                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 2             STILE CLASSICO       (Irene-Cornelio-Minnie-Barnaba-Rudolph)                                       

                                                                                                                          

CORN/BARN       Sì New York                                                                   

                                è fatta per Barnaba e Cornelio                                                                                      

IRE/MIN                 Gli ospiti di mister Hackl                                                                                                 

                                si sentono importanti ed unici                                                                                      

INSIEME                Certo che                                                                        

                                si vede se hai dei modi aristocratici                                                                                             

                                Stile classico                                                                                                                     

                                può sembrare stupido                                                                                                    

                                ma la classe non è acqua per noi                                                                                                 

Ballano.                                                                                                            

CORNELIO           Siamo noi                                                                        

                                la crema della città, gli scapoli                                                                                       

IRENE                    Se due "giusti" ti accompagnano                                                                                                 

                                tutto sembra facilissimo                                                                                                 

MINNIE                  Purchè non ci imbroglino                                                                                              

CORN/BARN       Questa vita è uno spettacolo                                                                                        

                                Stile classico                                                                                                                     

                                può sembrare stupido                                                                                                    

INSIEME                Ma la classe non è acqua per noi.                                                                                                 

Ballano ed escono di alto.         

                                                                                                          

Si apre coulisse ed appare l' "Harmonia Gardens".                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                           

SCENA 2               Harmonia Gardens                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                          

In scena Rudolph al centro sulla scalinata. Intorno i camerieri già in posizione.                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                           

RUDOLPH            Stile classico                                                                                                                      

                                puro stile classico                                                                                                            

                                e la classe non è acqua se                                                                                              

                                Viene qui                                                                         

                                la crema della città che ha savoir faire                                                                                         

                                e che accende i sigari                                                                                                       

                                con i soldi al posto dei fiammiferi                                                                                                 

                                Perché qui                                                                      

                                il lusso non puoi considerarlo un optional                                                                                               

                                Stile classico                                                                   dall'alto arrivano le due

                                                                                                                           coppie                                         

                                puro stile classico                                                                                                            

                                Stile classico                                                                                                                      

TUTTI                    Classico                                                                          

                                Classico                                                                          

                                Classico                                                                          

                                Classico                                                                          

                                Lo stile per noi                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                          

Il numero finisce con una posizione in proscenio.                                                                                                                         

Rudolph al centro si trova coperto dalle mani dei quattro.                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                           

RUDOLPH            Sì, in che posso servirli?                                                                                                    

CORNELIO           Ah, come va caro vecchio Adolph.                                                                                                  

RUDOLPH            Io sono Rudolph.                                                                                                               

CORNELIO           Oh, sicuro Rudolph. Noi vorremmo solo                                                                                         

                                mangiucchiare… pochino, pochino…                                                                                            

                                Capito?                                                                            

RUDOLPH            A che nome è la prenotazione, prego?                                                                                           

CORNELIO           Prenotazione?                                                                                                                    

RUDOLPH            Temo che non vi siano tavoli disponibili.                                                                                       

                                Prego…                                                                             Invitandoli ad uscire.                     

BARNABA            A-a-andiamo via.                                                                                                                

IRENE                    Sa chi è il signore? Questo è Cornelio                                                                                           

                                Hackl! Lui, in carne ed ossa.                                                                                             

RUDOLPH            Prego…                                                                             Li invita nuovamente ad

                                                                                                                           uscire.                                         

MINNIE                  Gli dica che è di casa con i Rockfeller.                                                                                           

RUDOLPH            Con i Rockfeller?… Capisco.                                                                                           

BARNABA            Ho visto un locale qui all'angolo….                                                                                                 

RUDOLPH            Io credo di avere qualcosa, sì, credo                                                                                               

                                di avere qualcosa. Se mi vogliono                                                                                                   

                                seguire, prego.                                                                 Li accompagna ad un

                                                                                                                           separè a sinistra.                          

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 3             sottofondo                                                                     

                                                                                                                          

RUDOLPH            Separè numero 2, l'unico rimasto.                                                                                                   

                                Molto intimo.                                                                    

CORNELIO           Ah sì?                                                                               

RUDOLPH            Molto richiesto…                                                                                                                

CORNELIO           Ah sì?                                                                               

RUDOLPH            … molto particolare… e …                                                                                                 

CORNELIO           No, no, non lo dica.                                                                                                           

RUDOLPH            …e molto, molto costoso.                                                                                                   

CORNELIO           Lo sapevo.                                                                        stop MUSICA                          

IRENE                    Cornelio, credevo che conoscesse                                                                                                 

                                tutti qui.                                                                            

CORNELIO           Bè, dopo stasera, mi conosceranno tutti.                                                                                        

                                                                                                                          

Entrano nel separè dove c'è la tavola già apparecchiata per quattro.                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                           

Dallo scalone d'ingresso una signora chiama Rudolph.                                                                                                                                      

E' Ernestina (cioè Rose vestita in modo vistoso e pacchiano)                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                          

ERNESTINA         Ehi lei lì. Venga subito qui.                                                                                               

RUDOLPH            Io?                                                                                     

ERNESTINA         Sì, lei.                                                                                inizia a scendere

MUSICA 4            

                                Come osa tenermi in piedi così a lungo.                                                                                        

RUDOLPH            Appena il signor Vandergelder arriverà,                                                                                         

                                potrà sedersi, signorina Facile.                                                                                        

ERNESTINA         No, senta un po' garçon…                                                                                                

RUDOLPH            Il mio nome è Rudolph, Rudolph Reisenweber.                                                                                           

ERNESTINA         E perché, se è lecito, non posso                                                                                                      

                                attenderlo al tavolo?                                                                                                          

RUDOLPH            All' "Harmonia Gardens" non è considerato                                                                                                  

                                ortodosso lasciare una signora sola al                                                                                           

                                tavolo, se vuole darmi il suo mantello…                                                                                         

ERNESTINA         Non mi tocchi sa…                                                                                                            

Arriva un cameriere e dice qualcosa all'orecchio di Rudolph.                                                                                                                                              

RUDOLPH

a Ernestina                Se mi vuole scusare.                                                     

ERNESTINA         Ma certo che no.                                                              ritorna sulle scale ed

                                                                                                                           esce                                            

RUDOLPH                                   

al cameriere              Allora?                                                             

CAMERIERE        Viene la signora Levi.                                                                                                       

RUDOLPH            E' vero? Ooooh! Non posso crederci.                                                                                              

CAMERIERE        Alle otto. Tavolo per due e un pollo.                                                                                                

RUDOLPH            La signora Dolly Levi torna qui dopo una                                                                                      

                                così lunga assenza. E' troppo bello                                                                                                 

                                per essere vero.                                                                                                                  

CAMERIERE        Mi hanno incaricato di dirlo a lei.                                                                                                     

RUDOLPH            Chi? Chi ti ha incaricato?                                                                                                  

Il cameriere indica Ambrogio ed Ermengarda, apparsi in alto sulle scale.                                                                                                                                        

RUDOLPH            Sembra gente attendibile.                                                                                                 

                                Adunata di tutti i camerieri.                                            il cameriere esce per

                                                                                                                           chiamare gli altri                           

ad Ambrogio                      Prego signori, accomodatevi.                                                                                          

AMBROGIO          Grazie.                                                                               inizia a tirare

                                                                                                            Ermengarda che è

                                                                                                            terrorizzata                                                   

                                Se continui a comportarti come un                                                                                                  

                                povero coniglietto spaventato, è                                                                                                       

                                meglio che ti ordini un po' di lattuga.                                                                                               

ERMENGARDA   Come fai ad avere tanto coraggio.                                                                                                   

                                E' ingiusto.                                                                      

AMBROGIO          Basta che cerchi di ricordare i                                                                                          

                                consigli della signora Levi.                                                                                                

ERMENGARDA   Io volevo solo sposarti.                                                                                                       

                                Non esibirmi in pubblico.                                              

la musica diventa vamp.          

AMBROGIO          Ma qui non c'è nessuno che ci conosca.                                                                                       

RUDOLPH            Prego…                                                                            

ERMENGARDA   Ambrogio, sei sicuro?                                                                                                       

AMBROGIO          Tesoro, mi sono mai sbagliato?                                    vanno a sedere al tavolo               

                                                                                                                          

Sulla ultima battuta di Ambrogio, appare sulla porta                                                                                                                                             

in alto Orazio.                                                                                                   accordo musicale.                

Quando Orazio inizia a scendere le scale parte la 

MUSICA 5 - sottofondo            

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 Io sono Vandergelder.                                                                                                      

RUDOLPH            Ah sì, il signor Vandergelder.                                       in alto riappare Ernestina               

ORAZIO                 Sì, ci dovrebbe essere una certa                                                                                                      

                                signorina Facile ad aspettarmi.                                                                                        

RUDOLPH            E' lì.                                                                                    stop MUSICA alla

                                                                                                                           voltata di Orazio                           

ORAZIO                 No, ho paura che non ci siamo                                                                                        

                                capiti, vede…                                                                                                                      

RUDOLPH            Ho capito perfettamente.                                                                                                    

                                Signorina, prego...                        

MUSICA 6 sottofondo                                                                                  quando Ernestina

                                                                                                                           scende

                                il signor Vandergelder…                                                                                                    

                                la signorina Facile…                                                                                                         

ERNESTINA         Sì, certo, sì.                                                                      

ORAZIO                 Buonasera, signorina.                                                                                                      

ERNESTINA         Spero che lo sia, una buona sera.                                                                                                   

a Rudolph                  Allora buon uomo?                                                        

RUDOLPH            Separè numero uno per il signor                                                                                                     

                                Vandergelder. Se vogliono seguirmi.                                                                                              

ERNESTINA        

a Orazio                    Può prendere il mio                                                       

                                braccio. E se non ha un raffreddore                                                                                                

                                di testa, la prego si tolga il cappello.                            entrano nel separè a

                                                                                                                           sinistra pronto per due                   

                                                                                                                          

Fine musica         quando Orazio, dopo aver dato cappello e bastone a Rudolph, chiude la porta.                                                                                               

                                                                                                                           

RULLATA.                                                                                                                                                          

Arrivano tutti i camerieri e si mettono in fila in proscenio.                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                          

RUDOLPH           

ai camerieri               Achtung! Ho un annuncio                                                                                               

                                importante da dare. Dopo un'assenza di                                                                                        

                                diversi anni, ritornerà stasera al "restaurant"                                                                                                 

                                "Harmonia Gardens", la signora che ha il                                                                                      

                                più grande sorriso, il più grande cuore della                                                                                                 

                                città di New York. E l'appetito più grande.                                                                                      

TUTTI                     alternandosi in crescendo                    

                                Dolly!… E' Dolly!…                                        

RUDOLPH            Sssssh! Achtung! Pertanto vi ordino, come                                                                                                   

                                direttore dell' "Harmonia Gardens" e vostro                                                                                                   

                                comandante supremo, che in questa sera                                                                                                     

                                speciale, il vostro servizio lampo sia più                                                                                         

                                lampo del lampo. Altrimenti…                                       fischia                                      

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 7             GALOP dei Camerieri                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                          

Il Galop è diviso in tre parti.                                                                                                                               

Galop - 1° parte                                                                                                                                                 

Alla fine della prima parte, Rudolph entra con una bottiglia di champagne                                                                                                                                       

nel periatto di sinistra che, avanzando, si gira mostrandoci le due coppie già a tavola.                                                                                                                  

Rimane sempre musica di sottofondo.                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                          

IRENE                    Rudolph, prenda nota: brodo di                                                                                       

                                tartaruga, fagiano arrosto con funghi.                                                                                             

CORNELIO           Fagiano?                                                                         

MINNIE                  A me lo stesso, e del caviale.                                                                                            

IRENE                    Caviale.                                                                            

RUDOLPH            Ai signori cosa diamo?                                                                                                       

CORNELIO           Il beneficio della condizionale.                                                                                         

Alla fine della scena il periatto rigira e torna indetro.                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                          

Galop - 2° parte                                                                                                                                                 

Durante la seconda parte, un cameriere casca facendo cadere una portata.                                                                                                                                    

Appare Rudolph che fischia e poi entra nel periatto di destra.                                                                                                                                             

Ballo dei camerieri con le scope che finisce con una seconda caduta dello stesso cameriere.                                                                                                    

Il periatto di destra gira mostrando Ernestina e Orazio intenti a dare l'ordinazione a Rudolph.                                                                                                      

Rimane sempre musica di sottofondo.                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                          

ERNESTINA         Sei… no, dodici… diciotto…                                                                                             

                                ventiquattro…                                                                                                                     

RUDOLPH            Non è stagione di ostriche.                                                                                               

ERNESTINA         Quando è stagione le trovi dappertutto.                                                                                          

                                Io le voglio fuori stagione.                                                                                                 

ORAZIO                 Ma le hanno detto che non le hanno.                                                                                             

ERNESTINA         E lei gli dica che vadano a pescarle.                                                                                               

Alla fine della scena il periatto rigira e torna indietro.                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                          

Galop - 3° parte                                                                                                                                                 

Durante la terza parte, Cornelio e Barnaba sgattaiolano fuori dal separè e si                                                                                                                                   

trovano coinvolti nel galop che alla fine li riporta alla porta del separè,                                                                                                                              

dove appare Irene cercandoli.                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

IRENE                    Cornelio!                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

Il galop riprende e va a concludersi con un gran finale.                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                          

Fine GALOP.                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 7a           Valzer per giro periatto di sinistra                                                                                                 

                                (fine musica a giro periatto completato)                                                                                         

                                                                                                                          

CORNELIO           Barnaba, Minnie, Irene…                                              si alza per brindare                        

                                Io sono talmente felice che sento il                                                                                                 

                                bisogno di essere sincero…                                                                                             

                                e dire la verità.                                                                                                                    

BARNABA            Cornelio?                                                                         

CORNELIO           Se le dico la verità, lascerà che le                                                                                                    

                                metta un braccio intorno alla vita?                                                                                                   

IRENE                    Può farlo anche se dice le bugie.                                Cornelio le mette un

                                                                                                                           braccio intorno alla vita                 

CORNELIO           Non avevo mai toccato una donna.                                                                                                 

IRENE                    E ancora non l'ha toccata…. Quello è                                                                                            

                                il bustino. Allora questa verità!?                                  

MUSICA 8 – sottofondo           

CORNELIO           Tutte quelle fantasie che la signora                                                                                                

                                Levi ha detto di me…                                                                                                        

IRENE                    Ah, sì.                                                                               

CORNELIO           ...Sono tutte fantasie.                                                                                                        

IRENE                    Davvero?                                                                         

CORNELIO           Irene, io non sono ricco.                                                                                                    

IRENE                    Non è ricco?                                                                    

CORNELIO           Io non sono niente di quello che ha detto                                                                                                      

                                la signora Levi, e nemmeno Barnaba.                                                                                            

                                No, non siamo ricchi. La nostra vita è da                                                                                        

                                Vandergelder. Di giorno al banco e la sera                                                                                                    

                                a pulire e lucidare il negozio. Volevamo                                                                                         

                                tanto avere un giorno di avventure che                                                                                          

                                siamo scappati da Yonkers e abbiamo                                                                                           

                                detto un sacco di bugie. Ed ecco,                                                                                                    

                                guardateci, un paio di simulatori al verde.                                                                                      

IRENE                    Ma Cornelio, io l'ho capito fin                                                                                           

                                dal principio.                                                                   

BARNABA            Davvero?                                                                         

IRENE                    Se no perché vi sareste nascosti                                                                                                     

                                nell'armadio e sotto la tavola.                                                                                            

MINNIE                  E ci avreste fatto tanto scarpinare.                                                                                                   

BARNABA            Vale la pena di andare dentro per                                                                                                   

                                ragazze così simpatiche.                                                                                                   

CORNELIO           Oh, capite. Non abbiamo i soldi per                                                                                                 

                                pagare questa cena.                                                                                                         

IRENE                    Naturalmente.                                                                  stop MUSICA                          

                                Minnie, mostra a questi due "viveur"                                                                                               

                                i soldi che ho in borsa. Mi consola                                                                                                  

                                pensare che vendere sciocchi                                                                                         

                                cappellini può servire almeno a                                                                                                       

                                pagarmi una bella serata come questa.                                                                                          

CORNELIO           Ooooooh, io non posso farne a meno.                       la bacia                                        

attacco MUSICA

BARNABA            Po-porca paletta.                                                                                                                

CORNELIO           Io…                                                                                   

Minnie porge ad Irene una borsetta.                                                                                                                                 

IRENE                    No Minnie, la mia borsa bianca, non quella lì.          stop MUSICA

realizzano                  La mia borsa bianca...                                                                                                       

MINNIE                  Quando ci siamo cambiate…                                                                                            

IRENE                    Minnie…                                                                          

MINNIE                  Ho solo pochi spiccioli, 5 cents per il tram.                                                                                                     

CORNELIO           5 cents…                                                                          Entra Rudolph con il

                                                                                                                           conto.                                          

RUDOLPH            Il signore vuole il conto adesso….                              

attacco MUSICA 8a

CORNELIO          

guarda il conto           Eh eh eh… Lo porti via, galantuomo                                                                               

                                Porti un'altra bottilgia di champagne.                                                                                              

                                                                                                                          

Contemporaneamente il periatto sinistro rigira e indietreggia e il periatto sinistro avanza e                                                                                                          

gira scoprendo Orazio e Ernestina.stop MUSICA quando Ernestina si toglie tovagliolo.                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                           

ORAZIO                 Ma, dico, cosa fa?                                                                                                              

ERNESTINA         Sono le otto, signor Vandergelder,                                                                                                  

                                me ne devo proprio andare.                                                                                              

ORAZIO                 Andare? Ma scusi, se non ha ancora finito                                                                                                   

                                di mangiare. Con quello che costa, se io                                                                                       

                                mangiassi questa roba tutte le sere, fallirei                                                                                                    

                                entro un anno e andrei a lavorare sotto padrone.                                                                                         

ERNESTINA         Perché non fa un bell'involtino di                                                                                                    

                                nascosto e lo porta a casa a Yonkers,                                                                                             

                                per i cavalli e i maiali?                                                                                                       

ORAZIO                 Io non ho maiali, signorina Facile, io                                                                                              

                                ho le galline. E mi guardo dal crescerle                                                                                          

                                stravaganti e sprecone.                                                                                                      

ERNESTINA         Non vedo lo scopo di questa volgare                                                                                              

                                discussione, signor Vandergelder, né                                                                                            

                                di trattenermi qui ulteriormente.                                    si alza                                          

                                Tanto più che è chiaro, almeno per me,                                                                                         

                                che lei è… mi si perdoni l'espressione,                                                                                          

                                del tutto inidoneo.                                                                                                              

ORAZIO                 Ini… come?                                                                     

ERNESTINA         Non di meno, io le assicuro che non dirò una                                                                                              

                                parola alla signora Levi di questa disastrosa                                                                                                 

                                serata. E le consiglio altrettanto quando lei arriverà qui.                                                                                                     

ORAZIO                 Un momento. Ha detto, arriverà qui?                                                                                               

ERNESTINA         Sì, doveva raggiungerci alle otto. Potrà dirle che                                                                                          

                                me ne sono andata perché avevo il mal di                                                                                                     

                                stomaco, ed è vero sa…                                                                                                     

ORAZIO                 Signore, dammi la forza di mangiare tutta                                                                                                      

                                questa roba che ho pagato.                                                                                              

ERNESTINA         Buonanotte.                                                                     esce dal periatto e va via

                                                                                                                           dalle scale                                   

RUDOLPH            E' lei, è lei.                                                                        attacco MUSICA 10               

                                E' qua fuori su una bella carrozza                                                                                                   

                                a due cavalli.                                                                                                                      

ORAZIO                

uscendo dal separè    Che succede qui?                                         

CAMERIERE       

A Rudolph                 E' sicuro?                                       

RUDOLPH            Oh, conosco quella voce. E' lei, è giunta.                                                                                      

ORAZIO                 Chi? Chi, è giunta?                                                                                                           

RUDOLPH            E' giunta su una bella carrozza                                                                                        

                                a quattro cavalli.                                                                                                                 

ORAZIO                 Ma chi?                                                                            

RUDOLPH            Non può conoscerla. La signora Levi.                        Orazio rientra nel

                                                                                                                           separè.      

2°CAMERIERE    Ma è vero?                                                                        agitazione tra i camerieri                

RUDOLPH            Sì, è Dolly, dai l'allarme all'orchestra.                                                                                              

3°CAMERIERE    L'ha vista?                                                                       

RUDOLPH            Sì, certo, l'ho vista. In un carrozza                                                                                                   

                                bianca tirata da sei cavalli.                                            aumenta l'agitazione

                                                                                                                           intorno a Rudolph                          

TUTTI                     E' Dolly!… Dolly!… la signora Levi!                            

si apre porta, appare DOLLY in alto

3°CAMERIERE    l'unico che l'ha vista, cerca di far fare silenzio                                                                                              

                                Signor Reisenweber….                                                 urla                                              

                                Rudolph… Rudy!                                                            silenzio di colpo                            

                                E' qui!                                                                                indica verso l'ingresso e

                                                                                                                           tutti si girano verso di lei                               

MUSICA 11           HELLO, DOLLY!                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                  Hello Harrie,                                                                   

                                come va Louie?                                                                                                                

                                Stare qui                                                                          

                                mi fa sentire a casa mia                                                                                                   

                                Non cambi mai Danny!                                                                                                    

                                Dimmi Hello Manny!                                                                                                         

                                Sei il più grande                                                                                                                

                                sei speciale                                                                    

                                sei il più forte tu.                                                                                                                

                                Mi sento un nodo alla gola                                                                                              

                                se l'orchestra suona                                                                                                        

                                le canzoni che cantavo tempo fa, sì                                                                                            

                                Non starò sola                                                                                                                   

                                e riprendo il posto mio, ora                                                                                             

                                Dolly non andrà più via di qua                                                                                       

CORO                    Hello Dolly!                                                                     

                                Ciao, Hello Dolly!                                                                                                              

                                Il tuo posto è stato sempre qui con noi                                                                                      

                                Non cambi mai Dolly                                                                                                        

                                perché tu Dolly                                                                                                                  

                                sei brillante, sei splendente e dolce… quando vuoi                                                                                                        

                                Il cuore batte in gola                                                                                                        

                                se l'orchestra suona                                                                                                        

                                le canzoni che cantavi tempo fa, sì                                                                                               

DOLLY                  Non sarò sola                                                                                                                    

                                e riprendo il posto mio, ora                                                                                             

CORO                    Giuralo Dolly che non vai più via                                                                                                  

Ballano.

DOLLY                  Sono rimasta anche troppo lontana                                                                                             

                                dalle luci di questa città                                                                                                   

                                Ma sono tornata e ora voglio restare                                                                                           

                                e sento la gioia da stasera tornerà                                                                                               

CORO                    Ritornerà                                                                         

RUDOLPH            Hello Dolly!                                                                     

                                Ciao, Hello Dolly!                                                                                                              

                                Così bella non ti avevo vista mai                                                                                                   

DOLLY                  Mi sei mancato Rudy                                                                                                       

RUDOLPH            Tu di più Dolly!                                                                                                                 

INSIEME                La mia (tua) stella finalmente                                                                                          

                                Mi (Ti) riporta qui                                                                                                              

RUDOLPH            La gente ti ama                                                                                                                 

                                come nessuna                                                                                                                  

                                Non esiste un'altra che somigli a te, no                                                                                      

                                Resta qui, Dolly!                                                                                                               

DOLLY                  Il passato è già alle mie spalle                                                                                        

INSIEME                Tutto è più bello quando sto con te.                                                                                            

CORO                    Il tintinnio del ghiaccio                                                                                                     

                                ti darà coraggio                                                                                                                

                                di gettarti nella vita come vuoi tu.                                                                                                 

DOLLY                  Wow wow wow gente                                                                                                      

                                carte da giocare ne ho tante                                                                                           

DOLLY/CORO     Ma i miei (tuoi) jolly sono qui!                                                                                         

                                tutti i jolly sono qui!                                                                                                         

                                I miei (tuoi) jolly siete (siamo) sempre voi (noi)!                                                                                        

                                                                                                                          

Dopo l'applauso c'è una piccola ripresa, alla fine della quale Orazio cerca di                                                                                                                                  

sgattaiolare via dalle scale senza essere visto da Dolly.                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                          

RUDOLPH            Ancora una volta!                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                           

MUSICA 12           ripresa cantata del finale                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                           

DOLLY/RUDOLPH/CORO                                                                                                                                

                                Ma i miei (tuoi) jolly sono qui!                                                                                         

                                tutti i jolly sono qui!                                                                                                         

                                I miei (tuoi) jolly siete (siamo) sempre voi (noi)!                                                                                        

                                                                                                                          

Sul finale Dolly si accorge della fuga di Orazio e va a bloccarlo,                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                           

DOLLY                   Orazio Vandergelder!                                                                                                        

ORAZIO                 Ci conosciamo?                                                                                                                 

DOLLY                   Fin troppo bene.                                                              stop MUSICA                          

ORAZIO                 Oh, è lei, signora Levi. Lei crede di                                                                                                  

                                essere il tipo da travestirsi così?                                                                                      

DOLLY                   Non è che tutti siano della sua opinione.                   come avanzano i

                                                                                                                           camerieri escono                          

                                Me l'ha prestato un'amica, dato che non                                                                                        

                                sono una di quelle ricche signore che                                                                                           

                                non hanno di meglio da fare che perdere                                                                                      

                                le loro giornate con le sarte. A proposito                                                                                         

                                dov'è la signorina Facile?                                                                                                 

ORAZIO                 La signorina Facile?                                                                                                         

DOLLY                   Già.                                                                                   

ORAZIO                 Bè sa, ha dovuto lei… ehm… è corsa al                                                                                         

                                capezzale di un'amica moribonda.                                                                                                  

DOLLY                   La solita Ernestina. Si sacrifica sempre                                                                                          

                                per gli altri. Bè, dovremo fare a meno di                                                                                          

                                lei temporaneamente. Rudolph?                                                                                                     

RUDOLPH            Mia cara signora Levi!                                                                                                       

DOLLY                   Tutto a posto?                                                                                                                     

RUDOLPH            Le faccio preparare immediatamente il tavolo.                                                                                              

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 13           ripresa Galop dei camerieri                                                                                             

                                                                                                                          

Da destra arriva il tavolo sul carrello. I camerieri lo apparecchiano con rapidità.                                                                                                                             

Mentre i camerieri sistemano le stoviglie e il resto, Dolly trascina in proscenio                                                                                                                                

Orazio, ed incomincia a salutare verso il pubblico come se conoscesse tutti.                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY   a Orazio    Non stia qui, può investirla un cameriere.                                                                                      

                alla gente  Oh ciao… buonasera… oh anche tu qui…                                                                                                   

ORAZIO                 Lei conosce troppa gente.                                                                                                 

DOLLY                   Tutti estranei.                                                                                                                      

ORAZIO                 E perché li saluta?                                                                                                             

DOLLY                   Mi fa piacere sentirmeli amici.                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 Li saluti anche per me.                                                                                                       

DOLLY                   Lo sto facendo.                                                                                                                   

RUDOLPH            Di qua, prego.                                                                                                                     

DOLLY                   Perfetto Rudolph, perfetto.                                                                                                

                                Andiamo signor Vandergelder.                                    li fa accomodare.                          

ORAZIO                 Ma io ho già mangiato.                                                                                                      Rudolph gli porge i menù        

Stop MUSICA quando Orazio chiude di scatto il menù.                                                                                                                                      

Rudolph riprende i due menù.                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 Che restiamo a fare qui?                                                                                                   

DOLLY                   Alla gara di ballo partecipa qualcuno                                                                                              

                                che le interessa particolarmente.                                                                                                     

ORAZIO                 Il ballo non mi interessa affatto.                                                                                       

DOLLY                   Rudolph?                                                                        

RUDOLPH            Sììì.                                                                                    

DOLLY                   In caso non lo sapesse, questo è il                                                                                                 

                                signor Vandergelder, di Yonkers, ossia                                                                                          

                                il più autorevole cittadino di Yonkers.                                                                                             

RUDOLPH            Ho già il piacere.                                                                                                                

DOLLY                   Il signor Vandergelder desidera che gli                                                                                          

                                serviate subito le vostre specialità più rare.                                                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Un momento, io non ho aperto bocca.                                                                                            

DOLLY                   Io ho problemi di linea, purtroppo.                                                                                                   

                                Non posso mangiare quasi nulla.                                                                                                    

                                Che cosa avete di pronto subito?                                                                                                    

RUDOLPH            Ha ordinato il pollo.                                                                                                           

DOLLY                   Pollo? No, pollo proprio non è il caso,                                                                                            

                                no stasera pollo no, dopo una giornata                                                                                          

                                così faticosa….                                                                                                                   

ORAZIO                 Bene, niente pollo.                                                                                                            

DOLLY                   …ci porti un tacchino… con mille e                                                                                                 

                                una "garniture".                                                                                                                  

RUDOLPH            Sì signora.                                                                        esce                                            

DOLLY                   E ora… mi dica di lei ed Ernestina, non                                                                                         

                                sto nella pelle. E' stato breve ma è stato                                                                                         

                                bello… voglio dire… che voi due…                                                                                                 

                                insomma… è andata bene?                                                                                              

ORAZIO                 Signora Levi, lei ha l'abitudine di fare                                                                                             

                                domande troppo personali.                                                                                               

DOLLY                   Signor Vandergelder, se ha davvero                                                                                               

                                intenzione di sposarsi, tanto vale che                                                                                             

                                impari subito ad accettare le donne                                                                                                 

                                come sono. Ma ora mi dica… le è                                                                                                    

                                piaciuta… vi siete piaciuti?                                                                                               

ORAZIO                 Vuole sempre sapere tutto, continuamente                                                                                                   

                                a cacciare il naso negli affari degli altri.                                                                                          

                                Vivere con lei sarebbe una penitenza                                                                                            

                                da martiri cristiani.                                                                                                              

DOLLY                   Cosa? Cos'è che ha detto?                                                                                               

ORAZIO                 Ho detto che la vita insieme a lei sarebbe…                                                                                                  

DOLLY                   Orazio Vandergelder, si tolga questa                                                                                              

                                idea dalla testa immediatamente. Aaaah,                                                                                       

                                il solo fatto che lei ne abbia semplicemente                                                                                                  

                                accennato… Glielo dico una volta per sempre,                                                                                             

                                io non ho nessuna intenzione di sposarla.                                                                                                   

ORAZIO                 Non intendevo affatto…                                                                                                    

DOLLY                   Bè, è da qualche tempo che fa queste                                                                                           

                                velate allusioni.                                                                                                                  

ORAZIO                 Ma che dice?                                                                                                                      

DOLLY                   Si tolga certe idee dalla mente fin da ora.                                                                                      

ORAZIO                 La smetta. Io non intendevo affatto quello…                                                                                                 

DOLLY                   Ah, lo spero, lo spero bene. Lei vada                                                                                              

                                per la sua strada e io per la mia. Io non                                                                                          

                                sono un'Irene Molloy a cui può fare girare                                                                                                     

                                la testa con le noccioline… ah, sbucciate.                                                                                                     

                                Il solo fatto che lei abbia ventilato…                                                                                                

ORAZIO                 Io non uso ventilare.                                                                                                         

DOLLY                   …oh sarà stata un'impressione, bè                                                                                                 

                                comunque non ne parliamo più…                                                                                                   

Attacco MUSICA 14. Entra Rudolph con un cameriere che porta il tacchino.                                                                                                                                  

Stop MUSICA quando Rudolph solleva il coperchio della portata.                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                   …ah, si mangia.                                                                                                                 

ORAZIO                 Non ho appetito.                                                                                                                

DOLLY                   Servo io, Rudolph. Vada pure. Ah, ecco                                                                                        

                                qui una bella… una bella aluccia per lei                                                                                        

                                e il buon contornino… più leggeri dell'aria…                                                                                                

ORAZIO                 Di questo ho bisogno… di aria.                                                                                        

DOLLY                   …e le rigagliette molto, molto tenere.                                                                                              

                                Queste le fanno bene, vedrà. No, come                                                                                         

                                le ho detto Orazio, lei per la sua strada                                                                                           

                                e io per la mia. Ah, beva un altro po' di                                                                                           

                                champagne, starà subito meglio.                                                                                                     

                                Comunque dato che è entrato in argomento,                                                                                                

                                le dovrei dire un'altra cosa…                                                                                            

ORAZIO                 Non sono entrato in argomento.                                                                                      

DOLLY                   …un'altra cosa, prima di metterci una                                                                                             

                                pietra sopra. A me piace tanto risolvere                                                                                          

                                i problemi, ma non vorrei mai risolvere                                                                                           

                                quello del disordine di casa sua. Non c'è                                                                                       

                                un controllo, è una Babilonia, oh no Orazio,                                                                                                 

                                se la sbrighi da sé, con l'aiuto di Dio.                                                                                              

ORAZIO                 In primis, casa mia non è una Babilonia.                                                                                       

DOLLY                   E va bene, va bene, allora non parliamone                                                                                                   

                                più. Uh… le rapine, che bontà.                                                                                        

ORAZIO                 Non ho fame. Poi le rapine non mi piacciono.                                                                                              

DOLLY                   Ma sono buone. No, Orazio. Un essere                                                                                          

                                irascibile, asociale come lei, non è un                                                                                            

                                compagno che fa per me. Lei sali le sue                                                                                        

                                rape che io salo le mie.                                                                                                      

ORAZIO                 Io non le permetto di dirmi…                                                                                             

DOLLY                   D'accordo, non aprò più bocca.                                                                                        

ORAZIO                 E poi io non sono come ha detto lei.                                                                                               

DOLLY                   Bè, allora è il solo al mondo a non                                                                                                  

                                conoscere Orazio Vandergelder.                                                                                                     

ORAZIO                 Eh?                                                                                   

DOLLY                   Orazio no, io ho ormai deciso di godermi                                                                                       

                                la vita. Lei una massaia che spenda un                                                                                         

                                dollaro al giorno per il mangiare può                                                                                               

                                trovarla, se non le vengono a noia le                                                                                              

                                carote. No Orazio, già mi pare di vederla.                                                                                       

                                Vecchio, con l'orecchio contro le porte                                                                                           

                                per sentire se qualcuno la buggera.                                                                                                

                                Uhm, io prendo delle altre rape.                                                                                       

                                Le prenda anche lei, sono squisite.                                                                                                

ORAZIO                 Non mi piacciono, anzi le detesto.                                                                                                   

DOLLY                   Ecco vede, anche le rape ci dividono.                                                                                            

                                E poi dovrei lottare tutto il giorno per darle                                                                                                     

                                un po' di brio. Ed è un gran peccato,                                                                                               

                                potrebbe essere un uomo spiritoso e                                                                                              

                                simpatico se lo volesse.                                                                                                     

ORAZIO                 Ma io non voglio essere simpatico.                              si alza                                          

DOLLY                   Ma lo è. Si guardi un po', non può                                                                                                   

                                farne a meno.                                                                                                                     

ORAZIO                 Con l'orecchio alle porte… Non ha il                                                                                              

                                diritto di dirmi queste cattiverie.                                                                                        

DOLLY                   Alla sua età dovrebbe apprezzare                                                                                                   

                                la franchezza.                                                                                                                     

ORAZIO                 La mia età, la mia età… non fa altro che                                                                                        

                                parlare della mia età.                                                                                                         

DOLLY                   Non so quanti anni ha, ma tra pessimi                                                                                           

                                cibi e pessimo umore, in sei mesi ne                                                                                              

                                avrà il doppio. Ora sieda, Orazio, e                                                                                                  

                                parliamo d'altro.                                                                                                                  

ORAZIO                 E…                                                                                    

DOLLY                   Comunque, prima di parlare d'altro…                                                                                             

ORAZIO                 Ma…                                                                                 

DOLLY                   …un'altra cosa volevo dirle…                                                                                           

ORAZIO urla           Non voglio sentirla!                                                         si sente osservato e

                                                                                                                           imbarazzato si risiede                    

                                Sta perdendo il suo tempo. Io non ho                                                                                             

                                nessuna intenzione di chiedere la sua mano.                                                                                              

DOLLY                   Uh uh! Allora mi dovrei fare avanti io?                                                                                            

                                No, mi dispiace Orazio, io la respingo.                                                                                            

ORAZIO                 Ma come mi può respingere se io non                                                                                            

                                le ho detto un accidente?                                                                                                  

DOLLY                   E' inutile discutere, ormai ho deciso.                                                                                               

                                Qua, che le taglio l'ala.                                                                                                       

ORAZIO                 Ma non voglio che mi tagli le ali.                                                                                                      

DOLLY                   Non ho detto tarpare… tagliare.                                                                                       

ORAZIO                 Ho mal di testa, me ne vado.                                                                                             

DOLLY                   Oh no, adesso no. Sta per cominciare                                                                                            

                                la gara di ballo.                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                          

Gesto di Rudolph all'orchestra. MUSICA 15 squillo di tromba                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                          

RUDOLPH            Signore e signori, concedetemi la vostra                                                                                        

                                attenzione, prego. E' con grande piacere                                                                                       

                                che vi annuncio, a nome della direzione                                                                                       

                                dell' "Harmonia Gardens", che la nostra                                                                                         

                                gara di ballo sta per cominciare. Il giudice                                                                                     

                                per la competizione di stasera, è la nostra                                                                                     

                                squisita ospite d'onore, la signora Dolly Levi.            Applausi.

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 15a squillo di tromba                                                                                                                                       

Dolly si alza in piedi per ricevere gli applausi.                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 Seduta!                                                                            

RUDOLPH            Chi vuole partecipare alla gara di stasera                                                                                      

                                è pregato di venire nella pista. Alla coppia                                                                                                     

                                vincitrice va il premio di 50 dollari d'argento                                                                                                  

                                e una scrittura qui all' "Harmonia Gardens"…                                                                                               

                                Maestro!…                                                                       

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 16           POLKA                                                                            

                                                                                                                          

Comincia la gara di ballo e tutte le coppie scendono in pista.                                                                                                                                              

Tra loro Irene e Cornelio, Minnie e Barnaba ed Ermengarda e Ambrogio.                                                                                                                                        

Durante il ballo, Ambrogio vede Orazio ed Ermengarda si copre il viso col fiocco dei capelli.                                                                                                      

Il carrello con sopra il tavolo di Dolly e Orazio si sposta verso sinistra.                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                   Guardi quello Orazio… che grazia,                                                                                                 

                                che classe…                                                                   

ORAZIO                 Ummmm.                                                                         

DOLLY                   …quello potrebbe far fortuna con i                                                                                                  

                                piedi… Orazio, guardi…                                                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Dove?                                                                               

DOLLY                   Làààà!                                                                              

ORAZIO                 Ehi, un momento…                                                        riconoscendo Ambrogio                                                                         

DOLLY                   Non è formidabile?                                                                                                            

ORAZIO                 ...ma quello è Ambrogio Kemper,                                                                                                     

                                cosidetto artista…                                                                                                              

DOLLY                   E' proprio lui.                                                                   

ORAZIO                 Per forza che i suoi quadri fanno schifo…                                                                                                    

                                deve farli coi piedi.                                                                                                             

DOLLY                   Il primo premio è il suo.                                                                                                      

ORAZIO                 Se lo vedesse ora Ermengarda, ballare                                                                                          

                                con un'altra tizia…                                                                                                             

DOLLY                   Ed è anche una ragazza carina.                                                                                                      

ORAZIO                 Una vergogna, ecco cos'è, una vergogna.                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                          

Continua la polka.                                                                                                                                               

Il carrello con il tavolo di Dolly e Orazio, si sposta verso sinistra.                                                                                                                                        

Cornelio vede Orazio e cerca di nascondersi ballando con Irene.                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 Guardi, c'è anche                                                            riconoscendo Irene                         

                                quella Molloy che balla con un uomo…                                                                                         

                                E solo qualche ora fa aspettava che la                                                                                          

                                chiedessi in moglie.                                                                                                          

DOLLY                   Sfacciata!                                                                         

ORAZIO                 Non c'è più fedeltà al mondo.                                                                                           

DOLLY                   Oh, è vero, ha proprio ragione.                                                                                         

                                Ed è egoistico che gente come noi,                                                                                                 

                                non pigli e sposi qualcuno, tanto per                                                                                              

                                dare il buon esempio.                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                          

Ermengarda perde il fiocco con cui si nascondeva il viso, e non riesce a prenderlo                                                                                                                       

perché viene spinto in continuazione dai piedi dei ballerini.                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                          

ERMENGARDA  Il mio fiocco… ehi… un momento…                                                                                                

                                mi scusi… eccolo.                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                           

Lo recupera proprio davanti al tavolo di Orazio, che la vede.                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 Ermengarda!?                                                                                                                     

ERMENGARDA   Ooh, zio!?                                                                        

ORAZIO                 Tu sei la vergogna di Yonkers.                                     si precipita verso di lei.                 

AMBROGIO          La smetta!                                                                         va per bloccarlo e

                                                                                                                           iniziano a litigare                           

ORAZIO                 Giù quelle mani di pit…                                                                                                    

Arrive Rudolph                                                                                                                                                   

ERMENGARDA   Zio Orazio, ti posso spiegare.                                                                                            

RUDOLPH            Signore, la prego, si calmi!                                                                                                

AMBROGIO          Vieni, amor mio.                                                                                                                 

ORAZIO                 Si levi lei.                                                                          spinge via Rudolph                       

RUDOLPH            La gara di ballo è ancora in corso.                                                                                                   

ORAZIO                 Te la do io la gara…                                                        Ambrogio ed

                                                                                                                           Ermengarda scappano.                 

RUDOLPH            Signor Van…                                                                                                                      

ORAZIO                 Mi lasci… adesso ci penso io…                                                                                       

                                                                                                                          

Cornelio e gli altri approfittano della confusione per cercare di svignarsela ma vengono                                                                                                               

sempre bloccati dai camerieri. Alla fine si scontrano con Orazio che cercava di raggiungere                                                                                                       

Ambrogio ed Ermengarda che riescono a scappare. Dolly si diverte in disparte.                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 Cornelio Hackl, cha fai tu a New York?                                                                                          

CORNELIO           Sono qui per consegnare dell'avena.                                                                                             

ORAZIO                 Avena? Con la mia ex promessa?                                                                                                   

                                Ti licenzio!                                                                       

CORNELIO           Non può licenziarmi. Mi dimetto!                                                                                      va via con Irene 

IRENE                   Anch'io!                                                                           

ORAZIO                 Barnaba Tucker, ti licenzio!                                                                                               

BARNABA            Non può licenziarmi. Mi dimetto!                                                                                                      

MINNIE                  Anch'io!                                                                             scappano con gli altri

                                                                                                                           due, inseguiti dai

                                                                                                                           camerieri                                      

stop MUSICA                                                                                                                                                     

RUDOLPH            Signor Vander…                                                                                                                

ORAZIO                 Rudolph Reisenweber. Ti licenzio!                                                                                                 

DOLLY                   Orazio Vandergelder!                                                                                                        

a Rudolph                  Rudolph non si preoccupi per il conto                                                                                            

                                del signor Kemper, né per quelli dei                                                                                                

                                signori Hackl e Tucker… Mandi tutto                                                                                              

                                a Vandergelder, mangimi e granaglie,                                                                                            

                                Yonkers, New York.                                                                                                           

Orazio fa per ribellarsi.                                                                                                                                       

DOLLY                   Orazio Vandergelder, pagate e tacete!                        ride                                              

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 17           play off della polka     parte quando Orazio va giù con la testa                                             

                                                                                                                          

Quando Dolly si gira e va per salire la scalinata, lentamente si chiude la coulisse                                                                                                                          

davanti, formando una strada di New York.                                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                          

SCENA 3               Strada di New York                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                          

Entrano di corsa, affannati, Cornelio, Irene, Barnaba, Minnie, Ermengarda e Ambrogio.                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                          

IRENE                    Cornelio… Barnaba…                                                   play off che sfuma                

                                forse c'è un modo per indurre il signor                                                                                            

                                Vandergelder a ridarvi i vostri posti…                                                                                              

CORNELIO           Cosa? Come?                                                                  fine play off                             

IRENE                    Potrei diventare sua moglie.                                                                                             

CORNELIO           No, è impossibile.                                                                                                              

IRENE                    Davvero?                                                                         

CORNELIO           Sì!                                                                                      

IRENE                    Ma perché Cornelio?                                                                                                        

CORNELIO           Perché… è così.                                                                                                                 

IRENE                    Ma mi deve dare un motivo.                                                                                              

CORNELIO           Lasci andare il motivo…                                                                                                    

IRENE                    Cornelio…                                                                       

CORNELIO           Lasci andare il motivo…                                                                                                    

                                e la prego non mi zittisca.                                                                                                  

BARNABA            Cornelio…                                                                       

CORNELIO           Cerco solo di dire una cosa…                                                                                          

BARNABA            Cosa?                                                                               

CORNELIO           In ventotto anni, in  tutta la vita, non avevo                                                                                                    

                                mai fatto niente. Solo obbedire, lavorare,                                                                                       

                                mai uscire la sera, sempre fisso a Yonkers.                                                                                                   

BARNABA            Sì, a Yonkers!                                                                                                                     

CORNELIO           E oggi, la cosa più importante che può                                                                                           

                                accadere ad un uomo, è accaduta a me,                                                                                        

                                perché ho piantato Yonkers e sono                                                                                                

                                venuto a New York e ho incontrato lei,                                                                                           

                                oggi, appena arrivato.                                                                                                       

BARNABA            Di che diamine stai parlando?                                                                                          

CORNELIO           Sto parlando nientedimeno che…                                                                                                   

                                dell'amore.                                                                       

BARN/MIN            Amore?                                                                            

BARNABA            Amore? Vuoi venirmi a raccontare che                                                                                           

                                dopo ventotto anni a Yonkers, ti sei                                                                                                

                                innamorato in un solo giorno?                                                                                         

CORNELIO           Oh no, non mi sono innamorato della                                                                                            

                                dolce Irene Molloy in un giorno solo,                                                                                              

                                ci ho messo molto di meno, un'ora.                                                                                                 

                                No, no, no, un'ora è anche troppo,                                                                                                  

                                meno di un minuto...                                                                                                         

BARNABA            Un secondo?                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                           

attacco MUSICA 18                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                          

CORNELIO           …meno, meno…                                                                                                                

MINNIE                  Un momento.                                                                                                                      

CORNELIO           Precisamente.                                                                                                                    

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 18           SUCCEDE IN UN MOMENTO                                    

                                (Cornelio-Irene-Coro)

                                                                                                                          

CORNELIO           Succede in un momento                                                                                                 

                                coi tuoi occhi dentro i miei                                                                                              

                                E tu da quel momento                                                                                                      

                                non potrai tornare indietro più                                   entrano quattro coppie                                    

                                La stringo e in un momento                                                                                            

                                sono forte come mai                                                                                                       

                                Succede in un momento                                                                                                 

                                e durerà una vita sì                                                        entra ROSE col carretto

                                                                                                                           i passanti si fermano ad

                                                                                                                           ascoltare                                      

recitato                     Il mondo è pieno di cose così belle.                                                                                                 

                                E io ne ho perdute tante. Il posto,                                                                                                    

                                l'avvenire, tutte cose che la gente                                                                                                    

                                giudica importanti. Ma non me ne pento.                                                                                       

                                Se anche io dovessi spaccare pietre                                                                                               

                                per tutta la vita, sarei sempre uno                                                                                                    

                                spaccapietre che una volta visse un                                                                                               

                                giorno stupendo.                                                             stop MUSICA                         

ROSE                     Oh, signore, le dispiace….                                           

attacco MUSICA 18a                

                                io sono arrivata quando avete detto…                                                                                            

                                Succede…                                                                      

CORO                    …in un momento                                                                                                             

                                coi suoi occhi dentro i tuoi                                                                                             

                                Succede in un momento                                                                                                 

IRENE                    E senti in quel momento                                                                                                  

                                che la stessa tu non sei                                                                                                   

                                Succede in un momento                                                                                                 

                                e durerà una vita, sì.                                                                                                        

CORNELIO           Quante canzoni ti canterò                                                                                               

IRENE                    E quanto amore io ti darò                                                                                                

INSIEME                Ma fra tanti, quel momento                                                                                              

                                non potrai scordarlo più                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 19           play off cantato (coro)                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                          

Tutti escono a sinistra mentre Rose col suo carretto esce da destra e incrocia Orazio che                                                                                                            

non la riconosce. Poi incrocia Dolly.                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                          

ROSE                     Ciao Dolly! Tutto bene!                                                                                                      

DOLLY                   Tutto bene! E… grazie!                                                                                                      

ROSE                     Ora è tutto tuo                                                                  esce                                            

DOLLY                   Orazio Vandergelder, che bella vita                                                                                                

                                ha davanti a sé…                                                                                                               

ORAZIO                 Fatti miei.                                                                          fine play off                             

DOLLY                   …senza nipote, senza moglie, senza                                                                                             

                                commessi…                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Senta, sono stanco e ho mal di schiena.                                                                                       

DOLLY                   Le è rimasto giusto quello.                                                                                                

                                Sarà soddisfatto!                                                                                                                

ORAZIO                 Fatti miei.                                                                         

DOLLY                   Bene, allora non mi resta da dirle una                                                                                            

                                sola cosa. E' tutta la sera che voglio dirgliela.                                                                                               

ORAZIO                 Dolly Levi, se vuol chiedermi di sposarla:                                                                                      

                                mai! Campassi mille anni!                                                                                                 

DOLLY                   Orazio Vandergelder! Non era affatto                                                                                             

                                quello. Io le volevo soltanto dire: addio…                                                                                       

ORAZIO                 Che?                                                                                

attacco MUSICA 20                                                                                                                                           

DOLLY                   Addio!                                                                               

ORAZIO                 Che c'entra l'addio?                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 20           ARRIVEDERCI CARA                                                                   (Dolly)                           

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                  Addio! Addio! Addio! Addio! Addio!                                                                                             

                                Non cerchi di fermarmi Orazio!                                                                                         

                                Dica solamente                                                                                                                 

                                "Arrivederci cara"                                                                                                            

                                Giuro non ci rivedremo più                                                                                             

                                Quando scoprirà                                                                                                              

                                che la sua vita è amara                                                                                                     

                                lei non bussi, io non le aprirò                                                                                         

                                Perché stavolta io                                                                                                            

                                starò sulle mie                                                                                                                  

                                e non m'importa                                                                                                               

                                se piangerà                                                                    

                                E certo avrei dovuto dirle arrivederci                                                                                           

                                già da tanto, tanto, tanto tempo fa                                                                                                

                                Ne ho già abbastanza                                                                                                       

                                dei suoi modi da duro                                                                                                      

                                duro di testa!                                                                                                                     

                                creda a me                                                                     

                                Mi dica nuovamente                                                                                                        

                                "Arrivederci cara"                                                                                                            

                                perché io non la disturberò mai più                                                                                              

                                Voglio sentire il ciu ciu                                                                                                     

                                dentro quel treno che mi porta via da qui                                                                                                   

                                E mentre sento il ciu ciu                                                                                                  

                                mi sento meglio e mi domando come mai                                                                                                  

                                Voglio ballare, bere e fare                                                                                                

                                tutto quello che mi va                                                                                                       

                                Voglio vedere Yonkers sprofondare giù                                                                                                     

                                con lei. Aaah!                                                                                                                    

parlato                      E nelle lunghi e tristi notti d'inverno                                                                                                

                                Orazio                                                                               

                                potrà stringersi al suo registratore di cassa                                                                                                    

                                sarà un po' freddino ma… suona!                                                                                                   

                                Sicuramente non ci sono muli                                                                                       

                                sulle montagne                                                                                                                 

                                testardi e duri come lei                                                                                                     

                                Ma ora dico basta                                                                                                            

                                a tutta questa storia                                                                                                        

                                Vado a guadagnarmi ancora                                                                                          

                                un po' di gloria                                                                                                                  

parlato                      Dirò a tutti che oggi                                                                                                           

                                ho perso la memoria                                                                                                          

                                E non mi ricordo più                                                                                                       

                                no, non mi ricordo più                                                                                                      

                                di un cinghia-le-pre-sun-tuoso                                  respira affannosamente                 

                                COME TE!                                                                      

                                                                                                                          

Alla fine della canzone Dolly si allontana sul fondo mentre cambia la scena.                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 21                                   cambio scena (orchestra)                                                                                       

                                                                                                                          

Orazio resta immobile di spalle, mentre si forma a vista la scena dell'interno del negozio.                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                          

SCENA 4               Negozio di Orazio a Yonkers.                                                                                           

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 parlando a sé stesso                                                                                                         

                                …E… E non ti avrei sposato, Dolly Levi,                                                                                        

                                nemmeno se fossi stata l'ultima donna                                                                                          

                                sulla terra. Neanche se me l'avessi                                                                                                 

                                chiesto un miliardo di volte. Non ho mai                                                                                        

                                avuto bisogno di te prima e non ho                                                                                                 

                                bisogno di te adesso. Dolly Levi vai per                                                                                          

                                la tua strada… ed io andrò per la mia!                                                                                             

                                Cornelio… Barnaba… Ehi, mi avete                                                                                               

                                sentito. Ermengarda! Che roba è questa?                                                                                      

                                Questo mangime sparso dappertutto.                                                                                             

                                Cornelio… Barnaba… salite subito a                                                                                              

                                pulire questo porcaio. Cornelio… Barnaba…                                                                                                

                                Bè, vi saluto caramente, tanto erano                                                                                               

                                solo un peso per l'azienda. Ermengarda,                                                                                       

                                preparami la colazione… voglio tre uova                                                                                       

                                con il prosciutto, e latte col cacao, e                                                                                                

                                biscotti e…  Ermengarda…                                           attacco MUSICA 21a

                                                                                                                           sottofondo

                                Non è giusto, no, anzi è peggio,                                  "Ci vuole una donna"

                                è il vuoto.                                                                         

                                                                                                                          

Orazio affranto, seduto nelle scale, preso dai suoi pensieri, non si accorge che                                                                                                                              

all'ingresso appaiono Ermengarda e Ambrogio, Cornelio e Irene, Barnaba e Minnie.                                                                                                                    

Ermengarda va da Orazio e lo bacia. Lui si riprende.                                                                                                                                           

stop MUSICA sottofondo.                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                          

ERMENGARDA   Buongiorno, zio Orazio                                                                                                      

CORNELIO           Buongiorno, signor Vandegelder.                                                                                                   

BARNABA            giorno.                                                                              

ORAZIO                 Ah, tornate a casa, vero? Mi piacerebbe                                                                                         

                                cacciarvi a pedate, ma sono troppo                                                                                                 

                                buono di cuore. Andate a mettervi i                                                                                                 

                                grembiuli e pulite questo letamaio.                                                                                                  

CORNELIO           Non torniamo a lavorare per lei, signor                                                                                           

                                Vandergelder.                                                                                                                     

ORAZIO                 Cosa?                                                                               

CORNELIO           No! Siamo solo passati a prendere i                                                                                                

                                nostri soldi. Vede abbiamo deciso di                                                                                               

                                metterci in commercio.                                                                                                      

ORAZIO                 In commercio?                                                                                                                    

CORNELIO           E dato che ci intendiamo solo di mangimi                                                                                      

                                e granaglie, vogliamo aprire un negozio.                                                                                       

BARNABA            La si-signora Levi ci ha trovato degli                                                                                               

                                ottimi locali.                                                                     

IRENE                    In questa strada, di fronte a lei.                                                                                        

ORAZIO                 Come ha osato?                                                                                                                 

MINNIE                  Hackl e Tucker, mangimi e granaglie.                                                                                             

ORAZIO                 Ah, durerete tre giorni….                                                                                                   

                                Bè, Ermengarda, la mia colazione…                                                                                               

ERMENGARDA   Zio Orazio… credo proprio che dovrai                                                                                             

                                imparare a preparartela da te.                                                                                           

ORAZIO                 Va bene, va bene. Ho la coscienza pulita.                                                                                                     

DOLLY   entrando    Oh, Orazio Vandergelder, come sta bene                                                                                      

                                oggi. Sono passata a riportarle il bastone.                                                                                     

                                Non la voglio interrompere. Stavate                                                                                                

                                facendo qualcosa? Che facevate?                                                                                                  

IRENE                    Sono venuti a ritirare i loro soldi.                                                                                                      

CORNELIO           145 dollari e 36 cents.                                                                                                       

BARNABA            E 6 dollari e 12 cents miei.                                                                                                

ERMENGARDA   E i soldi che mi lasciò la mamma.                                                                                                    

AMBROGIO          52 dollari e 48 cents.                                                                                                         

ORAZIO                 28… idiota                                                                       

AMBROGIO          48… zietto.                                                                       Iniziano a parlare tutti

                                                                                                                           insieme dei rispettivi

                                                                                                                           soldi.                                                           

                                                                                                                           

ORAZIO urla           Va bene. Se in questi momenti non                                                                                                

                                pensate ad altro che al denaro, la                                                                                                    

                                cassaforte è di sopra.                                                     Tutti si precipitano sulle

                                                                                                                           scale.                                          

                                E la combinazione la so io.                                           Sale anche lui.                             

                a Dolly      Lei stia qui.                                                                      

DOLLY                   Bè, se insiste, Orazio.                                                     rimane sola.                                 

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 22           sottofondo "Hello, Dolly!"                                                                                               

                                                                                                                          

DOLLY                   Oh, caro Efraim. Mi sposo un'altra volta.                                                                                        

                                E sai chi sposo? Orazio Vandergelder e                                                                                        

                                vorrei il tuo consenso. Oh, naturalmente non                                                                                               

                                sarà un matrimonio come il nostro, ma io lo                                                                                                   

                                renderò certamente felice, ne puoi essere                                                                                                     

                                sicuro. Io sarò la moglie di Orazio Vandergelder.                                                                                          

                                E spargerò il suo denaro per il mondo secondo                                                                                            

                                i tuoi insegnamenti. Come dicevi sempre                                                                                      

                                Efraim, con rispetto parlando, il denaro è                                                                                       

                                come letame. Non vale un accidente finchè                                                                                                 

                                non viene sparso per favorire  lo sviluppo di                                                                                                 

                                altre cose. Comunque, questa è l'opinione                                                                                                   

                                della futura signora Vandergelder. Bè, Efraim,         stop MUSICA

                                io aspetto ancora quel tuo segno di approvazione.                                                                                      

Ritorna giù Orazio.                                                                                                                                              

ORAZIO                 Despota, intrigante, irritante, invadente,                                                                                         

                                indiscreta, esasperante.                                                                                                     

DOLLY                   Orazio, so che a lei non interessa più, ma…                                                                                                 

                                io le avrei trovato la moglie ideale.                                                                                                   

ORAZIO                 Dolly Levi, io non voglio che mi trovi                                                                                               

                                nessuna moglie ideale. Se voglio una                                                                                           

                                moglie ideale me la trovo da me, e l'ho                                                                                           

                                trovata: è lei, mannaggia.                                                                                                  

                                Lo so, sono stato un pazzo e forse lo                                                                                              

                                sarò sempre, ma, Dolly, mi perdoni e…                                                                                           

                                …mi sposi.                                                                      

DOLLY                   No, Orazio, no. Io… non posso…                                                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Come… non può…?!                                                                                                        

DOLLY                   Bè, lo sa bene quanto me che lei è il                                                                                              

                                primo cittadino di Yonkers. Sua moglie                                                                                          

                                dovrebbe essere qualcuno.                                                                                             

ORAZIO                 E lei lo è. Una donna magnifica.                                                                                                      

DOLLY                   Sì. Ma… lei mi crede capace di rinunciare                                                                                                     

                                ai vestiti eleganti, ai gioielli costosi, e                                                                                              

                                diventare una benefattrice della città?                                                                                            

                                In altre parole, costituire il suo vanto?                                                                                             

ORAZIO                 Dolly, tutti sanno che lei riesce in                                                                                                    

                                qualunque cosa si metta a fare.                                                                                       

DOLLY                   A proposito, ecco i soldi che mi ha                                                                                                  

                                prestato ieri.                                                                     

ORAZIO                 Li tenga, li tenga.                                                                                                               

DOLLY   piange       Oh, Orazio, non credevo che avresti                                                                                               

                                mai detto una cosa simile.                                                                                                 

                seria         E' un pessimo affare lasciare che Cornelio                                                                                                   

                                apra un negozio qui di fronte.                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 L'idea è stata tua.                                                                                                               

DOLLY                   E' meglio che tu lo prenda qui come socio…                                                                                                 

ORAZIO                 Socio?                                                                              

DOLLY                   …e Barnaba può prendere il posto di Cornelio…                                                                                         

ORAZIO                 Un momento, Dolly…                                                                                                        

DOLLY                   …così potremo ballare alle nozze di Ermengarda.                                                                                       

ORAZIO                 Altolà, io non voglio ballare a nessun matrimonio…                                                                                                            

DOLLY                   Orazio…                                                                           

ORAZIO                 …e poi non so ballare. Impiegherei mesi,                  Dolly gli dà un biglietto

                                                                                                                           da visita

                                anni per imparare. Va bene, ballerò.                                                                                               

DOLLY                   E vedrai come ti piacerà.                                                                                                    

Appare sulla porta un imbianchino.                                                                                                                                  

IMBIANCHINO     Buongiorno.                                                                    

ORAZIO                 Presto, fuori e dipingi le persiane in verde…                                                                                                 

                                verde foresta.                                                                                                                      

DOLLY                   In verde foresta?                                                             Dolly ha un mancamento

ORAZIO                 Lo so, potrebbero ancora andare così.                                                                                            

                                ma quello è un bravo ragazzo e ha                                                                                                 

                                bisogno di lavorare. Vedi, Dolly, ho                                                                                                 

                                sempre pensato che il denaro, con                                                                                                 

                                rispetto parlando, è come letame.                                                                                                    

                                Non vale un accidente finchè non viene                                                                                       

                                sparso per favorire lo sviluppo di                                                                                                     

                                altre cose.                                                                        

DOLLY   fra sé        Grazie Efraim.                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                          

MUSICA 23           FINALE  "HELLO, DOLLY!"                                        (Orazio-Dolly)                         

                                                                                                                          

ORAZIO                 Hello Dolly!                                                                    

                                Hey Hello Dolly!                                                                                                                

                                Benvenuta finalmente                                                                                                      

                                a casa… tua                                                                   

                                Il mondo intero Dolly                                                                                                       

                                senza te Dolly                                                                                                                   

                                Non ha gusto né colori                                                                                                    

                                e non mi basta più                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                           Ballano                                                     

DOLLY                  Non son più sola                                                                                                              

                                il mio posto giusto                                                                                                            

                                è qui… ora                                                                      

                                Dolly da stasera sta…                                                                                                      

ORAZIO parlato       Donna meravigliosa                                                                                                          

INSIEME                Con te/me!                                                                       il negozio indietreggia                    

                                                                                                                          

Alla fine della canzone, a metà scena cala di colpo un sipario rosso.                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                          

SCENA 5               Sipario                                                                              

                                                                                                                           

MUSICA 24           GRAN FINALE - MEDLEY                                                                                                

                                                                                                                          

Entrano i vari personaggi cantando.                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                          

STILE CLASSICO                                                                                                                                             

RUDOLPH            Viene qui                                                                         

                                la crema della città                                                                                                           

                                che ha savoir faire                                                                                                            

                                e che accende i sigari                                                                                                     

                                con i soldi al posto dei fiammiferi                                                                                                 

                                perché qui                                                                      

                                il lusso non si può considerare un optional                                                                                              

RUDOLPH/CAMERIERI                                                                                                                                  

                                Stile classico                                                                                                                     

                                puro stile classico                                                                                                            

                                stile classico                                                                                                                      

                                classico                                                                           

                                classico                                                                           

                                classico                                                                           

                                classico                                                                           

                                lo stile per noi.                                                                                                                   

BALLANDO                                                                                                                                                       

ERNESTINA/BALLERINE                                                                                                                               

                                Quando balli senti che                                                                                                     

                                non sei più lo stesso                                                                                                       

                                sono in viaggio verso te                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                          

FA' FINTA CHE OGGI SIA LA TUA DOMENICA                                                                                                                         

AMBROGIO/ERMENGARDA/ERNESTINA/BALLERINE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                Fa finta che oggi sia la tua domenica                                                                                          

                                a tutto il resto non pensarci più                                                                                                     

                                se senti l'aria di festa godila e basta, dille di sì                                                                                          

                                torneremo innamorati lunedì.                                                                                       

SUCCEDE IN UN MOMENTO                                                                                                                         

CORNELIO/IRENE/BARNABA/MINNIE                                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                Succede in un momento                                                                                                

                                coi suoi occhi dentro ai miei                                                                                          

                                succede in un momento                                                                                                

                                e durerà una vita, sì.                                                                                                        

CI VUOLE UNA DONNA                                            

ORAZIO/ UOMINI (tutti)                                                                                                                                    

                                Perché una donna sola                                                                                                  

                                tra le lenzuola                                                                                                                    

                                può darti la felicità                                                                                                            

                                padrona, madre o sposa                                                                                                

                                che mai riposa                                                                                                                   

                                regina in cucina per te.                                                                                                   

HELLO, DOLLY                                                                                                                                                 

TUTTI                    Hello, Dolly!                                                                    

                                Ciao, hello Dolly!                                                                                                              

                                il tuo posto è stato sempre                                                                                             

                                qui con noi                                                                     

                                Non cambi mai, Dolly                                                                                                      

                                perché tu, Dolly                                                                                                                

                                sei brillante                                                                     

                                sei splendente                                                                                                                  

                                e dolce… quando vuoi                                                                                                     

                                La gente ti ama                                                                                                                 

                                come nessuna                                                                                                                  

                                non esiste un'altra che                                                                                                    

                                somigli a te, no                                                                                                                  

DOLLY                  Wow wow wow gente                                                                                                      

                                carte da giocare ne ho tante                                                                                           

TUTTI                    Resta ancora un attimo                                                                                                   

                                chè la notte è giovane                                                                                                      

                                tutto è più bello quando stai                                                                                           

                                con noi.                                                                           

                                                                                                                          

SCENA 6               Torta                                                                                 

Alla fine del Medley, si apre il sipario rosso e scopre una grande torta nuziale a gradini                                                                                                                

dove salgono Dolly e Orazio.                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                          

FINE                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                           

MUSICA 25                                   RINGRAZIAMENTI (orchestra)                                                   

MUSICA 26                                   Musica di Uscita (orchestra)                                                                                                   

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