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Mame

Mame
Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the Novel by Patrick Dennis, and the play Auntie Mame by Lawrence and Lee
Directed by Ben Lupejkis
Musical Direction by Catherine Rahm

Choreographed by Lawrence Hatcher

Produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete
March 13 – April 18, 2015
Mame, the 1966 multiple Tony Award winning musical, based on the biographical novel Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade by Patrick Dennis and subsequent play and film Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, is a wonderful, warm, and witty narrative enhanced with Jerry Herman’s evocative, lively, and sentimental music and lyrics. Bohemian Mame Dennis is a larger-than-life personality living in New York City during the Great Depression. Mame has a collection of eccentric, wealthy society friends and her life is one endless party; that is until her young nephew Patrick “walks into her life.” Her mad-cap, free spirited lifestyle with its focus on “today” changes while looking after her brother’s son, leading to a “new window” opening for both in this life-affirming tale seen through Patrick’s eyes.

There will be a champagne and dessert reception between 7:00-7:30pm for subscribers and members attending the March 14 performance.
  Character
CAST
Played by  
Patrick Dennis, age 10/Peter Dennis Anderson Piller
Vera Charles Catherine Rahm
Agnes Gooch Elizabeth Bouton
Mame Dennis Patricia Butler
Ralph Devine/Gregor/Ensemble Lawrence Hatcher
Bishop/Doorman/Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside David Callander
M. Lindsay Woolsey Ben Lupejkis
Ito Roy T. Okida
Elevator Boy/Junior Babcock/Ensemble Samuel Goldman
Messenger/Patrick Dennis, age 19-29/Ensemble Thomas Guastavino
Dwight Babcock/Leading Man Harold Dershimer
Art Model/Pegeen Ryan/Ensemble Janet Lee Rodriguez
Dance Teacher/Sally Cato/Ensemble Lynn Gutstadt
Stage Manager/Mr. Upson/Ensemble George Kondreck
Madame Branislowski/Mother Burnside/Mrs. Upson/Ensemble Sheridan Cole Crawford
Cousin Fan/Ensemble Erika Brauer
Uncle Jeff/Ensemble Mark Bruce-Casares
Gloria Upson/Ensemble Brittany Sindicich
Ensemble Jessie Harrison

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