Past Production
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.
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

CAST PICTURES

Mame and Beau enjoy their worldwide, 10-year honeymoon to places hither, thither, and yon.
Gooch and Young Patrick on the streets of New York singing a hymn to St. Bridget to deliver them from evil.
Young Patrick meets his Auntie Mame for the first time while a concerned Gooch and a slightly inebriated Vera look on.
Babcock looks on in astonishment as Young Patrick demonstrates how girl fishes lay their eggs to his adoring Auntie Mame and his nanny Gooch.
Vera and Mame bump and grind as Bosom Buddies.
Mame and Beau generate sparks when they first meet over a manicure at Madame Branislowski’s.
Babcock meets Young Patrick as a wary Mame looks on.
Mame gives Young Patrick his first of many gifts, a brass bugle, to give him new experiences and shake out all the outmoded notions of living.
Vera Charles and Mame teach Agnes Gooch how to “Live!!!” Photo by Terry Delegeane
Ito, Agnes Gooch, Beau, Mame and Young Patrick need a little Christmas. Photo by Terry Delegeane
Mame tells the ensemble “That’s How Young I Feel.” Photo by Terry Delegeane
Beau celebrates Mame with the title tune “Mame.” Photo by Terry Delegeane
“We were just playing fish families,” Patrick tells his concerned Auntie Mame, as the ever watchful nanny Gooch looks on. Photo by Terry Delegeane
Photos by Shawn K. Summerer except as noted

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