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 Wanda Blount & Rachel Faidley

~~ Performances ~~

Mar 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17, 2018

Doors open at 7PM, Showtime 7:30 PM

Mar 11, 2018
Doors open at 1:30 PM, Showtime 2PM

Tickets will go on sale Feb 26, and are $18.00 for adults and $15.00 for youth. For reservations, call our Box Office at 641-792-1230. The box office is staffed weekdays, starting Feb 26, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and 6:30-8:00 pm, and one hour before each performance.

December 11 & 12, 2017
6:30 - 7:00 pm
Boys ages 8-13
No prepared solo required
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Men and Women (Ages 13+)
Bring a prepared solo (2 minutes max)
Piano accompanist provided.
Please provide sheet music.
CD player will be available.

Ensemble roles will sing together as a group,
so no prepared solo required for Ensemble.

“Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” That’s the motto of Mame Dennis, one of musical theatre’s all-time greatest heroines, in this brassy, tuneful, hilarious and touching adaptation of Patrick Dennis’s bestseller, Auntie Mame. Jerry Herman’s celebrated score includes the rousing title number, plus “Open a New Window,” “If He Walked into My Life,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” and “That’s How Young I Feel.” 

Mame is a happy happening. She is well-to-do, lives in New York at the peak of the 1920’s, and is surprised by a “wonderful present”: an orphan 10 year old nephew named Patrick. Who needs his aunt, and this is something new for Mame – to be needed. It changes her life. It brings her into sharp conflict with her best friend, Vera Charles, a multi-martini grande dame of the legitimate theatre… for Vera can’t stand children. Mame, who was about to marry, doesn’t think she’ll have time for marriage – “I’ll be too busy being a mother!” The boy’s nanny, Agnes Gooch, doesn’t approve of those irrepressible things, which go on in Mame’s apartment, and yet she inevitably falls under her spell. With the balloon burst of the Depression, Mame loses all her money, and she loses jobs as quickly as she finds them.  In a brief adventure as a manicurist, she meets Beau – a wealthy scion of the South. He takes Mame to his plantation for the begrudging approval of his family. Of course, Beau proposes – in the bouncing title song, which sings the praises of “Mame!” There’s only one problem as the curtain falls on the first act: young Patrick, is afraid he has lost his “Best Girl.”

Act Two rushes headlong into the thirties. Vera stands by her “Bosom Buddy” when Mame returns to Beekman Place after Beau’s sudden death. Patrick, now in college, and Mame’s former suitor, Lindsay Woolsey, prompt Mame into writing her memoirs. The maturing Patrick seems to be slipping away from Mame’s ideal of freedom. When he declares his engagement to a fatuous blonde “with the IQ of a dead flashlight battery,” Mame is in despair. What did she do wrong? But the lady’s resources are endless. Just as young Patrick rescued her from the shallow trap of the twenties, she helps the boy to save himself from a life of drabness and snobbery. Ingeniously, she foils the establishment and life goes on. With spirit, humor, class and wit, MAME is sure to thrill audiences for generations to come.

Who's Who in the Cast and Crew

Role Actor
Mame Dennis Sandy Olsthoorn
Young Patrick Dennis Carter Fazel
Adult Patrick Dennis Jeff Carter
Agnes Gooch Sara Collins
Vera Charles Carolyn Warrick
M. Lindsay Woolsey Terry Faidley
Ito Scott Schaeffer
Beauregard Jackson
Pickett Burnside
Kent Leckband
Mother Burnside Suzanne Von Seggern
Mrs. Upson Kate Fudge
Mr. Upson Mike Wignall
Dwight Babcock Lonnie Appleby
Gloria Upson Amy McGhghy
Ralph Devine Gary Kopsa
Doorman Gabe Swersie
Leading Man Rod Zuidema
Stage Manager Gabe Swersie
Madame Branislowski Debbie Lashomb
Gregor Liam Dougan
Uncle Jeff Gary Kopsa
Cousin Fan Kristine Perkins
Sally Cato Julie Goodman
Junior Babcock Gabe Swersie
Pegeen Ryan Adrianne Fazel
Peter Dennis Ethan Smith
Elevator Boy Kaleb Bucklin
Messenger Rod Zuidema
Lithuanian Bishop Mike Wignall
Ensemble Rod Zuidema, Liam Dougan,
Jaleea McConnell, Jaiden Eisbrenner,
Lizzy McGhghy, Amelia Brown,
Dionne Riley, Anna Sunstrom,
Juana McConnell, Jennifer Brown,
Jenny Swersie, Ellen Schumann,
Julie Leckband, Julie Collins,
Robin Stoner, Mel Wilson
Production Staff
Stage Manager Mike Myers
Lights Tim Blount
Sound Bill Goodman
Set Harvey Olsthoorn
Props Linda Dougan
Dance Choreography Meredith McKay
Costumes Sue Beukema
Meghan Glennon
Makeup Cindy Healy
Pete Sciarrotta
Annamaria Layton
Micaela Sciarrotta
Hair Pauline Hesson

Music Director Rachel Faidley
Bass Chas Beeler
Clarinet Pam Andrews
Deb Stoulil
Nancy Wright
Flute Bobbie McCleary
Piano Greta Wallace
Percussion Cathi Wickett
Trombone Don Perkins
Rich Thorson
Trumpet Alan Cline
Sandy Johnson


Our goal and our passion has been to work hard, entertain our fans, and just plain have fun. We are excited to be performing weekly and hope to see you soon at a show – take a look at our calendar, or just drop us a line.