Based on the Novel by Patrick Dennis and the play AUNTIE MAME

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 $17.00 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.


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

“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

 
Cast
Role Description Vocals Actor
Mame Dennis Female Lead Mezzo-Soprano TBD
Young Patrick Dennis age 8-13 Male Lead Treble/Boy Soprano TBD
Adult Patrick Dennis age 19-29 Male Lead Tenor TBD
Agnes Gooch Female Supporting Soprano TBD
Vera Charles Female Supporting Alto TBD
M. Lindsay Woolsey Male Supporting Spoken TBD
Ito Male Supporting Baritone TBD
Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside Male Supporting Baritone TBD
Mother Burnside Female Supporting Soprano TBD
Mrs. Upson Female Supporting Spoken TBD
Mr. Upson Male Supporting Spoken TBD
Dwight Babcock Male Supporting Spoken TBD
Gloria Upson Female Supporting Spoken TBD
Ralph Devine Male Featured Spoken TBD
Doorman Male Featured Spoken TBD
Leading Man Male Featured Baritone TBD
Stage Manager Female Featured Spoken TBD
Madame Branislowski Female Featured Spoken TBD
Gregor Male Featured Spoken TBD
Uncle Jeff Male Featured Baritone TBD
Cousin Fan Female Featured Soprano TBD
Sally Cato Female Featured Mezzo-Soprano TBD
Junior Babcock Male Featured Spoken TBD
Pegeen Ryan Female Featured Spoken TBD
Peter Dennis Male Featured Spoken TBD
Elevator Boy Male Featured Spoken TBD
Messenger Male Featured Spoken TBD
Ensemble Either Gender Ensemble Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass TBD
Crew
Stage Managers & Crew TBD
Lights TBD
Sound TBD
Set TBD
Props TBD
Costumes TBD
Makeup TBD
Hair TBD

Approach

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