Director: Esther Rosen
Lead actors: Jennifer Green as Mame; Mame's nephew, Patrick, portrayed at different ages by Matthew Davey, Jack Guillen and Alek Wagner; Gwyneth Saunders as Mame's best friend Vera Charles; Joanne Murray as Patrick's nanny Agnes Gooch; Bob Fitzsimmons as the stuffy executor of Patrick's father's estate Dwight Babcock
The plot: "Mame" chronicles the life of Mame Dennis, an eccentric, fun-loving, wealthy New Yorker. Her madcap lifestyle and her bohemian artsy clique are suddenly disrupted by the death of her brother and the subsequent arrival of her 10-year old nephew, Patrick, to become her ward. While the sudden appearance of Patrick completely changes Mame's life, it does not diminish her outlook on life, which she gladly passes on to her charge. When the Great Depression dissolves all Mame's wealth, she turns to hilarious employment adventures and, finally, a new husband.
The story behind the show: "Mame" originally opened on Broadway in 1966 with Angela Lansbury in the leading role. It went on to win numerous nominations and awards, including several Tony Awards, and has been revived several times since. Jerry Herman who wrote the music for "Hello Dolly" and "La Cage Aux Folles," also wrote this musical version based on the book, "Auntie Mame," which was later made into both a play and a movie that starred Lucille Ball.
Run dates: 7:30 p.m. March 21, 22, 28 and 29, and 2 p.m. March 30
Ticket prices: $19
Contact for tickets: 843-645-2700