April 9-12 & 16-19, 2009
Directed & choreographed by Paul Finocchiaro
Musical Direction by Nick Wayne
Costume Design by David McCarl
Scenic Design by Randy York
Lighting Design by Steven Smith
Life is a party for Mame Dennis (Mollie Fischer, center).
Young Patrick Dennis (Lucas Hendrickson) is brought to
live with his Auntie Mame by Agnes Gooch (Jessica Dougherty).
Among those making Mame's life bearable are Vera Charles (Megan Volkman-Wilson),
M. Lindsey Woolsey (Clayton Rutschow) and Ito (Maxwell Thao).
Vera is quite the performer.
Mame finds love with Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside (Andrew D. Umphrey). That despite the
"help" from Gregor (Adam Moen) and Sally Cato (Tristin Rupp).
When he takes Mame to his family home of Peckerwood, Beauregard introduces
her to his Mother Burnside (Libby Slater, in black).
Fun with friends at the Upson farm.
In the end, a grown up Patrick (Micah J. L. Kronlokken) confesses that Mame
is "My Best Girl."
Photos by Mike Lagerquist
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
Presented in the Ted Paul Theatre
Sponsored by Immanuel St. Joseph's-Mayo Health System
DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER PAUL FINOCCHIARO TALKS ABOUT MAME
The story told in Mame has quite a history in itself. Listen
Please recount the story itself for us. Listen
This IS a traditional American musical, isn't it? Listen
And no story is complete without an appropriate set on which to tell it. Listen
You've got a big cast with familiar names and faces, and many new ones. Listen
It’s the height of the 1920s and Auntie Mame becomes the guardian for her ten-year-old
nephew, Patrick. She’s wild, adventurous and lives in the moment, sometimes to her detriment.
Includes the title song, “It’s Today,” “We Need a Little Christmas” and “Bosom Buddies.”
Individual tickets for Mame are $20.00 regular, $18.00 for senior citizens,
youth 16 and under and groups of 15 or more, $14.00 for current Minnesota State students. Available
online or by calling the Theatre & Dance Box Office at 507-389-6661
from 4-6 p.m., Monday-Friday.