Overview


Synopsis

After young Patrick Dennis' parents die, his nanny, Agnes Gooch, brings him to live with his last remaining living relative: Aunt Mame. To Agnes' shock, Mame is a wild party animal. Nevertheless, she is a kind woman, and she and Patrick hit it off immediately. Things are basically going well until the stock market crashes and Mame loses her rather large fortune. Eventually, after a series of odd jobs, Mame marries a rich man. When her new husband, Beau Burnside, dies, Mame is wealthy once more. This time, however, she has come to realize that love is much more important than money -- and dedicates her fortune to the foundation of Burnside Memorial Home for Single Mothers. Jerry Herman's MameMame_ is an iconic musical, featuring one of the most rich and vibrant roles for a leading lady ever to be written for musical theatre.


Characters

Male

Lead

Baritone

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Female

Supporting

Soprano



Show Information

Music:
Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1966
Genres
Comedy
Cast Size
large
Ideal For
community theatre, professional theatre
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, child, late teen, young adult, elderly characters

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