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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 Mame 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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