1988 - 1989

Mame

The madcap life of eccentric Mame Dennis and her bohemian, intellectual, arty clique is disrupted when her deceased brother's 10-year-old son Patrick is entrusted to her care. Rather than bow to convention, Mame introduces the boy to her free-wheeling lifestyle, instilling in him her favorite credo, "Life is a banquet, and most poor sons-of-bitches are starving to death." Figuring in the storyline are Agnes Gooch (Mame's personal secretary and nanny-in-law), Vera Charles (her "bosom buddy" baritone actress and world's greatest lush) and Dwight Babcock (the stuffy and officious executor of her brother's estate). Mame loses her fortune in the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and tries her hand at a number of jobs with comically disastrous results but perseveres with good humor and an irrepressible sense of style.


Mame then meets and marries Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside, a Southern aristocrat with a Georgia plantation called Peckerwood. The trustees of Patrick's father force Mame to send Patrick off to boarding school (the fictional St Boniface, in Massachusetts), and Mame and Beau travel the world on an endless honeymoon that stops when Beau falls to his death while mountain climbing. Mame returns home a wealthy widow to discover that Patrick has become a snob engaged to an equally priggish debutante, Gloria Upson, from a bigoted family. Mame brings Patrick to his senses just in time to introduce him to the woman who will eventually become his wife, Pegeen Ryan. As the story ends, Mame is preparing to take Patrick's young son, Peter, to India with her usual flair.


Artistic Director: Jack Wallace

Musical Director: Brian Boggs

Choreographer: Karen Belanger

Cast

Bob Lackey

Beauregard Burnside

Brian Schecter

Dwight Babcock

Carolyn Kelso-Bell

Sally Kato

Cayla Baylin

Vera Charles

Cher Daley

Madame Banislowski/Mrs. Upson

Christine Zimmerly

Gloria Upson

Craig Rowe

Ralph Devine

Craig Rowe

A Leading Man

Cynthia Bates

Agnes Gooch

Eugene Oscapella

Patrick, Age 21-32

Evan Steingarten

Peter Dennis

Ian Stephenson

Patrick, Age 12

Jim Robertson

Claude Upson

Karen Edge

Pegeen Ryan

Moe Romanow

Uncle Jeff

Patricia Easter

Mame Dennis

Peter Mitchell

Gregor

Shannon Doern

Cousin Fan

Sheila Shields

Mother Burnside

Steve Kerstetter

A Stage Manager

Walt Conrad

M. Lindsay Woolsey

Wayne Nolan

Ito

Andrew Hill

Chorus

Angle Egarhos

Chorus

Anne Gravelle

Chorus

Carol Billingham

Chorus

Celeste Heffler

Chorus

Chris Cullen

Chorus

Debbie Jones

Chorus

Evelyn Wyness

Chorus

Helen Farrell

Chorus

Hugh Spence

Chorus

Jim Morrison

Chorus

John Murray

Chorus

Keavin Amyot

Chorus

Lawrence Mahusky

Chorus

Lynda Jackson

Chorus

Martha Morofsky

Chorus

Melodie Macdonald

Chorus

Nancy Egan

Chorus

Pat Egan

Chorus

Patrick Cunningham

Chorus

Phoebe Webber

Chorus

Robin Monaghan

Chorus

Tony Starratt

Chorus

Production

Anne McGuire

Properties Mistress

Art Whitehead

House Manager (Orpheus)

Barb Seeton

Make-up Designer

Bev Whitehead

Costume Designer

Bill Butterworth

Sound Technician

Billi Langtry

Assistant Production Coordinator

Brian Boggs

Musical Director

Caroline Heaton

Head Flyman

Don Lambton

Stage Manager

Faye Lavell

Assistant Stage Manager

Gary King

House Manager (Commerce)

Gerry Reynolds

Master Carpenter

Jack Wallace

Artistic Director

John Solman

Lighting Designer

Karen Belanger

Choreographer

Lorna Rice

Accompanist

Malvary J. Cole

Production Coordinator

Melva Scott

Make-up Designer

Michael Gareau

Milliner

Nancy Egan

Co-Choreographer

Nancy Solman

Set Designer and Scenic Artist

Sue Fowler

Assistant to the Director

Tom Shields

Workshop Chairman

Walter Young

Hairdresser

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