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     You can buy tickets 3 ways:

  1. Online
  2. By phone: 1-800-838-3006
  3. In person at Newtown Theatre box office

You can also reserve tickets by calling 215-860-7058 or e-mailing tickets@newtownartscompany.com.

 

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Unless otherwise noted, all shows are performed at

Newtown Theatre

120 N. State Street
Newtown, PA 18940

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Mame












Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee ǀ Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman

"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” That’s the motto of Mame Dennis, one of musical theatre’s all-time greatest heroines, in this brassy, tuneful, hilarious and touching adaptation of Patrick Dennis’s bestseller, Auntie Mame. Jerry Herman’s celebrated score includes the rousing title number, plus “Open a New Window,” “If He Walked into My Life,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Bosom Buddies” and “That’s How Young I Feel.” With spirit, humor, class and wit, MAME will steal your heart.

A well-to-do New Yorker of the 1920s, Mame (Meg Waldowski of Yardley) is surprised by a “wonderful present”: a 10-year-old orphan nephew named Patrick (double cast Ethan Hinshaw of Bensalem and Andrew Loudon of Newtown), who changes her life. Mame's new charge brings her into sharp conflict with best friend Vera Charles (Teresa Beacheane of Horsham), a multi-martini grand dame of the legitimate theatre who can’t stand children. Patrick's nanny, Agnes Gooch (Jennifer Pilchman of Warrington) doesn’t approve of the irrepressible things which go on in Mame’s Beekman Place apartment, and yet she inevitably falls under her spell. With the balloon burst of the Depression, it looks as if banker Babcock (Joseph Stockette of Langhorne) is going to have his way — conforming young Patrick to the Establishment, which Mame is dead-set against. Mature Patrick (Harry Morford of Yardley) seems to be slipping away into conformity, but with Mame’s endless resources, she rescues him from himself and a life of drabness and snobbery.

MAME opened on Broadway in 1966, starring Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur.  The show became a hit and spawned a 1974 film with Lucille Ball in the title role and Bea Arthur reprising her supporting role.

MAME is produced by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, INC.

Directed by Rhett Commodaro

Music Direction by Susan den Outer

Produced by Lisa Reiser

Assistant Producer: Anita Getz

Costume Design by Ruth Schanbacher

Costume Assistants: Malloree Neuman and Jane Landes

Stage Manager: Amelia Arrigo Ball

Assistant Stage Manager: Greg Kopcho

Performances

December 6 to 12 (except Monday, December 10)

Thursday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets on sale now!

$22 Rear Reserved*
$25 Front Reserved*

Row I with extra legroom available for additional accommodation fee
*Save $2 per ticket for students and groups of 10+

Buy tickets 2 ways:

  1. Online or by phone at 1-800-838-3006 with a credit card.
  2. At the Newtown Theatre box office by credit card, personal check or cash, beginning one hour before curtain on performance dates.

For information, call 215-860-7058 or e-mail tickets@newtownartscompany.com.

Cast of Characters

Mame DennisMeg Waldowski
Vera CharlesTeresa Beaucheane
Agnes GoochJennifer Pilchman
Mother BurnsideBeverly Speer
Cousin FanHilary Appel
Sally CatoChristina Breeman
Uncle JeffTim Costello
Young Patrick DennisEthan Hinshaw (Thurs., Sat., Tues.); Andrew Loudon (Fri., Sun., Weds.)
Older DennisHarry Morford
Patrick Dennis

Ito
Joseph Zampirri

Daniel Mucha
Beauregard Jackson Pickett BurnsideSheldon Zeff
Ralph Devine

M. Lindsay Woolsey
John Gilmore

Paul Waldowski
Young BabcockSean Costello
Dwight BabcockJoseph Stockette
Stage ManagerTim Costello
Mr. UpsonJohn Gilmore
Mrs. UpsonHarriet Zeff
Gloria UpsonRenee Gilmore
Pegeen RyanNatalie Taptykoff
Peter DennisEthan Hinshaw
EnsembleMarie LaPorte, Sherri Wilshe