A classic musical based on the novel “Auntie Mame” by Patrick Dennis and the play “Auntie Mame” by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee.
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Bill Starr, Director
Gary Stanford, Jr., Choreographer
Greg Sudmeier, Music Director
SHOW DATES: DECEMBER 1 – 18, 2013
Shows: Thursday through Sunday
AUDITIONS: Saturday, June 29, 11 am to 4 pm and Sunday, June 30, 7:30-9 pm
CALLBACKS: (by invitation only) Monday July 1 and Tuesday July 2 from 7- 10 pm
- Ensemble: Anyone interested in Ensemble should come to the dance call on Saturday, June 29 from 10-11 am.
- Leads: Anyone interested in Leads should come to a dance call on Sunday, June 30, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
An audition pianist will be provided. Please bring properly prepared sheet music in your key and be prepared to sing a contemporary musical theatre song similar in style to Mame. It would be appropriate to bring a second song just in the case the Music Director asks. Please note, we have many people auditioning for this show so we only need to hear enough to make a decision; we may cut you off after 16 bars.
At Hillbarn Theatre, 1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City, CA 94404
“Tune the grand up, dance your shoes off, strike the band up, it’s today!” So begins the musical tale of Mame Dennis, an eccentric bohemian whose way of life is abruptly altered when she becomes the guardian of her late brother’s son, Patrick. The madcap adventures of “Auntie Mame” and her nephew take us from the speak-easies of the roaring 1920′s to the Great Depression and World War II, as the pair experience living life to the fullest and celebrating all it has to offer. With a lavish score by Jerry Herman, featuring such popular hits as “We Need A Little Christmas,” “Bosom Buddies,” and “If He Walked Into My Life,” Mame is one of Broadway’s greatest musical masterpieces.
Agnes Gooch – a dowdy nanny, 30-45, sheltered life, protector of Patrick. Must sing and move well.
Patrick – 10 years old, comes from a wealthy family, and well schooled. Must sing and move well.
Vera Charles – a veteran actress of the theater, grand in manner. Dry humor and good sense of
comedy. 45-60. Must sing and move well.
Mame Dennis – eccentric, loves life, worldly, elegant, great sense of humor and comic timing. 45-60.
Can converse with people on ALL levels and backgrounds. Comes from a wealthy family.Must sing and dace well. Always in command of the situation. Spontaneous in manner.
Lindsay Woolsey – Successful publisher – 45-55. Dignified and good friend of Mame
Ito – Asian house boy to Mame. 30-45. Must sing and move well.
Dwight Babcock – Lawyer. 45-60. Made protector of Patrick. Stuffy, snob, narrow minded.
Beauregard Burnside – Southern Gentleman, 45-60. Marries Mame. Kind and warm. Must sing and
Sally Cato – Southern bell. 30-40. Sarcastic, spoiled, and determined to marry Beauregard and not
let anything get in her way.
Mother Burnside – 60 -70. Old southern plantation owner, wealthy, Beauregard’s mother. Suspicious
of anyone coming into the family. Protector of the family’s reputation. Must sing well.
Patrick – 19-29 years old. College age. Raised by Mame but his beliefs change while at college. Must
sing well and move.
Junior Babcock – 19-29. College chum of Patrick. Rather a snob.
Mrs. Upson – 50-60. Prejudice and protective of the community not to let any riff-raft in.
Mr. Upson – 50-60. Prejudice and protective of the community not to let any riff-raft in.
Gloria Upson – 24-39. College age. Met Patrick at college and planning to marry him. She, like her parents is prejudiced and very much a ‘valley girl’ in manner. Over the top false values.
Pegeen Ryan – 25-30. Interior decorator. Girl next door. Kind and warm. Smart and beautiful.
Peter - 10 years old. Son of Patrick and Pegeen.