Thursday, February 13, 2014

Announcing auditions: Mame


Director Susan Kisinger and musical director Bill Kisinger have announced audition information for Mame, the fifth and final production in the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee wrote the book and Jerry Herman wrote the music and lyrics. It is based on Patrick Dennis' 1955 novel Auntie Mame.

Who is Mame? Some of Mame's wild, adventurous spirit is inside everyone who lives for the moment and believes that "life is a banquet!" It's the height of the 1920s and Auntie Mame becomes the guardian for her ten-year-old nephew, Patrick. Special songs include "Mame," "It's Today," "Open a New Window," "We Need a Little Christmas," and "Bosom Buddies." Mame's life is turned upside down, many of her priorities change, but she still lives life to the fullest!

Auditions will be Sunday, March 2 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and Monday, March 3 from 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at Turning Pointe Academy, 3000 U.S. 52 W in West Lafayette. It is located across from Klondike School. Auditions are by appointment; call Civic Theatre at 765-423-7529 to set an appointment.

Susan and Bill look to cast a large number of people who are a diverse range of ages. Two actors will play Patrick, one who can portray ages 10-13 and one who can portray 18-29.

Auditioners will read from the script and prepare a song about 90 seconds in length, an accompanist will be provided. Dance auditions led by choreographers Alisha Kuckartz and Hannah Hawkins will be held both nights: 7:15-7:45 p.m. on Sunday, 8:15-8:45 p.m. on Monday. Please wear comfortable clothes.

Mame will be performed Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11 at Sunnyside Intermediate School auditorium, 530 N. 26th Street in Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., the Sunday show is at 2:30 p.m.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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