Sunday, May 4, 2014

In the Wings: Mame. Meet Charlie Long.

Charlie Long plays young Patrick in Mame, the fifth and final show in the 2013-2014 MainStage season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Jerry Herman wrote the music and lyrics. Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee wrote the book based on the novel "Auntie Mame" by Patrick Dennis.

Question: Why did you audition for the musical?
Charlie Long: I auditioned for Lost in Yonkers but didn't get it, so I thought I would try out for Mame.

Q: Who is young Patrick and what is he like?
C.L.: He is Mame's nephew. His parents died and he has to live with his Auntie Mame.

Q: What makes your life a banquet?
C.L.: I like Legos a lot, they're fun and I use them a lot. I have a ravine in my backyard and I sometimes walk around in that.

Mame runs Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11 at Sunnyside Intermediate School, 530 N. 26th Street in Lafayette. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for youth age 18 and under. Call 765-423-7529 or visit to learn about ticket availability or to purchase tickets in advance.

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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