Friday, May 9, 2014

In the Wings: Mame. Meet Annie Stoker.

Annie Stoker plays Sally Cato and is in the chorus of 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 this musical?
Annie Stoker: It’s a musical. I’m at Purdue, and they don’t do musicals very often. Also, Susan Kisinger directed my first show when I was ten. I thought it would be fun to come back.

Q: Who is Sally Cato, and what is she like?
A.S.: She is a Southern belle who thinks she is engaged to Beauregard. She is just evil.

Q: What makes your life a banquet?
A.S.: My family. I like living here and being close to Purdue and Chicago.

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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