Friday, May 9, 2014

In the Wings: Mame. Meet Maria Guido.

Maria Guido plays Gloria Upson 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 the musical?
Maria Guido: This is my last Civic show. I did my first show at Civic with Susan Kisinger, The Wind in the Willows, so it felt fitting that my last one also is with her.

Q: Who is Gloria Upson and what is she like?
M.G.: She is very much the typical airhead. She just wants to marry well and be taken care of.

Q: What makes your life a banquet?
M.G.: I try to live my life to the fullest, making something fun out of everything I do.

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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