Introducing the cast of MAME!
Fall in love with live theatre all over again as Quincy Community Theatre presents the classic Broadway musical, Mame, April 1-3 and 7-10.
When young Patrick is plucked from his rural upbringing in Iowa to live with his wildly enthusiastic New York socialite Auntie Mame, he swiftly learns that “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” Mame’s captivating optimism and zest for life endear her to (almost) everyone she crosses paths with. Packed with musical theatre classics, such as “It’s Today” and “We Need a Little Christmas,” Mame will leave you feeling exhilarated and full of hope!
A cast of 28 exuberant performers, 11 of whom are making their QCT stage debuts, bring Mame’s party to life right before your eyes with over 200 costumes, twelve show-stopping musical numbers, and a host of other rousing surprises!
The cast includes Julie Ginos as Mame, Julian Holt as Younger Patrick and Jeremy Kurfman as Older Patrick, Ann Pfaffe as Vera Charles, Robert Ward as Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside, Emily Dozier as Agnes Gooch, JT Dozier as Dwight Babcock, Joseph Kim as Ito, Liz Swanson as Mrs. Upson, Larry McNett as Mr. Upson, Rebecca Duffy as Gloria Upson, Mekia Gay as Pegeen Ryan, Barbara Fry as Mother Burnside, Doug Tenhouse as M. Lindsay Woolsey, Jessica Crockett as Sally Cato, Susan Scholz as Madame Branislowski, Jeremy Ledford as Gregor, Jerilyn Dufresne as Cousin Fan, Anthony Oliver as Uncle Jeff, and Mason Hough as Peter Dennis. Completing the cast are ensemble members Devin Boccardi, Brock Elmore, Michael D. Perkins, Amelia Baugher, Alicia Carsten, Christina Leigh Helm, Allison Hutson, and Jane Morrison.
Director Brandon Thomsen says, “Mame is the encapsulation of everything that people love about musicals: the songs are catchy, the characters are a little wacky, it’s fast-paced and funny, and at its core is a tender relationship that we root for. Auntie Mame is the spirit of resilience and of community, two themes that are worth celebrating right now.”
Mame is under the direction of Artistic Director Brandon Thomsen, with vocal direction by Alison Stonecypher, choreography by Alison Shafer, scenic design and technical direction by Seth Campbell, lighting design by Scott Monnin, costume design by Valerie Hernandez, and stage management by Ellen Taylor. The live orchestra will be conducted by Dan Fry.
Individual tickets to Mame are $24-28 and go on sale Monday, March 7 at 10:00 am online at 1qct.org, by phone at (217) 222-3209, or at the Box Office.
For those who are eager to get a taste of Mame’s banquet, QCT will host Discovery Night on Monday, March 21 at 6:00 pm. This free event invites the audience backstage to take a look at the process of bringing this story to life. See the costumes, set pieces, hear from the director and designers, and watch a portion of the rehearsal. Please RSVP here to attend this event.
Audiences are invited to continue the conversation and meet the cast with a question-and-answer session following the performance on Friday, April 8. The Talk Back will also be live-streamed on the QCT Facebook page for those who are not able to attend in person.
For more information, visit 1qct.org or call the QCT Box Office, located in the Oakley-Lindsay Center, at 217.222.3209.
QCT’s 2022 Season is sponsored by Gardner Denver.