Lyric Stage presents Jerry Herman’s MAME in concert, January 26-29, 2017 in the Irving Arts Center’s Carpenter Performance Hall. The production will feature the Lyric Stage Orchestra playing Philip J. Lang’s original Broadway orchestrations. Tickets are available online @ www.lyricstage.org or by calling the box office @ 972-252-2787.
“Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” That’s the motto of Mame Dennis, one of musical theater’s all-time greatest heroines, in Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s brassy, tuneful, hilarious and touching adaptation of Patrick Dennis’s bestseller, Auntie Mame. With spirit, humor, class and wit, Mame teaches her young nephew Patrick to savor every moment of life. Jerry Herman’s celebrated score includes the rousing title number, plus “Open a New Window,” “If He Walked into My Life,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Bosom Buddies” and “That’s How Young I Feel.”
Theatre World Award winner and Lyric Stage favorite Julie Johnson returns to Lyric Stage to play Mame Dennis. Julie played Dolly Levi, Jerry Herman’s other larger than life leading lady, in Lyric Stage’s HELLO, DOLLY!. Christopher Sanders, Emile De Becque in Lyric Stage’s SOUTH PACIFIC is Beauregard J.P. Burnside. The supporting cast includes Daron Cockerell as Agnes Gooch, Trevor Martin as Patrick Dennis, Vahn Phollurxa as Ito, Amy Mills as Vera Charles and Deborah Brown as Mother Burnside.
Other supporting roles and members of the ensemble are played by Kylie Arnold, Tyler Jeffrey Adams, John Avant III, Stephen Bates, Jill Baker, Chapman Blake, Tina Thompson-Broussard, Sarah Caldwell, Noelle Chesney, Shannon Conboy, Doug Fowler, Jocelyn Hansen, Joshua Hughes, Quintin Jones, Jr., Mary Jerome, David Meglino, Susan Metzger, Michael McMillan, Jonathan McInnis, Brigitte Reinke, Neil Rogers, Will Shafer, Lucy Shea, Jonathan Speegle, Andrew Surrena, John Wenzel and James Williams.
Lyric Stage music director Jay Dias conducts the Lyric Stage Orchestra with direction and choreography by Penny Ayn Maas.
Performances are January 26, 27 and 28 @ 7:30 PM and January 28 and 29 @ 2:30 PM. Performances are in the Irving Arts Center’s Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75062. Tickets are available online @ www.lyricstage.org or by calling the box office @ 972-252-2787 Tuesday-Saturday from noon to 5:00 PM.
Tickets for all performances can be purchased online, by calling 972-252-2787 or in person at the Box Office at Irving Arts Center.Buy tickets
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