Lakewood Theatre Company's 'Mame' opens May 1
Lakewood Theatre Company brings the Jerry Herman musical Mame to the stage in May and June the final production of the 2014-15 season.
Based on Patrick Dennis novel Auntie Mame, the musical features a score by Jerry Herman and a book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Noted musical numbers include the classic tunes If He Walked into My Life, Its Today, Open a New Window, Mame, Bosom Buddies and We Need a Little Christmas.
The story follows bohemian Mame Dennis (Jennifer Goldsmith), a larger-than-life personality living in New York City during the Great Depression. Mame has a collection of eccentric, wealthy society friends and memorable characters, including best friend and actress Vera Charles (Anne Du Fresne), timid secretary Agnes Gooch (Leslie Irene Gale) and southern gentleman beau Beauregard Jackson Picket Burnside (Ron Harman).
Mames life is one endless party until her young nephew Patrick (Hudson Hale) walks into her life. Her madcap, free-spirited lifestyle with its focus on today changes while looking after her brothers son, leading to a new window opening for both of them in this life-affirming tale seen through Patricks eyes. Mame teaches Patrick how to live, live, live, whether hes willing or not.
Others in the cast include Kimo Camat, David Sargent, Joan Freed, Matt Brown, Jeremy Southard, Catherine Olson, Bryna Montgomery, Tara Beanblossom, Krista Monaghan, Camille Trinka, Ryan Monaghan and Isaac Frank.
Performances run from May 1-June 14, playing Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m.; two Wednesday performances (May 13 and May 27) at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 7 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
The WOW: 25-35 program, where people 35 and under can purchase tickets for $25 each, will continue on May 13. A complimentary wine tasting is hosted by World Class Wines one hour before show time.
Tickets are $37 for adults, $35 for seniors or students. Purchase online at lakewood-center.org or by calling the box office at 503-635-3901.
Performances are held at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State St., Lake Oswego.