Goodspeed Musicals announced today that Mame will now to play to enthusiastic audiences for 8 additional performances through July 7, 2012.
“Audiences are falling in love with Auntie Mame and are even coming back a second time with family and friends. We wish we could extend further, but we cannot,” says Executive Director Michael Price.
Performances are Wednesdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. Added performances are: Tuesday, July 3 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, July 4 at 2 p.m.; Thursday, July 5, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Friday, July 6, at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, July 7, at 2 and 6:30 p.m. For a complete schedule and tickets call the Box Office at 860.873.8668, open seven days a week or visit us online at www.goodspeed.org. For show highlights, exclusive photos, special events and more visit goodspeed.org and follow on facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Mame features Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman, a book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and is based on the novel byPatRick Dennis and the play, Auntie Mame by Lawrence and Lee.
Louise Pitre, the Tony-nominated star of Broadway’s Mamma Mia!, leads the stellar cast as Mame. Known as Canada’s “first lady of musical theatre,” Ms. Pitre also headlined the Toronto and US touring company casts of Mamma Mia! and is known for her signature performances as Fantine in Les Misérables (Toronto, Montreal, and Paris) and the title character in Edith Piaf.
Directed is by Ray Roderick, who helmed many of Goodspeed’s recent hits, My One And Only, 42nd Street, and Singin’ in the Rain as well as Hello! My Baby and Double Trouble at The Norma Terris Theatre. Mr. Roderick served as the Associate Director of the 2000 Broadway revival of The Music Man as well as Co-conceived, Directed, and Choreographed the National Tour of Irving Berlin’s I Love A Piano. Choreography is by Vince Pesce, who was Associate Choreographer of Broadway’s Anything Goes, The Pajama Game,Wonderful Town, and Little Shop of Horrors.
Mame is produced for Goodspeed Musicals by Michael P. Price.
Dedicated to the preservation and advancement of musical theatre, Goodspeed Musicals produces three musicals each season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn., and additional productions at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn., which was opened in 1984 for the development of new musicals. The first regional theatre to receive two Tony Awards (for outstanding achievement), Goodspeed also maintains The Scherer Library of Musical Theatre and The Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre.Goodspeed gratefully acknowledges the support of the assisting production sponsor Liberty Bank; supporting sponsor Mohegan Sun; ovation sponsor The Shops at Mohegan Sun; Sennheiser, the official audio sponsor; United, the official airline sponsor; and Hoffman Audi, the official auto sponsor of Goodspeed Musicals. Goodspeed is supported in part by the Department of Economic and Community Development with support from the Connecticut Office of the Arts.