Mame In Concert

2024 • Theatre Jacksonville

Poster for 'Mame - The Broadway Musical in Concert!' featuring Linda Purl. The image shows a grand staircase with a portrait of Linda Purl centered at the top, overlaid with the blue, star-studded title 'MAME.' Details include the book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, based on the novel by Patrick Dennis and the play 'Auntie Mame.' Directed by Jean Tait, with musical direction by Joey Chancey.
Experience the vivacious spirit of Mame in a special concert production, celebrating the musical’s timeless songs and the irrepressible charm of its titular character. read more
Experience the vivacious spirit of Mame in a special concert production, celebrating the musical’s timeless songs and the irrepressible charm of its titular character. read more

Details

Venue
Florida Theatre 128 E Forsyth St #300
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Dates
Saturday, August 24, 2024 —
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Showtimes
Saturday, August 24, 2024
7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 25, 2024
2:00 p.m.
Lyrics
Jerry Herman
Book
Jerome Lawrence, Robert Edwin Lee

Synopsis

Mame In Concert brings the beloved musical to life in a unique format, focusing on its iconic score and the larger-than-life character of Mame Dennis. Set against the backdrop of the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression, Mame’s adventurous spirit never wanes as she faces life’s ups and downs with zest and zeal. This concert production highlights the musical’s most memorable moments and songs like “Bosom Buddies” and “If He Walked into My Life,” performed by a dynamic cast accompanied by a live orchestra.

Florida Theatre and Theatre Jacksonville present an “in concert” production of the musical Mame. Set in mid-20th century New York City, Mame Dennis is an eccentric bohemian with wealthy friends whose fabulous life is interrupted by the arrival of the young son of her late brother. The plot covers their adventures from the beginning of the Depression through WWII. With a book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, the music and lyrics by Jerry Herman include “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Bosom Buddies,” “If He Walked Into My Life,” and one of the best-known title songs of the American Musical Theatre, “Mame.”

This “in concert” Broadway production features a full 26-piece orchestra on stage with a 30-member chorus, conducted by Jacksonville native Joey Chancey, whose Broadway credits include An American in Paris, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Gigi, and Annie.

Linda Purl stars as Mame. Her Broadway credits include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Getting and Spending. She is best known for screen roles as Fonzie’s girlfriend, Ashley Pfister, on Happy Days, Pam Beesly’s mother, Helene, on The Office, and Ben Matlock’s daughter, Charlene, on Matlock.

Dorothy Bishop co-stars as Mame’s best friend Vera Charles. A Jacksonville native, she appeared in the first Broadway national tour of Terrence McNally’s Master Class opposite Faye Dunaway and is best known in NYC for her long-running cabaret hit, The Dozen Divas Show.

The production is directed by Jean Tait, whose Off-Broadway credits include The Pearly Gates, Hijab at First Sight, The Proceedings, and It Gets Better.

First Coast Connect: “MAME” at the Florida Theatre

“An inside look into Mame, in concert, presented by Florida Theatre and Theatre Jax.”

Cast

Mame Dennis
Linda Purl
Vera Charles
Dorothy Bishop
Beauregard Jackson Picket Burnside
Gary Webber
Agnes Gooch
Mother Burnside
Patrick Dennis, age 10
Hudson Iracki
Ralph Devine
M. Lindsay Woolsey
Taylor Smith
Dwight Babcock
Junior Babcock
Stage Manager
Uncle Jeff
Sally Cato
Patrick Dennis, age 19-29
Mrs. Upson
Gloria Ware
Mr. Upson
Gloria Upson
Abigail Hunger
Pegeen Ryan
Morgan Perry
Madame Branislowski
Jennifer Medure
Cousin Fan
Jennifer Medure
Ensemble
Kailey Anderson , Daniel Austin , Cathryn Finke, Ashley Gibson, Shatondra Gregory, Jeff Grove , Lee Hamby , Maria Masters, Jennifer Medure, Libby Montgomery, Blake Osner , Morgan Perry, C. Michael Porter , Rudolph Rogers, David Sacks , Michael Skaff , Anthony Smith, Taylor Smith, Gary Webber

Crew

Director

Orchestra

Conductor
Joey Chancey

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