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Kentwood Announces Auditions For MAME

 

December 11, 2014

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for MAME with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, on Saturday, January 10 from 11 am to 3 pm and Sunday, January 11 from 6 pm to 10.

Callbacks will be held on Monday, January 12 from 7 pm to 10. First cast read through will be on Wednesday, January 14 at 7 pm. Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester.

Performance dates are March 13 to April 18 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm. There may be Thursday performances late in the run. The production will be directed by Ben Lupejkis and produced by Lori A. Marple-Pereslete by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

MAME, the 1966 multiple Tony Award winning musical, based on the biographical novel Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade by Patrick Dennis and subsequent play and film Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, is a warm and witty narrative enhanced with Jerry Herman's evocative, lively, and sentimental music and lyrics.

Bohemian Mame Dennis is a larger-than-life personality living in New York City during the Great Depression. Mame has a collection of eccentric, wealthy society friends and her life is one endless party; that is until her young nephew Patrick "walks into her life."

Her mad-cap, free spirited lifestyle with its focus on "today" changes while looking after her brother's son, leading to a "new window" opening for both in this life-affirming tale seen through Patrick's eyes.

Casting is non-union with all roles open. Those auditioning should arrive early to sign-in with no advance appointment required. Bring a current headshot, resume, and dance shoes. All candidates please prepare 32 bars from classic Broadway musical theatre repertoire (no Weber, Rent, or rock-influenced). Accompanist will be provided; please no pre-recorded tracks. All candidates should be prepared to move.

The director requests that you be familiar with the musical and its characters. Please visit the Kentwood Players website at http://www.kentwoodplayers.org for more information about the auditions.

 

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