Drama

Spring Musical

MAME

Performances will be February 22, 23, 28 and March 1, 2 at 7:00 PM
February 24 and March 3 at 2:00 PM

 

Blackfriars Musical Synopsis

MAME

Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman
Orphaned at ten, Patrick Dennis’ life has undergone drastic change when he travels from Des Moines, Iowa, all the way to New York City to live with his Auntie Mame. His nanny, anxious Agnes Gooch, leads him to expect a dear grey-haired old aunt baking a cherry pie. But instead, Agnes and Patrick wander into a wild party, a raging prohibition-era shindig starring the fantastic, flamboyant, eccentric, charismatic, one-and-only Mame Dennis. Auntie Mame, shocked but delighted to find herself in the role of a guardian, buys Patrick every toy imaginable, shows him the town from high life to low back streets, teaches him how to mix a martini, and showers him with love. After Patrick’s trustees take him away to a conservative boarding school, and the stock market crash leaves her penniless, fearless Mame tries to keep caring for her nephew, even as she reinvents herself: from party girl to working girl, Southern belle, world traveler, wealthy widow, and literary autobiographer. When grown-up Patrick brings home his WASP-y debutante girlfriend, and introduces Mame to his world of preppy prejudice, Mame finds the one culture in which she cannot make herself at home, and fears that she has lost her nephew to the Knickerbocker Bank. But with a little help from a pretty interior decorator, a very pregnant Agnes, and the wildly diverse crowd of her dearest friends, Mame wins the battle for Patrick’s soul. Featuring one of the most dynamic and lovable heroines of the Broadway stage, Mame is a wildly optimistic --and just plain wild-- ode to a colorful, unconventional, well-lived life. Jerry Herman’s famous score includes the poignant pathos of “If He Walked Into My Life,” the catty duet “Bosom Buddies,” and the life-is-a-banquet vigor of “Open a New Window.”
 
 
AUDITIONS FOR MAME
will take place on October 13. 

MUSICAL NEWS

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  • Art department prides itself on its policy of inclusion

    The Blackfriars Guild prides itself on its policy of inclusion; students from all interests are encouraged to audition for or serve on the crew of our productions. We are especially proud of our current musical cast and crew members who have recently earned recognition:
    1. Cole Garcia - Football player who signed with Rice University
    2. Lily Booth - Colorguard member who helped earned the team a first-place finish in the NTCA Novice Class
    3. Chris Dunn and Zach Hogue - Members of the Mock Trial team that won the Region 10 Contest and are on their way to State
    4. Ailish Tierney - Swimmer who qualified for the State Competition
    5. Presley Luce - Powerlifter who earned First Place in his weight class at the Sunnyvale Powerlifting Meet
    6. Jada Nwigwe - Powerlifter who earned Second Place in her weight class at the Sunnyvale Powerlifting Meet.
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