Book by
Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee
Music & Lyrics by
Jerry Herman
Based on the novel Auntie Mame by
Patrick Dennis
Subsequent stage play by
Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee
Sunday, September 23, 2018 7:00 pm
Alex Theatre


“Light the candles, get the ice out, roll the rug up!” It’s Mame!!!!

One of Broadway’s most luminous characters comes to our stage to remind us that “Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!” Featuring one of Jerry Herman’s most tuneful and joyous scores, Auntie Mame takes us on a wild ride of life with her inherited little nephew, Patrick.

MAME premiered in 1966 starring Angela Lansbury, Bea Arthur and Frankie Michaels, who all won Tony© Awards for their performances. It was nominated for an additional 5 Tony© awards and ran for 1,508 performances. A subsequent film version of the musical premiered in 1974 starring Lucille Ball.

So pour yourself some champagne and hang on as we coax the blues right out of your horn!

In the Studio: Radio Interview

BOSOM BUDDIES Kelly Lester (MAME) and Barbara Carlton Heart (VERA) are interviewed by State of the Arts with Michael Sterling and Andrew David James

LISTEN HERE (audio starts at :30)


Kelly Lester
Kelly Lester
Mame Dennis
Barbara Carlton Heart
Vera Charles
Travis Burnett
Travis Burnett *
Patrick Dennis, age 10
Melissa Fahn
Agnes Gooch
Brent Schindele
Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside
Glenn Shiroma
Will Collyer
Patrick Dennis, age 19-29
Michael Kostroff
Dwight Babcock
Glenn Rosenblum
M. Lindsay Woolsey
Pamela Hamill
Mother Burnside/Madame Branislowski
Katie DeShan
Katie DeShan
Sally Cato
Tal Fox
Pegeen Ryan
Anthony Gruppuso
Stage Manager
Todd Gajdusek
Todd Gajdusek *
Mr. Upson/Uncle Jeff
Tonoccus McClain *
Michelle Lane
Michelle Lane *
Mrs. Upson/Cousin Fan
Nikki Elena Spies
Nikki Elena Spies *
Gloria Upson
Courtney Lundy
Courtney Lundy *
Natalia Vivino
Natalia Vivino *
Kelsey Weinstein
Kelsey Weinstein *
* Guest Artist

Production Photos


Musical Theatre Guild treated lucky L.A. audiences to a one-night-only concert staged reading of Jerry Hermans’s Mame that proved not only a terrifically directed-and-performed look back at the 1500-performance 1966 Broadway smash but illustrates to perfection precisely why MTG is a SoCal treasure.
— Steven Standley for StageSceneLA
BWW Review: Life Is a Banquet as MTG Presents a Delicious MAME
It is rarely revived, and thanks to the Musical Theatre Guild, who do fully staged readings of old or lesser-known musicals, we got a lovely presentation on Sunday, September 23 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.
— Don Grigware for Broadway World
The chief pleasure in Musical Theatre Guild’s presentation of Mame at the Alex Theatre is hearing the music, full-out, as written, unencumbered, and unembellished. I mean that in the best sense. Jerry Herman’s score is lush and lovely, and it requires no reinvention. In the hands of musical director Cassie Nickols and director Lewis Wilkenfeld, there is little evidence of MTG’s scant 25-hour rehearsal schedule allowed under the Actors Equity contract for a staged concert. The music is queen.
— Samuel Garza Bernstein for Stage and Cinema

Creative Team

Lewis Wilkenfeld
Heather Castillo
Musical Director
Cassie Nickols
Production Supervisor
Kristi Holden
Show Photographer
Alan Weston



Musical Theatre Guild’s season is produced in association with Glendale Arts.

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