One of the funniest musicals ever written, with one of the most tuneful scores ever written, and some of the greatest characters in theatre, with the message that LIFE IS A BANQUET --- Mame is coming to Quincy!
When young Patrick is plucked from his rural upbringing in Iowa to live with his wildly enthusiastic New York socialite Auntie Mame, he swiftly learns that “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” Mame’s captivating optimism and zest for life endear her to (almost) everyone she crosses paths with. Packed with musical theatre classics, such as “It’s Today” and “We Need a Little Christmas,” Mame will leave you feeling exhilarated and full of hope!
ACTING/SINGING AUDITIONS: Monday & Tuesday, February 7-8, 2022
DANCE AUDITIONS/CALLBACKS: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
LOOKING FOR actors, singers, and dancers, 18+ and two small boys with unchanged voices to play young Patrick and Peter. All experience levels are encouraged to audition.
- Auntie Mame, a flamboyant and glamorous bohemian socialite
- Patrick Dennis, Mame's orphaned nephew
- Agnes Gooch, Patrick’s mousy, frumpy nanny who goes through a major transformation
- Vera Charles, a theatrical star and Mame's boozy best friend
- Ito, Mame's loyal assistant
- Sally Cato, a southern belle gone bad
- Beauregard Burnside, a wealthy southern gentleman who marries Mame
- Gloria Upson, an uppity socialite with the IQ of a dead flashlight battery
- and an ensemble of eccentric and dynamic men and women to round out the cast!
• First rehearsal: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
• Tech/Dress: March 26-30
• Preview Performance: March 31
• Public Performances: April 1-3, 7-10
If interested in auditioning, take note of the following:
For everyone’s protection and peace of mind, Quincy Community Theatre requires proof of full COVID-19 vaccination for the actors, musicians, production staff, and crew (ages 16+) involved with our production of Mame.
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Your initial audition will be held as a 10-minute individual appointment in person at QCT. During this time, you will sing a song that you have prepared ahead of time. You need only sing approx. 60 seconds of a song (16-32 measures).
You are encouraged to have your audition song memorized and to bring sheet music for the piano accompanist. Select a song that is in the musical style of Mame. (You are welcome to sing from the show, if you’d like)
After you sing your prepared audition song, you will read selections from the script, which will be assigned to you at that moment. As the audition dates draw near, check the website and QCT’s social media channels for the specific pages that may be used.
You are encouraged to read the entire script prior to auditioning so that you are familiar with the characters and the story. You may access the script HERE. If asked for a password, the password is membership
Some people may be asked to read and sing again on Wednesday, February 9 in what is called a “callback audition.” You will be notified if you need to attend this additional round of auditions.
Some people may be asked to attend a dance audition on Wednesday.
Prior to your audition, please print and complete this AUDITION FORM and bring it with you, or arrive early to complete a form available at the welcome table.
Auditions will be held in the QCT Lab Theatre. Please enter through the QCT STAGE DOOR located off Kentucky street. This is the south side of the Oakley-Lindsay Center, and a ramp leads to the door labeled “STAGE DOOR.”
Those auditioning should wear a mask when they enter the building and check in. Masks may be removed when they enter the Lab Theatre/Rehearsal Hall for their audition.
Adult performers (age 16+) must be fully vaccinated prior to accepting a role with this production. (You are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your final dose.)
Students (under 16) who wish to be considered for the roles of Patrick and Michael are not required to receive the vaccination in order to audition/be cast.
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