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     You can buy tickets 3 ways:

  1. Online
  2. By phone: 1-800-838-3006
  3. In person at Newtown Theatre box office

You can also reserve tickets by calling 215-860-7058 or e-mailing



Unless otherwise noted, all shows are performed at

Newtown Theatre

120 N. State Street
Newtown, PA 18940

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Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee ǀ Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman

"Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” That’s the motto of Mame Dennis, one of musical theatre’s all-time greatest heroines, in this brassy, tuneful, hilarious and touching adaptation of Patrick Dennis’s bestseller, Auntie Mame. Jerry Herman’s celebrated score includes the rousing title number, plus “Open a New Window,” “If He Walked into My Life,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Bosom Buddies” and “That’s How Young I Feel.” With spirit, humor, class and wit, MAME will steal your heart.

MAME is produced by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, INC.

Directed by Rhett Commodaro

Music Direction by Susan den Outer

Produced by Lisa Reiser

Assistant Producer, Anita Getz

Costume Design by Ann Cole

Stage Manager, Amelia Arrigo Ball


December 6 to 12 (except Monday, December 10)

Thursday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets on sale now!

$22 Rear Reserved*
$25 Front Reserved*

Row I with extra legroom available for additional accommodation fee
*Save $2 per ticket for groups of 10+

Buy tickets 2 ways:

  1. Online or by phone at 1-800-838-3006 with a credit card.
  2. At the Newtown Theatre box office by credit card, personal check or cash, beginning one hour before curtain on performance dates.

For information, call 215-860-7058 or e-mail


DATE and TIME: Thursday, September 6, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, September 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Callbacks Sunday, September 16, by invitation.

LOCATION: Crossing Community Church, 80 Lower Silver Lake Road, Newtown, PA 18940

REQUIREMENTS: Be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a Broadway show song that demonstrates vocal ability. Please provide your own sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Complete the audition form, listing all conflicts, and bring to your audition, along with a headshot or recent photo, and a resume, if available. If you foresee having multiple conflicts, we respectfully ask that you reconsider auditioning for this show. All roles are open, and some actors may be cast in multiple roles.

Appointments preferred, but walk-ups may be accommodated as time permits. If you cannot make the audition dates, please email us at, as other accommodations may be made.

We welcome veteran actors, as well as those who are new or have not been on stage in a while.  We also welcome those who are interested in joining our production team, so if you have skills or interests in stage crew, sound, lights, costumes, set building, etc., let us know. We will train!


MAME_Audition Form.pdf (431.5 KB)

REHEARSALS: First read through and costume fittings Monday, October 1. Rehearsals will be scheduled Monday and Thursday evenings, and some Sunday afternoons.

PERFORMANCES: December 6-12 (except Monday, December 10) at Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State Street, Newtown, PA 18940

QUESTIONS? Contact or 215-860-7058.



Mame Dennis*, Female, 40-60, Alto, woman of the world, free-thinker, charismatic, lover of life.
Vera Charles*, Female, 40-60, Alto, woman of the stage, free-drinker, lover of fun and hooch, Mame’s bestie.
Agnes Gooch, Female, 30-40, Mezzo, cloistered woman and nanny of Patrick; will live with a little help and Mame’s influence.
Mother Burnside, Female, 60+, character female to play 70, Alto; Southern mint juleps and brash.
Cousin Fan, Female, 35-45, Soprano; Southern kin of Beau.
Sally Cato, Female, 25-40, Mezzo; Southern kin of Beau and his onetime intended.
Dwight Babcock/Uncle Jeff, Male, 45-60, will double with Uncle Jeff; appointed conservator of young Patrick; tries to protect him from Mame's influence/Baritone; Southern kin of Beau.
Young Patrick Dennis, Male, 10-15, Boy Soprano, will play Peter in Act Two; orphaned ward of Mame; her heartthrob, her raison d’être; he changes her life, and she enriches his.
Patrick Dennis, Male, 19-29, Baritone, will double in Ensemble in Act One; Patrick grown and changed by a conservative world.
Ito, Male 35-55, baritone; through thick and thin, riches and rags, loyal house servant to Mame; Asian-American actor
Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside/Bishop, Male, 45-55, baritone, will double with Bishop; handsome, hale, hearty, jovial, and life-affirming romantic alliance with Mame.


Ralph Devine, Man-about-town and Mame’s friend
M. Lindsay Woolsey, Male 40-50, confidante of Mame, possible romantic interest, but more a close friend.
Junior Babcock/Gregor, Male, 19-21, will be male Ensemble, double with Gregor; older Patrick's boarding school roommate.
Mrs. Upson, Female, 40-50, uptight, upstate, New Yorker; blue blood and careful to maintain it.
Mr. Upson, Male, 40-50, uptight, upstate, New Yorker; blue blood and careful to maintain it.
Gloria Upson, Female, 20-30, will be female Ensemble; daughter of ultra-conservative parents, shares their views, engaged to Patrick.
Pegeen Ryan-Female, 25-30, will be female Ensemble; interior designer and older Patrick's savior from a conservative life.
Madame Branislowski, owner of Salon pour Messieurs
Peter Dennis, Patrick’s son
Elevator Boy
Art Model
Dance Teacher
Leading Man
Stage Manager


Mame’s Friends
Male and Female Performers at the Shubert Theatre
Guests at Peckerwood
Guests at Upson Farm

*If interested in auditioning for Mame or Vera you will be asked to prepare a monologue, which will be provided in advance.