Mame
by Georgetown Palace Theatre

Dec. 09 - Dec. 10

The 1966 multiple Tony Award-winning musical, based on the biographical novel Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade  (And subsequent Around the World with Auntie Mame) by Patrick Dennis and subsequent play and film Auntie Mame by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, is a wonderful, warm, and witty narrative enhanced with Jerry Herman’s evocative, lively, and sentimental music and lyrics. Socialite Mame Dennis is a larger-than-life personality living in New York City before, during, and after 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 madcap, free spirit 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.

To learn more about the show, view these resources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mame_(musical)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mame-original-broadway-cast-recording/id286439860


 

Auditions for Mame

Will consist of a dance and vocal audition. The dance audition will be from 2:00-3:00 pm, Saturday, December 9th, and on Sunday, December 10th, from 6:00-7:00 pm. 

  

You are expected to attend the dance audition on the same day that you do your vocal audition. EVERYONE ATTENDS.  

 

Please be prepared to learn one to two dance combinations during the dance portion of the audition. You will then be broken up into small groups and asked to perform each combination. Character shoes and/or jazz shoes are preferred. Please wear clothing that is form fitting (non-baggy) - a t-shirt/tank is fine. Please do not wear jeans.

Sign up for vocal audition time from 3-5 pm, Saturday, December 9th, or 7-9 pm, Sunday , December 10th. You will sign up for a time at the link below.

 

The vocal audition will consist of singing one of the selected sides.  

 

Leads:  Pull singing sides from website to prepare.  You can find many versions of accompaniment and exemplars on www.youtube.com.  If needed, we will ask you to sing one other song, so have one prepared  (up-tempo and ballad). Showcase your range, vocal strength. 

 

Supporting Roles and Ensemble:  Prepare one uptempo and one ballad in musical theater style, though you may be asked to perform only one.

 

Saturday's auditions will be held on the Springer Stage at 810 S Austin Ave Georgetown TX 78626

 

Sunday's auditions will be held on the rehearsal stage, in the Tin Barn Annex 213 W 9th street Georgetown TX, 78626

 

Callbacks are by invitation only and will be held on December 19th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm on the Springer stage 810 S Austin Ave Georgetown TX, 78626

Callbacks are posted on the website only.  

To view the character breakdown/singing sides click here.

 Rehearsals: 

We anticipate beginning rehearsals on 1/7/18 but will be asking for conflicts beginning on 12/26/17 in the rare case of extreme conflicts.  Rehearsals will typically be held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 7:00-10:00 pm, Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30 or 7:00-10:00 pm and Saturday/Sunday 2:00-6:00 or 7:00-10:00 pm. Tech rehearsals are typically Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 11:00 pm with a dinner break. 

 

We will be distributing the scripts and music as soon casting is done, and ask everyone to be familiar with at least the lyrics by the first rehearsal.

 

Performances:

Mame opens on Friday, February 23rd, Performances are Friday at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 2:00 pm.  We anticipate adding matinees on Saturdays the last 3 weekends.  Those would also be at 2:00 pm.  

 

Background checks: Everyone involved with the production must submit to a background check at the Palace's expense. Parents: if you are dropping off a child younger than 16 you will be asked to submit.  If you are cast, you'll receive a secure link where you can fill it out. There is no cost to you.

 

The Georgetown Palace Theatre is a 501c3 Non-profit organization. 

We practice color-blind casting. All ages, abilities, gender, and ethnicities are encouraged to participate.

 

If you have any questions, please e-mail productions@georgetownpalace.com