Directed and Choreographed by Eileen Grace
Music Direction by Dan Rodriguez
Produced by Robert J. Eagle
Scenic Design: David Allen Jeffrey
Costumes: Costume World Theatrical
Wardrobe Supervisor: Alison Pugh
Lighting Design: David Wilson
Sound Design: Robby Davis and Robert Luke Pelletier
Props Master: Jennifer Butler
Assistant Music Director: Mindy Cimini
Orchestra Contractor: Jeff Leonard
Production Stage Manager: Robin Grady*
Assistant Stage Manager: Christian Ruiz*
Production Manager: Lori E. Baruch
ABOUT THE SHOW
Mame Dennis’s chic New York City life is changed when her orphaned nephew comes to live with her. Surrounded by a cast of eccentric characters, she celebrates the roaring 20s, overcomes tragedy, and sails through life without missing a fad or a dance step.
Featuring Jerry Herman songs like “If He Walked Into My Life,” “It’s Today,” “We Need A Little Christmas,” and “Bosom Buddies,” Reagle’s production will be directed and choreographed by five-time IRNE Award winner Eileen Grace (Broadway’s The Will Rogers Follies, Reagle’s 42nd Street), with IRNE and Elliot Norton Award winner Leigh Barrett (Reagle’s Anything Goes) in the title role.
Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the book Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis and the play by Lawrence and Lee
Presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark
CAST OF CHARACTERS
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* Denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
ROBERT J. EAGLE (Producing Artistic Director) founded Reagle Music Theatre in 1969 and, in addition to producing, directed every production for thirty years. On PBS, Emily Rooney stated that according to the National Endowment for the Arts, “The relationship between Reagle Music Theatre and the Waltham Public Schools is unique in the nation and worth replicating.” He has been honored by the Waltham West Suburban Chamber of Commerce, the Waltham City Council, Boston College and Catholic University of America Alumni Associations, and the Boston Theatre Critics Association (Special Citation) and IRNE Awards.
EILEEN GRACE (Director and Choreographer) is thrilled to return to RMT! This former Rockette served as Director of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular touring productions and as Rockette special events choreographer. Other directing and choreography: Anything Goes, 42nd Street (IRNE), White Christmas, The Drowsy Chaperone, Wonderful Town, Singin’ in The Rain, On Your Toes, Guys and Dolls, My One And Only (IRNE), The Will Rogers Follies (IRNE), Crazy For You (IRNE), Annie Get Your Gun, Fiddler on the Roof, and No, No, Nanette. Broadway shows: 42nd Street and The Will Rogers Follies. International Tour: My One And Only. TV: Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, “One Life to Live,” “Good Morning America,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Oprah.” Much thanks to Paul, Riley and Dylan. I dedicate this show to my “Mame,” the late Kirsten Brant; a Reagle performer for many years.
DAN RODRIGUEZ (Music Director, Conductor) is happy to return to Reagle for another great summer season. Dan has been the resident music director at Reagle for the past 8 years, with recent favorites including The Most Happy Fella, The Music Man, and Anything Goes. Dan’s other area credits include work with the Lyric Stage (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Gypsy), Wheelock Family Theatre (In the Heights), Huntington Theatre Company (Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music), American Repertory Theatre (The Lily’s Revenge, Pippin), Moonbox Productions (Caroline or Change, Cabaret, The Wild Party), and many other area theaters, as well as work at the Boston Conservatory, Emerson College, Brandeis University, and other schools. His work has earned him five IRNE Awards for Best Music Direction.
DAVID WILSON (Lighting Designer) has designed lighting or sound for over 350 productions of opera, theater, concert and dance. His designs for theater include Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Boston Playwrights, Central City Opera, Commonwealth Shakespeare, Company One, Deborah Abel Dance, Dibble Dance, Gloucester Stage, Lyric Stage, Merrimack Rep, Moonbox, New Rep, Nora, North Shore Music Theater, Stoneham, Shakespeare and Co., Speakeasy, WHAT and Wheelock. He recently received the Elliot Norton Award for ASP’s Richard II. DW-Design.com
ROBIN GRADY* (Production Stage Manager) Regional credits include: Trinity Rep, Gamm Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Wheelock Family Theatre, Ocean State Theatre Company, Gloucester Stage Company, Theatre by the Sea, and Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
CHRISTIAN RUIZ* (Assistant Stage Manager) is an M.F.A Acting and Directing candidate. Regional credits include: Fur Play (The Kennedy Center), The Wiz (Lyric Stage) and Nightfall (Fresh Ink Theatre) B.A Acting. Awards: KCACTF Region 1 winner 2018.
LORI E. BARUCH (Production Manager) is celebrating her 41st year with Reagle. She has worked in New England both as stage manager and technical advisor for Yolanda, dance groups, and other performing groups from the area. Lori now works for the Waltham Public Schools as stage manager overseeing all events and productions in theatres. Lori is an Emerson College graduate.
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