Cast named for QCT Broadway musical ‘Mame’; tickets to go on sale March 7

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Front row from left, Amelia Baugher, Jerilyn Dufresne, Julian Holt, Mason Hough, Barbara Fry, Liz Swanson, Susan Scholz. Back row, from left, Jane Morrison, Alicia Carsten, Mekia Gay, Doug Tenhouse, JT Dozier, Devin Boccardi, Ann Pfaffe, Joseph Kim, Julie Ginos, Robert Ward, Jeremy Kurfman, Jeremy Ledford, Allison Hutson, Brock Elmore, Rebecca Duffy, Larry McNett, Emily Dozier, Jessica Crockett, Michael Perkins, Christina Helm. | Photo courtesy of Quincy Community Theatre

QUINCY — Quincy Community Theatre presents the classic Broadway musical “Mame” April 1-3 and 7-10. 

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 “life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.” Mame’s optimism and zest for life endear her to (almost) everyone. “Mame” is packed with musical theatre classics such as “It’s Today” and “We Need a Little Christmas.”

A cast of 28 performers, 11 of whom are making their QCT stage debuts, bring Mame’s party to life with more than 200 costumes, 12 show-stopping musical numbers and many other rousing surprises.

The cast consists of:

  • Julie Ginos as Mame
  • Julian Holt as Younger Patrick
  • Jeremy Kurfman as Older Patrick
  • Ann Pfaffe as Vera Charles
  • Robert Ward as Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside
  • Emily Dozier as Agnes Gooch
  • JT Dozier as Dwight Babcock
  • Joseph Kim as Ito
  • Liz Swanson as Mrs. Upson
  • Larry McNett as Mr. Upson
  • Rebecca Duffy as Gloria Upson
  • Mekia Gay as Pegeen Ryan
  • Barbara Fry as Mother Burnside
  • Doug Tenhouse as M. Lindsay Woolsey
  • Jessica Crockett as Sally Cato
  • Susan Scholz as Madame Branislowski
  • Jeremy Ledford as Gregor
  • Jerilyn Dufresne as Cousin Fan
  • Anthony Oliver as Uncle Jeff, and 
  • Mason Hough as Peter Dennis. 

Completing the cast are ensemble members Devin Boccardi, Brock Elmore, Michael D. Perkins, Amelia Baugher, Alicia Carsten, Christina Leigh Helm, Allison Hutson and Jane Morrison. 

“‘Mame’ is the encapsulation of everything that people love about musicals,” director Brandon Thomsen said in a press release. “The songs are catchy, the characters are a little wacky, it’s fast-paced and funny, and at its core is a tender relationship that we root for. Auntie Mame is the spirit of resilience and of community, two themes worth celebrating right now.”  

Mame is under the direction of Thomsen, with vocal direction by Alison Stonecypher, choreography by Alison Shafer, scenic design and technical direction by Seth Campbell, lighting design by Scott Monnin, costume design by Valerie Hernandez, and stage management by Ellen Taylor. The live orchestra will be conducted by Dan Fry. 

Tickets to “Mame” are between $24 and $28. They will go on sale at 10 a.m. March 7 online at 1qct.org, by phone at 217-222-3209 or at the Box Office. 

QCT will host Discovery Night at 6 p.m. March 21. This free event invites the audience backstage to look at the process of bringing this story to life. See the costumes, set pieces, hear from the director and designers, and watch a portion of the rehearsal. Fill out an RSVP on QCT’s website to attend this event.   

Audiences are invited to continue the conversation and meet the cast with a question-and-answer session following the performance on April 8. The event will be live-streamed on the QCT Facebook page. For more information, visit 1qct.org or call the QCT Box Office in the Oakley-Lindsay Center, at 217-222-3209. 

QCT’s 2022 Season is sponsored by Gardner Denver. 

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