Mame

Karingal High School

April 1977

Orphaned at ten, Patrick Dennis’ life has undergone drastic change when he travels from Des Moines, Iowa, all the way to New York City to live with his Auntie Mame. His nanny, anxious Agnes Gooch, leads him to expect a dear grey-haired old aunt baking a cherry pie. But instead, Agnes and Patrick wander into a wild party, a raging prohibition-era shindig starring the fantastic, flamboyant, eccentric, charismatic, one-and-only Mame Dennis. Auntie Mame, shocked but delighted to find herself in the role of a guardian, buys Patrick every toy imaginable, shows him the town from high life to low back streets, teaches him how to mix a martini, and showers him with love. After Patrick’s trustees take him away to a conservative boarding school, and the stock market crash leaves her penniless, fearless Mame tries to keep caring for her nephew, even as she reinvents herself: from party girl to working girl, Southern belle, world traveler, wealthy widow, and literary autobiographer. When grown-up Patrick brings home his WASP-y debutante girlfriend, and introduces Mame to his world of preppy prejudice, Mame finds the one culture in which she cannot make herself at home, and fears that she has lost her nephew to the Knickerbocker Bank. But with a little help from a pretty interior decorator, a very pregnant Agnes, and the wildly diverse crowd of her dearest friends, Mame wins the battle for Patrick’s soul.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director/Choreographer

Graeme Coombs

Musical Director

Basil Gleeson

 

 

Production Co-ordinator

Joan Pearson

 

 

Stage Manger

John Rekers

 

 

Lighting Director

Nigel Nettleship

Scenic Design

Ray Burgess

Costume Design

Rhonda Horwood

Properties

David Copeland

 

Jayne Copeland

Sound Director

Owen March

 

 

 

 

Wardrobe Convenor

Hilary Moon

Ticket Secretary

Trudi McKenzie

Front of House

Margaret Overden

 

Don Jones

Publicity & promotions

Mark Sims

Program Design

Kelvey Pearson

Make Up

Cats Members

Set Construction Co-ordination

Tim Thompson

Script Girl

Pat morton

Orchestra Convenor

Heather Birrell

Call Girl

Joan Keeley

Wardrobe Assistant

Linda Hewison

 

Aileen Peacock

 

Judith Smith

 

Janice Smith

 

Christine Smith

 

Elizabeth palmer

 

Society members

Set Construction Team

Tim Thompson

 

Terri Ovendon

 

Norman haye

 

Lyn Haug

Scenery Painting

Judith Breese

 

Pat Morton

 

Joan Pearson

 

Ray Burgess

 

Terri Ovendon

 

Eddie Porajski

 

Society Members

Backstage Crew

Tony Evans

 

John Rekers

 

Alan Plumb

 

Denis Wiltshire

 

John Langman

 

Ron Kitchen

 

Jim Smith

 

Mark Ellis

 

Norm Haye

 

Doug Ferguson

 

John McCormack

 

Society Members

Lighting & Sound

Bruce Morton

 

Ron Elliott

 

Tom Hand

 

Rick Merrin

 

Owen Marsh

Publicity & Promotions Team

Leon Herron

 

Pam McNeilly

 

Don Cunningham

 

Michael Brooks

Properties

Terri Ovenden

 

Judy Tunks

 

Carol Snowden

Rehearsal Pianist

Arch Dyer

Front of House

Society Members

 

 

Conductor

Basil Gleeson

Piano

Arch Dyer

Violin

Doris Boyce

 

Irene Bulloch

 

John Conyers

Viola

Heather Birrell

Cello

Erwin Matzner

Bass Guitar

Don More

Reeds

Jeff Currie

 

Graham Finch

 

Adrian Leech

 

Martin West

Trumpet

Saul Stainer

 

Lyndon LeDan

 

Janette Shepherd

Trombone

Bill Post

 

Frank Bardi

Banjo

Andrew Stephens

Percussion

Angela Rogers

CAST

Patrick Dennis (age 10)

Peter Rekers

 

Mathew Lambert

Agnes Gooch

Carol Reekers

Vera Charles

Fay Harrison

Mame Dennis

Colleen Miller

Ralph Devine

Geoff Nougher

Bishop

Paul Duncan

M. Lindsay Woolsey

Edward Hill

Ito

Ian Exton

Doorman

Mark Sims

Elavator Boy

Robert Henry

Messenger

Patrick Gleeson

Dwight Babcock

Ray Burgess

Art Model

Melinda Peebles

Stage Manager

Mark Sims

Madam Brainslowski

Lynne Cornish

Gregor

Nigel Moehr

Beauregard J.P.Burnside

Gordon Lindsay

Cousin Fan

Noelyne Godson

Sally Carto

Pam McNeilly

Mother Burnside

Betty Schlager

Patrick (age 19-29)

Alllan Burrows

Junior Babcock

Paul Duncan

Mrs Upson

Lorna Coulson

Mr Upson

Barry Woodford

Gloria Upson

Renay mauldon

Pegeen Ryan

Judith Breese

Peter Dennis

Hayden Adcock

 

Alex McNeilly

Chorus – Mame’s Friends

Gillian Andrews

 

Judy Breese

 

Elaine Brimmell

 

Lindsay Brown

 

Lorna Coulson

 

Lynne Cornish

 

Mark Cornish

 

Andrea Cornish

 

Peter Coulson

 

Chris Coulson

 

Thelma Chrch

 

Don Cunningham

 

Paul Duncan

 

Margaret Duff

 

Jo Dobson

 

Dora Gross

 

Robyn Geradts

 

Noelyne Godson

 

Patrick Gleeson

 

Kathy Howat

 

Lyn haug

 

Joan Hooke

 

Robert Henry

 

Mark Harrison

 

Karen Irving

 

Vicki Illingsworth

 

Gina Linnell

 

Joanne Long

 

Sandra Mann

 

Pam McNeilly

 

Alex McNeilly

Jenny McNeilly

 

Renay Mouldon

 

Nigel Moehr

 

Joanne Nickless

 

Geoff Nougher

 

Dianne O’Malley

 

Elaine Overdon

 

Lindy Pearson

 

Melinda Peebles

 

Eddie Porajski

 

Janice Smith

 

Judith Smith

 

Ann Sullivan

 

Mark Sims

 

Betty Schlager

 

Irene Wolstenholm

Ballet

Gillian Andrews

 

Elaine Brimmell

 

Kathy Howart

 

Anne Sullivan

 

Vicky Illingworth

 

Gina Linnell

 

Joanne Long

 

Lindy Pearson