Theatre, Musicals
Mame 2017 Neglected Musicals at the Hayes Theatre portrait of Virginia Gay
Virginia Gay will star in Mame

Virginia Gay stars as the eccentric heroine of Jerry Hermann’s classic musical comedy, in a staged reading at the Hayes

The crew behind the Hayes’ madcap production of Calamity Jane is back for a script-in-hand, no-holds-barred presentation of Jerry Herman’s 1966 musical comedy. This is a Neglected Musicals staged reading, so director Richard Carroll and team only get one day for prep before it’s showtime. Expect chaos.

Virginia Gay stars as the eccentric dame living it up in New York. Her motto? “Life is a banquet and most poor sons of bitches are starving to death.” With the music of Jerry Herman (Hello, Dolly!; La Cage Aux Folles) and a series of capers, nothing can kill Mame’s vibe, not even the surprise arrival of her nephew. Or the Great Depression.

No rehearsal? No problem! The cast is stuffed with quick-witted singers: Charmaine Bingwa, Laura Bunting, Anthony Gooley, Sheridan Harbridge, Brent Hill, Rob Johnson, Madeleine Jones, and Hannah Waterman.

By: Cassie Tongue