Theatre of Gadsden to perform Mame

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By Sarrah Peters
News Editor

The Theatre of Gadsden will be performing its rendition of Mame
starting tonight, July 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Ritz Theatre
on Wall Street in Gadsden.

Additional performances of Mame will take place on Saturday, July 23;
Friday, July 29; and Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees will be
held Sunday, July 24 and Sunday, July 31 at 2:30 p.m.

Mame is the tale of the young Patrick Dennis. After the death of his
parents,  his nanny, Agnes Gooch, brings him to live with Aunt Mame,
his last remaining living relative. Agnes is shocked to discover Aunt
Mame’s wild party animal ways. Despite this, Aunt Mame is kind, and
she and Patrick get along wonderfully. Then, tragedy strikes with a
stock market crash that causes Aunt Mame to lose her considerable
fortune. After several odd jobs, Mame marries a rich man, Beau
Burnside, who dies leaving her with another fortune. However, in this
iconic musical Mame has discovered that love is more important than
money and donates her money. Mame is considered one of musical
theater’s most vibrant female leads.

Mame will be played by the talented Juli Christensen. Noah Whitly will
play younger Patrick, while Matthew Palmer plays Patrick’s older
counterpart.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students, seniors and military.
For groups of 10 or more, please call 256-547-7469.

For more information, visit The Theatre of Gadsden facebook page or
www. theatreofgadsden.org.

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