All-New Kennedy Center Production of the Classic American Musical Starring CHRISTINE BARANSKI
"A FOUR STAR DELIGHT! Christine Baranski's great comic timing makes for an outrageously fun night." --Arch Campbell, WRC-TV "A BRIGHTLY POLISHED REVIVAL! Baranski [is an] actress of glittering eccentricity and drop-dead timing. Crowd-pleasing kick lines and cake walks adorn Jerry Herman's insistent toe-tapper songs." –Ben Brantley, The New York Times "FABULOUSLY ENTERTAINING… SUPERB! Baranski is perfect. She's wonderfully glamorous… a stunning success. No less marvelous is Harriet Harris. Her comic chemistry with Baranski is a wonder. Emily Skinner is appealing and funny." --Michael Portantiere, TheaterMania "MAME IS BACK IN ALL HER GLORY AND BETTER THAN EVER! Baranski is great…a refreshing new look at Herman's magnificent score. SEE IT!" –Bob Davis, WGMS Radio "A BROADWAY-CALIBER CAST. A relentlessly upbeat score… vibrant, drop-dead costumes. The choreography has real verve." –Peter Marks, The Washington Post "SPLASHY, NO-HOLDS-BARRED FUN! Baranski is stylish and soignee throughout. Directed with show-stopper dynamism by Eric Schaeffer. AN INFECTIOUS, ALL-AMERICAN CLASSIC." --Jayne Blanchard, The Washington Times
"BARANSKI HAS THE MUSICAL-COMEDY GOODS! Looks, smarts, voice, gams, timing to die for... she also has that indefinable something extra. The ovation she got at the end of opening night was rapturous!" -- Bob Mondello, Washington City Paper
Emmy and two-time Tony Award winner Christine Baranski returns to Washington--following her triumphant performance at the Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd--to portray one of the most beloved characters in American musical theater. Since the publication of Patrick Dennis's book in 1955, the story of the eccentric Auntie Mame has been retold through play, film, Broadway musical, and Hollywood musical. Now Sondheim Celebration Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer helms an all-new Kennedy Center production of this classic with its irresistible score by Jerry Herman that includes "If He Walked Into My Life," "Open a New Window," "We Need A Little Christmas," "Bosom Buddies," and many other favorite songs.
Following the whirlwind adventures of an unconventional aunt and her nephew with a rogue's gallery of memorable characters--including has-been actress Vera Charles, timid secretary Agnes Gooch, and southern gentleman Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside, among others--plus hilarious encounters with proper society, Mame has touched the hearts and tickled the funnybones of audiences everywhere.