|Photo by Ken Stanek Photography|
When you think of a big-time, splashy, iconic musical such as Mame, you imagine (or recall) it unfolding on a grand stage of a Broadway theater. You also picture colorful scenery, period costumes, a huge orchestra in the pit and a terrific storyline with a memorable musical score. Mame ran on Broadway from 1966-1970 for over 1,500 performances and garnering three Tony Awards (Angela Lansbury, Bea Arthur and Frankie Michaels) and was nominated for five other categories.So when Fuzz Roark, artistic director for the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, booked the show for the friendly confines of that venue during its 51st season, one can appreciate the challenges that awaited him and his staff. But the courageous Roark and company pulled it off. The production of Mame at the Spotlighters plays big in the little theater that could.
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