Arts and Entertainment
The Woodbury Community Theatre’s production of "Mame" made its debut Saturday, March 6 on the Loft Stage at East Ridge High School.
The show tells the story of Mame Dennis, a single woman living in high society New York City when her brother dies and leaves her his son Patrick.
Mame, who has never had this type of responsibility before, immediately falls in love with Patrick and the two help each other face the adventures and obstacles of life — including the Great Depression and love.
Marcie Berglund, who has appeared in various Woodbury Community Theatre production, played the title character in Mame. Berglund is also the director of the annual Woodbury Middle School plays.
I went to see Mame on Saturday night, in order to take video and pictures, but also to watch the newest creation from the Woodbury Community Theatre. Prior to watching the show, I had watched two rehearsals, so I had a rough idea of what the show was like going in – light hearted, colorful and funny.
I was pleasantly surprised at how funny the show actually was since I had never even heard of the show previously. Even though the musical numbers weren’t anything over the top or amazing, I found myself smiling throughout the entire show. There are definitely a lot of laughs in Mame.
Berglund did an amazing job of bring this energetic woman who has a zest for life to the stage.
I also watched the Woodbury Community Theatre’s production of "Narnia: The Musical," last year, and I have to say that I enjoyed "Mame" more because of its humor and light hearted feel.
For anyone who wants a fun night out, I recomend "Mame" which will continue this weekend on March 12 and 13 at 7 p.m.