Hanson Will Be Mame for Minneapolis Musical Theatre in New Season

News   Hanson Will Be Mame for Minneapolis Musical Theatre in New Season
The Minneapolis Musical Theatre will offer an irreverent Off-Broadway comedy, a popular country musical and a Tony-winning Jerry Herman musical with a twist as part of its 2009-2010 season.

Launching the season will be The Great American Trailer Park Musical, running Nov. 6-22. Featuring a score by David Nehls and a book by Betsy Kelso, artistic director Steven J. Meerdink will direct the production that has musical direction by Kevin Hanson. Trailer Park centers on a stripper on the run who upsets the Florida trailer park community of Armadillo Acres when she blows into town. The Tony-winning Roger Miller musical Big River will follow, playing March 5-21, 2010. Meerdink directs the musical based on the Mark Twain novel, which has a book by William Hauptman. The classic country musical will have musical direction by Lori Maxwell.

Minneapolis Musical Theatre co-founder Kevin Hanson will open a new window when he stars in the title role of the Jerry Herman musical Mame, running June 4-20, 2010. Hanson, who portrayed Albin in La Cage aux Folles for MMT last season, steps into the role of the beloved eccentric aunt. Steven J. Meerdink directs the musical, which features a book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, based on the memoir by Patrick Dennis. Lori Maxwell is musical director.

Tickets are available by visiting MMT. Minneapolis Musical Theatre performs at The Illusion Theater, located within the Hennepin Center for the Arts at 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN.

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