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Laurel Mill Playhouse reaches boldly with 'Auntie Mame'

Laurel Mill Playhouse reaches boldly with 'Auntie Mame'

In the spirit of an irrepressible title character, the Laurel Mill Playhouse unveiled its Nov. 2 opening of "Auntie Mame" without a backward glance at Hurricane Sandy.

A madcap comedy based on the fictional novel by Patrick Dennis, and adapted to film and stage by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, the original Broadway play and film both starred Rosalind Russell in the 1950s. Retold as a musical and film remake in the '60s and '70s, Mame Dennis' adventures have fascinated audiences all over the world for more than half a century, drawing other great talents like Angela Lansbury, Lucille Ball and Carol Channing to the title role.

Directed by Playhouse vice...