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Mack & Mabel - The Musical is based on the book by Michael Stewart and Francine Pascal, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Re-imaged and directed by Michael Cooper, this re-imagined version of the musical will be a fully staged production exposing the destructive, co-dependent relationship between the Hollywood comic director Mack Sennett and the young star of his early “two-reelers,” Mabel Normand.

Despite turbulent scandal and Ms. Normand’s descent into alcohol and drug addiction, leading to her untimely death at the age of 38, she remains a pioneer in the film world - one of the earliest silent actors to function as her own director, the first leading female performer to be named in the title of her films, and one of the first women in film history to own her own film studio.

Mack & Mabel - The Musical is based on the book by Michael Stewart and Francine Pascal, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Re-imaged and directed by Michael Cooper, this re-imagined version of the musical will be a fully staged production exposing the destructive, co-dependent relationship between the Hollywood comic director Mack Sennett and the young star of his early “two-reelers,” Mabel Normand.

Despite turbulent scandal and Ms. Normand’s descent into alcohol and drug addiction, leading to her untimely death at the age of 38, she remains a pioneer in the film world - one of the earliest silent actors to function as her own director, the first leading female performer to be named in the title of her films, and one of the first women in film history to own her own film studio.

Mack & Mabel - The Musical is based on the book by Michael Stewart and Francine Pascal, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Re-imaged and directed by Michael Cooper, this re-imagined version of the musical will be a fully staged production exposing the destructive, co-dependent relationship between the Hollywood comic director Mack Sennett and the young star of his early “two-reelers,” Mabel Normand.

Despite turbulent scandal and Ms. Normand’s descent into alcohol and drug addiction, leading to her untimely death at the age of 38, she remains a pioneer in the film world - one of the earliest silent actors to function as her own director, the first leading female performer to be named in the title of her films, and one of the first women in film history to own her own film studio.

WHEN

WHERE

Mastrogeorge Theater
130 Pedernales St.
Suite 318B
Austin, TX 78702
https://thealchemytheatre.org/event/mack-and-mabel/

TICKET INFO

$30-$50
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