Director: Justin Zenchuk      Choreographer: Rob Merante      Musical Director: Aron Smith

Auditions: Saturday, December 7th 11am - 3pm 

Dance Callbacks: Sunday, December 8th 2pm-4pm

Singing / Reading Callbacks: Saturday, December 14th 11am-2pm 

First Rehearsal: Sunday, December 15th 6pm - 9pm

 

Please prepare a song in the style of the show. A pianist will be available if you have the sheet music, or you are welcome to sing with a track or recording. You must be 13 or older to audition. 

 

Rehearsal Schedule: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, & Sundays Nights. You are only allowed to miss 2 rehearsals. You are expected to be on time and ready when you are called for rehearsal. 

 

Performance dates and times:

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. - February 7th through February 22nd

Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. - February 9th, 16th, and 23rd

Thursday at 7:00 p.m. - February 20th

The Cast must also be available for substitute or added performances on Feb. 27. 28, 29, and/or May 1 in case of cancellations due to a snow storm or for an extended run due to sold out shows. 

 

***You must be able to attend tech week (Feb 1 through Feb 6) and all performances. No exceptions***

ABBA's hits tells the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
 

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!
 

Mamma Mia! famously chronicles the story of a single Mom and her daughter on the eve of her wedding. On the surface, it’s a familiar, breezy comedy as the daughter searches for the identity of her father and love interests wax and wane; underneath, a more poignant story develops as the two generations of women explore the requirement of a male figure in their quest for fulfillment and a mother comes to terms with her daughter leaving for adulthood.

 

Character Breakdown Please note that casting will be age appropriate! 

Donna Sheridan The owner of the Taverna on the Greek island of Kalokairi; Sophie’s mother, (around 40). She is the former lead singer of “Donna and the Dynamos. Honest and hard-working, she is the most naturalistic and vulnerable of the characters. Delivers some of the biggest solos in the show. 

Vocal range top: A5   Vocal range bottom: E3

Sophie Sheridan Donna’s headstrong 21-year-old daughter, Sophie is determined to have what her mother never had: a traditional family and a father to walk her down the aisle. Young, bright and energetic, she has lived all her life on the island and is ready to leave. 

Vocal range top: E5   Vocal range bottom: F#3

Tanya Cresham-Leigh One of Donna’s oldest and best friends, Tanya (around 40) has married several millionaires and discovered a lot more about plastic surgery than love - to the extent that she was ever looking. Wild, fun-loving and a big character, she flirts mercilessly with young men, happy to play, but not to stick around. 

Vocal range top: E5   Vocal range bottom: E3

Rosie Mulligan Donna’s friend (around 40) a former member of the Dynamos; unmarried, free-spirited and a renowned author of cookbooks. A character who has developed a confident, funny and self-deprecating exterior that masks her inner vulnerability. Mostly comic, yet one of the most poignant moments in the show in the heart of Act 2. Dances like nobody’s watching. 

Vocal range top: D5    Vocal range bottom: E3

Sam Carmichael One of Sophie’s potential fathers and a wealthy architect (40-50). Sam has regretted leaving Donna all his life and now finds himself divorced and back in her presence. He is straight-laced, confident and composed. At times he is perhaps a little overbearing, but he is determined not to mess up the second chance he has been given… a very true and honest character within the chaos. 

Vocal range top: Ab4    Vocal range bottom: D3

Harry Bright Another of Sophie’s potential fathers and a respected London banker, (40-50, English). Once a head-banging, partying musician who went down the straight road - at least with his career. He is quirky, in the closet and something of a romantic nostalgist. A nice guy, determined to make up for some past regrets and full of singing. 

Vocal range top: F#4    Vocal range bottom: C#3

Bill Austin Another of Sophie’s potential fathers, a well-known travel writer, Bill has visited the far reaches of the earth, but never found what he’s really looking for. A real character (40-50, often English or Australian), Bill has generally avoided the complexities of a relationship and now wonders if it’s too late. Lots of comedy and a golden heart within. 

Vocal range top: F#4     Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Sky Sophie’s fiancé; a former stockbroker who moved to the island in a young version of a mid-life crisis. He is older than Sophie (25-32), but smitten by her exotic charm. Perhaps he is too eager to please and has not quite found all the answers he had hoped for on the island. 

Vocal range top: D5     Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Ali & Lisa Sophie’s friends who have traveled to the island for the wedding. (early 20s) A supporting double-act of bubbly, bridesmaidy excitement. 

Vocal range top: Db5     Vocal range bottom: G3

Pepper A flirty waiter at the Taverna featured through his brief relationship with Tanya. (20-25). Hot,

energetic and fun-loving, makes a great double-act with Eddie. Opportunity for a good mover. 

Vocal range top: F5     Vocal range bottom: A4

Eddie A waiter, boatman and handyman at the Taverna. Other half of double-act with Pepper. (20-30). Fairly nonspecific. Opportunity for a good young character actor to create something interesting. 

Father Alexandrios The minister who officiates Sophie’s wedding. A Greek Orthodox priest, this is a potentially delightful little role for a character actor of non-specified gender with some imagination. A nice little turn in Act 2 for someone who doesn’t want too much to sing. 

Ensemble 

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