Book: Catherine Johnson; Music & Lyrics: Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson; Additional Material: Martin Koch; Some songs written with Stig Anderson
DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER: Justin Cerne
ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER: Nicole Sartor
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Jesse Beulke
SHOW DATES: June 13-July 7 (Rehearsal) July 8 - August 26, 2017 (Perform)
AUDITION DATES: March 25 & 28 , 2017
TIME: March 25, 12pm - 2pm; March 28, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
LOCATION: Bennett Hall, 62 Centre Street
AUDITION & REHEARSAL INFORMATION
Please arrive on time to fill out an audition form & conflict calendar. Make sure to bring your schedule to accurately list any conflicts on the calendar including regular meetings, work, school, intended travel, etc. Please bring a headshot and resume, even if you have auditioned for TWN in the past. Prepare a brief song (32 bars of an uptempo). Accompanist provide. You may be asked to read from the script.
Rehearsal: June 13 - July 7, 2017
The songs of the pop group ABBA provide the score for this romantic comedy that contrasts the dreams and desires of a young woman about to become a bride with those of her mother, a free spirit of the 70s who never married. “Mamma Mia!” takes place at a taverna on a Greek island. The cast should be quirky and offbeat; we are not seeking obvious musical theater performers. ACTORS who sing and move work best in this show. We are seeking performers of all races and ethnicities for these roles.
DONNA (late 30s- 40s – the mother of a 20 year old girl) Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos” who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side. Principal role.
TANYA (late 30s-40s) A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Supporting Principal role.
ROSIE (late 30s-40s) Also a former singer in the “Dynamos” who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown. Actress who sings. Supporting Principal role.
SKY (late 20s) Sophie’s fiance. Athletic, very attractive – has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna’s taverna and marry Sophie.
SAM (35-55) May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Baritone. Supporting Principal role.
HARRY (35-55) May be Sophie’s father. British financier, weathy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must do a very convincing English accent. Also an actor who sings. High baritone, tenor. Supporting Principal role.
BILL (35-55) May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, preferably a big or imposing man. Supporting Principal role.
PEPPER (20s) Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a good mover/dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. Baritone/tenor. Featured Ensemble role.
EDDIE (20s) Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Also a mover/dancer role. Baritone/tenor. Featured Ensemble role.
LISA (18-25) Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Should sing and dance well. Featured Ensemble role.
ALI (18-25) Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie. Featured Ensemble role.
*The role of Sophie is cast.