MAMMA MIA! will be directed by Nate C. Groonwald, music directed by Mark Mrozek, and choreographed by Ashley Patin. Please show up on one of the Vocal Audition dates listed below with 32 bar cut of a song from the show. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. For the Dance Audition, bring comfortable clothes, jazz and tap shoes (if you have them). Callbacks will consist of song excerpts and readings from the script.
Auditioners will be asked to fill out an Audition Information Sheet prior to auditions. This may be done the night of the auditions or in advance by downloading the Audition Sheet – MAMMA MIA!. You must be available for EVERY technical rehearsal (Friday before Opening through Preview Night) and EVERY performance to be cast in this show.
You should arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to their audition time in order to check in, fill out paperwork, warm-up and be ready to go promptly.
Dance Auditions: Sunday August, 11, 2019 6 – 9 pm
Please sign up for a dance audition spot by clicking here.
Vocal Auditions: Monday, August 12 – Tuesday, 13, 2019 6 – 10 pm
Please select one audition time by clicking here.
Callbacks: Thursday, August 15, 2019
Rehearsals: Monday, August 19 – Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Performances: October 10 – November 3, 2019
Read further for a synopsis and character descriptions.
Scripts are available for check-out at the box office for a $10 cash deposit.
Box Office hours are Tuesday 1 – 7 pm
Wednesday – Friday 1 – 5 pm & Saturday 1 – 4 pm
Contact Ann Mather at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-782-4431 ext. 221
if you have any further questions or if you plan to arrive later than 8:30 pm for auditions.
ABBA’s hits tell 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.
Sam Carmichael (40-50) One of Sophie’s potential fathers and a wealthy architect. 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 over-bearing, but he is determined not to mess up the second chance he has been given… a very true and honest character within the chaos. (S.O.S., Thank You for the Music, Knowing Me Knowing You, among others)
Harry Bright (40-50) Another of Sophie’s potential fathers and a respected London banker. 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. (Thank You for the Music, Our Last Summer, among others.)
Bill Austin (40-50) Another of Sophie’s potential fathers, a well-known travel writer who has visited the far reaches of the earth but never found what he’s really looking for. A real character, 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. (Thank You for the Music, The Name of the Game, Take a Chance on Me, among others)
Sky (25-32, American), 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 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. (Lay All Your Love on Me, among others)
Pepper (20-25, could be from anywhere) A flirty waiter at the Taverna featured through his brief relationship with Tanya. Hot, energetic, and fun-loving, makes a great double-act with Eddie. Opportunity for a good mover. (Take a Chance on Me, among others)
Eddie (20-30, American) A waiter, boatman, and handyman at the Taverna. Other half of double-act with Pepper. Fairly nonspecific. Opportunity for a good young character actor to create something interesting. (Full Company numbers)
Father Alexandrios The minister who officiates Sophie’s wedding. Often a heavy-weight 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. (Finale Numbers)
Donna Sheridan (around 40, American) The owner of the Taverna on the Greek island of Kalokairi, Sophie’s mother. She is the former lead singer of “Donna and the Dynamos.” Honest, straight, and hard-working, she is the most naturalistic and vulnerable of the characters. Delivers some of the biggest solos in the show including The Winner Takes It All, Slipping Through My Fingers, Dancing Queen, Super Trooper, and Money Money Money.
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. (I Have a Dream, Honey Honey, The Name of the Game, Lay All Your Love on Me, Under Attack, among others)
Tanya Cresham-Leigh (around 40) One of Donna’s oldest and best friends, Tanya 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. (Chiquitita, Dancing Queen, Super Trooper, Does Your Mother Know, among others)
Rosie Mulligan (around 40, American) Donna’s friend, 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 which 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. (Chiquitita, Dancing Queen, Super Trooper, Take a Chance on Me, among others)
Ali & Lisa (early 20s, American) Sophie’s friends who have traveled to the island for the wedding. A supporting double-act of bubbly, bridesmaid excitement, not necessarily gender-defined. (Honey Honey, among others)