Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
Book by Catherine Johnson
Director/Choreographer: Katharine Quinn
Production Coach: Wendy Welch
Music Director: Isaac Leaverton
Saturday, June 23
Vocal Appointments: 10:30 am-12:00 pm (for Rosie, Tanya, Sam, Bill, Harry)
Sunday, June 24
Open Dance Call: 6:00-7:00 pm
Sign up times available at this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e48a5ac2ca13-mamma
Bring tennis shoes and/or jazz shoes, and be dressed for an athletic/jazz combination. Bring 16-32 bars of a song, in case you are asked to stay and sing after the call.
**If interested in Ali, Lisa, Pepper, Eddie, Sophie, Sky, and Ensemble, please attend the dance call. (Dance call is open, but sign up is required)
Callbacks: 8:00-10:30 pm
The Acting Studio
7151 Preston Road, Suite 301c
Frisco, TX 75034
Please prepare a short song in the style of 70's Pop or ABBA. Bring sheet music. Accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Bring sheet music in the correct key, along with headshot and resume.
For legitimate conflicts, video submissions will be accepted. Please upload video to youtube (unlisted) and share the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a 16-32 bar cut of a song, plus dance footage if interested in Ensemble.
REHEARSALS: Begin around September 22, with the potential for a few earlier rehearsals. Please be prepared to list conflicts for the rehearsal/performance period.
PERFORMANCES: October 19-28, 2018
Courtyard Theater, 1509 H Avenue, Plano, TX 75074
SYNOPSIS: 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.
ROLES: (seeking an ethnically diverse cast)
Stipends available. AEA possible.
Note: The role of Donna is precast and will be played by Patty Breckenridge.
TANYA Female, late 30s-mid 40s, a former singer in the "Dynamos". Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Mezzo belt.
ROSIE Female, late 30s-mid 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. Alto/Mezzo.
SOPHIE Female, 18-25, a very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Strong pop belt with upper mix.
SAM Male, late 30s-late 40s, may be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Baritenor.
HARRY Male, late 30s-late 40s, may be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Baritenor. Must do English accent.
BILL Male, late 30s-late 40s, 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. Baritenor.
SKY Male, 18-25, Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, very attractive – has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna’s taverna and marry Sophie. Tenor.
ALI Female, 18-25, Sophie's friend. Impulsive and fun. Strong singer/dancer.
LISA Female, 18-25, Sophie's friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Strong singer/dancer.
PEPPER Male, 18-25, Sky's friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, handsome and a womanizer. Must be a good mover/dancer. Baritenor.
EDDIE Male, 18-25, another friend of Sky's and a hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Must be a mover/dancer. Baritenor.
MALE ENSEMBLE Excellent singers with strong pop/rock voices. Very good dancers (acrobatics and partnering skills a plus). Looking for dynamic, diverse and interesting types/personalities.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE Excellent singers with strong pop/rock voices. Very good dancers (acrobatics and partnering skills a plus). Looking for dynamic, diverse and interesting types/personalities.