About Mamma Mia!
Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and some songs with Stig Anderson.
Book by Catherine Johnson
Director: Dorinda Toner
Musical Director: Michelle Bahr
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.
The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!
Please sign up for an audition date/time at the link below. Auditions will be held at the Theatre. In accordance with Oregon Health Authority and Theatre in the Grove policy, all persons entering the facility must wear a face mask as recommended by the CDC and provide proof of being fully vaccinated or proof of a negative Covid test within the past 72 hours.
Please prepare 32 bars of a pop, rock or Broadway tune. Bring clearly marked sheet music accompanist will be provided.
Rehearsals will begin in March. Exact dates and times TBD.
All ages are suggestions and may be adjusted to fit the needs of casting. BIPOC actors and actors of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition for ALL roles. All genders and all body types are encouraged to audition.
All roles are voluntary.
SOPHIE SHERIDAN – twenties
Vocal: E5-F#3/ Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano
Born and raised on the island. Determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Adventurous spirit. Must be able to move well. Principal role.
DONNA SHERIDAN – 40-50s
Vocal: A5-E3/ Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
Sophie’s mother. Free-spirited. Former lead singer of “Donna and the Dynamos”. Owner of the hotel Villa Donna on the island. Principal role.
SKY – twenties
Vocal: D5- Eb3/ Tenor, Baritone
Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, was a successful businessman. Left to help Donna with her taverna and to marry Sophie. Supporting principal role.
TANYA – 40-50s
Vocal: E5- E3/ Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
A former singer in the “Dynamos.” Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, and witty. Actress who sings. Must be able to move well. Supporting principal role.
ROSIE – 40-50s
Vocal: D5- E3/Alto
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. Actress who sings. Must be able to move extremely well. Supporting principal role.
SAM CARMICHAEL – 40-50s
May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Should be able to move well. Supporting principal role.
HARRY BRIGHT – 40 to 50s
Vocal: F#4-C#3/ High Baritone, Tenor
May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Also an actor who sings. Should be able to move well. Supporting principal role.
BILL AUSTIN – 40 to 50s
May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, comedic actor. Should be able to move well. Supporting principal role.
Featured Ensemble Roles
LISA – twenties
Vocal: Db5- G3/ Mezzo-Soprano
Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.
ALI – twenties
Vocal: D5-G3/ Mezzo-Soprano
Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.
PEPPER – 20-30s
Vocal: F5-A4/ Baritone, Tenor
Barman at the taverna. Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be able to dance. Acrobatic skills a plus. Featured ensemble role.
EDDIE – 20-30s
Vocal: F5-A4/ Baritone, Tenor
Helps Sky with Water-Sports. Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.
FATHER ALEXANDRIOS – any age
Bass, Baritone, Tenor
The minister of Kalokairi who will be performing the wedding ceremony. Featured ensemble role.
All genders 16+; All Ensemble Actors must be strong actors/singers who move well and are confident and adept at creating fully realized, characters. The ensemble plays a wide variety of roles. We are seeking full range of voices.