Monday 3rd June
at Maylands Church of Christ Hall
(cnr Nora St and Portrush Rd Maylands)
|Written By: Book by Catherine Johnson with songs by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
Directed By: Director: Selena Britz
Choreographer: Carmel Vistoli
Musical Director: Jennifer TrijoSYNOPSIS: 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 Available:
DONNA: (Mezzo Soprano: G3 – F#5) Female, Caucasian, early 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. Mezzo belt with a full sound and pop sensibility. Lead.TANYA: (Mezzo Soprano: G3 – F#5) Female, around 40, a former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Actor who sings. Mezzo belt. Lead.
ROSIE: (Alto: G3 – E5) Female, around 40, (often plus size) 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 – Alto/Mezzo. Lead.
SOPHIE: (Mezzo/Soprano: G3 – A5) Female, Caucasian, Donna’s headstrong 20-year-old daughter. 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. Lead.
SAM: (Baritone: A2 – F4) Male, 40-50, may be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Bari/tenor. Supporting.
HARRY: (Tenor/Baritone: A2 – A4) Male, 40-50, may be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Actor who sings. Baritenor. MUST HAVE AN ENGLISH ACCENT. Lead. Acoustic guitar ability is a plus (14 bars in Thank You For The Music).
BILL: (Baritone: A2 – F4) Male, 40-50, (often English or Australian), may be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny. Should be a very good actor who sings well. Bari/tenor. Lead.
SKY: (Tenor/Baritone: A2 – A4) Male, 25-32, 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. Strong singer. Tenor. Lead.
ALI: (Mezzo Soprano: G3 – F#5) Female, early 20s, Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie. Should sing and dance well. Featured ensemble role.
LISA: (Mezzo Soprano: G3 – F#5) Female, early 20s, Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Should sing and dance well. Featured ensemble role.
PEPPER: (Tenor/Baritone: A2 – A4) Male, early to mid 20s, Sky’s friend. Could be from anywhere. Helps run the hotel. Charming, handsome and loves women. Always flirting. Must be a good mover/dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. Bari/Tenor. Featured ensemble role.
EDDIE: (Tenor/Baritone: A2 – A4) Male, 20-30, another friend of Sky’s and a hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Must be a mover/dancer role. Bari/tenor. Featured ensemble role.
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 with some imagination. A nice little turn in Act 2 for someone who doesn’t want too much to sing. (Finale Numbers)
MALE and FEMALE ENSEMBLE: 18+, Dynamic dancers with vocal range and comedic chops. Also looking for some dynamic, diverse and interesting types/personalities who can harmonise well.
Auditions will be held on: