Mamma Mia

Information Night:
Monday 3rd June
7:45pm
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.

Chorus Parts:

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.

Music:
Please prepare a song in the style of the music of Mamma Mia. You will be required to bring sheet music for your song. An accompanist will be provided, please no karaoke tracks.

Rehearsals:
Monday and Wednesday nights 7:30-10:30pm
Some Sundays

Performances:
17-19th October and 22-26th October at 8pm
Matinee Saturdays 19th and 26th October 2pm

Venue:
The Arts Theatre

Information Night:
Monday 3rd June
7:45pm
at Maylands Church of Christ Hall
(cnr Nora St and Portrush Rd Maylands)

Auditions:
By appointment at info night
or from Tuesday 4th June:
phone: 0407 457 821
email:themetsa@gmail.com

Auditions will be held on:
Sunday 16th June 2 – 10pm
Monday 17th June 7:30 – 10pm

Music:
Please prepare a song in the style of the music of Mamma Mia. You will be required to bring sheet music for your song. An accompanist will be provided, please no karaoke tracks.

Venue:
Maylands Church of Christ Hall
(cnr Nora St and Portrush Rd Maylands)

More Information:
Contact Carolyn Mesecke on 0407 457 821 or email themetsa@gmail.com