Show - Mamma Mia!
Direction by Nick Sala
Music Direction by Patrick Harris
Choreography by Angelique Cruz
On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding - one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Her mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970's pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought! Told through the legendary music of ABBA, "Mamma Mia!" has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing.
The City Island Theater Group Board of Directors and and the Creative Team are strongly dedicated to multucultural casting, all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to attend.
Donna (Early 40’s - Mid 40’s) Sophie’s mother, honest, straight forward and hard working. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos” who now owns and runs a taverna on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a naturalistic and vulnerable side. She delivers some of the biggest solos in the show.
Sophie (late teens - early 20’s) A very special and spontaneous young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother.
Sky (20’s) Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive - has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna’s taverna and marry Sophie. He adores Sophie.
Tanya (Early 40’s - Mid 40’s) A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, funny, and witty. She’s a cougar on her third divorce and 5th martini. She will be on stage in a one-piece bathing suit.
Rosie (Early 40’s - Mid 40’s) 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. She’s the fun one in the group. Must have good comedic timing and be good at physical comedy.
Sam (Mid 40’s - Early 50’s) May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman and has always regretted it. He’s a charming, handsome successful American architect.
Harry (Mid 40’s - Early 50’s) May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must do a very convincing English accent. If you can play the guitar that’s a plus.
Bill (Mid 40’s - Early 50’s) 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. Rough on the outside but a softie on the inside.
Lisa (late teens - early 20’s) Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Should sing and dance well.
Ali (late teens - early 20’s) Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie.
Pepper (20’s) Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. A ladies man. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a good dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. He will be shirtless.
Eddie (20’s) Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Also a dancer role.
We are looking for ensemble actors (17+ years old ) who must be exceptionally strong actors/singers who move extraordinarily well and are confident and adept at creating fully realized, strong, textured characters. The ensemble plays a wide variety of roles and act as a Greek Chorus commenting on the action and augmenting the story. The Ensemble gets ample stage time and is showcased throughout the show. Each member will be given a moment(s) to shine.
Prepare: prepare 16-32 bars of an uptempo or ballad musical theater/pop song that really shows off your voice and range. Bring piano/vocal sheet music in the appropriate key and clearly marked. An accompanist will be provided. You may be asked to sing the entire song.