Kudzu Playhouse's production of
Directed by Wesley Williamson
July 12, 2019 - July 21, 2019
Hernando Performing Arts Center
|Friday, July 12, 2019||7:00 PM|
|Saturday, July 13, 2019||2:00 PM & 7:00 PM|
|Sunday, July 14, 2019||3:00 PM|
|Friday, July 19, 2019||7:00 PM|
|Saturday, July 20, 2019||2:00 PM & 7:00 PM|
|Sunday, July 21, 2019||3:00 PM|
January 5, 2019 9:00 am - New Discovery Christian Church
January 5, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
Callbacks (if needed, by invitation only): January 6 at 3:00 p.m.
All auditions and callbacks will be held at
New Discovery Christian Church
961 Vinson Drive
Hernando, MS 38632
This production is Rated PG-13 and is open to ages 15 and older as of opening night. No roles have been pre-cast. There are no roles for young children. Please refer to character breakdown for details.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the registration process. An audition form can be found here
Come prepared to sing at least 16, but not more than 32, bars of one song of your choosing that is a Musical Theatre song similar in style to this show. You may sing a song from this show. You may NOT sing acapella. You may use backing tracks (on CD, iPod or smartphone), but they must be free of any vocals. Piano accompaniment will be provided if needed, but you must bring sheet music in the correct key. If you are interested in sheet music for a song from this show that is in the correct key, contact the email below.
This show contains several heavy dance numbers. A short dance number will be taught and used at the audition to evaluate movement, so you should come prepared to dance with appropriate clothing and shoes.
July 12 to 21, 2019, at Hernando Performing Arts Center, 805 Dilworth Lane, Hernando, MS.
Friday, July 12 @ 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 13 @ 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 14 @ 3:00 p.m.
Friday, July 19 @ 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 @ 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 21 @ 2:00 p.m. (mandatory strike immediately following)
Note: There will be no weekday matinee performances of this show
Begin May 4, 2019. While you should not expect to be required at every rehearsal, you are expected to provide a list of conflicts for all days between the start of rehearsals and the last day of performances. Attendance at all rehearsals during Tech Week and at all performances is mandatory.
SUMMARY OF SHOW
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.
- Sophie Sheridan – Born and raised on the island. A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has an adventurous spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Must be able to move extremely well. Gender: Female. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: F#3. Pop soprano with a strong belt/mix.
- Donna Sheridan – Sophie’s mother. After having her daughter (Sophie) at a young age, Donna started working at a Taverna on a remote Greek Island. She now owns and operates that Taverna. She is the former lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos. Gender: Female. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: E3.
- Sam Carmichael – Might 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. Gender: Male. Vocal range top: Ab4. Vocal range bottom: D3.
- Bill Austin – Might 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. Gender: Male. Vocal range top: F#4. Vocal range bottom: Bb2.
- Harry Bright – Might 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. Gender: Male. Vocal range top: F#4. Vocal range bottom: C#3.
- Sky – Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive – was a successful businessman. Left to help Donna with her taverna and marry Sophie. Gender: Male. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: Eb3.
- Tanya – Former Dynamo. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. She is recently divorced from her third husband and preparing for her fourth plastic surgery. Actress who sings. Must be able to move extremely well. Gender: Female. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: E3
- Rosie – Former Dynamo 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, a bit of a clown. Actress who sings. Must be able to move extremely well. Gender: Female. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: E3.
- Lisa – Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Must be able to dance. Gender: Female. Vocal range top: Db5. Vocal range bottom: G3.
- Ali – Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie. Must be able to dance. Gender: Female. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: G3.
- Pepper – Barman at the Taverna. Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be able to dance. Gender: Male. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: A4.
- Eddie – Helps Sky with Water-Sports. Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Must be able to dance. Gender: Male.
- Chorus – Consists of the Islanders, who work at Donna’s, and wedding guests. Chorus members should be quirky and offbeat. Diverse actor/singers with a strong contemporary rock/pop sensibility. Dynamic dancers with vocal range and comedic chops. Gender: Both
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 large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!