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Contact: Andrea Bingham, Production Manager

Administrative: (860) 283-8558

Box Office: (860) 283-6250

andrea@landmarkcommunitytheatre.org

Auditions: Sunday, July 16th 2017 at 6:00pm

Tuesday, July 18th 2017 at 7:00pm

Location: Arts Center Theatre

(located on Level 2)

Thomston Opera House

158 Main St. Thomaston, CT 06787

Landmark Community Theatre holds auditions for MAMMA MIA at the Thomaston Opera House. LCT will be holding auditions for MAMMA MIA on July 16 & 18 in the Arts Center Theatre located on Level 2 of the Thomaston Opera House. Please contact the email or number provided to schedule your appointment. When emailing, please provide your full name and preferred audition date.

Auditioners must bring sheet music with them and be prepared to sing 32 bars (about a minute) of a fully memorized musical theater song showcasing the style and vocal range of the character for which they are auditioning. Songs from MAMMA MIA! are allowed. Additional vocalizing may also be a part of the audition to determine vocal range and harmonizing skills. An accompanist will be provided; no recorded accompaniment is permitted. A short dance combination will be taught, so please come prepared for movement. Auditioners without an appointment will be seen as time allows. Video auditions are accepted for those unable to attend on the scheduled dates. .

Foster Evans Reese, will direct and choreograph MAMMA MIA! with music direction by AJ Bunel. The show will open on September 23 and run through October 8, 2017 for a total of 8 performances. Rehearsals will begin the week of July 23rd. Rehearsal days will be determined by cast availability.

Plot Summary: 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 1970s 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.
Character Breakdown:

DONNA – Female, 40s, all ethnicities – Sophie’s mother. Attractive. The former lead singer of a group called The Dynamos who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. Strong feminist with zany side. Mezzo-Soprano, Alto.

SOPHIE – Female, 20s, all ethnicities. Determined to find the happiness and romance that eluded her mother. Can be wild and zany, but entering into a conventional marriage with Sky. Pop Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano

TANYA – Female, 40s, all ethnicities. A former singer in the Dynamos. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, witty. Mezzo-Soprano, Alto.

ROSIE – Female, 40s, all ethnicities. A former singer in the Dynamos. Now a writer for the feminist press. Confident, strong, funny, but shy underneath. Good comic actress. Alto.

SAM – Male, 40s, all ethnicities. May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming successful architect. Baritone.

HARRY – Male, 40s, all ethnicities. May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative, but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. English accent. Tenor, High baritone.

BILL – Male, 40s, all ethnicities. 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. Baritone.

SKY – Male, 20s, all ethnicities. Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive – has given up his life as a successful businessman in order to make over Donna’s tavern and marry Sophie. Tenor, Baritone.

ALI – Female, 20s, all ethnicities. Impulsive, sassy and fun. Featured ensemble role. Vocal range: Mezzo-Soprano.

LISA – Female, 20s, all ethnicities. Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Featured ensemble role. Vocal range: Mezzo-Soprano.

PEPPER – Male, 20s, all ethnicities. Sky’s friend. Barman and helps runs the Taverna. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Featured ensemble role. Vocal range: Baritone/Tenor.

EDDIE – Male, 20s, all ethnicities. Sky’s friend. Helps Sky with water sports at the Taverna. Featured ensemble role. Laid-back, easy-going. Vocal range: Baritone/Tenor.

YOUNG ADULTS FEMALE ENSEMBLE – Female, 20s, all ethnicities. Great pop voices, comedic skills and great dance skills. (Casting 3 – 4 actors) Vocal range: Open.

YOUNG ADULTS MALE ENSEMBLE – Male, 20s, all ethnicities. Great pop voices, comedic skills and very good dance skills. (Casting 3 – 4 actors) Vocal range: Open.

CHARACTER FEMALE ENSEMBLE – Female, 30s – 60s, all ethnicities. Pop voices, comedic skills and move well. (Casting 1 – 2 actors) Vocal range: Open.

CHARACTER MALE ENSEMBLE – Male, 30s – 60s, all ethnicities. Pop voices, comedic skills and move well. One actor will also play Father Alexandrios, the local Priest. (Casting 1 – 2 actors) Vocal range: Open.

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