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AUDITIONS:

A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. On the eve of her wedding, Sophie has secretly invited three men from her mother Donna’s past back to the Greek Island paradise they last visited 20 years ago, in a quest to discover the identity of her father. As past and present collide under Mediterranean breezes, the energy and charm of ABBA’s songs propel this enchanting tale with love, laughter and friendship, and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Director – Peter Landry

Music Director – Dave Twiss

Choreographer – Alison Hall

CAST REQUIREMENTS – looking for a large cast of up to 30

(Please review character descriptions below).

Where: Mount Wachusett Community College, room 182
When:  Monday December 3rd @ 7PM and Wednesday December 5th @ 7PM

Callbacks if needed: Sunday December 9th @ 6PM

For the auditions all should:

  1. Prepare a short vocal selection that displays range and ability preferably from the show (score will be available). Sheet music required if you decide to do a song not from the show. An accompanist will be provided.
  2. Wear comfortable clothing for a dance audition.

Performance Dates:  February 22, 23, March 1, 2 @ 8PM, March 3 @ 2 PM

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Primary days Sundays 6-9pm; Mondays and Wednesdays 7-10pm. There will be double rehearsals on some Sundays as we get closer to performances. A calendar will be available at the auditions to review and compare with your personal calendar to define possible conflicts.

 CASTING INFORMATION

Donna: Female Lead Character, Late 30s to early 50s, Mezzo-Soprano belter (Vocal range A5-E3); After having Sophie at a young age, she started working at a Taverna on a remote Greek Island. She is now the sole proprietor. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side. Former lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos

Sophie: Female Lead Character, Late Teens to early 20s, Pop Soprano (Vocal range E5-F#3): 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 dance.

Tanya: Female, Late 30s to early 50s, (Vocal range E5-E3): A former singer in the “Dynamos.” Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, witty, actress (Cougar) who sings. Must be able to move extremely well. Supporting principal role.

Rosie: Female, Late 30s to early 50s. (Vocal range D5-E3): 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, a bit of a clown. Actress who sings. Must be able to move extremely well. Supporting principal role.

Lisa: Female, Late Teens to mid 20s, Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal range Db5-G3): Sophie’s kooky and energetic friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.

Ali: Female, Late Teens to mid 20s, Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal range D5-G3): Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.

Sam: Male, Late 30s to early 50s, Baritone (Vocal range Ab4-D3): May 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. Supporting principal role.

Bill: Male, Late 30s to early 50s, Baritone (Vocal range F#4-Bb2): May 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. Supporting principal role.

Harry: Male, Late 30s to early 50s, High Baritone/Tenor (Vocal range F#4-C#3): May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, conservative but trying to reconnect with freer, youthful self. Must do an English accent. Also an actor who sings. Should be able to move well. Supporting principal role.

Sky: Male, Late Teens to late 20s, Tenor (Vocal range D5-Eb3), Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive–. Left stockbroker job to help Donna with her Taverna and marry Sophie. Featured ensemble role. Must be able to dance.

Pepper: Male, Late Teens to late 20s, Baritone/Tenor (Vocal range F5-A4): Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Has his eye on Tanya. Must be able to dance. Acrobatic skills a plus. Featured ensemble role.

Eddie: Male, Late Teens to late 20s, Baritone/Tenor: Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.

Ensemble/Chorus of up to 18: Males & Females, wide range of age 16 and up: Dynamic dancers/movers with vocal range and comedic chops. The ensemble is very important, singing in most songs and dancing in high-energy numbers. The ability to sing complicated harmonies and learn big choreographies are a must. All types of personalities and voices are welcome for these roles.

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For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu

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