Rehearsals will be held three nights per week on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-10:00pm beginning Tuesday February 19th. We will do a read-thru of the show and hand out rehearsal materials on Monday, February 18th at 7:00pm. There will also be two rehearsals on Wednesday evenings – April 10th and 24th – because of Sunday conflicts.
Tech week rehearsals will be Sunday through Thursday, April 28 through May 2, 2019. We do ask that Friday, May 3, 2019 be held in case an additional tech week rehearsal is needed. The pickup rehearsal will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019.
Please have all conflicts for the rehearsal period available, and please note on Audition Form. If you are unable to make the mandatory tech week rehearsals and/or pickup rehearsal, we will be unable to cast you in this production.
The Warner Stage Company is a regional community theatre company and does not offer compensation or housing for performers
AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Please note: Audition appointment spaces are limited and filled on a first-come, first served basis.
Casting is subjective and completely based on someone else’s opinion. Sometimes casting decisions are based on looks, height, or how you look next to other cast members. You will not get cast in every role you want and sometimes you won’t get cast at all. If you are not cast in this show, you should still celebrate the fact that you gave it your best shot and we hope to see you at future auditions!
Click on "Read More" (below the audition appointment request form) for information about the show as well as full character descriptions.
ABOUT THE 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 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.
This smash-hit musical based on the songs of ABBA includes many of the pop super group's most famous hits such as Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me, Money, Money, Money and, of course, the title song, Mamma Mia. It has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide and has played in more than 40 countries in six continents.
All ages are just a suggestion and will be adjusted to fit the needs of our casting.
SOPHIE SHERIDAN – F, 20 to 25
Vocal: E5-F#3/ Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano
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. Principal role.
DONNA SHERIDAN – F, 40 to 50
Vocal: A5-E3/ Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
Sophie's mother. Beautiful and Free-spirited. Former lead singer of “Donna and the Dynamos”. Owner of the hotel Villa Donna on the island. Principal role.
SKY – M, 20 to 30
Vocal: D5- Eb3/ Tenor, Baritone
Sophie's fiancé. Athletic, attractive – was a successful businessman. Left to help Donna with her taverna and marry Sophie. Supporting principal role.
TANYA – F, 40 to 50
Vocal: E5- E3/ Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
A former singer in the “Dynamos.” Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Actress who sings. Must be able to move extremely well. Supporting principal role.
ROSIE – F, 40 to 50
Vocal: D5- E3/Alto
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, a bit of a clown. Actress who sings. Must be able to move extremely well. Supporting principal role.
SAM CARMICHAEL – M, 40 to 50
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.
HARRY BRIGHT – M, 40 to 50
Vocal: F#4-C#3/ High Baritone, Tenor
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. Also an actor who sings. Should be able to move well. Supporting principal role.
BILL AUSTIN – M, 40 to 50
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.
FEATURED ENSEMBLE ROLES
LISA – F, 20 to 25
Vocal: Db5- G3/ Mezzo-Soprano
Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.
ALI – F, 20 to 25
Vocal: D5-G3/ Mezzo-Soprano
Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.
PEPPER – M, 20 to 29
Vocal: F5-A4/ Baritone, Tenor
Barman at the taverna. Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be able to dance. Acrobatic skills a plus. Featured ensemble role.
EDDIE – M, 20 to 29
Vocal: F5-A4/ Baritone, Tenor
Helps Sky with Water-Sports. Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.
FATHER ALEXANDRIOS – M, 30 to 60
Bass, Baritone, Tenor
The minister of Kalokairi who will be performing the wedding ceremony. Featured ensemble role.
Males & Females, 16+; All Ensemble Actors must be exceptionally strong actors/singers who move well and are confident and adept at creating fully realized, strong, textured characters. The ensemble plays a wide variety of roles. We are seeking full range of male & female voices including excellent low-reaching Altos, experienced Mezzos and Sopranos, Basses, Baritones & Tenors