Eastside Community Musical: Mamma Mia Auditions

Studio East & Kirkland Performance Center

About the project and the company

Studio East and Kirkland Performance Center are seeking comedic actors, singers, and dancers for our 2020 community production of Mamma Mia! We are seeking actors of all ages (16+), ethnicities, size, shape, ability, gender identity, and orientation to audition. We are interested in casting actors of all ethnicities for Principal & Supporting Roles. We are casting up to 35 actors, ages 16- adult.

Show Description:

Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, former members of the band.

Sophie is ready to get married to her fiancée Sky, except for one thing – she has never met her father and wants him present for the big day. She invites three men that she discovers in her mother’s diary and believes to be candidates, but when they all arrive, Sophie’s mother Donna becomes distressed. As Sophie, Sky, Donna, her friends, and the three potential fathers prepare for the big day, emotions run high and surprises abound.

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show, full of non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers.

Directed by Lani Brockman | Musically Directed by David Duvall | Choreographed by Karen Omahen

Visit https://studio-east.org/mammamia/ for more information and to sign up for an audition slot.

Location of Audition

Kirkland Performance Center: 350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033

Other details

Rehearsals begin December 16 and take place in the evenings Monday- Thursday at Kirkland Performance Center and Studio East. No rehearsal December 23- January 2. Performances are February 7- 16 at Kirkland Performance Center. Please see the calendar on the audition form for full rehearsal times and dates.

Since there are minors in this production all actors will have to fill out Washington State Patrol background check paperwork after casting.

Audition requirements

Please prepare: 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre or pop song that best showcases voice and range. Please bring: -Completed audition form found online, including conflict calendar, filled out with all rehearsal conflicts. -Resume, if available, and headshot or photo -Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist is provided. No recorded accompaniment, please.

Character breakdown / Project needs
The creative team of MAMMA MIA! acknowledges the gender binary of the roles as written and invite transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary actors to indicate interest in any roles they most identify with on the audition form. Age ranges are approximate and not intended to exclude actors from consideration
Sophie Sheridan
Female, age 20-25, Vocal Range F#3-E5 (pop soprano with a strong belt/mix) Determined to find the happiness and romance that eluded her mother. Has an adventurous spirit, but entering a conventional marriage with Sky.
Donna Sheridan
Female, age 40-50, Vocal Range E3-A5 (belter) Sophie’s mother. The former lead singer of a group called The Dynamos who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side.
Sam Carmichael
Male, age 40-50, Vocal Range D3-Ab4 (baritone) May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming successful American architect.
Harry Bright
Male, age 40-50, Vocal Range C#3-F#4 (high baritone) May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure.
Sky
Male, age 20-30, Vocal Range Eb3-D5, (tenor) Sophie’s fiancé, romantic and athletic. Has given up his life as a successful businessman in order to make over Donna's Taverna
Tanya
Female, age 40-50, Vocal Range E3-E5 (strong belter) One of Donna's best friends and a former singer in the Dynamos. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, witty.
Rosie
Female, age 40-50, Vocal Range E3-D5 (strong belter) One of Donna's best friends and 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.
Lisa
Female, age 20-25, Vocal Range G3-Db5 (belter) One of Sophie's best friends and a bridesmaid at her wedding. Very energetic and kooky. Featured ensemble role. Strong dancer.
Ali
Female, age 20-25, Vocal Range G3-D5 (belter) One of Sophie's best friends and a bridesmaid at her wedding. Impulsive, sassy and fun. Featured ensemble role. Strong dancer.
Pepper
Male, age 20-25, Vocal Range A4-F5 Sky’s friend. Barman and helps run the Taverna. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Featured ensemble role. Strong dancer.
Eddie
Male, age 20-25 Sky’s friend. Laid-back, easy-going. Helps Sky with Water-Sports. Featured ensemble role. Strong dancer.
Ensemble
Consists of the Islanders, who work at Donna's, Wedding-Guests.
Additional information
Preferred method of submission

Email

Audition/Interview dates

December 3 & 4, 6:00pm- 10:00pm

Pay type

None

Audition location

Kirkland WA

Pay type

There is no pay or cost for being cast in this production There is no pay or cost for being cast in this production

Callbacks or second audition/interview?

December 10, 6:00pm- 10:00pm

Submission instructions

Please visit our website to sign up for an audition slot. https://studio-east.org/mammamia/

Union Requirements

Union

Website specific to project

https://studio-east.org/mammamia/

Equity Contract

Non-Union