Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show!; Music and Lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. Book by Catherine Johnson.
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Q and A with the Directors EVENT POSTPONED
This will be an informal time where people interested in auditioning can ask the production staff questions. Anyone needing advice or encouragement to help prep for auditions or making an audition video should attend. The Q&A will be hosted at the same time as March gallery artist reception.
D. Brent Miller has worked professionally as an actor, choreographer, director, and music director. Some of these credits include Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Anything Goes, and Oklahoma! His musical expertise spans from opera to church work. Miller has directed shows for the last decade both professionally and community theater. He’s “…Excited to come back to El Dorado again this summer. It always feels like home.”
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Assistant Director • Caroline Callaway
Hannah Marsh is from Junction City, Arkansas, and is the owner of Lucy’s Ladies Dance Studio in El Dorado. She has been training in various dance styles for over 20 years. She studied under Cydni Hutson in Homer, Louisiana, for 15 years and was also a soloist in the Twin City Ballet Company. After graduating high school, she spent a year at the Edge Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles. She then signed a contract with Go2Talent agency and started working as a professional dancer. She is now back home in Arkansas, sharing her knowledge and love for dance with El Dorado.
ABOUT THE SHOW
A twenty-four hour period, during the summer of 1999 on the small Greek island of Kalokairi. 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.
Director’s Q&A new dates TBA
Auditions Friday, May 15, 6pm
Auditions Saturday, May 16, 6pm
Actors Be Prepared to Sing & Dance.
Expect Cold Readings
Dancers Only Welcome to Audition
Arrive early to register.
Video Audition Due by Friday May 15, 9pm
Call Backs Sunday, May 17, 2pm
Call backs are NOT an indication of casting. Do not expect cast list to be posted immediately following. Additional call backs may be scheduled on another date due to actors availability.
Rehearsal Begins May 31
Production Dates July 16-26
Anyone who can not attend auditions or submit a video by the deadline, please contact the production staff by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PREPARING FOR AUDITIONS
Lobby opens a half hour before auditions. Arrive early to fill out an audition form and get a head shot. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for a dance audition. Please bring your calendar and provide a complete list of rehearsal conflicts.
Singing: Prepare a song selection in the style of the show. Be prepared to sing only 24-36 bars, about 1 minute, of a contemporary musical theatre or pop song that best showcases voice and range.. The song does not have to be memorized. Bring the sheet music for the accompanist or a track. (Optional if auditioning to just dance in the ensemble.) For Call Back, music from the show will be assigned.
Dancing: Come prepared to perform a short musical theatre dance/movement combination. Preview the dance combination video to be familiar with the basic steps. Video will be available soon.
Acting: Scene readings will be provided at Auditions and Call Backs. No advance preparations.
SUBMIT A VIDEO AUDITION: Record yourself singing your audition song (from 2 min cut to full song) and the audition dance combination. If interested in a dance role, you may also submit an additional video that shows your dance skills. Send an email by 9pm Friday, Marach 27 to email@example.com with a link where your videos can be viewed on-line and attach the auditions form, a head shot and resume, if you have one.
NOTE for DANCERS: If auditioning only to dance in the show, attend March 27-28. If you cannot attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with the choreographer. If you do sing, please prepare a song, but it is not required.
6 Women, 7 Men, 8-12 Ensemble of Singers & Dancers
Seeking singers with a pop/rock sound and dancers who can move well for “Mamma Mia!” the classic ABBA jukebox musical. The show requires a mixture of SATB voices and a cast that can follow the “movement” on stage to dancers with skills. Expect a musical theatre style of dance with a disco flair. 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 show that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Everyone is welcome to audition. No restrictions on ethical/racial backgrounds. All adult roles, 15 yrs & up that can look like adults are welcome.