The producers of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, have announced casting for the upcoming North American Tour that will stop in Montreal from February 17 to 19 at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier (Place des Arts).
MAMMA MIA! is one of the most successful musicals of all time, the eighth longest running show in Broadway history and one of only five musicals to have run for more than ten years on Broadway. The West End production is now in its eighteenth year. To date, MAMMA MIA! has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide in 50 productions in 16 different languages. MAMMA MIA! will embark on a farewell tour in the 2016-17 season, which also marks its fifteenth year on the road.
Leading the cast of 30 is Betsy Padamonsky as “Donna Sheridan,” the independent single mother whose carefree past catches up with her on the eve of her daughter’s wedding. Bride-to-be “Sophie Sheridan” is played by Lizzie Markson; her fiancé “Sky” is played by Dustin Harris Smith.
Sarah Smith and Cashelle Butler play Donna’s best friends and former back-up band, “Rosie” and “Tanya,” (respectively) who reunite with their best friend on the island for Sophie’s wedding. The three men from Donna’s past and Sophie’s possible dads are Shai Yammanee (“Sam Carmichael”), Marc Cornes (“Bill Austin”), and Andrew Tebo (“Harry Bright”). Sophie’s & Sky’s best friends are played by Chloe Kounadis (“Ali”), Niki Badua (“Lisa”), Austin Michael (“Pepper”) and Max Ehrlich (“Eddie”).
MAMMA MIA!’s ensemble features Kylie Brunngraber, Juan Guillen, Joshua Taylor Hamilton, Stephanie Inglese, Matthew Janisse, Marcus John, Cori Cable Kidder, Danny Lopez, Gabriella Marchion, Luke Monday, Catherine Nickerson, Alicia Osborn, Carlina Parker, Yael Reich, Alex Sheets, Julia Cassandra Smith, Ian Taylor and Brian Whitehill.
Montreal Performance schedule:
Friday, February 17 at 8pm
Saturday, February 18 at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, February 19 at 2pm and 7:30pm
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MAMMA MIA! is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other current and upcoming touring productions include RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Motown the Musical, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Something Rotten!, Vocalosity and Crazy For You.
The original production of MAMMA MIA! was produced by Judy Craymer, Richard Eastand Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, the creative team responsible for bringing MAMMA MIA! to theatrical life includes some of the most gifted and celebrated talents of musical theatre and opera. With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. MAMMA MIA! has choreography by Anthony Van Laast, production design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.