Auditions

Mamma Mia! auditions Feb 23 and 24

Auditions for Mamma Mia! will be held on Sunday, February 23 and Monday, February 24 at 7 p.m. Director Chad Kraner, Music Director Dee Fisher, and Choreographer Kim Pollock need a large cast with ages ranging from high school to beyond. Brief character descriptions are below. The production team needs many people to fill these roles. If you can sing a little and move a little, this team can make you look like a star.

Sophie is getting married soon and has a dream of being walked down the aisle by her father, a man whose name she does not know. When she discovers her mother Donna was romancing three men 9 months before her birth, Sophie invites the three men to her wedding with the hope of discovering which is her father. The music of ABBA interweaves with this story of friendship and love.

Those auditioning should bring a short (90 second) prepared song that showcases your vocal range and abilities. Piano accompaniment will be provided. Come dressed to move as you will be asked to do a few dance moves during auditions. Show dates are May 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2020. Email Chad Kraner at chad@vwct.org for more information or to ask questions.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Donna Sheridan: (age around 40) Owner of the Taverna on the Greek Island of Kalokairi, Donna is Sophie’s mother who never married; she is the former lead singer of “Donna and the Dynamos”. A natural beauty, she works hard to keep the Taverna open and to give smart advice to her daughter; A strong rock vocalist/strong mover/actress.

Sophie Sheridan: (age around 21) Donna’s strong-minded daughter who wants a traditional wedding (which her mother never had), and a father to walk her down the aisle. Bright and an adventuresome risk-taker, she is emotionally complex but truly loves her fiance, Sky and understands her mother’s sacrifices for her. Belt/soprano and superb dancer.

Tanya Cresham-Leigh: (age around 40) Tanya is one of Donna’s best friends and a member of the “Dynamos”; she married into wealth a few times and has a sassy, witty, flirtatious personality. Rock singer/dancer/comedian.

Rosie Mulligan: (age around 40) The third member of Donna’s Dynamos, Rosie is single, free-spirited and a renowned author. Confident, kooky and sometimes shy, she is a strong inventive comic actress. Must move well and sing confidently.

Lisa: (Age 18-25) Sophie’s bridesmaid/ close friend; impish, impulsive; dancing involved – featured ensemble.

Ali: (age 18-25) Sophie’s other bridesmaid; energetic and kooky. Dancer/ featured ensemble.

Sam: (age around 45) May be Sophie’s father; he left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman; successful architect; confident but out of his depth returning to Donna’s Taverna at Sophie’s invitation; an actor who sings and moves well.

Harry (age around 45) May be Sophie’s father; British financier; conservative now but loved rock and roll in his youth. British accent helpful; an actor who sings/handles comedy/ moves well.

Bill (age around 45) May be Sophie’s father: is by profession a travel writer ; has a rough charm and honesty; handles comedy well; an actor who sings/moves well.

Sky (age around 25) Sophie’s fiancé; left a successful business to help Donna with the Taverna and marry Sophie; thoughtful, sensitive ; moves and sings well. Featured ensemble.

Pepper (male, age around 25): Sky’s friend; works at Donna’s hotel; charming, loves to flirt; dancer. Featured ensemble.

Eddie (male, age around 25): Another friend to Sky/ worker at the hotel. Relaxed and helpful; dancer/singer.

Pastor Alexandrios: (age 40-60); a male or female ensemble member who officiates at Sophie’s wedding. Also in the ensemble as a villager/friend of the family.

Ensemble: Play Greek Islanders who are supporting Donna and Sophie as they prepare for Sophie’s wedding day.