The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

Music and Lyrics by

BENNY ANDERSSON
BJÖRN ULVAEUS

 
And some songs with STIG ANDERSON
 

Book by CATHERINE JOHNSON
 
Originally Conceived by JUDY CRAYMER

 

Director Angèlica Rosenthal  

Music Director Jonathan Plouffe

Choreographer - Jennifer Ryder

 

Producer  - Evelynn Decker 

 

Audition Requirements 

Information Night, Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at:

Actorsingers Hall - 219 Lake Street, Nashua NH

 

Information Night:

  •  Friday Jan. 11 at 7 pm
  •  Meet the directors and hear their vision for the show
     


Audition Dates:

  • Sunday Jan. 20 from 6-9 pm (doors open at 5 pm to learn audition dance)
  • Monday Jan. 21  from 7-10 pm (doors open at 6 pm to learn audition dance )
Callbacks:
  • Callbacks Thursday Jan. 24 starting at 8:30 pm
  • Callbacks will consist of reading sides from the script and singing songs from Mamma Mia!

 

Rehearsal days:

  • Rehearsals Start: Sunday, Jan 27, 2019 at 6 PM
  • Rehearsal Schedule:
  • Sunday night from 6-10 pm   
  • Monday and Wednesday nights from 7-10 pm
  • Tech week April 28  - May 2 - mandatory attendance

 

Show Dates:

Friday May 3, 2019 @ 8 pm
Saturday May 4, 2019 @ 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday May 5, 2019 @ 2 pm

 

Show Venue:

Keefe Center for the Arts           

117 Elm Street, Nashua, NH

 

Audition Requirements:

* You must be at least 16 to audition

Casting all ages (16+), races, genders, shapes, and sizes 

(*you must be age 16 by opening night May 3, 2019)

 

Acting:  

You will be asked to read from the script (no need to memorize).  Sides will be available at the auditions.

 

Dance:  

All those auditioning will learn an audition dance combination that is about 12 counts of 8, but don't worry, 3 and a half of those 8 counts will be free style! An audition dance video of the choreographer doing the dance full speed, and going through a quick break down will be released about 2-3 weeks prior to auditions so that everyone auditioning can get a head start and practice the dance if they so choose. Learning the dance or simply viewing the video prior to auditions is not required but strongly encouraged! This dance will also be taught and run through by the choreographer starting one hour prior to auditions (Sunday starting at 5:00 PM and Monday starting at 6:00 PM) and then will be taught and run through repeatedly throughout both nights by 2 trained dance assistants. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can dance in. 

In addition, all those auditioning will be asked on their audition form if they can do any dance spins (such as Fouettes, 3+ Pirouette spins, etc.), body stretches or contortions (such as splits, back bends, etc.), any dance leaps (Split "Switch" Leap, Calypso leap, Toe-Touch Leap, etc.), or any other interesting dance talents! You WILL be asked to demonstrate any listed special talents at the time of your audition, so don’t forget to stretch! If you cannot do any of the above, do not fear! You will still be considered for roles in the show, we are just trying to find our featured dancers! 

But above all, have fun with your dance audition! If you stumble or mess up that’s okay, just smile through it and be yourself! Jen is so excited to meet you all! Break a leg!”

 

Music:

Please prepare a song in the style of the music of Mama Mia

Please bring sheet music an accompanist will be provided, please no karaoke tracks.

Audition form:

Audition form  - to be posted soon

 

Questions?

Any questions should be directed to MammaMia@actorsingers.org 

Character Descriptions

*    All age ranges for characters listed are for reference, audition board may be a bit flexible with the Ages of the Main Roles, depending on what we see at the Auditions. 

 

Sophie Sheridan
Born and raised on the island.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F#3


Donna Sheridan
Sophie's mother.

Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Moves well


Sam Carmichael
Might be Sophie's father.

Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: D3


Bill Austin
Might be Sophie's father.

Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2


Harry Bright
Might be Sophie's father.

Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: C#3


Sky
Sophie's fiancé.

Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Moves well


Tanya
Former Dynamo.

Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Strong dancer


Rosie
Former Dynamo.

Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E3

Moves well


Lisa
Sophie's friend.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Moves well ---> strong dancer 


Ali
Sophie's friend.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Moves well ---> strong dancer 


Pepper
Barman at Taverna

Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A4

Strong dancer 


Eddie
Helps Sky with Water-Sports.

Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25

Strong dancer 

 

Featured Dancers

6-10 strong male and female dancers who will be doing couples choreography, performing on stage as a small group, as well as featured in ensemble numbers.


Ensemble
Consists of the Islanders, who work at Donna's, Wedding-Guests.

Gender: Both

Moves well 

 

Mamma Mia! Synopsis

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!

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

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 guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!  <source MTI>

MTI  show synopsis

Wikipedia show synopsis

Actorsingers Mamma Mia show page

 

 
Mamma Mia!

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). 
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 
www.MTIShows.com

 

Posted by Evelynn Decker Saturday, November 24, 2018 1:13:00 AM Categories: Auditions Main Stage