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Mamma Mia! Audition Requirements (2019)

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

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 

 

Day 2 - Auditions Thursday Jan 24 doors open at 7:00 PM auditions start 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Video audition deadline has been extended to Thursday Jan 24 at 8:30 PM

Please submit on-line audition form BEFORE you arrive to auditions.

You will be assigned a number when you check in.

 

Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at:

Actorsingers Hall - 219 Lake Street, Nashua NH

 

Information Night:

  •  Friday Jan. 11 at 7 pm
  •  Enjoy light refreshments at the social 
  •  Meet the directors and hear their vision for the show
  •  Fun Mamma Mia entertainment after the production team presentation / Q & A
  •  BYO adult beverages if you are 21+ 
  • Come join the fun!
     


Audition Dates:

  • Sunday Jan. 20 from 6-9 pm (doors open at 5 pm to learn audition dance) - Sunday cancelled due to slippery road conditions 
  • Monday Jan. 21 from 6 -10 pm (doors open at 5 pm to learn audition dance)
  • Thursday Jan. 24 starting at 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm (doors open as early as 7 pm to learn the audition dance)
Callbacks:
  •  Callbacks will be Friday Jan. 25 starting at 8:30 PM . We will accept video callbacks if you are called back and have a conflict 
  • Callbacks will consist of reading sides from the script and singing songs from Mamma Mia!
  • More details will be provided if you are called back

 

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:

Harry & Sophie

Bill & Sophie

Sky & Sophie

Sam & Donna 

Bill & Rosie 

Pepper & Tanya

Donna & Pepper & Edi

Ali & Lia & Sophie 

If you are going for a featured dancer or ensemble choose any side you wish for your reading from the script.

 

Dance:  

All those auditioning will learn an audition dance combination that is about 14 counts of 8, but don't worry, 3 and a half of those 8 counts will be free style! Here is the audition dance video of the choreographer doing the dance full speed, and going through a quick break down so you can get a head start and practice the dance if you 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:

Please submit the Mamma Mia Audition google form BEFORE you come to audition, when you check-in you will be assigned an audition number. 

Link to Mamma Mia Audition google form is here

*Once you submit the form you will receive an email from google forms with the title Mamma Mia Audition form,  please save this e-mail as it will have a link for you to update your audition form if changes need to be made. 

 

Video Auditions - DEADLINE Thursday JANUARY 24 at 8:30 PM

We prefer you audition in person, however if you are unavailable to audition in person we are accepting video auditions, please follow the below process.

1) Song -  Create a video of you singing your audition song (piano accompanist is strongly suggested vs. instrumental track) 

2) Dance - Create a video of you doing the audition dance, link to the dance is posted above under dance requirements

3) Acting - Create a video of you acting out the side of the character you are going for, if going for featured dancer or ensemble select any side, links to sides posted above under Acting 

4) Complete the google audition form  - Link to Google form is here, be sure to select video audition on form 

5) Upload the following using the google audition form, headshot, singing, dancing, acting videos, resume (optional).

6)  e-mail MammaMia@actorsingers.org with your name and let us know you submitted an on-line audition so we can be on the look out for it

 

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 

 

Actorsingers membership fee 

If you are cast in Mamma Mia in order to appear on stage you must be an Actorsingers member, Actorsingers membership fee is $10 per year.

 

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

 

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