Eastside Community Musical Auditions

Auditions: December 3 & 4 | Callbacks: December 10

Studio East and Kirkland Performance Center are seeking comedic actors, singers, and dancers for our 2020 community production of Mamma Mia! We are seeking actors of all ages (16+), ethnicities, size, shape, ability, gender identity, and orientation to audition. We are interested in casting actors of all ethnicities for Principal & Supporting Roles. We are casting up to 35 actors, ages 16- adult.

Audition Dates and Information:

Tuesday and Wednesday, December 3 & 4, 6:00pm- 10:00pm at Kirkland Performance Center | Please sign up for an audition slot via signupgenius.

Callbacks: December 10, 6:00pm- 10:00pm at Kirkland Performance Center- by invitation only. 

All callback and casting notifications will be sent via email.

If you are unavailable for auditions or have questions please contact Jessica Stansfield, Production Manager, at JessicaStansfield@studio-east.org.

Please prepare:

  • 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre or pop song that best showcases voice and range

Please bring:

  • Completed audition form found online, including conflict calendar filled out with all rehearsal conflicts. Audition form with calendar- coming soon!
  • Resume, if available, and headshot or photo
  • Bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist is provided. No recorded accompaniment, please.

There is no pay or cost for being cast in this production. 

Since there are minors in this production all actors will have to fill out Washington State Patrol background check paperwork after casting. 

Rehearsal and Show dates:

Rehearsals begin December 16 and take place in the evenings Monday- Thursday at Kirkland Performance Center and Studio East. No rehearsal December 23- January 2. Performances are February 7- 16 at Kirkland Performance Center. Please see the calendar on the audition form for full rehearsal times and dates.

Show Description:

Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, former members of the band.

Sophie is ready to get married to her fiancée Sky, except for one thing – she has never met her father and wants him present for the big day. She invites three men that she discovers in her mother’s diary and believes to be candidates, but when they all arrive, Sophie’s mother Donna becomes distressed. As Sophie, Sky, Donna, her friends, and the three potential fathers prepare for the big day, emotions run high and surprises abound.

The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show, full of non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers.

Directed by Lani Brockman | Musically Directed by David Duvall | Choreographed by Karen Omahen

Character Breakdown:

The creative team of MAMMA MIA! acknowledges the gender binary of the roles as written and invite transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary actors to indicate interest in any roles they most identify with on the audition form. Age ranges are approximate and not intended to exclude actors from consideration.

Sophie Sheridan- Female, age 20-25, Vocal Range F#3-E5 (pop soprano with a strong belt/mix)

Determined to find the happiness and romance that eluded her mother. Has an adventurous spirit, but entering a conventional marriage with Sky.

Donna Sheridan– Female, age 40-50, Vocal Range E3-A5 (belter)

Sophie’s mother. The former lead singer of a group called The Dynamos who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side.

Sam Carmichael– Male, age 40-50, Vocal Range D3-Ab4 (baritone)

May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming successful American architect.

Bill Austin– Male, age 40-50, Vocal Range Bb2-F#4 (baritone)

May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure.

Harry Bright­– Male, age 40-50, Vocal Range C#3-F#4 (high baritone)

May be Sophie’s father. Formerly known as “Head Banger”, he is now a banker. British financier, wealthy, conservative, eager to reconnect with his freer, youthful self.

Sky– Male, age 20-30, Vocal Range Eb3-D5, (tenor)

Sophie’s fiancé, romantic and athletic. Has given up his life as a successful business man in order to make over Donna’s Taverna

Tanya– Female, age 40-50, Vocal Range E3-E5 (strong belter)

One of Donna’s best friends and a former singer in the Dynamos. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, witty.

Rosie– Female, age 40-50, Vocal Range E3-D5 (strong belter)

One of Donna’s best friends and a former singer in the Dynamos, who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath.

Lisa– Female, age 20-25, Vocal Range G3-Db5 (belter)

One of Sophie’s best friends and a bridesmaid at her wedding. Very energetic and kooky. Featured ensemble role. Strong dancer.

Ali– Female, age 20-25, Vocal Range G3-D5 (belter)

One of Sophie’s best friends and a bridesmaid at her wedding. Impulsive, sassy and fun. Featured ensemble role. Strong dancer.

Pepper– Male, age 20-25, Vocal Range A4-F5

Sky’s friend. Barman and helps runs the Taverna. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Featured ensemble role. Strong dancer.

Eddie- Male, age 20-25

Sky’s friend. Laid-back, easy-going. Helps Sky with Water-Sports. Featured ensemble role. Strong dancer.

Ensemble

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

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