5-Star Theatricals is proud to announce auditions for MAMMA MIA. MAMMA MIA uses the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs to tell an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. MAMMA MIA tells the story of a young woman's search for her birth father. On the eve of her wedding, at a Greek Island paradise, 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. MAMMA MIA has become a fan favorite for audiences around the world, spawning a hit movie and recent sequel. Now, for the first time, 5-Star Theatricals brings MAMMA MIA to vibrant life on the Kavli Theatre stage with a brand-new production and a full professional orchestra. Get ready for a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!
MAMMA MIA will play March 27th through April 5th, 2020, in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. MAMMA MIA will be directed by Richard Israel, with Musical Direction by Anthony Lucca. Choreographer: Stephanie Landwehr. Producer: Lewis Wilkenfeld.
MAMMA MIA begins rehearsal for non-AEA February 22nd, and for AEA on March 2nd.
The role of “Sam Carmichael” has been cast. All other roles are open, and all roles are open to Non-Equity talent. There is pay for all roles 18 and up.
2 ADDITIONAL A.E.A. (L.O.A. TO C.O.S.T.) ACTING CONTRACTS AVAILABLE FROM AMONG THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
DONNA, ROSIE, TANYA, BILL AND HARRY
5-STAR THEATRICALS IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSE CASTING AND STRONGLY ENCOURAGES INDIVIDUALS OF ALL ETHNICITIES TO AUDITION.
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Please prepare an up-tempo or ballad selection in either the pop/disco/ABBA style or contemporary musical theatre genre, post-1970. Bring sheet music in the proper key, accompanist provided. Musical theatre music in the style of the show. No recorded music or a capella, please. Non-union please limit song to one minute. Please bring picture and resume. Bring all dance shoes to dance and movement calls. Cast limited to age 16 and above.
The roles of PEPPER, EDDIE and ENSEMBLE may choose between attending either a singing appointment or one of the Dance Calls. (please do not attend two audition calls).
-AUDITION SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS-
Equity Principal Auditions:
Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Equity members can sign up through www.actorsequity.org
Thursday, January 9th - 10:00AM-6:00PM
Los Angeles Auditions:
Madilyn Clark Studios, 10852 Burbank Blvd., N. Hollywood, CA 91601
A.E.A. Appointments through AGENTS/MANAGERS:
Monday, January 13th- 10:15AM- 6:00PM
Thousand Oaks Auditions:
Principal, Singing Ensemble Appointments:
Saturday, January 11th - 2:00PM-7:00 PM
Sunday, January 12th - 1:00PM-5:00PM
Tuesday, January 14th – 5:00PM-11:00PM
Saturday, January 11th - 10:00AM
Sunday, January 12th - 6:00PM
NOTE: WITH THE EXCEPTION OF “SAM CARMICHAEL,” ALL ROLES ARE OPEN!
All auditions are by appointment only.
For an appointment in Los Angeles, please submit through Breakdown Express/Actors Access. It is free to create an account via www.actorsaccess.com and input your headshot and resume.
For an appointment in Thousand Oaks, please sign up for a time through our site below.
Callbacks will take place January 20th and 21st by invitation only.
MAMMA MIA Character Descriptions:
DONNA SHERIDAN (American, to play 40s): Sophie’s mother and the owner of the Taverna on the Greek island of Kalokairi. Honest, straightforward and self-sufficient, she is the anchor of her world. The former lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos, Donna also has a wild side which she’s had to repress … but it’s in there. Must sing (Top: A5 – Bottom E3) and move.
SOPHIE SHERIDAN (American, to play 20 years old): Donna’s daughter. Headstrong, confident and independent, Sophie is determined to have what her mother never had: a traditional family and a father to walk her down the aisle. Young, bright and energetic, she has lived all her life on the island and is ready to leave. Must sing (Top E5 – Bottom: F#3) and move.
TANYA CRESHAM-LEIGH (American, to play mid 30s-mid 40s): One of Donna’s oldest and best friends, and a former member of Donna and the Dynamos. Tanya has married several millionaires and discovered a lot more about plastic surgery than love. Wild, fun-loving and free with her sexuality, she flirts mercilessly with young men, happy to play, but not to stick around. Must sing (Top: E5 – Bottom: E3) and move.
ROSIE MULLIGAN (American, to play mid 30s-mid 40s): Donna’s friend, and the third member of the Dynamos. A renowned author of cookbooks, Rosie is happily single and happy with her professional success. Warm, funny and self-deprecating, she uses humor to mask her inner vulnerability. Must sing (Top: D5 – Bottom: E3) and move.
HARRY BRIGHT (British, to play 40-50): Another of Sophie’s potential fathers and a respected London banker. A former head-banging, partying musician, Harry went down the straight road - at least with his career. He is quirky, slightly stuffy, and as it turns out, in the closet. A nice guy, determined to make up for past regrets. Must sing (Top: F#4 – Bottom: C#3) and move.
BILL AUSTIN (American or Australian, to play 40-50): Another of Sophie’s potential fathers, a well-known travel writer. Bill has visited the far reaches of the earth, but never found what he’s really looking for. An Indiana Jones type, he has generally avoided the complexities of a relationship and now wonders if it’s too late. Must sing (Top: F#4 – Bottom Bb2) and move.
SKY (American, to play 20s-early 30s): Sophie’s fiancé. A former stockbroker who moved to the island to explore the world outside of finance. Smitten by Sophie and eager to give her what she wants, he is a good guy who hasn’t found what he’s looking for, but knows he is in love. Must sing (Top Ab4 – Bottom: Eb3) and move.
ALI and LISA (American, to play early 20s): Sophie’s friends who have traveled to the island for the wedding. Two peas in a pod, they’re a dynamic duo of bubbly, bridesmaid-y excitement. Must sing (Ali: Top: D5 – Bottom: G3; Lisa: Top: Db5 – Bottom: G3) and move well.
PEPPER and EDDIE (European or American, to play 20s): Flirty waiters at the Taverna. They are good-looking, fun loving and ready for action. The male dynamic duo of the show, they’re bros with a heart. Must sing (Top: G4 – Bottom: A2) and dance. NOTE: Those auditioning for these roles can attend either the dance call or make a singing appointment.
MALE and FEMALE ENSEMBLE (to play ages 20s-40s). Local residents of the island. Colorful and enthusiastic. Must sing and dance. NOTE: Actors auditioning for ensemble can attend either the dance call or make a singing appointment.