Book by Catherine Johnson,
Music and lyrics from Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Directed by Kathy Brombacher
Music Direction by Ellen Weller
Choreography by Valerie Clark
Seeking a cast of actors, singers and dancers to play age ranges from 17 to 50. All roles are open and all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
AUDITIONS: Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 1-5pm (by appointment- actors sign up for a 5 minute block.To sign up for an time and for future audition notifications, click here)
If you have not secured an audition time slot, come in between 1pm-4pm and we will do our best to work you in.
DANCE CALL: 5-7pm everyone who auditions is called for a Movement/Dance call.
CALLBACKS: (by invitation) Sunday, November 24th.
At 12 noon-1pm: Dance Make-up;
From 1-3pm Vocal Callbacks, 3-5pm Readings
Here’s what you need to know to prepare for auditions:
*Bring two headshots and 2 theatrical/musical/dance resumes to the audition and fill out audition paperwork on site.
*Bring a schedule of possible conflicts with the rehearsal schedule (work, classes, etc.): you must list conflicts on the audition paperwork.
*Perform a one-minute song selected from “soft rock” hits or rock musicals is required for the audition. (You will be timed).
*Bring piano sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist
CALLBACKS will be at the invitation of the director, musical director and choreographer team members. You may be asked to sing, dance and/or read from the script and score for these callbacks.
Casting will be announced within one week of the callback auditions.
ORIENTATION MEETING: Saturday, December 7 • 2PM – 4PM
REHEARSALS begin in January and will tentatively be held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings from 6:00 to 10:00 AND Saturdays from 1pm to 6pm. During tech week there is a long Sunday rehearsal. A full rehearsal schedule will be available to peruse at the auditions.
Friday, March 6 • 7PM
Saturday, March 7 • 7PM
Sunday, March 8 • 2PM
Thursday, March 12 • 4PM
Friday, March 13 • 7PM
Saturday, March 14 • 7PM
Sunday, March 15 • 2PM
All actors must attend each rehearsal specified for their character and each performance, including a possible pick-up rehearsal between performance weekends.
Actors cast in the musical will be required to register for a 2-unit class in theatre at Palomar College.
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. Superb 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; must be strong dancer – featured ensemble.
Ali: (age 18-25) Sophie’s other bridesmaid; energetic and kooky. Strong 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. Must have British accent; 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; athletic, attractive; 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; dances well, ideally has acrobatic skills. Featured ensemble.
Eddie (male, age around 25): Another friend to Sky/ worker at the hotel. Relaxed and helpful; strong 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: (ages 20-45) Dynamic dancer/singers/actors with acting strengths to play Greek Islanders who are supporting Donna and Sophie as they prepare for Sophie’s wedding day.