Mamma Mia! (book by Catherine Johnson, music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus)
Woodinville High School Theatre Company is excited to present this year’s spring musical, the international smash-hit Mamma Mia!, based on the timeless hit songs by the popular band ABBA. This toe- tapping, fun and energetic production takes us to the imaginary Greek isle of Kalokairi, where a young girl’s search for her birth father takes an hilarious turn when three men from her mother’s past return to the island on the eve of her wedding. Non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, along with the magic of ABBA's hit songs that include “Super Trouper,” “Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Thank You for the Music,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes It All,” and “SOS,” combine to make this enchanting show a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!
Performances are May 2 - 4 and May 9 - 11, 2019, at 7:00 pm, in the Woodinville High School Theater. Tickets are $25 for V.I.P. (center section, front eight rows), $15 for general admission, and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets and information about the WHS Theatre Company are available at www.whstc.org. Tickets are available online beginning April 1st.
The cast is comprised of over 90 Woodinville High School students, from a wide variety of backgrounds – from theatre, to choir, to band, to wrestling and football. The cast and crew includes seniors Kevin Armitano, Vivian Balasu, Brendan Benton, Xochi Garcia, Trevor Harrison, Ethan Hatch, Andrew Kinsfather, Gerry Noy, Cole Parker, Maddie Smith, Nolan Spencer, Imaan Rajan, Mattie Ransom, Max Stember, Alexcia Straw, Madilyn Teel, Mezgana Teklu, David Trueblood and Benjamin Winarske. The cast is supported by a pit orchestra from the WHS music department, including seniors Lee Forgey, Mina Haines, Gerry Noy, Levi Rhoden and Kelly Yen.
The large unit-set, is representative of a quaint Greek village on the Mediterranean Sea, the perfect setting for a sunny, romantic wedding. Crews of students from the WHS Technical Theatre program handle the technical aspects of the show, from set building and lighting, to costuming, to publicity. Senior technical theatre students include: Tristian Scott (Stage Manager), Asher Faamoe (Technical Director), Julia Etrusco and Grace Lewis (Costumes), Deirdre Gertz (Props), and Donald Shaw and Megan Scherer (Scenic Construction).
The show is directed and designed by Josh Butchart; Mason Cole is the Music Director; Loren Tanksley is the Pit Director; Eva Stone is the Choreographer; with support from Katharina Muller (Producer), Stephanie Penoyer (Props), Steve Cooper (Lights), Nathaniel Gibbs (Sound), Marsha Stueckle and Karen Severson (Costumes), and the Woodinville Drama Boosters, led by Kit Topaz.