The Theatre Company at Fort Lee in association with the Lee Playhouse will hold auditions for the upcoming production, MAMMA MIA!
Director, Frank Foster; Musical Director, Leilani Fenick; and Choreographer, Suzi Redling are seeking performers for a cast of diverse principal, secondary, and ensemble adult roles for the upcoming Production.
Auditions for will take place on Sunday, February 5 and Sunday, February 12 at 7PM at the Lee Playhouse (4300 Mahone Ave, Fort Lee, VA 23801) Those auditioning should prepare 16 to 32-bars of a pop song in the style of Abba. Please bring sheet music in the correct key (accompanist provided), and be prepared for Dance and Movement auditions. Readings will be from the script. Those auditioning are encouraged to reserve their audition slot by using the Signup Genius link below:
MAMMA MIA! Takes place on a small Greek island where Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Her mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought! Told through the legendary music of ABBA, “Mamma Mia!” has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing in the aisles. This smash-hit musical based on the songs of ABBA includes many of the pop super group’s most famous hits such as Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me, Money, Money, Money and, of course, the title song, Mamma Mia!
No performers paid. Rehearsal start date is to be announced for a May 5-28 run. For additional information, check the Theater Company at Fort Lee’s Facebook page, email for more information at INFO@leeplayhouse.com, or call the box office at (804) 720-0163. All actors auditioning must be vetted for access to Fort Lee – if you have not been vetted this season, call the box office for assistance.
SOPHIE SHERIDAN – F, 20 to 25
Vocal: E5-F#3/ Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano
Born and raised on the island. A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has an adventurous spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Must be able to move extremely well. Principal role.
DONNA SHERIDAN – F, 40 to 50
Vocal: A5-E3/ Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
Sophie’s mother. Beautiful and Free-spirited. Former lead singer of “Donna and the Dynamos”. Owner of the hotel Villa Donna on the island. Principal role.
SKY – M, 20 to 30
Vocal: D5- Eb3/ Tenor, Baritone
Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive – was a successful businessman. Left to help Donna with her taverna and marry Sophie. Supporting principal role.
TANYA – F, 40 to 50
Vocal: E5- E3/ Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
A former singer in the “Dynamos.” Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Actress who sings. Must be able to move extremely well. Supporting principal role.
ROSIE – F, 40 to 50
Vocal: D5- E3/Alto
Also 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. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, a bit of a clown. Actress who sings. Must be able to move extremely well. Supporting principal role.
SAM CARMICHAEL – M, 40 to 50
May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Should be able to move well. Supporting principal role.
HARRY BRIGHT – M, 40 to 50
Vocal: F#4-C#3/ High Baritone, Tenor
May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Actor who sings. Should be able to move well. Supporting principal role.
BILL AUSTIN – M, 40 to 50
May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, comedic actor. Should be able to move well. Supporting principal role.
FEATURED ENSEMBLE ROLES
LISA – F, 20 to 25
Vocal: Db5- G3/ Mezzo-Soprano
Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.
ALI – F, 20 to 25
Vocal: D5-G3/ Mezzo-Soprano
Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.
PEPPER – M, 20 to 29
Vocal: F5-A4/ Baritone, Tenor
Barman at the taverna. Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be able to dance. Acrobatic skills a plus. Featured ensemble role.
EDDIE – M, 20 to 29
Vocal: F5-A4/ Baritone, Tenor
Helps Sky with Water-Sports. Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Must be able to dance. Featured ensemble role.
FATHER ALEXANDRIOS – M, 30 to 60
Bass, Baritone, Tenor
The minister of Kalokairi who will be performing the wedding ceremony. Featured ensemble role.
Males & Females; All Ensemble Actors must be exceptionally strong actors/singers who move well and are confident and adept at creating fully realized, strong, textured characters. The ensemble plays a wide variety of roles. We are seeking full range of male & female voices including excellent low-reaching Altos, experienced Mezzos and Sopranos, Basses, Baritones & Tenors