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Burnie Musical Society in Burnie, Tasmania presents Mamma Mia!

Opening March 18

Performance Dates

  • Friday March 18 7:00 PM
  • Saturday March 19 7:00 PM
  • Thursday March 24 7:00 PM
  • Friday March 25 7:00 PM
  • Saturday March 26 2:00 PM
  • Saturday March 26 7:00 PM
  • Thursday March 31 7:00 PM
  • Friday April 1 7:00 PM
  • Saturday April 2 2:00 PM
  • Saturday April 2 7:00 PM

Things To Know About This Production

MAMMA MIA is celebration of love, laughter, family and friendship and this is exactly what the world needs right now.

The Burnie Musical Society 2022 production of ‘Mamma Mia’ playing 18th March – 2nd April at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre. The cast will perform 10 shows over the 3 weekends.

Over 60 million people all around the globe have fallen in love with the story and the music of ABBA that makes MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good musical.

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, 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.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make MAMMA MIA a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

Auditions For Mamma Mia!

Audition Times

  • Thursday September 16 6:30 PM
  • Thursday September 16 7:30 PM
  • Thursday September 16 8:30 PM
  • Friday September 17 6:30 PM
  • Friday September 17 7:30 PM
  • Friday September 17 8:30 PM
  • Saturday September 18 10:00 AM
  • Saturday September 18 11:00 AM
  • Saturday September 18 12:00 PM
  • Saturday September 18 2:00 PM
  • Saturday September 18 3:00 PM
  • Saturday September 18 4:00 PM
  • Sunday September 19 10:00 AM
  • Sunday September 19 11:00 AM
  • Sunday September 19 12:00 PM
  • Wednesday September 22 8:00 PM

What To Expect At Auditions

AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held on the weekend Friday 17th – Sunday 19th September.

We are going to book auditionees in, in groups of 6 for an audition slot of 1 hour.

During this hour we will still audition everyone individually, but it will enable us to be listening to one person's song while another person is practising a reading in another room. Please book a time where you are available for the full hour.

All auditionees are encouraged to try out for any role they are interested in. All roles are open. 

Auditionees who would like to be considered for principal roles should be strong singers & actors with stage experience and the ability to hold a good American/English accent.

Previous experience is not essential to audition for the ensemble roles but the cast must be good singers, enthusiastic and committed. Not all ensemble members will be dancing but everyone must be able to move.

We would ideally like to NOT have callback auditions so we will be putting you through your paces at your initial audition.

 LOCATION – LEIGHLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Hull St, Wivenhoe (enter via the rear carpark in Hull Street)


If you are auditioning for ENSEMBLE ONLY you will be required to;

-       Follow a 2 x 8 count dance routine

-       Prepare ONE song in the style of the show

-       Sing in harmony with members of the audition panel

If you are auditioning for a LEAD you will be required to;

-       Follow a 2 x 8 count dance routine

-       Prepare ONE song from the show from the character you’re auditioning for PLUS one other contrasting song of your choice – yes, it can be another song from the show.

-       Perform a reading with the required accent.

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR SONG CHOICE/S IN THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BOX 

The audition panel will consist of;

Lana Stokes – Director/Vocal Coach

Mark Denny – Mentored Director

Del Polden – Musical Director/Vocal Coach

Gemma Coldicutt - Choreographer

Emma White – Producer/Vocal Coach

 

Please bring sheet music for your song/s. We will have an accompanist to play for you.

Please wear something comfortable and appropriate footwear to be able to dance in for your audition. No sandals please.

You need to arrive before your audition is due to start and be ready to go. Audition time slots are very short and you will not have time in the audition to warm-up.

Be prepared to wait. We will make every effort to run on time but also try to give every auditionee the opportunity to show us their full potential. 

 All auditionees will be notified of the outcome of their audition as soon as possible.

 Please note that BMS reserves the right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to Not cast any role from these auditions if, in the opinion of the Audition Panel, the right person for the role is not found. In this event BMS may pursue other means to fill a vacant role.

 Don’t be scared. We want you to be the BEST you can be. We want YOU to be the person we’re looking for. Sell yourself! We’re a friendly bunch 😊

CHARACTERS (speaking order)

                                                                            AGE RANGE/LOOK

Sophie Sheridan                            LEAD                       18-22

Ali – Sophie’s friend                      CAMEO                     18-22

Lisa – Sophie’s friend                    CAMEO                      18-22

Donna Sheridan                              LEAD                         40-45

Tanya – Donna’s friend                  LEAD                         40-45

Rosie – Donna’s friend                   LEAD                         40-45

Sky – Sophies fiancé                      CAMEO                      20-25

Pepper – Barman                          CAMEO                      20-25

Eddie – Sophie’s friend                  CAMEO                      20-25

Harry – potential Father               LEAD                         40-45

Bill – potential Father                    LEAD                         40-45

Sam – potential Father                  LEAD                         40-45

Father Alexandrios – Priest          CAMEO                      OPEN

 

ENSEMBLE – Cast size of 16-20. Consists of Islanders. Ages 16+.     

Ensemble must be able to sing, dance & act and must be particularly capable of part-singing. The ensemble will also have the ability to act out a multitude of roles and feature in almost every scene.

Each ensemble member needs to be animated, energetic and flexible to play multiple characters.

MUSICAL NUMBERS

ACT 1

-       I Have a Dream                               Sophie

-       Honey, Honey                                  Sophie, Ali & Lisa

-       Money, Money, Money                    Donna & Company

-       Thankyou for the Music                 Harry, Bill, Sam & Sophie

-       Mamma Mia                                    Donna, Harry, Bill, Sam & Company

-       Chiquitita                                          Rosie, Tanya & Donna

-       Dancing Queen                               Rosie, Tanya & Donna

-       Lay all your Love on Me               Sky, Sophie, Pepper, Eddie

-       Super Trouper                                 Donna, Tanya Rosie & Girls

-       Gimme, Gimme, Gimme                Lisa, Ali, Sophie, Sam, Bill & Harry

-       The Name of the Game                  Sophie & Bill

-       Voulez Vous                                    Sky, Eddie, Pepper & Company

ACT 2

-       Under Attack                                   Sophie & Nightmare Chorus

-       One of Us                                          Donna

-       SOS                                                    Sam & Donna

-       Does your Mother Know?             Tanya, Pepper, Harry, Rosie, Lisa, Ali & Bill

-       Knowing me, Knowing You           Sam

-       Our Last Summer                          Donna & Harry

-       Slipping Through my Fingers        Donna & Sophie

-       Winner Takes it All                         Donna

-       Take a Chance on Me                     Rosie & Bill

-       I Do, I Do, I Do                                  Sam, Rosie, Tanya, Donna & Company

-       I Have a Dream                               Sophie & Company


WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

MAMMA MIA is a high energy show requiring enthusiasm energy, character and a real desire and determination to recreate the music of ABBA!

Irrespective of what roles people are lucky enough to play, it is a requirement that everyone will attend every rehearsal as required, learn their script, learn their music/lyrics, dance moves as quickly and as thoroughly as possibly all while having a whole bunch of FUN! 😊

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Cast List For Mamma Mia!

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