Mamma Mia! - Audition Information

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE DATES: FEBRUARY 7, 8 & 9 

 

OCTOBER 22nd or 24th - AUDITIONS

OCTOBER 26th - CALL BACKS

 

October 22nd

6:30pm-7:30pm - Adults and children age 13+ (Vocal & Dance)

7:30pm-8:30pm - Adults and children age 13+ (Vocal & Dance)

 

SELECT YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME HERE

 

 

October 24th

6:30pm-7:30pm - Adults and children age 13+ (Vocal & Dance)

7:30pm-8:30pm - Adults and children age 13+ (Vocal & Dance)

 

SELECT YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME HERE

 

 

Prepare 16-32 bars of a song of your choice and bring sheet music in the correct key.  Children (12 and under) who have a parent performing in the show will be able to participate in a small ensemble. There is no audition for this group.

Wear appropriate shoes and clothing comfortable for movement for the dance portion of the audition.

 

Auditions (October 22nd & October 24th) will be held at the Ridgewood Avenue School Theater - 235 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ  07028.

Callbacks on October 26th will be held at Glen Ridge High School - 200 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ  07028

 

PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT TIME.

 

Callbacks will be held on SATURDAY, October 26th between 10:00am and 2:00pm by appoinment. 

CALL BACK MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE HERE:

 http://gaslampplayers.org/vlt119891.htm

 

Rehearsals occur weekdays typically 6:00pm-9:00pm and some Saturdays 9:00am-3:00pm in (or near) Glen Ridge.  Rehearsal time commitment varies based on role - not all cast members are typically called to all rehearsals or for the full reherasal time until tech week.

Please read the character breakdowns below.  

DONNA SHERIDAN
Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos” who now owns and runs a hotel/casino on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side.
Gender: Female; Age: over 40
Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano, Alto, Belter

SOPHIE SHERIDAN
A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage.
Gender: Female; Age: late teens/early 20's
Vocal Range: Pop Soprano; Mezzo Soprano

SKY
Sophie’s fiancé’. Athletic, attractive – has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna’s tavern and marry Sophie.
Gender: Male; Age: 20’s
Vocal Range: Tenor, Baritone

TANYA CRESHAM-LEIGH
Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. One of Donna’s best friends and former member of Donna and the Dynamos. She is recently divorced from her third husband and preparing for her fourth plastic surgery.
Gender: Female; Age: over 40
Vocal Range: Mezzo Soprano, Alto, Strong Belter

ROSIE MULLIGAN
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, bit of a clown.
Gender: Female; Age: over 40
Vocal Range: Alto

SAM CARMICHAEL
May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect.
Gender: Male; Age: 35-45
Vocal Range: Baritone

HARRY BRIGHT
May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Formerly known as a Head Banger, he is now a banker. Plays the guitar. Must do a very convincing English accent.
Gender: Male; Age: 35-45
Vocal Range: High Baritone, Tenor

BILL AUSTIN
May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, preferably a big or imposing man.
Gender: Male; Age: 35-45
Vocal Range: Baritone

LISA
Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Should be African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, Native American or any non-Caucasian young woman. Must be able to dance well.
Gender: Female; Age: late teens/early 20's
Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano

ALI
Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie.
Gender: Female; Age: late teens/early 20's
Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano

PEPPER
Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a good dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus.
Gender: Male; Age: 20s
Vocal Range: Tenor, Baritone

EDDIE
Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Must be a good dancer.
Gender: Male; Age: 20s
Vocal Range: Tenor, Baritone

FATHER ALEXANDRIOS
Gender: Male; Age: 50ish
Vocal Range: Tenor, Baritone, Bass

ENSEMBLE
Actors must be exceptionally strong actors/singers who move extraordinarily 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 and female voices including excellent low-reaching Altos, experienced Mezzo and Sopranos, Basses, Baritones and Tenors.