“Mamma Mia” National Tour Open Call for Singers

MAMMA MIA!
Theatre
Non-Equity National Tour
The songs of the pop group ABBA provide the score for this romantic comedy that contrasts the dreams and desires of a young woman about to become a bride with those of her mother, a free spirit of the 70s who never married. “Mamma Mia!” takes place at a taverna on a Greek island. The cast should be quirky and offbeat; we are not seeking obvious musical theater performers. ACTORS who sing and move work best in this show. ALL ARTISTS SHOULD HAVE A ROCK/POP SOUND AND BE ABLE TO MOVE WELL. Seeking NON-UNION performers only.

SEEKING:
PRINCIPALS:
[DONNA] (late 30s-early 40s – the mother of a 20 year old girl) 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. Principal role. Strong rock belt with a great low range and terrific high belt to C#.

[TANYA] (late 30s-early 40s) A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Actress who sings. Principal role. Rock belter to C#.

[ROSIE] (late 30s-early 40s) 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 who sings. Low rock/pop to Bb. Principal role.

[SOPHIE] (18-25) 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. Pop soprano. Principal role. Terrific young pop singer with a great range to E.

[SAM] (35-45) May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Actor who sings. Principal role. High rock baritone. Must be able to belt Ab.

[HARRY] (35-45) May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must be able to do a very convincing English accent. Also an actor who sings. High baritone, tenor. Principal role.

[BILL] (35-45) 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. Actor who sings. Principal role.

[SKY] (mid-late 20s) Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, attractive – has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to make over Donna’s taverna and marry Sophie. Strong rock baritone to Ab. Principal role.

ENSEMBLE:

[ALI] (18-25) Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie. Should sing and dance well. Featured ensemble role. Also seeking ALI understudies to be in the ensemble.

[LISA] (18-25) Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Should be African- merican, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, Native American or any non-Caucasian young woman. Should sing and dance well. Featured ensemble role. Also seeking LISA understudies to be in the ensemble.

[PEPPER] (early to mid-20s) Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a good mover/dancer, able to do Russian split jumps. Acrobatic skills a plus. Baritone/tenor. Featured ensemble role. Also seeking PEPPER understudies to be in the ensemble.

[EDDIE] (early to mid-20s) Another friend of Sky’s and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Also a mover/dancer role. Baritone/tenor. Featured ensemble role. Also seeking EDDIE understudies to be in the ensemble.

[DYNAMO UNDERSTUDIES] (30’s) Females with great pop voices, comedic skills and move well to be in the ensemble and understudy the Dynamos (DONNA, ROSIE, TANYA). Ensemble roles.

[DAD UNDERSTUDIES] (30’s) Males with great pop voices, comedic skills and move well to be in the ensemble and understudy the Dads (SAM, BILL, HARRY). Ensemble roles.

Here’s how to get cast:
OPEN CALLS FOR SINGERS
Monday, March 10, 2014
10:00 AM
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
10:00 AM
***PLEASE BE SIGNED IN BY 9:30AM. UNOFFICIAL LIST WILL NOT BE HONORED. PLEASE FORM A LINE***
Where:
Pearl Studios
519 8th Avenue, 12th floor
New York, NY
Notes/What to bring:
Please prepare 16 bars of a pop song and bring a current headshot and resume stapled together. Ladies auditioning for roles other than TANYA, please avoid excessive makeup and heels.

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