Mamma Mia! national tour, Non-Equity principal role auditions being held in Chicago.
Seeking performers for replacements in the National touring Company. This is a non-Equity audition.
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 SOUND AND BE ABLE TO MOVE WELL. We are seeking performers of all races and ethnicities for these roles.
Seeking NON-UNION performers only.
Auditions will take place in the following locations. Finalists will travel to NYC for Final Callbacks on Thursday, July 28. Company will provide housing & transportation to/from NYC.
Monday, June 27
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts
1016 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60610
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT. NO UNOFFICIAL LIST WILL BE ACCEPTED. If you are unable to secure a time slot, an alternate list will be posted the day of the audition. We are typically able to see most or all of our alternates. Agent appointments are also available.
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Please prepare 16 bars of a pop/rock song from the 70s-today (not written for a musical) that is in the style of the show. You may sing from the show. If you would like to prepare sides/music from the show in advance, please click here. Callbacks will be held the following day; if called back, you WILL be asked to prepare material.
SEEKING ONLY THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
[DONNA] (late 30s-early 40s – the mother of a 20 year old girl) Any ethnicity. 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#.
[SAM] (35-45) Male, 5’10” & up. May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, handsome, successful architect. Actor who sings. Principal role. High rock baritone to Ab.
[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.
[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). Ensemble roles.
Casting: Joy Dewing Casting
Salary: Min. $550/wk plus per diem, housing, transportation
Rehearsals: o/a September 5, 2016
Tech: o/a October 4-12, 2016
Opening: o/a October 14, 2016
Closing: o/a June 25, 2017