Auditions - Mainstage Company

Mamma Mia!

Theatre Ancaster is excited to announce upcoming auditions for its Fall/Winter 2019 Mainstage show, Mamma Mia!

This mega hit takes us into the life of Donna, an independent hotelier in the beautiful Greek islands, who is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of her two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.

Mamma Mia! showcases the undeniably memorable songs of Abba which audiences have loved for decades.  This show will have audiences dancing in the aisles! 

Notes:

  • This musical will have some mature content.
  • All auditioners must attend BOTH a singing and a dancing audition and must book a time to attend the singing audition.
  • As this is a community theatre production, there will be no compensation for taking part. 

Audition Information

All auditioners must attend BOTH a singing and a dancing audition.

VOCAL AUDITION (by appointment only):

Monday, May 13, 2019 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Auditions are by appointment only and will be held at the [former] Ancaster Memorial School Building, 357 Wilson St. E, Ancaster, ON L9G 2C1. (Enter at the rear of the building via Sulphur Springs Road and Queen St.)

To arrange your 10-minute audition block, please email auditions@theatreancaster.com.  Please come 15 minutes before your scheduled audition time to be able to complete any paperwork needed before beginning.

Callbacks (vocal and reading): 

Auditioners will be contacted via phone or email if requested to attend a callback:

Wednesday, May 22 and Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Sunday, May 26 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

DANCE AUDITION:

Tuesday, May 21 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm

All auditioners to come for 6:30 to learn a routine.

Please note that we may record any/all of the audition process for review.

The Characters and Audition Tracks

8 Principles, 4 Supporting roles, 15-18 Ensemble (various ages 18-60)
Vocal and Dance Auditions Required for ALL Auditioners

Please follow the links to songs required for the character you are auditioning for. These tracks will be provided at the audition.

FEMALES

Character

Description

Playable Age

Vocal Range

Dance

Audition Song

Sophie Sheridan

Born and raised on the island

20-25

Top E5-
Bottom F#3

Strong Dance

I Have a Dream A Cappella in Db+ - First note Ab3
Under Attack Beginning to 2:14

Donna Sheridan

Sophie’s mother

40-50

Top A4
Bottom E3

Moves Well

The Winner Takes It All  Prepare piece - focus on beginning and end
Mamma Mia Beginning to 1:15

Tanya

Donna’s best friend. Former Dynamo

40-50

Top E5
Bottom E3

Moves Well

Does Your Mother Know Beginning to 1:06
Dancing Queen Beginning to 2:00

Rosie

Donna’s best friend. Former Dynamo

40-50

Top D5
Bottom E3

Moves Well

Take a Chance on Me Beginning to 0:58
Dancing Queen
Beginning to 2:00

Lisa

Sophie’s friend

20-25

Top Db5
Bottom G3

Strong Dance

Honey, Honey Beginning to 1:00
Voulez-Vous Beginning to 1:12

Ali

Sophie’s friend

20-25

Top D5
Bottom G3

Strong Dance

Honey, Honey Beginning to 1:00
Voulez-Vous Beginning to 1:12

Islanders, Wedding Guests

Islanders- work at Donna’s Taverna, Wedding Guests ‘visiting’ for the wedding

18-60

Chorus Singing

Strong Dance

One of:
Mamma Mia Beginning to 1:15
OR
Voulez-Vous Beginning to 1:12

MALES

Character

Description

Playable Age

Vocal Range

Dance

Audition Song

Sam Carmichael

May be Sophie’s father

40-50

Top Ab4
Bottom D3

Moves Well

Knowing Me, Knowing You Beginning - 1:15
S.O.S. Beginning - 1:11

Bill Austin

May be Sophie’s father

40-50

Top F#4
Bottom Bb2

Moves Well

Thank You For the Music Beginning to 0:34 & 2:17-End
Voulez-Vous Beginning to 1:12

Harry Bright

May be Sophie’s father

40-50

Top F#4
Bottom C#3

Moves Well

Our Last Summer Beginning too 1:33
Thank You For the Music Beginning to 0:34 & 2:17-End

Sky

Sophie’s fiancé

20-30

Top D5
Bottom Eb3

Strong Dance

Lay All Your Love on Me Beginning to 0:39 & 1:32-2:01

Pepper

Barman at Taverna, Friend to Sky

20-25

Chorus Singing

Strong Dance

Mamma Mia Beginning to 1:15
Voulez-Vous Beginning to 1:12

Eddie

Works at Taverna, Friend to Sky

20-25

Chorus Singing

Strong Dance

Mamma Mia Beginning to 1:15
Voulez-Vous Beginning to 1:12

Sky’s Friends

 

20-30

Chorus Singing

Strong Dance

One of:
Mamma Mia Beginning to 1:15
OR
Voulez-Vous Beginning to 1:12

Islanders, Wedding Guests

 

18-60

Chorus Singing

Strong Dance

One of:
Mamma Mia Beginning to 1:15
OR
Voulez-Vous Beginning to 1:12

Father Alexandrios

 

40-60

Chorus Singing

No Dance Required (1 scene)

One of:
Mamma Mia Beginning to 1:15
OR
Voulez-Vous Beginning to 1:12

Performance Dates

To accept a role with us, you must be available for all of tech week and all performances.
Shows will be performed at Ancaster High School - 374 Jerseyville Rd W, Ancaster, ON L9G 3K8

Evening Performances: November 22, 23, 29, 30, Dec 6, 7 at 7:30 pm
Matinees: November 24, 30, December 1 at 1:30 pm
Invited Private Performance: November 21 at 7:00 pm
Student Matinees: Thursday, November 28 and Thursday, December 5

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, September 3, 2019.

The rehearsal schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-10 pm
  • Sunday afternoons from 1-5 pm (no rehearsal on Sunday, October 13)
  • Saturday, November 9 from 10 am-5 pm
  • Saturday, November 16 with band from 12:30-5 pm (band in 10 am)
  • Sundays, November 10 from 12-5 pm and November 17 from 12:00-5:00 pm
  • Tech Week – Monday, November 18 to Wednesday, November 21 from 6-11 pm

(Times may be tweaked slightly at a later date.)

Set Strike

All cast and crew members are required to assist with the set strike, which will take place on Sunday, December 8 from 1-5 pm or Monday December 9 from 6-10 pm, T.B.A.


Your Mamma Mia! Audition & Production Team

Director: Nupi Gokhale
Producer: Tali Bar-Or
Stage Manager: Bob Carle
Vocal Director: Jenn Evans
Choreographer: Tina Rath

All casting decisions will be made within two weeks of call backs.

**By accepting a part in Mamma Mia!, you agree not to participate in other theatre projects that will interfere with your ability to attend rehearsals and performances of shows.**

If you are lost or need to contact us on audition day, please call Bob, our Stage Manager at 905-962-1817.

Any questions? Please email auditions@theatreancaster.com