A reminder to mark your calendars for the Saint Peter High School fall musical production of Mamma Mia!, which will hit the Performing Arts Center stage the weekend of Nov. 18-21 with three evening shows and a matinee performance.
Showtimes are set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18; Friday, Nov. 19, and Saturday, Nov. 20, and at 2 p.m. is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 21.
Tickets are on sale now either online at https://stpeter.epaytrak.com/ or in person at the Community Education Office (Suite 207 in the Community Center).
Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA composed by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, members of the band. The title of the musical is taken from the group's 1975 chart-topper "Mamma Mia". Ulvaeus and Andersson, who composed the original music for ABBA, were involved in the development of the show from the beginning.
According to StageAgent.com, the synopsis for Mamma Mia! is, “On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Her mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought! Told through the legendary music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing.”
Robbie Deering is the director for this year’s SPHS fall play with Jennifer Maldonado helping out as assistant director and Bri Bergstrom as vocal director. SPHS senior Hannah Wohlers is the stage manager this year. The following is this year’s cast and crew:
Donna - Sky Gassman
Sophie - Sophia Brown
Sky - Colton Abels
Tanya - Eva Kracht
Rosie - Ryenne Pettis
Sam - Magnus Soderlund
Harry - David Marlow
Bill - Anders Dixon
Lisa - Eleanor Winterfeldt
Ali - Grace Tollefson
Pepper - Brenden Larson
Eddie - Ben Taylor
Father Alexandrios - Tate Winkelmann
Ensemble -- Andrew Baji, Vera Berglund, Will Borgmeier, Sam Buffington, Max Bultman, Anthony Coe, Lily Deming, Quinn Dixon, Will Elias, Kailyn Embacher, Gavin Fuller, Isabeau Fuller, Ian Gerstbauer, Sarah Haggenmiller, Anja Harbo, Eleanor Hughes, Emma Janni, Eleanor Kennedy, Regan Lyle, Libby Mace, Isabelle Mish, Lauryn Oberlander, Keira Oeltjenbruns, Grace Remmert, Adrik Rojas-Malledo, Piper Ruble, Drake Smuder, Rowan Snay, Madelyn Tollefson, Maija Tollefson, Josie Wiebusch.
Stage Manager: Hannah Wohlers
Assistant Stage Managers: Raina Roemhildt, Lucas Hickey
Lights: CeeJay King, Corbin Herron
Stage Crew: Madi Winsell, Bryan Harroun, Zaylie Gibson-Finn, Baylee Nygard
Spotlights: Noah Kracht, Ella Ruble, Marcus Graves
Sound: Wesley Toupence, Roy Hendrickson, Callum Harmes