AUDITION NOTICE FOR THE 2017 SUMMER SEASON

*SIDES AND SONGS WILL BE POSTED ONLINE AT A LATER DATE*

Mamma Mia!

Music and Lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus Benny Andersson
and some songs with Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine JohnsonTheatre

Directed by Ann Hodges

Winnipeg Audition (by appointment):
October 17-19th, 2016

Submission Deadline:
September 19th, 2016

Rainbow Stage is now accepting electronic submissions from
adult comedic actors, singers, and dancers of all ethnicities, religions, ages (16+), sizes, shapes, and orientations for our 2017 Season production of
Mamma Mia!

**We are interested in casting actors of all ethnicities for Principal & Supporting Roles. We strongly encourage submissions from artists who self-identify as Black, White, Asian, Indigenous, Latino, or Multi-Ethnic. **

Rehearsals Start: July 13th, 2017
Preview: August 9th, 2017
Opening: August 10th, 2017
Closing: August 31st, 2017
Holdover: September 1st, 2017

In an effort to reduce paper consumption during the submissions process, Rainbow Stage is only accepting online submissions. Please send the role(s) you would like to be considered for as well as your updated headshot and resume by September 19th, 2016 to:

Kate Supleve, Production Associate, Rainbow Stage auditions@rainbowstage.ca

A copy of the script & Score are available for perusal at the Rainbow Stage administrative offices
(200-180 Market Avenue)

While we thank you for submitting your materials electronically and your interest in our 2016 Season, only actors selected for an audition will be contacted with an appointment.
Equity members will be seen first at all audition calls. Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under an Equity form of contract. CAEA members please bring your membership card to the audition.

PLEASE NOTE: Toronto audition notice will be posted at a later date.

*SIDES AND SONGS WILL BE POSTED ONLINE AT A LATER DATE*

CASTING BREAKDOWN:

PRINCIPAL ROLES

We strongly encourage submissions for Principal & Supporting Roles from artists who self-identify as Black, White, Asian, Indigenous, Latino, or Multi-Ethnic

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.

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.

SUPPORTING ROLES

SKY (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.

TANYA (late 30s-early 40s) A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty.

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, bit of a clown. Actress who sings.

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. Baritone.

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 do a very convincing English accent. Also an actor who sings. High baritone, tenor.

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.

 

FEATURED ENSEMBLE ROLES

We strongly encourage submissions for Ensemble Roles from artists who self-identify as Black, White, Asian, Indigenous, Latino, or Multi-Ethnic

LISA (18-25) Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Should sing and dance well.

ALI (18-25) Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie.

PEPPER (20s) Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a good dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. Baritone/tenor.

EDDIE (20s) Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Also a dancer role. Baritone/tenor.

ENSEMBLE ROLES

**All 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 & female voices including excellent low-reaching Altos, experienced Mezzos and Sopranos, Basses, Baritones & Tenors**

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