Warner Stage Company holding auditions for ‘Mamma Mia!’
TORRINGTON — The Warner Stage Company will hold auditions for its upcoming musical production of “Mamma Mia!” Feb. 3-4, by appointment. Callbacks, if needed, will be held Feb. 6 at 8:30 p.m.
The production is directed by Sharon W. Houk with assistant director Joe Guttadauro, music director Jim Luurtsema and choreographer Donna Bonasera. It will be presented at the Warner Theatre beginning May 4 for 5 shows. All roles are open to audition. The company is seeking a large ensemble cast for this production.
Those auditioning will be asked to sing up to one minute of a fully memorized of a pop/rock song from the 70s-today (not written for a musical) that is in the style of the show. The song should showcase the style and vocal range of the character for which you are auditioning. Songs from the musical are allowed. Additional vocalizing may also be a part of the audition to determine vocal range and harmonizing skills.
Auditioners should mark their selection with a highlighter. An accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing or recorded accompaniments will not be allowed.
Audition appointment spaces are limited and filled on a first-come, first served basis.
Please have all conflicts for the rehearsal period available and note on your audition form. If you are unable to make the mandatory tech week rehearsals and/or midweek pickup rehearsal, we will be unable to cast you in this production.
The Warner Stage Company does not offer compensation or housing for performers.
To schedule an appointment, go to www.warnertheatre.org/auditions or send an email to email@example.com. An audition confirmation email will be sent with full details. Audition appointments requested online or by email are preferred. Those without email call the Warner Theatre Audition Line at 860-489-7180 ext.151; be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointment. Those whoare unable to attend the scheduled auditions can send a resume and headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org. If additional auditions are needed, they will be contacted.
The “Mamma Mia!” story: 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. This smash-hit musical based on the songs of ABBA includes many of the pop super group's most famous hits such as Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me, Money, Money, Money and, of course, the title song, Mamma Mia. It has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide and has played in more than 40 countries in six continents.