‘Mamma Mia!’ opens Thursday at Triad High School
“Mamma Mia,” the legendary ABBA discography-based musical, is coming to Triad High School.
The school’s spring musical will feature the play and iconic soundtrack by the Swedish supergroup with curtains at 7 p.m. each night March 30, 31 and April 1 in the school’s cafetorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.
Triad English and drama teacher Shannon Mallrich will serve as director with Anna Riley as assistant director and Taylor Szegedy as student director. The play is produced by special arrangement with Musical Theater International, which provides the following synopsis.
“ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.”
The cast is led by Olivia Knopf, playing Donna Sheridan, the mother of Sophie Sheridan, played by Abby Scott. Vinny Garavalia plays Sam Carmichael, one of Sophie’s possible fathers, another of which, Bill Austin, is played by Cody Patterson. The third, Harry Bright, is played by Collin Littlefield. Jonah Phelps plays Sophie’s fiance, Sky.
Other cast members include: Savanna Swisher in the role of Tanya Cresham-Leigh and Kaylee Kitchen as Rosie Mulligan, Donna’s friends; Emilee Prater as Ali and Megan Kitchen as Lisa, Sophie’s friends; Damon Willis as Father Alexandrios, the pastor and wedding officiant; Jack Yarborough as Pepper, Sky’s best friend; and Nate Craig as Eddie, another of Sky’s friends. The ensemble includes the talents of Roxy Daugherty, Becky Dumar, Brooklyn Pace, Haley Smith, Sierra Spielman, and Lee Yarborough.
Clara Doubet serves as the stage manager, while Aubrie Young serves as the production assistant. The lighting technicians are Ashton Lafontaine, Madalyn Camerer, Alex Hohman and Claudia Coats, assisted by Mrs. Laurel Sexton-Juenger, and the sound technicians are Katie Fortin and Alex Koford led by Mr. Kyle Metze and Mr. Sam Schaefer. Sexton-Juenger serves as the technical director with a stage design and construction crew consisting Daugherty, Camerer, Hohman, Knopf, Littlefield, Pace, Phelps, Smith, Spielman, Swisher, Peyton Anderson, Kolbe Bozarth, Leah Connelly, Megan Corlew, Ava Guinn, Isabella Haynes, Elise Heinle, Joey Hernandez, Kara Littlefield, Tabitha McCain, Madi Mitchell, Jaylyn Smollen, and Ellie Symmonds. Szegedy will also serve as curtain master.
Costumes were arranged by Sexton-Juenger, with hair and makeup done by the cast.
Ms. Olivia Bosaw serves as choreographer, with Mr. Kyle Metze serving as associate director.
Mrs. Shannon Mallrich and Mrs. Linda Remiger will also co-direct.