Music by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Book by Catherine Johnson
February 29, 2:30 - 6:30 pm @ Conifer Community Church
9998 S. Havekost Rd., Conifer, CO 80433
March 1, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm @ StageDoor Theatre, Blackbox Space
25797 Conifer Rd., Conifer, CO 80433
Callbacks March 1, 3:00 - 7:00 pm @ Conifer Community Church
9998 S. Havekost Rd., Conifer, CO 80433
Directed by Justin Johnson
Music Direction by Tanner Kelly
Choreography by Tracy Doty
Show runs Friday and Saturday evenings July 10 - August 2; Matinees on 7/18, 7/25 and 8/2.
Rehearsals will begin mid-May. Rehearsals will take place weeknights and weekends, approximately 3-4 times/week.
Please provide résumé, headshot and schedule conflicts at auditions. Prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue and 32 bars of sheet music in the style of the show in the appropriate key (an accompanist will be provided, no tracks or acapella).
There will be a dance audition during callbacks. If you are called back, please be prepared.
Contact email@example.com with a couple of preferred audition times.
Actors will receive a stipend.
ABOUT THE SHOW
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 storytelling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS - ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE
Sophie Sheridan – An individual determined to find the romance and happiness they feel eluded their mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though they pursue a conventional marriage. Pop soprano. Born and raised on the island. Age: 20 to 25. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: F#3
Donna Sheridan - Sophie's mother. A free-spirit and former lead singer of 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. Age: 40 to 50. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: E3
Tanya - A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty. Age: 40 to 50. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: E3
Rosie - 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. Age: 40 to 50. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: E3
Sky - Sophie’s fiancé who has given up their successful life in business in order to make over Donna’s taverna and marry Sophie. Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: Eb3
Sam Carmichael - May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Age: 40 to 50. Vocal range top: Ab4. Vocal range bottom: D3
Bill Austin - 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. Age: 40 to 50. Vocal range top: F#4. Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Harry Bright - 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. Age: 40 to 50. Vocal range top: F#4. Vocal range bottom: C#3
Lisa - Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Should sing and dance well. Age: 20 to 25. Vocal range top: Db5. Vocal range bottom: G3
Ali - Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. Should contrast to Lisa and Sophie. Age: 20 to 25. Vocal range top: D5. Vocal range bottom: G3
Pepper - Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves women, always flirting. Must be a good dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. Age: 20 to 25. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: A4
Eddie - Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Also a dancer role. Age: 20 to 25
Chorus - Consists of the Islanders, people who work at Donna's, Wedding-Guests. 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.
For this production, we do not have specific gender, racial, ethnic, size or ability criteria for any roles. The only requirement is that all cast members be 16 or older.
We recognize that most characters we encounter in theatre are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns. We invite gender non-conforming, gender queer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for all roles with which they most identify, and which ignite their creative spirit.
We seek to represent all races and ethnicities on our stage and in our company and invite actors of all racial and ethnic identities to submit for all roles that ignite their creative spirit.
We invite actors who identify as differently abled and/or disabled to submit for all roles, which ignite their creative spirit.
We believe the characters that exist in these stories may be portrayed by any and everyone and invite actors of all body shapes and sizes to submit for all roles that ignite their creative spirit.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.