Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus
and some songs with Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine Johnson
July 5 - August 3
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday matinees on Sunday, July 14 & 21
Tickets $30; $25 for seniors (55 and up) and students
The sunny and funny MAMMA MIA! spins and sparkles into the ultimate feel-good smash-hit musical for summer 2019. All performances will be at Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company), 2317 Mechanic in Galveston. This rocking musical will have performances from Friday, July 5th through Saturday, August 3rd.
Over sixty million people from around the globe have fallen in love with this enchanting, hilarious story which takes place on a magical Greek island paradise is propelled by the energy and charm of ABBA’s timeless music. On the eve of her wedding to the handsome Sky (Daniel Hicks), Sophia (Cailyn O’Hara) secretly invites three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited twenty years before in a quest to determine the identity of her father which her mother, Donna (Candy Howard) has never revealed. The arrival of Sam Carmichael (Brian Chambers), Bill Austin (Brandon del Castillo), and Harry Bright (Brian Treybig) are not the only people from Donna’s past to descend upon the magical island. Adding to the secrecy and hysterics are Donna’s long time friends from her past girl-group “Donna and the Dynamos,” Tanya (Genny McClelland) and Rosie (Robin Schaefer).
Kim Mytelka, the show’s director says, “Mamma Mia! is a much more complicated show than most people imagine. It actually contains difficult and very tight harmonies; so our ensemble really leads the story.” Creating the wild, passionate, craziness of the summer are Sophie’s friends Ali (Emerald Aue), Lisa (Kelsey Perkins), Katie (Kaylee Fortune), and Whitney (Whitney Williams); as well as Sky’s friends and co-workers Pepper (Nathan Jones), Eddie (Jake Wadkins), Jimmie (Calvin Brown), and Tiki (Trent Burchfield). And creating even more wackiness is Konstantina (Terri Burchfield).
Under Mytelka’s direction, the creative team includes Musical Director, Keith LaLonde, Choreographer, Jennifer Daugherty, Lighting Designer, Lisa Miller, Scenic Designer, Thomas Boone, Set Construction, Kevin Daugherty, Stage Manager, Jamie Carroll, and Understudy, Ana Mandolova.
KEEP THE ARTS ALIVE
Island ETC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your donations help to keep the arts alive in Galveston County and at the historic Strand Theater space. All donations are tax-deductible.