AUDITIONS

OCP Announces Auditions for MAMMA MIA!

OCP seeks strong vocalists and technical dancers with dynamic personalities to audition for the Owosso Community Players September season opener “Mamma Mia!” Auditions will take place Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26 at Lebowsky Center, 114 E Main St., and are open to high school age and above.

Sign-in begins at 6:30 followed by auditions at 7 p.m. Those who audition will be asked to sing a prepared selection, preferably with sheet music. Pop or disco songs are encouraged. An accompanist will be provided. All those who audition will be asked to learn a dance combination and may be asked to read some sides.

A separate Advanced Dance Ensemble audition will be held prior to the full audition, beginning at 6 p.m., with sign-in at 5:45. These dance auditions are geared toward experienced dancers who may have limited vocal backgrounds. In addition to learning a dance combination, the dancers will be taught a portion of a song from the show. No prepared solos are necessary.

The eight performances will take place September 7-16. The songs of the pop group ABBA provide the score for this romantic comedy that contrasts the dreams and desires of a young woman about to become a bride with those of her mother, a free spirit who never married. On the eve of her wedding, the daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island they last visited 20 years ago.

Contact Garrett Bradley at garrett@owossoplayers.com for more information. 

CASTING

Donna Sheridan: Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called “Donna and the Dynamos” who now owns and runs a hotel on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side.

Sophie Sheridan: 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.

Tanya: A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty.

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.

Sam Carmichael: May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect.

Harry Bright: May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self.

Bill Austin: May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good natured, always ready for adventure.

Sky: 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.

Ali: Sophie’s friend. Impulsive and fun. The wild child of the group.

Lisa: Sophie’s friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Bookish but still outgoing.

Pepper: Sky’s friend. Helps run the hotel. Charming, loves older women, always flirting.

Eddie: Another friend of Sky and hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing.

Ensemble: Islanders and weddings guests. Strong singers and dancers that are quirky and offbeat.

For more information please contact Garrett Bradley at garret@owossoplayers.com

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