HERE WE GO AGAIN: Rehearsals underway for fall musical 'Mamma Mia!'

By Kaitlyn Smith, A&E Editor

If you love ABBA and fun-upbeat musicals, then students from the music and theater departments have the show for you. “Mamma Mia!” will be choreographed and directed by professor of music Deanne Zogleman and adjunct music director Paul Graves  Nov. 15-18.  

“Mamma Mia!” is a musical covering young Sophie’s journey to find her dad in an attempt to have him be a part of her wedding.

Unbeknownst to her mother, Donna, Sophie invites the three men, Harry, Bill and Sam, who have the potential of being her father.  

Sophie picks up on clues about these men from a diary her mother kept from around the time Sophie was conceived.  

The musical features songs by ABBA that help to tie the story line together.  Songs such as “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen,” “Super Trouper,” “S.O.S.” and “Honey, Honey” will be performed during this rendition.

Sophie Sheridan will be portrayed by sophomore Rebekah Lipinski.  Sophie will be accompanied by her trusty friends Ali and Lisa, portrayed by freshman Sheridan Sommer and freshman Marie Moore.  

Potential dads, Harry Bright, Bill Austin, and Sam Carmichael will be played by freshman Austin Schwartz, junior Dakota Heard, and senior Blake Lee.  

Mother, Donna Sheridan, will be played by senior Taylore Rose. Donna will be joined by her old band mates from Donna and the Dynamos, Rosie played by senior Ashleigh Taylor and Tanya played by freshman Dominica Johnson.  

Sky, Pepper and Eddie will be played by freshman Richard Avelar, junior Drew Entz, and freshman Brenden Schwartz.  

Islanders will be played by Keean Bush, Elijah Spellman, Elena Cummings, Tori Jansen, Emily Larkin, Clare Morgan, Taylor Rasmussen, Kirsten Sanders, Julianna Soto, Elizabeth Urban, Alaina Weed, Allison Williams and Sara Zogleman.  

“Mamma Mia!” will be performed at 8 p.m. from Nov. 15-17 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 18 in the performance hall. Admission is free for Newman students with their ID.  

PHOTO: THEATER AND MUSIC STUDENTS are getting excited to put on "Mamma Mia!" this November. Carley Sullivan, Photo Editor