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    Open auditions for “MAMMA MIA!” at the Ojai Art Center Theater April 6 & 7. All roles open.

    Celebrating 80 years of bringing quality entertainment to Ojai.
    Auditions for MAMMA MIA! will be held April 6 & 7 for the third production of the 2019 Season at Ojai Art Center Theater
    Auditions are Saturday, April 6 from 2 – 5 and Sunday, April 7 from 4:30 – 7 p.m. All auditions will be in the gallery at the Art Center, 113 S. Montgomery Street, Ojai. Callbacks will be held on Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m.


    The Ojai Art Center Theater and director Tracey Williams Sutton announce auditions for Mamma Mia! the third production of the 2019 theater season, celebrating 80 years of delivering quality entertainment to Ojai.
    Mamma Mia! is based on the songs of ABBA, a Swedish pop/dance group active from 1972 to 1982 and one of the most popular international pop groups of all time, topping the charts again and again in Europe, North and South America and Australia. Following the premiere of the musical in London in 1999, ABBA Gold topped the charts in the United Kingdom again.The musical includes such hits as “Lay All Your Love on Me”, “Dancing Queen”, “Knowing Me, Knowing You”, “Take a Chance on Me”, “Thank You for the Music”, “Money, Money, Money”, “The Winner Takes It All”, “Voulez-Vous”, “SOS” and the title track. Over 60 million people have seen the show, which has grossed $2 billion worldwide since its 1999 debut.Performances are from June 14 – July 14, Friday and Saturday evenings (7:30 p.m.) and Sunday matinees (2 p.m.)
    For Auditions: 

    Please be prepared to sing part of a pop song that shows off your voice. You may sing from the show if you would like. There is no accompanist, but you can bring karaoke tracks on a phone or device; an amp will be provided to play your tracks.

    Questions: please contact Tracey Williams Sutton at [email protected]

    ALL ROLES ARE OPEN!  Seeking the following:

    Cast of characters:

    Donna Sheridan – Sophie’s mother, owner of the hotel Villa Donna on an island in Greece, used to be a member of a pop band. Free spirited, impulsive, charming. 45 – 55. Must sing, act, and move well.

    Rosie Mulligan – One of Donna’s friends who was part of her band. Funny, out-spoken, delightful. 45 – 55. Must sing, act, and move well.

    Tanya Chesam-Leigh – Another of Donna’s friends, she has married three times, but has never quite found the right man. Classy, sexy, extremely flirtatious. 45 – 55. Must sing, act, and move well.

    Sophie Sheridan – Donna’s daughter. Headstrong, sweet, impulsive (much like her mother). Early 20’s. Must sing, act, and move well.

    Sky – Sophie’s fiancé. A former stockbroker who moved to the island. Charming, striking, devoted to Sophie. 20’s. Must sing, act, and move well.

    Sam Carmichael – A New York architect who regrets leaving Donna 20 years earlier. Handsome, charming, sincere. Late 40’s to late 50’s. Must sing, act, and move well.

    Harry Bright – A respected banker. Funny, silly, delightful. Late 40’s to late 50’s. Must sing, act, and move well.

    Bill Austin – A well-known travel writer and adventurer. Flirtatious ladies’ man, charming. Late 40’s to late50’s. Must sing, act, and move well.

    Pepper – One of Donna’s employees who catches the eye of Tanya. 20’s – 30’s.

    Eddie – Works with Pepper, is bar-staff, waiter, and general help around the island. 30s.

    Ally – One of Sophie’s oldest and dearest friends that was invited to the wedding. 20’s. Fun-loving, energetic, spontaneous. Must sing, act, and move well.

    Lisa – Another one of Sophie’s dearest friends coming for the wedding. 20’s. Perky, silly, sweet. Must sing, act, and move well.

    Father Alexandrios – The Greek Orthodox minister of the island.

    ENSEMBLE – All types and ages living on the island of Kalokairi. The ensemble appears throughout the show in many of the numbers. Must sing and move well. Ability to read and learn parts quickly a plus.

    Questions: please contact Tracey Williams Sutton at [email protected].

    About the Director:

    Tracey Williams Sutton is an Award-winning director, actress, musical director, choreographerandcostumer; among her list of performing credits include touring productions of The Sound of Music (Maria),West Side Story (Maria), as well as Phantom (Christine). Her favorite roles include Peter in Peter Pan (directed by flying master Peter Foy), Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy (with Carol Lawrence), Annie in Annie Get Your Gun, Eliza in My Fair Lady, Marion in The Music Man, and Irene Malloy in Hello, Dolly (she has appeared with Carol Channing). Productions she has directed for The Ojai Art Center Theater include:  Kiss Me Kate, The Music Man, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cabaret, Hello, DollyThe Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Carousel, and Annie Get Your Gun, and Anything Goes. Ms. Sutton first appeared on the Art Center stage as Amanda in the 2009 season’s production of Private Lives; since then, she has portrayed Melissa in Love Letters, Suzy in Wait Until Dark, Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Beatrice in The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds, Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Rose in Dancing at Lughnasa, Mame Dennis inMame, Morticia in The Addams Family, Gwen/Sarah Berhnardt’s Ghost in Women Playing Hamlet, and Mrs. Rittenhouse in Animal Crackers. Ms. Sutton has a Master’s Degree in Theatre Arts and is currently the Drama Director at The Thacher School in Ojai.

    About the Ojai Art Center Theater, celebrating 80 years!

    The Ojai Art Center is the longest continuously-operating multi-disciplinary center serving the arts in the State of California. Opened in 1939, the Center has eight branches for the various art disciplines. The Theater Branch presents a variety of dramatic productions, ranging from comedy to drama and musicals, annually. The branch has its own directors and monthly meetings to address all theater-related issues. The Artistic Director annually screens proposals for future productions and presents a tentative schedule for approval to the Center’s Board of Directors.

    Ojai Art Center is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

    The Ojai Art Center Theater is located inside the Art Center at:
    113 South Montgomery Street
    Ojai, California 93023

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