Box Office – Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

Feb 2 – Feb 25, 2018

Book by Catherine Johnson
Music & Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Directed by Bill Berry
Choreographed by Bob Richard

The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA. A brand new, original 5th Avenue version of the famed piece that has wowed audiences worldwide. On the Greek island of Kalokairi, Sophie is preparing to marry her fiance, Sky. She wants her father to walk her down the aisle but doesn't know who he is. She discovers her mother's old diary and finds entries describing intimate dates with three men. Surely one of these men is her father. On the day before Sophie's wedding, her mother begins receiving guests at her taverna, and so the story begins.

"THE SUNNIEST OF ALL MUSICALS. IT PROVIDES NEW PLEASURES EVERY TIME!" - Sunday Express

"MY ADVICE IS JOIN THE PARTY." - Atlanta Journal Constitution

"A WILDLY ENTERTAINING GOOD TIME." - CBS-TV

Run Time
The run time for Mamma Mia! is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.

Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all children. For information about whether a particular show is suitable for your child, we strongly encourage you to read the Content Advisories for each production. Children under 4, including babes in arms, will not be admitted.

Special thanks to the sponsors for this production.

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Mamma Mia! Creative Team

Director: Bill Berry

Choreographer: Bob Richard

Music Director: R.J. Tancioco

Scenic Designer: Jason Sherwood

Lighting Designer: Mike Baldassari

Costume Designer: Rose Pederson

Sound Designer: Joanna Lynne Staub

Hair and Wig Designer: Mary Pyanowski Jones

Production Stage Manager: Jeffrey K. Hanson

Mamma Mia! Cast (click for bios):

KENDRA KASSEBAUM

KENDRA KASSEBAUM
Donna Sheridan

KENDRA KASSEBAUM

KENDRA KASSEBAUM
(Donna Sheridan)

Bio to come

PAOLO MONTALBAN

PAOLO MONTALBAN
Sam Carmichael

PAOLO MONTALBAN

PAOLO MONTALBAN
(Sam Carmichael)

5th Avenue debut! Broadway: Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Pacific Overtures, The King and I. Off-Broadway: Bella (Playwrights Horizons), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Delacorte). Regional: Benny and Joon (The Old Globe), The Orphan of Zhao (ACT, San Francisco), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Denver Center), A Little Night Music (ACT, San Francisco). Film: Just Wright, The Great Raid, American Adobo. TV: Cinderella (with Brandy and Whitney Houston), Mortal Kombat: Conquest, Madam Secretary, The Blacklist, SVU, Nurse Jackie. Tweet: @paolomontalban.

LISA ESTRIDGE

LISA ESTRIDGE
Tanya

LISA ESTRIDGE

LISA ESTRIDGE
(Tanya)

Estridge is overjoyed and honored to return to The 5th. She was last seen on this stage as the Witch in Into the Woods. Other 5th Avenue credits include: Company, Buddy, Smokey Joe’s Café, Hair and Most Happy Fella. Estridge now resides in Chicago, but Seattle will always be her theater home. When she is not doing theater, Estridge spends her time performing lead vocals and managing her band, Chi-Town Soul. www.chitownsoul.com.

ELIZA PALASZ

ELIZA PALASZ
Sophie Sheridan

ELIZA PALASZ

ELIZA PALASZ
(Sophie Sheridan)

Palasz is thrilled to make her 5th Avenue debut after growing up watching her first musicals here! Old Globe: October Sky (Dorothy – world premiere). Kansas City Starlight: Grease (Marty). Marriott Lincolnshire: Spring Awakening (Wendla), Newsies (Katherine), Evita (Mistress), Godspell. Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: Pericles. Lyric Opera of Chicago: Carousel. Village Theatre FONM: Jesus in My Bedroom (Autumn), The Giver (Fiona), Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat, Yellow Wood. Proud Northwestern University graduate! Much love to this team, her teachers, friends and family who made this dream a reality! @Eliza_Palasz.

SARAH RUDINOFF

SARAH RUDINOFF
Rosie

SARAH RUDINOFF

SARAH RUDINOFF
(Rosie)

Rudinoff has performed at The 5th in Wonderful Town (Ruth), On the Town (Hildy), Cinderella (Stepsister Portia), How to Succeed… (Smitty – Gregory Award). Last season, her solo show NowNowNow premiered at On the Boards and she played Lisa Kron in her play Well at the Seattle Rep. Rudinoff’s original work was recently featured in collaboration with composer Chris Jeffries as part of Genius / 21 Century / Seattle at the Frye Art Museum. Rudinoff was awarded a Stranger Genius Award in Performance.

JORDAN IOSUA TAYLOR

JORDAN IOSUA TAYLOR
Sky

JORDAN IOSUA TAYLOR

JORDAN IOSUA TAYLOR
(Sky)

Taylor makes his 5th Avenue Theatre debut as Sky, and could not be more grateful for this amazing opportunity. Earlier this season, he toured with The 5th Avenue Theatre’s AMT in Free Boy. ACT: Bad Apples, Ham for the Holidays. ArtsWest: Sweeney Todd; American Idiot; Really, Really. Seattle Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet. Taylor is especially excited to fulfill the dream of his grandmother seeing him up on The 5th Avenue Theatre’s stage.

COBEY MANDARINO

COBEY MANDARINO
Harry Bright

COBEY MANDARINO

COBEY MANDARINO
(Harry Bright)

5th Avenue debut. Regional: Streamers (Roundabout Theatre; New York Times “Top Ten of the Year”); A View from the Bridge (Seattle Rep); Slaughterhouse Five (Best Supporting Actor nominee, Book-It Rep); Chimera (Public Theater NY); Fiddler on the Roof (Arizona Theatre Co.); Goddess of Mercy (ACT Festival); Dick Whittington (SCT); She’s Come Undone and The Financial Lives of the Poets (Book-It Rep). Mandarino played Agent Rosten in seasons 4 and 5 of of NBC’s Grimm, and has appeared on NBC’s Law & Order and ABC’s 6 Degrees. Graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University.

MATT WOLFE

MATT WOLFE
Bill Austin

MATT WOLFE

MATT WOLFE
(Bill Austin)

5th Avenue: Assassins, Pirates of Penzance; Saving Aimee; Aladdin; A Christmas Story, The Musical; Catch Me If You Can; The Sound of Music. Broadway: Scandalous. National Tour: Hello, Dolly! Village Theatre: The Producers, Iron Curtain, Million Dollar Quartet, Tommy, The Music Man and others. SCT: Goodnight Moon, The Wizard of Oz, Busytown and others. Wolfe is also the Artistic Director of Showtunes Theatre Company, which produces Broadway musicals in concert at Benaroya Hall and at ACT Theatre. Love to Bryan. www.matt-wolfe.net.

TRAVIS BROWN

TRAVIS BROWN
Eddie/Ensemble

TRAVIS BROWN

TRAVIS BROWN
(Eddie/Ensemble)

5th Ave debut! Arizona Repertory Theatre: Company (Bobby), Candide (Candide) and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Regional: Hair (Arizona Theatre Company) and Gypsy (Portland Center Stage). Special thanks to Kelsey and everyone at The 5th, Rebecca, Mom & Dad and his landlord, Tyler.

KATE E. COOK

KATE E. COOK
Lisa/Ensemble

KATE E. COOK

KATE E. COOK
(Lisa/Ensemble)

Cook is excited to be back at The 5th after last being seen in Holiday Inn and Romy and Michele! Seattle credits: Singin’ in the Rain and Great Wall (Village) and Bonnie and Clyde (Studio18). Select regional: Chicago, Anything Goes, Mary Poppins, Hairspray, Dames at Sea, Damn Yankees. Enjoy!

ALEXANDRIA HENDERSON

ALEXANDRIA HENDERSON
Ali/Ensemble

ALEXANDRIA HENDERSON

ALEXANDRIA HENDERSON
(Ali/Ensemble)

Henderson is jazzed to be back at The 5th! 5th Ave: The Pajama Game, How to Succeed…, Little Shop. Village: Dreamgirls (Supporting Actress Gregory Award Recipient), Into the Woods. Harlequin: Stardust Christmas Enchantment. Seattle Musical Theatre: Working. Twelfth Night Productions: Hairspray. Love to my family! TTM. www.AlexandriaJHenderson.com.

JONATHAN LUKE STEVENS

JONATHAN LUKE STEVENS
Pepper/Ensemble

JONATHAN LUKE STEVENS

JONATHAN LUKE STEVENS
(Pepper/Ensemble)

5th Avenue: Holiday Inn. Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Shakespeare in Love, UniSon, Twelfth Night, The Wiz, Guys and Dolls and Head Over Heels. Regional: Guys and Dolls, Singin’ in the Rain, The Donkey Show, Hamlet. Instagram: @jlstevens.

RHEANNA ATENDIDO

RHEANNA ATENDIDO
Ensemble

RHEANNA ATENDIDO

RHEANNA ATENDIDO
(Ensemble)

Atendido is excited to be making her mainstage debut with this incredible team. Credits include: RSP The Music Man (5th Ave), The Odyssey (Seattle Rep). Love and thanks to her family and friends. RheannaAtendido.com.

KRISTIN BURCH

KRISTIN BURCH
Ensemble

KRISTIN BURCH

KRISTIN BURCH
(Ensemble)

Overjoyed to return to The 5th! 5th Avenue: How to Succeed…, Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Andrina). Tour: Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Andrina). International Tour: West Side Story (Anybodies, Maria u/s). Love to Mom, Dad and her husband Matthew. SHMILY.

ALEX CROZIER

ALEX CROZIER
Ensemble

ALEX CROZIER

ALEX CROZIER
(Ensemble)

Crozier is excited to be back at The 5th Ave! Credits: “Carnival Boy” in The 5th’s Carousel, “Interlocuter” in Donald Byrd’s The Minstrel Show Revisited, director of MILLENNIALS. Love to my mom and Paul. AlexCrozier.com.

CLAYTON COOPER

CLAYTON COOPER
Ensemble

CLAYTON COOPER

CLAYTON COOPER
(Ensemble)

Cooper is excited and honored to be making his 5th Avenue Theatre debut in this exciting production of Mamma Mia! He would like to thank his family and those who have mentored him for their endless support!

SARAH ROSE DAVIS

SARAH ROSE DAVIS
Ensemble

SARAH ROSE DAVIS

SARAH ROSE DAVIS
(Ensemble)

Davis recently starred as Linda Mason in Holiday Inn. 5th Ave: Pajama Game, How to Succeed..., Paint Your Wagon, A Chorus Line, Grease, RENT, A Christmas Story, Carousel and many more! Village: Funny Girl (Fanny Brice). Asolo Rep: Beatsville. Thanks to The 5th and her parents! SarahRoseDavis.com.

ALY GUTIERREZ

ALY GUTIERREZ
Ensemble

ALY GUTIERREZ

ALY GUTIERREZ
(Ensemble)

Gutierrez is thrilled to be making her 5th Avenue debut. Credits include Molly Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher (ArtsWest), Belle in Beauty and the Beast and Hedy La Rue in How to Succeed… (Village Theatre: KIDSTAGE).

NIK HAGEN

NIK HAGEN
Ensemble

NIK HAGEN

NIK HAGEN
(Ensemble)

Hagen is thrilled to return to The 5th Ave stage after Holiday Inn and How to Succeed… He graduated from Whitman College and has performed regionally at Village Theatre, Coeur d’Alene, STAGEright and others!

JOHN HAN

JOHN HAN
Ensemble

JOHN HAN

JOHN HAN
(Ensemble)

Han is elated to be a part of his official 5th Avenue debut! He has always loved to perform and was part of Rising Star Project at The 5th in How to Succeed…Love to his family and friends who always support him!

JORDAN JACKSON

JORDAN JACKSON
Ensemble

JORDAN JACKSON

JORDAN JACKSON
(Ensemble)

A Wisconsin native and an AMDA NYC graduate, Jackson debuted on The 5th Avenue stage in Holiday Inn. Resume available over those drinks you’re going to buy him after the show. Not sayin’, just sayin’.

NATE McVICKER

NATE McVICKER
Ensemble

NATE McVICKER

NATE McVICKER
(Ensemble)

McVicker is elated to make his 5th Avenue debut! He is a proud Point Park University graduate. Recently, you may have seen him in Spring Awakening at SSR or Molly Brown with Showtunes. Thanks to his parents and Emily.

TRINA MILLS

TRINA MILLS
Ensemble

TRINA MILLS

TRINA MILLS
(Ensemble)

From Seattle, Mills earned her BA in acting from WWU. 5th Avenue selected: West Side Story (Velma), A Chorus Line (Sheila), How to Succeed… (Miss Krumholtz), A Christmas Story, RENT, ELF (Shawanda). Love to Josh.

ANNIE MORRO

ANNIE MORRO
Ensemble

ANNIE MORRO

ANNIE MORRO
(Ensemble)

Morro is thrilled to return to The 5th! Previous credits include Man of La Mancha (The 5th), Seattle Opera’s The Magic Flute and Village Theatre’s My Fair Lady. Love to Blake and her family!

BECCA ORTS

BECCA ORTS
Ensemble

BECCA ORTS

BECCA ORTS
(Ensemble)

Orts is thrilled to return to Seattle after spending the last year swimming across the country in the national tour of The Little Mermaid, which began here at The 5th. Favorites: Last Five Years (Cathy), Xanadu (Kira) and Shrek (Fiona). Love to Kody.

RICHARD PEACOCK

RICHARD PEACOCK
Ensemble

RICHARD PEACOCK

RICHARD PEACOCK
(Ensemble)

Peacock is proud to be returning to The 5th’s stage for his third production this season! Previous credits include: A Chorus Line (Richie Walters), Ragtime (Coalhouse’s Friend), How to Succeed… (Peterson), Man of La Mancha (Featured Ensemble). Instagram: richpea252.

CHANDLER THOMAS

CHANDLER THOMAS
Ensemble

CHANDLER THOMAS

CHANDLER THOMAS
(Ensemble)

Thomas is elated for his debut performance at The 5th! Recent credits include Dreamgirls at Village Theatre, Night of the Living Dead with Auburn Community Players and Hairspray with Twelfth Night Productions. More to come!

CAROLYN WILLEMS VAN DIJK

CAROLYN WILLEMS VAN DIJK
Ensemble

CAROLYN WILLEMS VAN DIJK

CAROLYN WILLEMS VAN DIJK
(Ensemble)

Willems Van Dijk returns to The 5th after appearing most recently in Holiday Inn and The Pajama Game. BFA—University of Oklahoma. This one is for my own Mama who has always been my favorite Dancing Queen!

Plan Your Visit

Whether this is your first visit to The 5th Avenue Theatre or your 50th, we want to ensure that you enjoy every moment. If you have any questions about the theater accommodations or services, please call 206-625-1900 or e-mail info@5thavenue.org.

Run Time
​The run time for Mamma Mia! is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 20 minute intermission.

Arrival Time

Productions begin promptly, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Doors open 45 minutes before the show and seating begins 30 minutes before the curtain.

Late Seating

Patrons arriving late will be seated at the first suitable pause in the performance in the least disruptive location. Following intermission, an usher will help you find your seat.

Weather

All performances will take place as scheduled, regardless of weather conditions.

Children

The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes children ages 4 and older. Children under 4 years of age, including babes in arms, will not be admitted. 

Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all children. For information on whether a particular show is suitable for your child, please see the Parental Guidelines included for each show. Complimentary booster seats are available at the Coat Check.

Emergency Contact

Please leave the following information with your sitter or service, so we can quickly locate you in the event of an emergency:

Theatre Coat Check phone:  206-625-1294
Your seat location: aisle, section, row, and seat number

Coat Check, Assistive Devices, and Special Needs

Complimentary Coat Check is located in the lobby next to Aisle 3. You may check any item you don’t wish to carry into the theater. Booster seats, assistive listening headsets, and Braille playbills are available at no charge. Binoculars may be rented for $5.00.

Food & Drinks

Refreshments are available for purchase on both levels of the lobby before the performance and during intermission. Candy and beverages purchased at the lobby concession stand may be brought into the theatre. Beverages must be in a bottle with cap or a theater cup with lid. 

Ticket Refunds & Exchanges

You may exchange your tickets if you do so 24 hours or more prior to your scheduled performance date. Subscribers may exchange tickets with no exchange fee. Single-ticket buyers are charged an exchange fee. Please note: Tickets are non-refundable.

You may also donate your tickets back to the non-profit 5th Avenue Theatre. The 5th cannot guarantee that ticket donations are tax deductable and does not produce tax receipts for these donations. Please call 206.625.1900 prior to your performance  to arrange a ticket donation.

Lost Tickets

If you lose or forget your tickets, please call 206-625-1900 or 888-5TH-4TIX for a replacement. You may pick up your tickets at the Box Office on the day of the show.

Third-Party Tickets

We strongly discourage patrons from purchasing tickets through outside vendors. Tickets bought from scalpers, brokers or by other third-party means may be counterfeit or inadmissible, and they are often grossly overpriced. These purchases do not benefit the performers, producers or The 5th Avenue Theatre. Purchasing directly from the 5th Avenue Theatre is your best bet for best seats and best available prices.

Cameras & Recorders

The use of cameras and video or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. You may leave these items at the Coat Check.

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not allowed in any part of the theater nor within 25 feet of the theater entrance.

Firearms Policy

No firearms of any kind are allowed in any part of the theater.

Ask an Usher

If you experience any discomfort during a performance, an usher or the House Manager will be glad to assist you.

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia takes place on an island in Greece where Sophie, a 20-year-old girl, is about to get married. Her mother, Donna, former flower child and musician, does not know that Sophie has invited three men, any one of whom might be her father, to give her away during the ceremony.

Strobe lights and a disco ball are used in this production.

Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Run Time
​The run time for Mamma Mia! is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission.

Adult Language:

The language in this show is very mild (and most of it is British).  The strongest word used is “bloody” (as in “I’ve done a bloody good job of raising Sophie all by myself”), a word that has more impact in the U.K.  A few other vulgar expressions are used: “Bollocks!” “Screw ’em if they can’t take a joke!” “buggering,” and “crap.”

 

Sexual References:

All sexual references are either double entendres or innuendoes. Sophie discovers the names of the three men her mother was involved with twenty-one years ago by reading her diary: “One thing led to another and . . . dot, dot, dot.” Harry, one of the candidates for Sophie’s father, has the following exchange with Sam:

Harry: Well, I hope I get the chance to get my tongue around a little Greek.
Sam: Oh, yeah?
Harry: I haven’t spoken it in years.

Two of the wedding guests, Tanya and Rosie, are seen flirting with two men; it is implied in each case that they may have spent the night together. At the wedding ceremony, one character announces being in a gay relationship.

Donna eventually confesses that she does not know which of the three men fathered Sophie.

 

Drugs/Alcohol:

The wedding guests are seen drinking.

 

Violence/Scariness:

None.