Feb 2 – Feb 25, 2018
Book by Catherine Johnson
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):
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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
SARAH ROSE DAVIS
SARAH ROSE DAVIS
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.
CAROLYN WILLEMS VAN DIJK
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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.
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.”
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.
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.
The wedding guests are seen drinking.