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The Charlottetown Festival: Complete Casting Announced for Mamma Mia!

Co-production between Charlottetown and The Grand Theatre has begun rehearsals in London, ON

The Charlottetown Festival returns to an idyllic Greek island for Mamma Mia! this summer, and rehearsals are underway for the first leg of the show’s co-production with The Grand Theatre.

The blockbuster musical plays in London, Ontario from April 23 to May 18 and then The Charlottetown Festival company makes its homecoming to “the other island paradise” to begin work on Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ and Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical.

Mamma Mia! will play in Charlottetown from August 9 to September 28. Artistic Director of Confederation Centre of the Arts, Adam Brazier is directing the ABBA-driven phenomenon, and has announced complete casting. This week marks 20 years since the world-wide smash hit first premiered in London’s West End.

As previously revealed, the production stars Katie Kerr, as bride-to-be ‘Sophie’ and Rebecca Poff as her single-mother ‘Donna’. Aaron Hastelow plays Sophie’s beau,

Kimberly Truong will play ‘Lisa’ (submitted)

‘Sky’, while her two best friends ’Ali’ and ‘Lisa’ are anchored by Hailey Lewis and Kim Truong.

Sophie is to be married but wants to first find her father so he can walk her down the aisle. She invites three possible men from Donna’s past to the wedding—Cam MacDuffee (the Festival’s On the Road with Dutch Mason) as ‘Harry’; Stephen Guy-McGrath (Million Dollar Quartet) as ‘Bill’, and Festival newcomer, Michael Torontow as ‘Sam’.

Rounding out the principal cast are Festival favourites Nicole Dawn Brook (Bittergirl—The Musical) and Susan Henley (Anne™) as the Super Troupers, ‘Rosie’ and ‘Tanya’; as well as Connor Lucas and Anthony MacPherson as party boys, ‘Eddie’ and ‘Pepper’. See complete casting in addendum.

Mamma Mia! is sponsored by Tim Hortons and plays the Homburg Theatre at Confederation

Anthony MacPherson returns to the Festival as ‘Pepper’ (submitted).

Centre of the Arts. Musical direction is from Craig Fair, choreography by Lisa Stevens, set and costumes by Cory Sincennes, lighting design from Renée Brode, and sound design from Peter McBoyle.

Confederation Centre wishes to acknowledge the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of P.E.I., and the City of Charlottetown for their continued support.

Video: Take a look into the rehearsal hall as the cast learns the fast paced choreography of Lisa Stevens in London, Ontario! (Via Facebook)

Featured Photos: (Top-bottom) Kimberly Truong; Michael Torontow; Aaron Hastelow; and Nicola Dawn Brook (submitted).aa

Company Members (Mamma Mia!)

Brittany Banks – Ensemble

Evan Benyacar – Ensemble

Nicola Dawn Brook – Rosie /  u.s. Donna

Aaron Hastelow will play ‘Sky’ (submitted).

Rohan Dhupar – Male swing

Stephen Guy-McGrath – Bill

Aaron Hastelow – Sky

Susan Henley – Tanya

Sarah-Jeanne Hosie – Ensemble / u.s. Rosie, Tanya

Katie Kerr – Sophie

Melissa Kramer – Minister

Hailey Lewis – Ali

Connor Lucas – Eddie

Cam MacDuffee – Harry

Gray Monczka – Ensemble

Teddy Moynihan – Ensemble / u.s. Sky

Jamie Murray — Ensemble / u.s. Sophie

Nicole Norsworthy – Ensemble

Rebecca Poff – Donna

Emma Rudy – Ensemble

Ashley St. John – Female swing

Michael Torontow – Sam

Kimberly Truong – Lisa


Production Team

Adam Brazier – Director

Craig Fair – Music Director

Lisa Stevens – Choreographer

Cory Sincennes – Set & Costume Designer

Renée Brode – Lighting Designer

Peter McBoyle – Sound Designer

Matthew MacInnis – Stage Manager

Erika Morey – Assistant Stage Manager

Chantal Hayman – Assistant Stage Manager

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