Thursday, Friday and Sunday Shows Nearly Sold Out
Tickets for the hottest show in town are dwindling to a precious few as Wilmington College-Community Summer Theatre’s production of the musical, Mamma Mia!, is set to open Thursday night.
PICTURED: Reminiscing about their wild, younger days are, from the left, the trio of Gina Beck (Rosie), Tricia Heys (Donna) and Cherie Cooper-Darragh (Tanya), who have gathered on a Greek island for the wedding of Donna’s daughter.
Show dates are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in WC’s Hugh G. Heiland Theatre. A very limited number of tickets remain for Thursday, Friday and Sunday’s performances while the audience for Saturday’s show also is filling quickly.
All seats are $15 and reservations can be made by calling the Theatre Box Office at 937.481.2267 weekdays, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
Director Wynn Alexander and the production team invite audiences to, “Put on your dancing shoes, flare bottom pants and become a ‘Dancing Queen’ as we present one of the country’s first amateur productions of Mamma Mia! “
The show finds wedding festivities commencing on an idyllic Greek island with a young bride-to-be scheming to discover the identity of her father from among three men involved in her mother’s past. Through the “eternally catchy” score of chart-toppers by ABBA, the hilarious and touching tale of daughter, mother and would-be dads crescendos to an exhilarating finale celebration.
“Get swept away by the infectious music, uplifting story and dazzling dance numbers that have made Mamma Mia! a worldwide phenomenon,” he added.
The cast features: Tricia Heys as Donna, Cherie Cooper-Darragh as Tanya, Gina Beck as Rosie, Matt Purkey as Sam, Andrew Conarroe as Harry, Bryan Wallingford as Bill, Theresa Knopf as Sophie, Keni Brown as Ali, Natalie Drury as Lisa, Andrew Hall as Sky, Stephen Crouch as Pepper and Jackson Tofte as Eddie.
The female ensemble includes: Rachel Beck, Olivia Fuerst, Kenzie Klostermeier, Alexia Minton, Rylee Riggs, Olivia Swicegood and Maria Tucker while the male ensemble is comprised of: Jalen Douglas, Vern Brown, Troy Oates and Gary Smith. The chorus of backup vocals includes: Samantha Burns, Jessica Fair, Timothy Larrick, Seth Parshall, Melissa Reeder, Mary Rizzardi, Tim Swicegood and Rhonda WheaslerBACK