Main Stage Musical Audition Information

Audition Dates & Times

Auditions will be held May 28 and 29 at Lemont High School, 800 Porter Street.

Auditionees are asked to sign up for a one-hour time slot between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. on one of the audition dates. Must be at least 10 years old by Aug. 1, 2019.

Call backs, if needed, will be held May 30. If cast a $50 fee is required for participation.

Important Audition Information

 

This is a heavy song and dance show and conflicts will be taken into consideration in casting decisions for all roles and ensemble. There can be no conflicts or late arrivals during tech week.

Auditions include voice, dance and a script reading. LMCT choreographers will teach the dance portion at the audition. Please wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes. 

Performers ages 16-Adult: Prepare one of the audition sides.  Memorization is preferred. If there is dialogue, we will have someone read with you.

Performers ages 10-15: You will participate in a fun, short theatre activity to show personality, willingness to participate and character possibilities. We are creating a Greek town, so we need LOTS of characters willing to work hard and be creative!

Voice Audition (ALL AGES): Please prepare and sing 32 bars of an upbeat song - musical theatre or 70s pop song - in the style of the show. You may sing a song from the show. Choose a song that shows off your personality, range and ability. No acapella or singing to a karaoke track. Bring sheet music. We will provide an accompanist.

Dance Audition (ALL AGES): Come prepared to dance a short routine from the show. LMCT choreographers will teach the dance portion at the audition. Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes that won’t make you slip. Jazz shoes or sneakers are fine. No tap or ballet.

Callbacks will be held May 30 if necessary. If cast, there is a $50 participation fee.

Synopsis

The songs of the pop group ABBA provide the score for this romantic comedy that contrasts the dreams and desires of a young woman about to become a bride with those of her mother, a free spirit of the 70s who never married. Mamma Mia! takes place at a taverna on a Greek island in the summer of 1999 during a 24-hour period.

  

Donna spent the summer of 1979 traveling after college and met Bill, Harry and Sam.

Her daughter Sophie was born in 1980 when Donna was about 23 years old.

Character Descriptions

LMCT encourages performers of all ethnicities, abilities, gender identities and individuals ages 10 and older to audition. “Reads” means you can realistically pass in that age range onstage. You can be younger/older; it’s a guide.

DONNA (Adult female, reads mid-late 40s, the mother of a 20-year-old woman, mezzo-soprano E3-E5)

Attractive and free-spirited. A former lead singer in a group called "Donna and the Dynamos" who now owns and runs a hotel on a Greek island. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side. Mezzo belt with a full sound and pop sensibility. Moves well. Lead role.

TANYA (Adult female, reads mid-late 40s, mezzo-soprano E3-E5)

A former singer in the Dynamos. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny and witty. Actor who sings and moves well. Lead role.

 

ROSIE (Adult female, reads mid-late 40s, alto/mezzo-soprano E3-D5)

Also a former singer in the Dynamos who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She’s confident, strong and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comedic actress, a bit of a clown. Lead role.

 

SOPHIE (Young adult female, reads 18-20, mezzo-soprano F3-E5)

A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit even though she pursues a conventional marriage. Strong pop belt with upper mix. Moves well. Lead role.

 

SAM (Adult male, reads 40-45, baritone/tenor D3-Ab4)

May be Sophie’s father. Left Donna 20 years ago because he was engaged to another woman. Charming, successful architect. Lead role.

 

HARRY (Adult male, reads 40-45, baritone/tenor C3-F4)

May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. MUST DO AN ENGLISH ACCENT. Lead role.

 

BILL (Adult male, reads 40-45, baritone/tenor Bb2-F4)

May be Sophie’s father. A travel writer with no possessions or strings. Good-natured, always ready for adventure (think Steve Erwin-type adventure). Funny and quirky with a lot of energy. Good actor who sings well. Lead role.

 

SKY (Young adult male, reads mid-late 20s, tenor Eb3-D5)

Sophie’s fiancé. Athletic, very attractive. He has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to help with Donna’s taverna and marry Sophie. Strong singer. Lead role.

 

ALI (Young adult female, reads 18-25, mezzo-soprano G3-D5)

Sophie's friend. Impulsive and fun. Should sing and dance well. Featured ensemble role.

 

LISA (Young adult female, reads 18-25, mezzo soprano G3-Db5)

Sophie's friend who arrives to be a bridesmaid. Very energetic and kooky. Should sing and dance well. Featured ensemble role. 

 

PEPPER (Adult male, reads early to mid-late 20s, baritone/tenor A4-F5)

Sky's friend who helps run the hotel. Charming, handsome and a womanizer. Must be a strong mover/dancer. Acrobatic skills a plus. British accent desired. Featured ensemble role. 

 

EDDIE (Adult male, reads early to mid-20s, baritone/tenor)

Sky's friend and a hotel worker. Laid-back, easygoing. Must be a strong mover/dancer. Featured ensemble role.

 

ENSEMBLE ROLES (male, female roles, ages 10-adult)

Looking for dynamic, diverse and interesting personalities to play the townspeople who pop in and out of scenes creating an entertaining and vibrant Greek island community full of personality, humor and lots of parties. This is an active show with many opportunities to feature/cameo ensemble members.We need singers with great pop/rock voices and amazing dancers and those who move well (acrobatics and partnering skills a plus). All ethnicities.

Performance Details

Meet the Team

Sandy Doebert

Producer

Heather Hutchison

Director


Carrie Marcotte

Vocal Director

Brenda Perez
Choreographer


Michael Kennedy

Music Director

Diane Link

Assistant Director:

Darby Schober

Assistant Choreographer:

Box office opens June 15

Three performances will be held at the Lemont High School Performing Arts Center. 

Friday, July 19, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 21, 2:00 p.m.

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