If there is one thing needed more than ever – it’s to come together, sing, dance and rejoice!
MAMMA MIA! The Musical does just that. The spectacular musical returns with a fantastic cast, performing all the ABBA favourites, leaving the audience smiling from ear to ear.
The global musical phenomenon MAMMA MIA! The Musical makes the final stop of its 2023 Australian tour. Featuring 22 of ABBA’s greatest hits, including Dancing Queen, Voulez Vous, S.O.S and Take a Chance On Me, the iconic songs you know and love, had audiences dancing in the aisles in Sydney and Brisbane and now it’s Melbourne’s turn from October 4 at Princess Theatre.
Starring in this exciting new Australian production as mother-of-the-bride Donna Sheridan is Elise McCann. Elise has a well-established theatre career best known for her role as Miss Honey in the Australian production of Matilda The Musical earning her a Helpmann Award for the role. Most recently she starred in the acclaimed concert series To Barbra, With Love. Elise played Ali in the 10th Anniversary production of MAMMA MIA! The Musical in 2009 and will now don the platforms as the Dynamos lead singer.
In the role of Donna’s daughter and bride-to-be Sophie, is emerging young Australian actor Sarah Krndija. The VCA graduate has recently been seen in 9 to 5 The Musical, Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical and Friends The Musical Parody. She is also about to be seen in the highly anticipated Amazon/Matchbox series Class Of ’07, releasing worldwide in March on Prime Video.
Starring as Donna’s vivacious and loyal friend Rosie is Bianca Bruce, most recently seen in Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, as well as appearing as a featured artist in Boublil and Schönberg’s Do You Hear The People Sing?. Deone Zanotto rounds out the Dynamo trio in the role of spirited friend Tanya. The seasoned musical theatre performer has starred on stages in the West End and on Broadway in shows including A Chorus Line, Chicago and West Side Story.
Stage and screen award winning actor Martin Crewes stars as Sam Carmichael, one of Sophie’s unsuspecting fathers. Acclaimed theatre actor Drew Livingston plays Harry Bright, another man from Donna’s past who could be Sophie’s father.
Theatre and screen actor Tim Wright plays Bill Austin, the third potential father in this light-hearted story. Sophie’s adoring fiancé Sky is played by Lewis Francis, having just completed the recent Australian tour of The Phantom of the Opera and previous roles in The Book of Mormon and Jersey Boys.
Newcomers Nina Carmen and Kadesa Honeyhill play the role of Sophie’s friends Ali and Lisa respectively. Sky’s energetic mates are played by Jordan Tomljenovic as Pepper and Etuate Lutui as Eddie.
The incredible supporting cast includes (in alphabetical order) Chiara Assetta, Lily Baulderstone, Carlo Boumouglbay,
Campbell Braithwaite, Emily Cascarino, Chelsea Dawson, Denise Devlin, Lauren Goetz, Matt Hamilton, Crystal Hegedis, Marie Ikonomou, Josh Mulheran, Bronson Pfeiler, Lewis Shilvock, Tom Struik, Riley Sutton, Carla Venezia and Geoffrey Winter.
This exciting new production of MAMMA MIA! The Musical is produced in Australia by Michael Coppel, Louise Withers & Linda Bewick.
This 2023 production is a re-staging of the highly successful and critically acclaimed 2017 production which featured the original work of a completely Australian creative team lead by Helpmann Award winning Director Gary Young, Choreographer Tom Hodgson, Musical Supervisor Stephen Amos, Set Designer Linda Bewick, Costume Designer Suzy Strout, Lighting Designer Gavan Swift and Sound Design by Michael Waters.
Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson’s heart-warming tale centres around a young bride-to-be. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
Seen and loved by over 65 million people around the world, this smash hit phenomenon is a joyous celebration of love, laughter and friendship, MAMMA MIA! The Musical is a fabulous night out for all ages!
I truly cannot remember the last time I felt and witnessed this much joy in the theatre, whether you were sitting next to a family member, friend or stranger, there was an immediate bond, sing a long and of course dance!
MAMMA MIA! The Musical Tickets are on Sale Now!
4 OCT – 10 DEC 2023