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SLT to Hold Auditions for “Mamma Mia”

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Shreveport Little Theatre will hold auditions on Saturday, August 18, 2018 for Mamma Mia!  Shreveport Little Theatre was the first local theatre to secure the newly released rights for the Broadway musical Mamma Mia!  The Broadway musical was the 2002 season’s most awarded new show on Broadway, winning six Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Auditions for Mamma Mia! will be held on Saturday, August 18 at 4:00 p.m. at the theatre.  Those auditioning should enter through the front door of SLT and sign-in.  All roles are available and no roles have been precast.  The audition will start with a mandatory dance call for all auditioning on August 18 at 4:00 p.m.

At approximately 6 p.m., after the dance call, singing auditions will begin, per sign-in order at the dance call.  Callbacks will take place in the theatre in Spring 2019.  For those called back, there will be a designated callback time assigned for specific roles.  Actors will be contacted via email.

Those auditioning should bring sheet music and be prepared to sing 16 to 32 bars of an up-tempo song in the ABBA style.  Songs from Mamma Mia! are not acceptable.  An accompanist will be provided.  Singing a cappella or with a karaoke CD will not be permitted.  Those auditioning should wear appropriate clothes for dancing.

Actors are encouraged to bring a headshot and theatre resume, which will not be returned. Auditions are open to anyone 16 years of age and older.  No roles are available for anyone under the age of 16 years old.  Any rehearsal or performance conflicts should be reported to the director at the audition and on the audition form.

Due to SLT’s desire to produce a show unique in its own right, any actors cast in leading roles in any other local production of Mamma Mia! will only be considered for the ensemble in SLT’s production of Mamma Mia!

The team who directed SLT’s highly-successful summer productions of Shrek, Chicago, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Memphis the Musical in recent summers will lead Mamma Mia!  The pop musical will be directed and choreographed by Laura Beeman Nugent with musical direction by Adam Philley.

Performances for Mamma Mia! are scheduled for July 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and July 14, 21, 28, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the historic Shreveport Little Theatre, located at 812 Margaret Place.  According to Robert Darrow, managing and artistic director of SLT, the large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit, so the show is expected to sell-out quickly.

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a teen’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise.  Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show!  A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise.  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.  The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show.

For further information, please email boxoffice@shreveportlittletheatre.com or call 318-424-4439.

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