Next summer's must-see musical; Roald Dahl's spectacular story makes its Australian premiere in Sydney in 2019
The smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! has confirmed details of a new national tour, kicking off in November.
A musical phenomenon across the globe, the exciting new production of MAMMA MIA!, produced by Michael Coppel, Louise Withers and Linda Berwick, will hit stages in Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Ticketmaster will be ticketing for the musical’s runs at Capitol Theatre, Sydney (arrives February ’18), Crown Theare, Perth (arrives May ’18), and Princess Theatre, Melbourne (arrives July ’18).
As if news of the extensive tour wasn’t exciting enough, the Australian cast has also been confirmed today.
On the news, Withers says, “MAMMA MIA! is exactly what we all need – an uplifting, fun-filled, heartfelt night at the theatre which puts a smile on your face and a spring in your step.
“The timeless tracks of ABBA never fail to bring joy to audiences across the world and we are delighted to be producing MAMMA MIA! once again across Australia.
“We are also thrilled with the incredibly talented creative team and cast we have assembled to bring this story and these songs to life on stage night after night.”
Here are the names you need to know…
Natalie O’Donnell – Starring as mother-of-the-bride, Donna Sheridan.
Sarah Morrison – In the role of Donna’s daughter and bride-to-be, Sophie.
Alicia Gardiner – Starring as Donna’s vivacious and loyal friend, Rosie.
Jayde Westaby – Joins the Dynamo trio in the role of much-married friend Tanya.
Ian Stenlake – Stars as Sam Carmichael, one of Sophie’s unsuspecting fathers.
Phillip Lowe – Playing Harry Bright, another man from Donna’s past who could be Sophie’s father.
Josef Ber – Takes on the role of Bill Austin, the third potential father in the light-hearted story.
Stephen Mahy – Completes the leading cast in the role of Sophie’s adoring fiancé, Sky.
Joining them will be Monique Sallé as Ali, Jessica Di Costa (White) as Lisa, Sam Hooper as Pepper and Alex Gibson-Giorgio plays Eddie alongside an incredible supporting cast Stephen Anderson, Jadie Bastow, Dion Bilios, Du Toit Bredenkamp, Annie Chiswell, Matt Edwards, Josh Gates, Catty Hamilton, Matthew Hamilton, Emma Hawthorne, Zoe Komazec, Sarah Kate Landy, Courtney Monsma, Clay Roberts, Leigh Sleightholme, Thalia Smith, Lisa Sontag and Zachary Webster.
The Australian production will be directed by Helpmann Award winner Gary Young, with the creative team also including choreographer Tom Hodgson, Musical Supervisor Stephen Amos, Set Design by Linda Bewick, Costume Design by Suzy Strout and Lighting Design by Gavan Swift.
— MAMMA MIA! Australia (@mammamiainoz) May 4, 2017