Mamma Mia!


Date: July 6, 2022 — August 14, 2022
Days & Times:

Tuesday - Sunday at 7 pm
In the Outdoor Theater
If it rains we move indoors. (Masks are required for all Indoor Theater performances)

Price: $40

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus

And some songs with Stig Anderson

Book by Catherine Johnson

Originally Conceived by Judy Cramer

Mamma Mia! was originally produced in London by Judy Cramer,
Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal

Additional Material & Arrangements by Martin Koch

Directed by Dani Davis


Summary

This beloved Broadway sensation is a fantastically fun summer romp under the stars in Cape Rep’s Outdoor Theater! Set on a Greek island paradise and told through the music of ABBA, this is the hilarious story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and a wedding you won’t soon forget. With songs like “Dancing Queen” and “Super Trouper,” this feel-good musical will have you dancing in your seat!

Mamma Mia! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

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Cast

Donna Sheridan
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Trish LaRose is an Associate Artist at Cape Rep where she’s appeared in over 20 productions. Favorites include: Donna Sheridan in Mamma Mia, Halina Cygansky in Indecent, Bea Bottom in Something Rotten, Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Mae West in Dirty Blonde, O.G. Howland in Men On Boats, Mary Flynn in Merrily We Roll Along and Serafina Delle Rosa in The Rose Tattoo. Other credits include: Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (Opp Tom Hewitt, Dir. David Drake) at Provincetown Theater, Gwendolyn Pigeon in The Odd Couple and the Dark Night Cabaret Series at CCftA, recurring guest appearances with The Skivvies, featured soloist with the Cape Symphony, The Nat’l Tour of Urban Cowboy, Legally Blonde (Dir. Nick Kenkel) at North Shore Music Theatre and her One Woman Show (Dir. Matthew Risch) performed in NYC. Love to her family for all their love and support!

Sophie Sheridan
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Chelsey is beyond thrilled to be rocking out to ABBA all summer with her favorite people. Chelsey is an associate artist at Cape Rep and has appeared in over a dozen performances. Favorite Cape Rep credits include: Next to Normal, Evita, The Light in the Piazza, Jerusalem, and The Fantastical House of Maya Mouse. Bay Area credits: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Grease (Broadway by the Bay), Mamma Mia (Center Rep), Rock of Ages (PCRT), She Loves Me (RVP/Mountain Play) and Spamalot (Marin Shakes). She holds a BFA from Montclair State University. Much love and thanks to her husband, Seton and two greyhounds, Sirius and Bella.

Sam Carmichael
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Anthony Teixeira is a local performer, director, and educator who is always grateful to be working with Cape Rep! Most recently, he performed as The Baker in two productions of Into the Woods with Eventide Arts and NEMPAC Opera Project/Boston Festival Orchestra. Previous performances at Cape Rep include Something Rotten!, The Full Monty, UMPO: Summer Blockbusters!, Shakespeare in Love, Mamma Mia!, Merrily We Roll Along, The Tuna Goddess, Evita, Funny Girl, The Light in the Piazza, Mack & Mabel, Click Clack Moo, The Fantastical House of Maya Mouse, A Year with Frog & Toad, Lyle the Crocodile, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, and How I Became A Pirate, along with shows at Cotuit Center for the Arts, Harwich Junior Theatre, Theater Under the Stairs, and as a soloist with the Cape Symphony. @anthonyjtex

Tanya (7/6-7/17)
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Broadway: Coram Boy. Off Broadway: This Beautiful City (Vineyard Theatre), Gone Missing (Barrow St. Theatre), Aphrodisiac (PS 122). Based in MA and NY, Alison is an Associate Artist with the Obie Award-winning The Civilians, working as an original collaborator on the critically acclaimed Gone Missing and This Beautiful City. She has worked in regional theatres around the country, with longstanding relationships at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ and here at Cape Rep. Alison played Alais in Cape Rep’s inaugural run of Lion in Winter, the first-ever show on the Brewster property, and is excited to be back in the outdoor theatre, as she loves the gauntlet of performing outdoors. Bring on the bugs and the weather! She has worked at Cape Rep in many capacities over the years and is particularly proud to have been the voice and speech coach for The Young Company since its inception. Her play Boundless, for which she also wrote the lyrics, premiered at Cape Rep in 2017 and had subsequent performances in Gloucester and New Bedford, MA. Alison teaches Documentary Theatre at The New School and will be teaching text analysis at Brooklyn College in the fall. She continues to work as an actor, writer and producer. Film credits include The Good House, Don’t Look Up, Spirited and Hocus Pocus 2. She is an Associate of The London Film School and holds a BA from Harvard and an MFA from UCSD.

Tanya (7/19-8/14)
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Jess Andra is thrilled to be returning to the Cape Rep *outdoor* stage! Most recently, Jess appeared in Cape Rep Theatre’s Indoor Theater production of Tumacho as barkeep Alice Whistler. Other Cape Rep appearances: Noises Off, Men On Boats, A New Brain, Merrily We Roll Along, UMPO:Summer Blockbusters, The Full Monty and Mamma Mia! Select regional credits: Hundred Days, Big Fish, Side Show, Jesus Christ Superstar (The Umbrella Stage Company), Into The Woods, As Time Goes By [world premiere], Oliver (Seacoast Repertory Theater), The Diary of Anne Frank, The Giver, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical and 1984 (Dreamland Stage) A graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC, Jess is a teaching artist and is passionate about helping young folx find their voice. You can also catch her and some other funny people in Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type on Wednesday and Thursday mornings this summer on the outdoor stage! www.jessandra.com IG- @jessaandra

Rosie
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Maura Hanlon (Rosie) is Associate Artistic Director at Cape Rep Theatre where she has directed many, many plays, been the sound designer for many, many more, and written a show or two (Good Bye Mary Rose, Dinosaur Pirates from Outerspace!). An actor in her former life in productions that ran the gamut from classical to comedy, musical to drama, she came out of retirement after many years to play the title character in Cape Rep’s 2010 production of The Drowsy Chaperone. She is delighted to return to Greece with her real-life pals, Trish LaRose and Alison Weller. Her most recent appearances at Cape Rep include Rosie in 2018’s Mamma Mia! and Helen in Fun Home. Mo studied acting and directing at Trinity Rep Conservatory and received her MFA in directing from UCSD. She directed Cape Rep’s season opener, Tumacho. She is the founder of Cape Rep’s Young Company. As ever, many thanks to Art, Paddo, Seamus and Macklin for their never-ending support and patience.

Harry Bright
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Jared Hagan is an Associate Artist at Cape Rep where he has appeared in over 30 productions most recently this season’s Tumacho. Some of his favorites include Something Rotten!, Merrily We Roll Along, A New Brain, Hairspray, La Cage Aux Folles, Failure: A Love Story, Avenue Q, Drowsy Chaperone, A Class Act, Wintertime and A Year with Frog & Toad. NYC: Two Hearts Bleed As One (Joe’s Pub). Regional: Avenue Q (GEVA), Master Class (Eventide), Streakin’ (New Provincetown Theater), Batboy, Cabaret, Hair (PTC), Floyd Collins, Closer Than Ever, The Lion in Winter (Counter Productions), A Grand Night for Singing, Into the Woods, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (HJT), ABC’s of NYC Vol.’s 1, 2 & 3 (CCFTA) and Talking With (TUTS). Jared would like to give a special thank you to his family, Richard, Penny, Alice and Myrtle.

Bill Austin
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Ari Lew (Bill Austin) “Bill” is the theme of Ari’s summer. He was recently seen as Big Bill Yardley in Tumacho and he can also be seen this summer as Duck in Click Click Moo: Cows that Type. He appeared last season in Noises Off, Much Ado About Nothing, and Fantastical House of Maya Mouse. He has performed in many other local theaters such as WHAT, Harbor Stage Company, CCTC-HJT, Eventide, Tilden Arts Center, Priscilla Beach Theatre, and CCftA where he recently appeared as Buddy in Elf the Musical and had 3 successful runs of the one man show Fully Committed. Ari has also performed at the Metropolitan Opera, in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and was the Big Man himself at Macy’s Santaland on 34th Street. Ari’s voice can be heard at the Field Museum in Chicago in the Abbott Hall of Conservation: Restoring Earth exhibit. He resides in Yarmouth with his very weird but very cute wife Holly Hansen. 

Sky
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Nick Nudler was born and raised in Westford, MA. He is so excited to spend another summer at Cape Rep! Some of his favorite shows he’s been a part of have been: Indecent, Noises Off!, Shakespeare in Love, and Rough Crossing at Cape Rep Theatre; The Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth at Shakespeare & Company; Jesus Christ Superstar, As You Like It, and The Importance of Being Earnest at CT Repertory Theatre; and the devised piece, Ziggy Bacchus and the Maenads from Mars. Catch Kirsten Peacock’s and his brand new devised work From the Heart of the Wreck later this summer at Cape Rep! He received a BFA in Acting from UConn, where he studied at the Theatre Academy of London for a semester. His hair comes courtesy of his brilliant mother Julie and Apollo, God of the Sun. His website is: NickNudler.com.

Pepper
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LeVane is so excited to be back at Cape Rep! He is originally from Harwich, but now based in NYC.
Recent: For Colored Boyz (Downtown Urban Arts Fest.), The Color Purple (Plaza Theatrical), A Seat At The Table (Theatre Now NY), Cabaret (Argyle Theatre), The Glass Menagerie (Provincetown Theater), A (Funny) Imagination! (NY Theatre Fest.), The Scottsboro Boys (Progressive Theater), Something Rotten! (Cape Rep), Beauty and The Beast (Broadway Palm), Hair (Peregrine Theatre Ensemble). BLACK LIVES MATTER. Training: AMDA NYC. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Mimi. Peace. IG: @levane_harrington195

Eddie
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Alex John Johnson (Eddie) Alex is elated to be returning for a summer on the Cape after last appearing in Cape Rep’s Something Rotten as Robin. Alex hails from Kansas City originally and graduated with a degree in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University. Some of his favorite credits include 42nd Street (Ogunquit), Hairspray (Paramount), Spamalot (Palace), and the 42nd Street National Tour. Alex gives all the thanks and love to his incredible family, amazing friends, Janine, Dani, Sarah, healthcare workers, and Sherman. Enjoy the show!

Lisa
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is a Cape native and ecstatic to be back at Cape Rep for Mamma Mia! She was most recently seen as Cinderella in Into The Woods (ETC), Johanna in Sweeney Todd; The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Provincetown Theatre), Nina in Vanya, Sonia, Masha, & Spike! (Deertrees Theatre), and Missy Miller in The Marvelous Wonderettes! (CCTC). Madison teaches music to all ages at Steeple Street Music Academy in Mashpee. She can also be found running her own cheesy business, Cape Cod Charcuterie Co. Find her on Instagram @capecodcharcuterie

Ali
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Maryana Crawley (Ali) Cape Rep Debut! Maryana is a Junior at Barnstable High School literally living her Dancing Queen dream. She is so excited to play the part of Ali in this production of Mamma Mia. This is her first time acting in one of Cape Rep Theatre’s shows but after seeing fabulous performances by them she knows that this is going to be a time to remember. One of her proudest moments is playing Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical at Barnstable High School. Maryana gives much thanks and kisses to her family and friends for supporting her through this fun ride! She hopes that you enjoy this wonderful show! IG: maryana_crawley

Father Alexandros/Sam Carmichael understudy
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Mark Woodard is overjoyed to be returning (after a 10 year absence!) where Cape Rep audiences may remember him as King Arthur in SPAMALOT or The Chairman in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD. This will be his 4th production of MAMMA MIA (in as many years!) but his first time performing ABBA outdoors! Other theatre credits include: Ogunquit Playhouse’s OKLAHOMA! Gateway Playhouse’s NEWSIES, The Rev’s 42ND STREET, Pittsburgh CLO’s THE PRODUCERS, BELLS ARE RINGING, and SOUTH PACIFIC and Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This fall he’ll be hitting the road as FDR in the National Tour of ANNIE and understudying Daddy Warbucks (Annietour.com) Film/TV: Billions, L&O: Criminal Intent, As The World Turns, Neon Joe: Werewolf Hunter. Thank you Janine and the whole Cape Rep family for such a warm welcome back! IG: actnman88

Ensemble
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Tyler Brackett is a rising senior at Monomoy High School. He is incredibly excited to be returning to Cape Rep after performing in Fun Home in 2018. He has previously performed in Elf, Matilda, Twelfth Night, and more at CCTC and Newsies at Monomoy High School. Tyler is so grateful for this opportunity, and is having a great time!

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Arden Brown is a rising junior Musical Theatre major from NYC with a Psychology/Athletic Coaching minor at the State University of New York at Fredonia. She is extremely excited to be in her first production at the Cape Rep. Some credits include Ordinary Days (Warren), The Lifespan of a Fact (Emily), and this fall, Radium Girls (Ensemble). She is also co-captain of Fredonia’s Improv Team, Random Acts, and endlessly grateful for the support of her friends and family.

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Gianna Casale (Ensemble) Cape Rep Debut! Gianna is 15 years old and is starting her junior year at Nauset High School this fall. She lives in Brewster with her parents, older brother, two dogs, and cat. Gianna has performed in Elf: The Musical and Alice: A New Musical at Harwich Junior Theatre. She is honored to be a part of the show!!

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Emma Froelich is a rising sophomore at Skidmore College, where she is studying. Theater and Creative Writing. Emma is a NYC based actor, songwriter, and playwright. Her favorite credits include Skidmore’s productions of Twilight Bowl (Maddy) and, And Baby Makes Seven (Anna/Cecil Swing). She is thrilled to be part of the Cape Rep for the summer and is grateful for the constant support of her friends and family.

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Alex Murray is thrilled to be making her Cape Rep debut in Mamma Mia! Originally from Brookline, MA, she spent many summers on the Cape growing up. During the year, she spends her time at Marymount Manhattan College, studying for her BFA in Musical Theatre. She would like to thank her family for their continuous support!

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Kirsten Peacock is a British/American lass who grew up in the magical Kingdom of Norway. She is delighted to return to Cape Rep this season after playing Brooke in Noices Off last summer. Her regional credits include three tours with Shakespeare & Company playing Kate the curst, Lady Macbeth, Desdemona, Ophelia and Antipholus of Syracuse, A Dream Play (Cutting Ball Theatre, SF), Breaking the Code (Theatre Rhinocerous, SF) and The Awakening (Breadbox Theatre, SF). Next up: From the Heart of the Wreck (created by herself and Nick Nudler) here at Cape Rep Theatre!

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This is Madi’s Cape Rep Debut! As an avid ABBA fan, she is so excited to join the company of Mamma Mia. She is currently studying for her BM in Music Theatre and Vocal Performance at Oklahoma City University. Special thank you to her incredibly supportive family. Thank you for the music!

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Jacob Venet (Ensemble/US Sky, Pepper, Eddie) Cape Rep Debut! Jake is new to the Cape, but you may have seen him at Falmouth Theater Guild’s production of Godspell as Jesus, or Eventide’s production of Into the Woods as Jack. Jake is excited to be moving to London in the fall to begin his PhD studies at the UCL School of Management studying creativity in the performing arts. Jake is also a lyricist working with Madison Mayer on an upcoming album. Follow us on IG and TikTok @mayerxvenetmusic for updates!

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Finola was very excited to work with Cape Rep’s Young Company this winter and is thrilled to make her CRT debut in Mamma Mia. She has been on stage in Peter Pan (HJT), Frozen, Sleepy Hollow, and The Little Mermaid (Academy Playhouse). Her film work includes Greta Gerwig’s Little Women and These Flowers. She is grateful to Dani Davis for this opportunity, and to Cape Rep and her family for their support.

* Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under Special Appearance Contract.


Creative

Director/Choreographer
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Dani Davis (Director/Choreographer) is an Emmy award winning writer, a Tony nominated Broadway producer, a critically acclaimed theater director, and media executive. She is delighted to be back at Cape Rep Theater where she has directed and choreographed several projects: Xanadu, Mamma Mia! (2018), UMPO Summer Blockbusters, The Full Monty, and Rock the Bard/Midsummer. She is the proud mom of Noah Pelty and Nina Howland. www.thedanidavis.com

Musical Director
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Sarah Pool Wilhelm (Music Director) is thrilled to be making her Cape Rep Debut! Sarah is currently a Rochester, NY based Music Director, accompanist, and vocal coach as well as a recording artist for Appcompanist. She recently was Copyist and Assistant Music Director for the world premiere of Brian Quijada’s Somewhere Over the Border. Other favorite credits include: Something Rotten (B’way Nat’l Tour); Crazy for You, In the Heights, Lend Me a Tenor: the Musical, RENT, Shrek (Regional); Into the Woods, Dogfight, On the Town, Company, Urinetown (Educational). Many thanks to Andrew, Mom, Dad, Sam, Benedict, and Sean for your endless love and support. B.M. Piano Performance (DBU); M.M. Vocal Coaching (OCU). @spoolhelm

Scenic Design
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Costume Design
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Robin McLaughlin (Costume Design) was resident costume designer at Cape Rep for many years. She returned from California for the summer season in 2017 to do Men on Boats and Billy Elliot the Musical, and decided to remain on the Cape. Robin continues to be a nationally-known designer of handmade journey bags and has added custom wedding accessories to her collection. CapeCodJourneyBags.wordpress.com

Lighting Design
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Susan Nicholson (Lighting Design) Susan is northeast based Lighting Designer. Starting in 2005 she has been a part of over 35 productions as well as VetCo, Young Company, Footlight Fantasy and many benefits and special performances at Cape Rep. Favorite show credits include-Full Monty (the first time), Xanadu, UMPO, Merrily We Roll Along, Rough Crossing, Billy Elliot, and Boundless. She is an events lighting designer in NYC doing projects such as Hospitality at the US Open, John Wick 3 premier party, and various other Corporate Events and Parties. Member USA 829. susanmnicholsondesign.com

Properties
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Baylie is excited to be stepping into the role of prop designer for the first time ever this summer! Though she’s new to props, she’s not new to this theatre—with Cape Rep’s Young Company, she appeared in Once In a Lifetime, The Odyssey, Great Expectations, and Macbeth. She looks forward to continuing her theatre exploits, as well as her studies of history and language, as a sophomore at Brown University in the fall.

Associate Musical Director
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Evan Rees is a music director, voice teacher, and pianist based in New York City. Although he grew up outside of Boston, this is his first production at Cape Rep. It’s been an absolute privilege to work with these generous, kind, and talented folks at this beautiful theatre! As an educator, Evan has served on faculty at Manhattan School of Music and Rider University, and has taught at Columbia University; this coming fall, he joins the adjunct musical theatre faculty at NYU. Evan holds a bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and an MFA in musical theatre vocal pedagogy from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Select credits include: Broadway: Into the Woods, The Visit. Off-Broadway: Love Life (City Center Encores!), The Boys from Syracuse, A Bed and a Chair (City Center Encores!). London: Into the Woods (Menier Chocolate Factory). U.S. National Tour: My Fair Lady, Into the Woods, Chicago, A Christmas Story. Regional: Grand Hotel (Signature Theatre VA), Fun Home (Baltimore Center Stage), A Little Night Music (The Princeton Festival). www.evanreesmusic.com / IG: @evanreesmusic.

Stage Manager
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Sidge Mueller is so excited to be working at the Cape Rep for the first time this summer. They have been stage managing for 8 years, and seeing shows at the Cape Rep since childhood. Some of their favorite credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Rocky Horror, and Tommy (Seacoast Rep Theatre). They are currently studying to receive a BFA in stage management from Salem State University. They would like to dedicate their work on this show to their grandmother, Judy Underberg.

Associate Stage Manager
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Nell Hamilton (ASM) is happy to return for another Cape Rep summer, now behind the scenes! Performance credits at Cape Rep include The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Mamma Mia 2018, Billy Elliot, Evita, and YoCo for six years. Other favorite roles include Charlotte Goodall (The Night of the Iguana) in the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival, Scout (To Kill A Mockingbird) at CCTC, and Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) at Nauset High. Nell is a recent Nauset grad, and will be studying theater at Connecticut College in the fall.

All photos courtesy of Bob Tucker/Focalpoint Studio.

Behind the Scenes

Interview with the cast of Mamma Mia!

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