MAMMA MIA!


Date: August 1, 2018 — September 2, 2018
Days & Times:

Tues. - Thurs. at 7 pm
Fri. & Sat. at 8 pm
Sun. at 2 pm
No performances August 5

Running Time: 2 hours
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


Presented with generous support from:

Summary

This beloved Broadway sensation is a fantastically fun summer romp! 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 “Take a Chance on Me,” 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

We are adding a special benefit performance of MAMMA MIA! on Wednesday, August 29. Enjoy sweet treats and a champagne toast before the 7 pm curtain. Proceeds from this special added performance will go to support Cape Rep’s mission to provide creative professional opportunities for the artists of this community. A cash bar will also be available. Tickets are $75. Call the box office for details 508.896.1888

Cast

Donna
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Trish LaRose (Donna Sheridan) is an Associate Artist at Cape Rep Theatre where she has appeared in over a dozen productions. Favorites include: Mary Flynn in Merrily We Roll Along, Fanny Brice in Funny Girl, Mae West in Dirty Blonde, Lady of The Lake in Monty Python’s Spamalot, Serafina Delle Rose in The Rose Tattoo, Little Sally in Urinetown and O.G. Howland in Men On Boats. Other credits include the National Tour of Urban Cowboy, Legally Blonde at North Shore Music Theatre and her One-Woman show performed in NYC and Cape Cod. Trish will also be appearing alongside Jared Hagan in their musical revue Sing Like There’s No Tomorrow November 11-December 9. She attended The Boston Conservatory. Love to Alex, Maya, the cast & crew.

Tanya
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Alison Weller* (Tanya) was last seen at Cape Rep in Billy Elliot and Men on Boats. Broadway: Coram Boy. Off Broadway: This Beautiful City (Vineyard Theatre), Gone Missing (Barrow St. Theatre), and Aphrodisiac (PS 122). As an Associate Artist with the Obie Award-winning Civilians: original collaborator on the long-running Gone Missing and critically-acclaimed This Beautiful City, also The Ladies (Chashama), and The Modern World Project with Anne Kauffman. Other NY: The Female  Terrorist Project (The Committee), Out from Under It, and Blue Lila Rising (New Georges).  Regional: Portland Center Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Lyric Stage Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, WHAT, and seven seasons at the Shakespeare Theatre of NJ.  With Cape Rep: Outside Mullingar, Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire de Lune, Lady in the Dark, My Fair Lady, Ruby Tuesday, and many others. Alison is proud to have been in the company of American Records’ ReEntry, performing at naval bases in VA, CA and MS for sailors returning from deployment. She is an Associate of the London Film School, and is developing several projects, including a screen adaptation of Thomas H. Cook’s The Last Talk with Lola Faye. Her play Boundless premiered at Cape Rep in 2017. She will be teaching an investigative theatre class at The New School in the fall. BA, Harvard; MFA, UCSD.

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!, and this year’s YoCo adaptation of Great Expectations). 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, followed by her turns as Princess Puffer in The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Quincy/Bart in Mr. Burns: a post-electric play. A Holy Cross graduate, Mo studied acting and directing at Trinity Rep Conservatory and received her MFA in directing from UCSD. She directed Cape Rep’s season opener, Merrily We Roll Along, and will close our season as director of Shakespeare in Love. As ever, many thanks to Art, Paddo, Seamus and Macklin for their never-ending support and patience. maurahanlon.com

Sophie
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Lindsey Agnes (Sophie) Lindsey is beyond thrilled to be back performing at Cape Rep Theatre this summer in one of her dream roles. Her most recent credits at Cape Rep include Waitress/Nancy D in A New Brain, Ensemble in Billy Elliot, and Bradley in Men on Boats. Some of her favorite roles include Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Amy in Little Women the Musical, and Zaneeta/Marian u/s in The Music Man. Lindsey thanks her family for continuing to support her passion, PHD for his unconditional love, and the dedicated and talented cast and crew that have put so much heart into the beautiful show you are about to see. Enjoy!

Sky
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Blake Gronlund (Sky) Blake is a Detroit native who studied Musical Theatre Performance at Western Michigan University and moved to Cape Cod in 2015. You may have seen him in local productions such as College Light Opera Company’s West Side Story (Tony), Hello, Dolly! (Barnaby Tucker) and Titanic (Harold Bride), or Cotuit Center For The Arts’ production of The Pirates of Penzance (Frederic), and most recently in Tilden Arts Center Production of Urinetown (Bobby Strong). Blake is thrilled to be making is Cape Rep debut as Sky, and would like to thank the entire cast and crew for making this experience unforgettable, and his family and friends for their unwavering love support.

Sam
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Tom Andrew* (Sam) is ecstatic to be back at Cape Rep after playing Jackie in Billy Elliot and 7 different characters in Alison Weller’s Boundless last season. National Tours: Titanic (Murdoch) and The Music Man (Olin Britt). Regional: Baby (Allan) Coachella Valley Rep; It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (George Bailey) Cygnet Theatre & Sierra Repertory; Guys and Dolls (Sky), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Brian Doyle) Ocean State Theatre Co.; 9 to 5 (Dick) Theatre by the Sea, Into the Woods (Baker), Fiddler on the Roof (Motel) Starlight Music Theatre; Chicago (Billy Flynn) Ion Theatre, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Freddy) Mira Costa Theatre, Everything I Needed to Know I Learned From Brian Mackey (Tom), Night Sky (Daniel) Mo’Olelo, Sleeping Beauty Wakes (King/Vocalist) La Jolla Playhouse; and Forever Plaid (Sparky) various regional theaters. Many, many thanks to Janine Perry, Maura Hanlon, Art Devine, Dani Davis, Peter Hodgson, Scott Storr, Lee & Linda Sorkin, Dylan & Linda Murray, my mom & Michael Lundy.

Harry
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Anthony Teixeira (Harry) is a local performer, producer, music director and educator who is grateful to be back on the Cape Rep stage!  Previous shows here include Merrily We Roll Along, The Tuna Goddess, Evita, Funny Girl, The Light in the Piazza, Mack & Mabel, A Year with Frog & Toad, Lyle the Crocodile, and How I Became A Pirate, as well as shows at Cotuit Center for the Arts, Harwich Junior Theatre, and Theater Under the Stairs. Anthony has been a soloist and featured singer for the Cape Symphony, and will perform the role of the Tin Man for their concert presentation of The Wizard of Oz in February 2019.

Bill
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Craig McKerley (Bill) Craig D. McKerley is ecstatic to return to Cape Rep after appearing in this season’s Merrily We Roll Along. Craig has been spotted criss-crossing the country for the last two winters with PerSeverance Productions national tour of A Christmas Carol performing the role of Mr. Fezziwig and others. Craig is currently based out of NYC, he spent the better part of the last four years in Austin, Texas where he appeared  in Young Frankenstein (Frederick), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour)*B. Iden Payne Best Actor Nominee, Hairspray (Wilbur Turnblad)* BWW Best Supporting Actor Nomination, Person to Watch Nomination*, title of Show (Hunter), Spamalot (Sir Robin), First Date (Reggie), Legally Blonde (Professor Callahan), Chicago (Amos), Parade (Lt. Starnes) and many others. On camera he can be seen in various commercials television shows, and films. Craig is a native of New Hampshire where he earned a B.A. in Theatre from the University of New Hampshire; Go ‘Cats!! Craig wishes to thank everyone who has supported him on many many various steps along the way. Enjoy the show!

Lisa
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Sarah Hoch* (Lisa) is over the moon to be making her Cape Rep debut! Originally from Westford, MA and an alum of the Drake University Musical Theatre BFA program, her favorite credits include Hedy in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Wendla in Spring Awakening, Joanna in Present Laughter (Playhouse on the Square); Charity in Sweet Charity (MadKap Productions); Vivienne in Legally Blonde (Midtown Arts Center); Casey in First Date (Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati); Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet, Rizzo in Grease, (Old Creamery Theatre); Louise in Gypsy, Evelyn Nesbit in Ragtime, and Bella in Lost in Yonkers (Great Plains Theatre). Now a most-of-the-time NYC resident, Sarah is a proud member of Actors Equity. She enjoys teaching young students how to belt healthily, and developing new musicals with her husband, composer David Kornfeld. www.sarahdhoch.com

Ali
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Ashlyn Inman (Ali) Ashlyn is thrilled to be making her Cape Rep debut in Mamma Mia! as Ali! Ashlyn is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University (BFA Musical Theater) and is currently living in New York. Select university credits include Oklahoma!, Spring Awakening, and Pride and Prejudice. Many thanks to Dani Davis and the creative team at Cape Rep for this opportunity; and to Mom, Dad, and Noah for their never-ending support.

Pepper
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Cam Cote (Pepper) is thrilled to be making his Cape Rep debut in Mamma Mia!  Select regional credits include My Fair Lady (Freddy), Next to Normal (Gabe), Carrie the Musical (Stokes), and Hair (Woof) among others.  Cam’s primary passion lies in collaborating on new works with emerging & established writers, directors, and choreographers.  He has contributed to the development of over 20 new musicals in various workshops, labs, and readings in New York City.  BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.  For Mom, always.

Eddie
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Connor Roscoe Shea (Eddie) Connor is beyond excited to be joining Cape Rep this summer and to be part of Mamma Mia. Also this summer, Connor can be found at the Outdoor Theater on Tuesday and Thursday mornings as Jeremy Jacob in How I Became a Pirate. Recent Credits: Appropriate, boom (Earthstone Theatre Company), 42nd Street (Reagle Music Theatre), An Unmeasured Hymn (New Ground Theatre Company), and BARE: a pop opera (Berklee Musical Theatre Club). Connor would like to thank his friends and family for the never-ending love and support; a big shout out to Kev and Heidi, you two rock!

Father Alexandrios
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Ari Lew (Father Alexandrios) Ari is always happy to return to the Cape Rep stage.  He was seen in Peter and the Starcatcher, Mystery of Edwin Drood, Goodbye Mary Rose, Light in the Piazza, and Evita.  He was most recently seen in The Weir at The Harbor Stage Company and Urinetown the Musical at Cape Cod Community College.  Other Favorites include 39 Steps, Utility Monster, I am a Camera (WHAT), Aida, La Boheme (Metropolitan Opera), Arsenic and Old Lace (Priscilla Beach Theatre).  He resides in Yarmouth with his lovely wife Holly,  and they both can be seen this summer in the outdoor production of How I became a Pirate.

Ensemble
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Jess Andra (Ensemble) Jess is thrilled to be returning to the Cape Rep stage this summer after appearing this spring in Merrily We Roll Along! Other Cape Rep credits: Seneca/The Bishop in Men On Boats and Rhoda in A New Brain. Past credits(select): A Christmas Carol Nat’l Tour(PerSeverance Productions), Big Fish, Evita, Side Show (The Umbrella), Into The Woods, Oliver, Background Check, As Time Goes By(Seacoast Rep), On The Town, Once Upon A Mattress (Hackmatack Playhouse), Murder Ballad (Wilbury Theater Group). Jess is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. “What would life be without a song or a dance? What are we? So I say thank you for the music, for giving it to me.”- ABBA

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Hannah Carrita (Ensemble) Hannah is thrilled beyond words to be apart of the cast of Mamma Mia. This past fall Hannah had the great privilege of performing a one woman show titled Hannah with an H at Cotuit Center for the Arts. Hannah’s been seen in the ABC’s of NYC Volumes 1,2, and 3. She choreographed Urinetown for Tilden Arts Center. When not onstage Hannah teaches dance at Sandwich Dance Academy and is also a preschool teacher. Hannah would like to thank the entire cast and crew for being so wonderful!

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Macklin Devine (Ensemble) most recently appeared as Herbert/Pip in Cape Rep’s Young Company production of Great Expectations, as Tall Boy/Posh Boy in Billy Elliot the Musical and as Witch 1 in the inaugural YoCo production of Macbeth. He also appeared at Cape Rep in Jerusalem and Footlight Fantasies and he played Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird at the Cape Cod Theatre Company home of the Harwich Junior Theatre. Macklin hopes to become an actor/filmmaker some day, and is delighted to be a part of this ensemble. Thank you to my parents and my brothers for all their support.

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Nell Hamilton (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back on the Cape Rep stage after appearing as Debbie in Billy Elliot last summer. Favorite past roles include Annabelle in Wolf Hollow, Ramona in Ramona Quimby, and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird (CCTC). Nell is also a member of the Young Company at Cape Rep, appearing as Estella in Great Expectations, and Banquo in Macbeth.

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Madison Mayer (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back on the Cape Rep stage this summer.  Past roles include Tracey Atkinson in Billy Elliot and Brenda in Hairspray at (Cape Rep), Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables, Missy Miller in The Marvelous Wonderettes at( CCTC). She is a senior at Nauset Regional High School and will be an intern for Cape Rep this academic year.

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Kelly Plescia (Ensemble) could not be more excited to be back at Cape Rep! She was most recently seen this season as Beth in Cape Rep’s Merrily We Roll Along.  Kelly is a graduate from NYU Tisch’s New Studio on Broadway with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. Other recent credits include Barrington Stage Company’s Tribes, the world premiere of The Mollyhouse (Maggie Clap), Legally Blonde (Serena), New Jersey Performing Arts Center/NJYT’s Smokey Joe’s Cafe (Patti) and Paranormative at the Kraine Theatre. Having spent many summers on the Cape, Kelly is incredibly grateful to be returning. Thank you to the Mamma Mia team and the tremendous support from friends and family.  www.kellyplescia.com

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Ryan Sheehan (Ensemble) is proud to return to Cape Rep for the second time!  He was last seen here playing Shawn in the world premiere of The Tuna Goddess by Jade Schuyler.  Ryan is a recent graduate from Quinnipiac University with two BA’s in Theater and Film.  Select acting credits at Quinnipiac; Spring Awakening (Moritz), Rumors (Ken Gorman), Really Really (Davis), The Imaginary Invalid (Cleante), True West (Lee), Arms and the Man (Captain Bluntschli).  Manhattan Theatre Club; The Crowded Hour (Quentin).  The Barrow Group; Watch Your Back (Neil).  Abingdon Theatre Company; Stuck Keys (Smith), Bored in the USA (Russell), Ghost Cat (Jack Harlem).  New England Theatre Conference; Where Is Everyone? (David).  He thanks his family for their endless 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
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Dani Davis (Director) Dani Davis is an Emmy award winning songwriter, Tony nominated Broadway producer and director, Helen Hayes Award recipient, television producer, and media/entertainment entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of GIRL STARTER, a media company activating young women in entrepreneurship. With a tv series on TLC and Discovery, Girl Starter uses celebrity mentors, Fortune 500 corporate partners, and a bespoke curriculum to get girls started on their dreams.  www.girlstarter.com. For television, She was nominated for three Emmy awards for directing and writing the libretto for Handel’s Messiah Rocks, (PBS, Sony Classical) featuring Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops, for which she won a 2010 Emmy Award, and was nominated for seven. Last year, Her song Love at Christmastime was an iTunes top 10 hit for holiday 2017. On Broadway, As President of Half Pint Productions, Davis acted as the lead producer for Little Women the Musical and The Lonesome West – both with multiple Tony nominations.  She produced the profitable national tours of Little Women – The Broadway Musical, Working Title Pictures’ Billy Elliott the Musical, winning a Helen Hayes Award for producing, Dreamworks’ Shrek the Muscial, Universal Pictures’ The Wedding Singer, and Flashdance the Musical. A graduate of Duke University, Davis serves on the Executive Board of the Duke Women’s Forum as well as on the Executive Committee of Duke’s Entertainment and Media Group. She is the proud mother of Noah and Nina, and lives in New York City and in Chatham.

Musical Director
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Peter Hodgson (Musical Direction) is happy to be back at Cape Rep for a second summer! Last year, he was the Musical Director for Billy Elliot the Musical and wrote the music for Boundless.  He hails from Sacramento, California, but now lives in New York City working as a freelance writer and music director.  He attended NYU, where he received both his BM in Music Theory and Composition and MFA in Musical Theatre Writing.  Since graduating, he has written for many different projects ranging from musical theater, to pop, to film.  Thanks to the Cape Rep Family for having me back!

Scenic Design
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Ryan McGettigan (Scenic Design) Ryan is a Houston-based scenic designer of theater, opera, and dance working across the country and Europe. He is the Resident Designer at Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster, MA as well as a Company Artist with Prague Shakespeare Company and the Classical Theatre Company of Houston. Regional Credits: Theatre under the Stars, Stages Repertory Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, Shakespeare & Company, Cape Rep, Abilene Shakespeare Festival, Legacy Theatre, Prague Shakespeare Company. Opera and Dance: Glimmerglass Festival, New Orleans Opera, Opera San Jose, HGOco, Open Dance Project, and the Houston Ballet. Recent and Upcoming: Cape Rep: Fun Home, Shakespeare in Love. Glimmerglass Festival: Cunning Little Vixen. More at www.RyanMcGettigan.com

Costume Design
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Robin McLaughlin (Costume Design) was resident costume designer at Cape Rep Theatre for many years. After several years in California she is very happy to be back East to work at Cape Rep once again. She continues to be a nationally known designer of hand made journey bags and has added custom wedding accessories to her collection.

Lighting Design
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Herrick Goldman (Lighting Design) Designs for theater, dance, events, and architecture; Honored with: Redden Award for Excellence in Theatrical Design, Henry Hewes Nominations  Rooms and  Falling for Eve, Big Apple award for Best Event Lighting, and The Live Design Excellence award for Best theatrical lighting design.  Dozens of Off-Broadway and regional shows to his credit.  Formerly instructor at MIT, designed Madame Tussauds, Saxony nightclub Miami. Recent: Puffs, Jason Bishop @ New Victory NYC, Alice w/Pittsburgh Ballet, Wizard of OZ @ Syracuse stage, Twitter up front. Corporate clients include: Christies auction house, EBAY, Johnson Controls, Rolex, Chrysler, more.  member USA 829.  His work can be seen at www.HGLightingDesign.com

Production Stage Manager
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Kate Gulden (Production Stage Manager) has previously stage managed nine shows at Cape Rep from 9-Ball (2013) to Boundless (2017), and assistant stage managed four. Other credits include stage manager at Chestnut Street Playhouse (The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!) and Bartlett Theatre (The Glass Menagerie, Crumbs from the Table of Joy) and assistant stage manager at Playhouse on Park (The Chosen, I Hate Hamlet). Kate is a graduate of Gettysburg College where she earned a BA in English and Theatre Arts. She also serves as head of public relations and managing editor for Sunset Liminal Press and their flagship literary magazine, Sunset Liminal.

Stage Manager
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Jennifer Dupre (Stage Manager) is excited to make her SM debut at Cape Rep Theatre in Mamma Mia!. Previous works include: Arts Power National Touring Theater (Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great); Encore at the Point at Point Sebago Resorts (Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, James and the Giant Peach, Footloose); Break-A-Leg Productions (The Madwoman of Chaillot); Quinnipiac University Theater Program (Stop Kiss, The Wild Party, Quinnipiac University 2017 New Play Festival). Jennifer has her BA in Theater Studies from Quinnipiac University (2017), and is moving out to California in August to attend California Institute of the Arts to receive her MFA in Stage Management (2021). Thank you to family, friends and Connor for their endless support.

Photos courtesy of Bob Tucker/Focalpoint Studio

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