Sunshine Coast locals secure their spot, centre stage in the hit musical
Several Sunshine Coast performers have landed their chance to dance and jive on stage in Mamma Mia! at The Events Centre Caloundra this October, afterThe Show Co. announced its cast for the hit musical, which has already sold thousands of tickets.
Louise Kelly, who has appeared in the Australian tours of Fiddler On The Roof, Billy Elliot, and the premier tour of Mamma Mia! will appear in the lead role of Mother-of-the-bride, Donna Sheridan. Noosa local, Jo Hendrie, will star as Donna’s mischievous friend, Tanya and rounding out the trio, in the much-loved role of Rosie, is Alexandra Headland local, Melanie Evans. Meanwhile, Donna’s daughter and bride-to-be, Sophie will be played by Queensland Conservatorium graduate, Annelise Hall.
Starring as Sam Carmichael, Donna’s love interest, is Sean Mulligan, who has appeared on London’s West End in a number of productions including Jersey Boys, Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Shannon Foley will take on the role of the lovable and quirky Harry, while the adventurous Bill will be played by Matt Young.
Rounding out the cast are a number of Sunshine Coast locals who will also be joining the team of seasoned performers in supporting roles.
The Show Co. Producer, Katharine Head said they are thrilled with the final cast.
“The audition process took several months but we have secured the perfect cast for Mamma Mia! We feel so fortunate to be working with such talented performers and cannot wait for Sunshine Coast audiences to see them in action,” Ms Head said.
As restrictions, across the Sunshine State begin to ease, the appetite for live entertainment has soared in the wake of the global pandemic.
It seems Dancing Queens across the Sunshine Coast have already secured their seats for the entertaining, vibrant show, with The Show Co. announcing six more performances. “Thousands of tickets have already been sold, with limited seats remaining, so we’re excited to announce today that six additional shows have just been released,” Ms Head said.
“We encourage audiences to book now as we anticipate this will be a sell-out season.”The first performance of the feel-good musical — that has been enjoyed by more than 65 million people worldwide, will kick off October 14, 2021, at the Events Centre Caloundra.
“The past 18 months have been a turbulent time for our industry. Mamma Mia! is exactly what we all need – an uplifting, fun-filled, heartfelt night out at the theatre,” Ms Head said.
“The timeless tracks of ABBA never fail to bring joy to audiences across the world!”
Tickets for all shows are now on sale to the general public at www.mammamia-themusical.com with adult tickets $69.90 and Concession and Group 10+ are $64.90.