Theatre Tuscaloosa to Hold Mamma Mia! Auditions on April 30 & May 1


Theatre Tuscaloosa will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of the musical Mamma Mia! on April 30 at 9:00 a.m. and May 1 at 2:00 p.m. in the Wilson Carr Rehearsal Hall on the Martin Campus of Shelton State Community College (9500 Old Greensboro Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405).

In this world-famous musical, Sophie is ready to get married to her fiancé Sky, except for one thing – she has never met her father and wants him present for the big day. She invites three candidates whom she secretly discovered in her mother’s diary. When they all arrive, however, Sophie’s mother, Donna, is shocked. As Sophie, Sky, Donna, her friends, and the three possible dads prepare for the big day, emotions run high and surprises abound. With the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, an enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship blooms.

Roles are available for teens and adults and all races and genders. Those interested in auditioning should prepare 16 bars (measures) of a song in the style of the show, bring appropriate shoes and attire for the dance portion, and be prepared for cold readings from the script. All who audition must bring their calendars and list all conflicts regarding the rehearsal schedule on their audition sheets. If callbacks are needed, they will take place on May 1 at 6:00 p.m. in the Wilson Carr Rehearsal Hall.

Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin on May 16. Rehearsals are generally held Mondays through Fridays 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. and Sundays 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. The final rehearsal schedule will be published after casting. Mamma Mia! will be presented July 15-24 in the Bean-Brown Theatre.

A perusal script is available for review in the ticket office during normal office hours; however, scripts may not leave the premises. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. More details including audition tips are available at www.theatretusc.com or at 205.391.2277.