Auditions

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AUDITION NOTICE: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Yorktown Stage (Dir: August Abatecola) will hold auditions for
MAMMA MIA! to be held in the
Theatre at Yorktown Stage, 1974 Commerce Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
(914-962-0606)

Appointments:
Email for an appointment at:
barryysproducer@gmail.com

Adults and Teens:
Yorktown Stage is seeking actors to play characters aged 18-50.
There are no children in the cast.  

Audition Dates:   All Roles
Monday, February 11 @ 7-10 pm
Tuesday, February 12 @ 7-10 pm
Prepare to stay for 1 hour to sing and dance.

Callback Date:
Callbacks will be held Friday, February 15 @ 7-10pm

Performance Dates:
Friday Evening, April 26 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday Afternoon, April 27 @ 2:00 pm
Saturday Evening, April 27 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday Afternoon, April 28 @ 2:00 pm

Rehearsal Dates: 
All Actors are not called every day
March 19 – April 25
Monday – Thursday 7-10 pm
Sundays 12-7 pm

Requirements:
• Bring sheet music in the appropriate key.
• No music needed if singing from the show.
• Be prepared to sing 32 bars.  An accompanist is provided.
• Bring  headshot (or small non-returnable photograph).
• Bring resume’ (list of experience is acceptable)

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Synopsis:
The songs of the pop group ABBA provide the score for this romantic comedy that contrasts the dreams and desires of a young woman about to become a bride with those of her mother. “Mamma Mia!” takes place at a taverna on a Greek island.

Donna Sheridan
Donna is the owner of a taverna (a small restaurant). She is the former lead singer of “Donna and the Dynamos.”  The mother of a 20-year-old girl, Sophie. Attractive and free-spirited. A strong feminist who also has a zany and vulnerable side.
Mezzo belt with a full sound and pop sensibility. Mezzo-Soprano, Alto.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: A5; Vocal range bottom: E3

Sophie Sheridan
Donna’s headstrong daughter, Sophie is determined to have what her mother never had: a traditional family.  A very special young woman who is determined to find the romance and happiness she feels eluded her mother. Has a wild, zany spirit.
Strong pop belt with upper mix. Pop Soprano.
Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano.
Must be able to move extremely well.
Gender: Female
Age: 20
Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: F#3

Sky
Sophie’s fiancé is a former stockbroker who got tired of the cutthroat world of Wall Street.  Athletic, very attractive – has given up his life as a successful young businessman in order to take over Donna’s taverna and marry Sophie.
Strong singer. Tenor, Baritone.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: Eb3

Tanya Cresham-Leigh
One of Donna’s oldest and best friends, Tanya has married several millionaires, but has never found the right man. Wild and sensual, she catches Pepper’s eye.  A former singer in the “Dynamos”. Rich, sophisticated, acerbic, funny, and witty.
Mezzo belt.  Mezzo-Soprano, Alto.
Must be able to move extremely well.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: E3

Rosie
Another of Donna’s old friends, Rosie is an author of cookbooks. A former singer in the “Dynamos” who now writes for and runs a feminist press. She’s confident, strong, and funny on the outside but shy underneath. Kooky and fun, good comic actress, bit of a clown.
Alto/Mezzo.
Must be able to move extremely well.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: E3

Sam Carmichael
Sam has regretted leaving Donna all his life. May be Sophie’s father. Charming, successful architect. May be Sophie’s father.
Baritone, Tenor
Should be able to move well.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Ab4; Vocal range bottom: D3

Harry Bright
Although he was known as the wild “Head Banger” when he first knew Donna, today Harry is a respected banker. May be Sophie’s father. British financier, wealthy, buttoned-up, and conservative but trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Actor who sings. Baritenor. MUST DO A CONVINCING ENGLISH ACCENT.
High Baritone, Tenor.
Should be able to move well.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4; Vocal range bottom: C#3

Bill Austin
A well-known travel writer, Bill has visited the far reaches of the earth, but is afraid of making a commitment.  May be Sophie’s father. Good-natured, always ready for adventure. Funny, preferably a big or imposing man.
Baritone, Tenor
Should be able to move well
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4; Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Father Alexandrios
The minister of the island.  Tenor, Baritone, Bass

Pepper & Eddie
Donna’s employees, these two are the bar-staff, waiters, boatmen and general help around the Taverna. Both are relaxed and good-natured. Charming, handsome and always flirting.
Tenor, Baritone.
Must be a good mover/dancer.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: A4

Ali & Lisa
Sophie’s friends. Impulsive and fun. Should sing and dance well.
Mezzo-Soprano
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Ensemble:
Dynamic dancers with vocal range and comedic chops. Excellent singers with great pop/rock voices. Very good dancers (acrobatics and partnering skills a plus). Looking for dynamic, diverse and interesting types/personalities.
Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
Age: 20-25