The Charleston Light Opera Guild and the Clay Center present Mamma Mia! in the Maier Performance Hall at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences on January 18, 19, 25, and 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM with matinees on January 20 and 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM.

The Charleston Light Opera Guild and the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences collaborate to present Mamma Mia! This musical staging is based on the book by Catherine Johnson and music and lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson. This is the first time the musical will be produced by a community theatre company in the region.

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! enjoyable for any audience. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!


Singing: Monday, Nov. 5 @ 7:00 p.m. - prepare vocal selection and bring sheet music for Guild accompanist

Reading: Wednesday, Nov. 7 @ 7:00 p.m. - scripts provided for lead, supporting and featured character readings

Dancing: Monday, Nov. 12 @ 7:00 p.m. - dress to dance, musical theater combinations will be taught. Be prompt!

*All auditions held at the Guild Theatre*



Nina Denton Pasinetti

Musical Director/Conductor

John Marshall


David Patrick

Technical Director

Thomas P. Pasinetti


Cast of 35 individuals or larger is needed

Donna Sheridan - lead; owner of the hotel Villa Donna; Sophie's mother; soprano/mezzo (belt); age 40-50

Sophie Sheridan - lead; Donna's daughter born and raised on the island; soprano or mezzo-soprano/alto (belt); age 18-30

Sam Carmichael - supporting; successful architect; may be Sophie's father; baritone/tenor; age 40-50

Harry Bright - supporting; British banker; may be Sophie's father; tenor/high baritone; age 40-50

Bill Austin - supporting; traveling writer; may be Sophie's father; baritone; age 40-50

Tanya Cresham-Leigh - supporting; former member of Donna's band; mezzo-soprano/alto; age 40-50

Rosie Mulligan - supporting; former member of Donna's band; alto; age 40-50

Sky - supporting; Sophie's fiance; tenor/high baritone; age 18-30

Lisa - featured; Sophie's friend and bridesmaid; mezzo-soprano; age 18-30

Ali - featured; Sophie's friend and bridesmaid; mezzo-soprano; age 18-30

Pepper - featured; Donna's employee, bar man; tenor/baritone; age 20-30s

Eddie - featured; Donna's employee; tenor/baritone; age 20-30s

Father Alexandrios - featured; Minister of the island; tenor/baritone/bass; actor; mature age

Singing ensemble - consists of island workers and Sophie's young male and female friends; high school thru adult ages

Dancers of musical theatre styles - high school thru young adult ages