Welcome to the Audition Hub!
Sunday, March 15 from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Monday, March 16 from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.
(actors only need to attend one of these dates)
Auditions will be held at the Cadillac High School Auditorium
Callback auditions (if needed): Tuesday, March 17 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Cooley Annex
PERFORMANCE DATES are June 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 20.
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On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who he is! Her mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought! Told through the legendary music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! has become a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing.
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Audition Form: Pre-registration
Save time by filling out the audition form before the first audition date.
Auditions for Mamma Mia are open for anyone age 15 and older.
If you would like to audition for solo parts or speaking roles, please submit your audition form for whichever date works for you and indicate that you are auditioning for speaking and singing roles on stage. We have more time slated on Sunday, so if Sunday works for you, we’d love to see you during that audition time. But if you can't, Monday is great! If you would like to audition for the Pit Choir, please fill out the audition form and indicate you are auditioning for the Pit Choir. If at all possible, we would like to see the pit choir auditions at 3:30 pm on Sunday. They should take about a half hour total. You may audition for the pit choir on Monday if Sunday has a conflict for you.
New For This Show - A Pit Choir!
For this show, we have decided to add a fun, new element to the production. Because of the style of music in Mamma Mia, we would like to add a choir or chorus to the pit/accompaniment for the show. These singers would be present during all the performances, but not actively acting on stage. They will be either on stage in the background or seated to the side. These voices will be very crucial in helping project the singing and add volume to the songs on stage for the audience. This is a great opportunity for people who may be interested in being a part of the show and love the music, but don’t necessarily want to act on stage or memorize lines. These singers will need to be at some rehearsals, but not all. If this sounds interesting to you, and you are willing to commit to the rehearsal time and performances, please check the box indicating that you are only interested in the chorus choir on the audition form. For those that are only interested in being a part of the choir, we would like to request that you attend the Sunday auditions if at all possible. We can do some on Monday if needed, but have more time available on Sunday. The auditions for the choir will be simpler and quicker than auditions for singing and acting parts, so please do not feel threatened about auditioning. The choir audition will be held right at the beginning of the audition time at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. Once those auditioning for the chorus choir have finished, they are free to leave and do not have to stick around for the whole audition time. You will be asked to sing a bit of music in a small group, and our music director will go over the music with the group before they sing it. We are so excited to add this component to the show, and look forward to including more people into the production.
Character Descriptions and Audition Sides
Those auditioning for main roles or ensemble roles should plan on being at auditions for the extent of the whole audition time on whichever date you select. You may attend both audition dates, but if you come for a second day, opportunities for reading/singing will be given first to those who are at their first day of auditions. We will also have audition forms available at auditions if you are unable to submit online.
Preparing for your Audition
WHAT DOES THE AUDITION INCLUDE?
There will be three main elements to your audition.
- Choreography. Our choreographer, Hannah Sengelaub, will teach groups of auditioners a brief section of choreography, and then the actors will be asked to perform this choreography in groups. Don’t worry! This will be fairly simple choreography and we are just looking at people’s ability to move and dance. Mamma Mia is a dance heavy show, and we anticipate having members of the ensemble that are set aside as the main dance company, featured in some of the dancing scenes. Are you a “dancing queen?” We can use you! To view and/or practice ahead of time, we have uploaded a brief video of the choreography we will be teaching on this site. Check it out and practice ahead if that is helpful for you.
- The second element in the auditions is singing. Each person who is auditioning for a role or ensemble is asked to come prepared with a piece of music to perform in their audition. We will have a pianist present if you would like to bring sheet music. However, you may also perform acappella if you prefer. This should be about 32 measures (as much as we’d love to hear full songs from everyone, time restrictions mean we will have to limit how long you sing.) So please prepare 32 measures that you think best show your voice. Along with the song you prepare (whatever you choose not from the show), our music director Dilana Beilfus will also be teaching a brief excerpt from songs from the show for each role and then asking you to sing it for us after going over it with the music director. For instance, if you are auditioning for Donna or the Dynamos, we will take all those auditioning for those roles on stage to teach approximately 16-20 bars of one of their songs, and then each person will be asked to sing it solo for the music director. Please check the link attached that shows which songs will be sung for which roles.
- Reading/Acting from the script is the final element to your audition. Actors will be given opportunities to be on stage and act/read portions of the script for the various roles. We have attached pdf files of these “sides” from the script, so you can review them before auditions if you would like.
RELAX and COME AUDITION!
Auditions can seem overwhelming and scary, but it is our objective to have fun and work together as a community to provide an engaging performance that entertains our audiences.. Come check it out and join the theater family.
Preparing For Your Musical Audition
MUSIC PIECES FROM THE SHOW TO BE SUNG AT AUDITIONS
Remember, these songs are IN ADDITION to a song that you come prepared to sing for your audition -- anything that you choose, preferably not from Mamma Mia.
These are the songs from the musical that you will be asked to sing, by character. You may review/listen to these pieces ahead of time. The music director will be selecting approximately 16-20 measures from the song and will also go over the music with those auditioning for that role prior to asking each person to sing it.
Chorus/Ensemble: “Dancing Queen”
Sophie: “Honey, Honey”
Ali and Lisa: “Honey, Honey”
Skye: “Lay All Your Love On Me”
Donna: “Super Trooper”
Rosie: “Super Trooper” “Chiquitita”
Tanya: “Super Trooper” “Chiquitita”
Sam, Bill and Harry: “SOS”