The global musical phenomenon MAMMA MIA! The Musical makes the final stop of its 2023 Australian tour. Featuring 22 of ABBA's greatest hits, including Dancing Queen, Voulez Vous, S.O.S and Take a Chance On Me, the iconic songs you know and love, had audiences dancing in the aisles in Sydney and Brisbane and now it's Melbourne's turn from October 4 at Princess Theatre.
Starring in this exciting new Australian production as mother-of-the-bride Donna Sheridan is Elise McCann. Elise has a well-established theatre career best known for her role as Miss Honey in the Australian production of Matilda The Musical earning her a Helpmann Award for the role. Most recently she starred in the acclaimed concert series To Barbra, With Love. Elise played Ali in the 10th Anniversary production of MAMMA MIA! The Musical in 2009 and will now don the platforms as the Dynamos lead singer.
Acclaimed theatre actor Drew Livingston plays Harry Bright, another man from Donna's past who could be Sophie's father. Drew's production credits include Once, Billy Elliot the Musical and War Horse. Theatre and screen actor Tim Wright plays Bill Austin, the third potential father in this light-hearted story. Tim's career led him to multiple productions on Broadway including The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Take Me Out, along with roles in US television shows including SMASH, Blue Bloods and New Amsterdam.
Sophie's adoring fiancé Sky is played by Lewis Francis, having just completed the recent Australian tour of The Phantom of the Opera and previous roles in The Book of Mormon and Jersey Boys.
Newcomers Nina Carmen and Kadesa Honeyhill play the role of Sophie's friends Ali and Lisa respectively. Sky's energetic mates are played by Jordan Tomljenovic as Pepper and Etuate Lutui as Eddie.
The incredible supporting cast includes (in alphabetical order) Chiara Assetta, Lily Baulderstone, Carlo Boumouglbay, Campbell Braithwaite, Emily Cascarino, Chelsea Dawson, Denise Devlin, Lauren Goetz, Matt Hamilton, Crystal Hegedis, Marie Ikonomou, Josh Mulheran, Bronson Pfeiler, Lewis Shilvock, Tom Struik, Riley Sutton, Carla Venezia and Geoffrey Winter.
This exciting new production of MAMMA MIA! The Musical is produced in Australia by Michael Coppel, Louise Withers & Linda Bewick. This 2023 production is a re-staging of the highly successful and critically acclaimed 2017 production which featured the original work of a completely Australian creative team lead by Helpmann Award winning Director Gary Young, Choreographer Tom Hodgson, Musical Supervisor Stephen Amos, Set Designer Linda Bewick, Costume Designer Suzy Strout, Lighting Designer Gavan Swift and Sound Design by Michael Waters.
Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson's heart-warming tale centres around a young bride-to-be. 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.
Seen and loved by over 65 million people around the world, this smash hit phenomenon is a joyous celebration of love, laughter and friendship, MAMMA MIA! The Musical is a fabulous night out for all ages!
A beautiful bride, a proud mother and three possible fathers. It's a trip down the aisle you'll remember forever!
Music & Lyric: Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus
and some songs iwth Stig Anderson
Mamma Mia! The Musical
Dates: 4 Oct - 10 Dec 2023
Time to dance of the winter chills, with Mamma Mia! The Musical, back in Melbourne. Full of colour and comedy, this all time favourite among generations will not disappoint. With an impressively large cast, this fabulous set will transport you to a small greek island taverna, where dreams come true.
A celebration of love, laughter and friendship, MAMMA MIA! The Musical is a fabulous night out for all ages!