Mamma Mia! Auditions


John Robert

For their spring musical, Silver Hawk  Theatre is presenting  a production  of “Mamma Mia!,” a jukebox musical based on the music of the popular Swedish band ABBA, and written by british playwright Catherine Johnson. The title is taken from one of ABBA’s popular songs.


“With auditions a lot of people in theatre are nervous, but after the auditions are over the nervousness will turn into excitement because we’re finally doing a new show after doing Newsies for so long,” senior Dillon Richert said.


Auditions will take place on Monday, January 18th and Tuesday, January 19th at 6 p.m. Audition packets will be by the lsw theatre box office, as well as crew forms if you are not interested in being part of the cast but would like to still be a part of the production. At the audition bring comfortable clothes you can move in, and know what roles you are auditioning for. Because it is a musical, there will be a singing, dancing, and an acting portion of the audition. 


“I think my favorite thing about ‘Mamma Mia!’ is the theme of betrayal and that is what really drew me to auditioning, I knew right away when ‘Mamma Mia!’ was going to be our next play I had to audition. I have always thought of myself as a behind the scenes person, I bet most people in theatre don’t even know who I am, but now I’m excited to step into the literal spotlight,” senior Sam Hurt said.


An informational drama club meeting will be held on Thursday, January 14th. Any further questions about auditioning for the show and will be addressed at the meeting. A vocal rehearsal will take place right after the meeting to help people with their vocals for the singing portion of the audition. 


“It’s been a show I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and I like that it was not on broadway originally. It has lots of fun music, all the music of ABBA. That’s the main reason I chose it, it has good female leads, we’re always looking for shows that have good female characters in it. It will be a little different in that it won’t necessarily has big a set show, due to covid and limited seating, but other than that it will be the same high energy,” Southwest theatre director Bob Henrichs said.