MAMMA MIA Audition Information

Audition Dates:

  • Sunday Feb. 24, 2019 – Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, New Bedford, MA – 10:30 am – 4 pm
  • Sat & Sun, March 10 & 11 – New England Theatre Conference (contact N.E.T.C. for information)
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019 – Ripley-Grier Studios, New York, New York   BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Rehearsal days:

  • Rehearsals Start: Monday July 1, 2019 at 9:30 am call
  • Rehearsal Schedule: Mon – Sat July 1 – 6, 10am-6pm; Mon – Sat July 8 – 13, 10am-6pm
  • Sundays July 7 & 14 OFF   
  • Tech week July 15 – 18, noon – 11pm

 Show Dates:

  • Friday July 19, 2019 @ 7 pm          
  • Saturday July 20, 2019 @ 7 pm
  • Sunday July 21, 2019 @ 2 pm
  • Thursday July 25, 2019 @ 7 pm      
  • Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 7 pm          
  • Saturday, July 27, 2019 @ 7 pm
  • Sunday July 28, 2019 @ 2 pm

Show Venue:

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA – a 1200 seat proscenium theatre

Audition Requirements:

You must be 16 by first rehearsal – Please note age concepts in character descriptions below

Casting all ages (16+), races, genders, shapes, and sizes with excellent singing abilities – see below

 Acting:  You will be asked to read from the script (no need to memorize).  Sides will be available at the auditions.

 Dance:  All those auditioning will learn an audition dance combination.  Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can dance in. Gymnastic abilities a plus.

Music: 32 Bars from a Musical of Mamma Mia musical style. Please bring sheet music an accompanist will be provided.

Audition form: completed at the audition.  Must provide an 8”X10” head-shot and a resume to accompany form.

Questions?  Should be directed to Festival Theatre at 508.991.5212 or

Character Descriptions: 

DONNA: free spirited single Mom (to Sophie) with strong pop rock vocals. Resides on remote Greek Island where she runs a Taverna. Has her hands full preparing for her daughter wedding and looking forward to having her girlfriends back on the island. Former lead singer of The Dynamos. Moves well. Age- late 30’s-40’s

SOPHIE: Free spirited daughter of Donna, on a secret quest to discover her Father’s identity so he can walk her down the aisle. Moves well. Basic guitar skills a plus. Script defines her as 20 years old.

TANYA: former Dynamo. Enjoyably between Husbands. Well off. Wry sense of humor. Moves well.

ROSIE: former Dynamo. Author and chef. Fiercely independent. Quick wit. Moves well.

SAM: Effortlessly dashing. Successful architect. Divorced with 2 kids. Former flame of Donna and possibly Sophie’s father. 

HARRY: Banking executive from London in a high stress position. Takes pride in his impeccably tailored designer suits. Was a bit of a hippie back in the day. Former flame of Donna and possibly Sophie’s father. Basic guitar skills a plus.

BILL: Carefree rugged outdoorsman who never settled down. Journalist. Great sense of humor. Former flame of Donna and possibly Sophie’s father. 

SKY: Left the corporate world to live full time on the Island were he met and got engaged to Sophie. Helps Donna run the taverna by upgrading their operations. Moves well.

ALI: Visiting her BFF, Sophie, on the island for the wedding. Super excited. Strong dancer.

LISA: Also visiting her BFF, Sophie, on the island for the wedding. Super excited and super responsible. Strong dancer.

PEPPER: Extremely confident. Loves a good time. Fancies himself a charming ladies man. BFF with Eddie. Works for Donna at the taverna. Strong dancer.

EDDIE: Also loves a good time. Has a great sense of humor and swagger. BFF with Pepper. Works for Donna at the taverna. Strong dancer.

ENSEMBLE: Seeking energetic triple threat performers to portray the population of the intimate island as well as visiting wedding guests. This score requires strong vocals and harmony skills. Everyone will dance. Gymnastics a plus.

Mamma Mia! Synopsis

Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show!

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! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!