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Cast announced for musical Mamma Mia

ESCANABA — Players de Noc announces the cast for its winter musical Mamma Mia! Set to a score of ABBA hits, the tale unfolds on a Greek island as Sophie, played by Autumn Fournier, searches for her birth father on the eve of her wedding. Three men from her mother’s past return to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Players veteran Karin Beveridge plays Donna, while the three potential dads are: Travis DuBord as Sam, Tim Krebs as Bill, and Steve Tackman as Harry.

Also in leading roles are Cathy Wilson and Christine Madalinski as Donna’s friends Tanya and Rosie. Greg Schwalbach appears as Sky, Sophie’s fiance, and Chris Ogren and Austin Neveau play his good friends Pepper and Eddie. Sophie’s friends Ali and Lisa are Robin Gavriloff and Kaitlyn Millin, while Peter Dzanbozoff is the priest Father Alexandrios.

Other members of the large singing and dancing ensemble include: Kyra Beck, Rachel Bessonen, Laura Sliva, Jacinda Lippens, Samantha Cassell, Jennie Smith, Macy Neumeier, Beth Peterson, Jane Lynch, Trisha LaVacque, Andrea Sullivan, Jacob Beckon, Ben Campbell, Nate Schwalbach, Tony Flath, Evan Schoff, Brad Bender, Kelly Pepin, Allen Palmgren, Lou Reynolds and Peter Dzanbozoff.

The production is directed by Lynn Soderberg with musical direction by Tom Knoll. Production stage manager is Mary Smale. Choreographers include: Dianne Duval, Marissa Derouin, Brylea Johnson and Madalyn Mayers. Technical support includes Jim Peltier set design, Jim Soderberg lighting design, Jolie Dzanbozoff costumes, Sara LaMarch props, and Kathy LeDuc makeup. Special ABBA costumes are being designed and made by Susan Roll and Julie Phillips.

he orchestra is working hard to recreate the ABBA sound and includes: Sydney Ogren, Marnie Anderson, Ann Wood and Ari Murphy on pianos, John Beck and Pete Wessel on guitar, Alyssa Brunette on bass, and Dave Potvin on drums.

Tickets are available at the William Bonifas Arts Center Tuesday through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A limited number of tickets are also available online at PlayersdeNoc.org. Due to the popularity of this show, tickets are going fast and playgoers are encouraged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.

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