A new Australian production- producers Michael Coppel, Louise Withers and Linda Bewick– will be directed by Helpmann Award winner Gary Young, with a creative team that includes Choreographer Tom Hodgson and Musical Supervisor Stephen Amos.Read more
MAMMA Mia! It’s the Italian phrase for “mum” that’s gone global via a show-stopping musical and now a new production of “Mamma Mia” will premiere in Canberra.
Scripted by British playwright Catherine Johnson around no fewer than 22 songs by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of the legendary Swedish group ABBA, it proved a smash hit in its first Australian outings in 2001 and 2009.Read more
Photographer David Hooley snuck into the rehearsal room to snap some photos of their rehearsal media call last week as the company performed selected numbers from the show including ‘Money Money Money’, ‘Voulez Vous’, ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘Dancing Queen’.Read more
It might be a few months before Sydneysiders will get their chance to see the new rendition of Mamma Mia! The Musical live on stage at the Capitol Theatre, but the cast are hard at work in the city rehearsing. That’s because before arriving in Sydney on February 11th, they’re kicking off their tour in Canberra (24th November) and Brisbane (26th December). While they were perfecting the show, Nathan Atkins headed along to capture all the behind-the-scenes action from the Australian ensemble.Read more
Canberra was lucky enough to be treated to a dose of Sarah Morrison when she played the lead role of Lisa in Ladies in Black earlier in the year. Much to our delight, Sarah will be returning to our city in November—this time as Sophie Sheridan in MAMMA MIA! The Musical.Read more
It isn’t often that Canberra is included on Australia’s musical theatre touring circuit. Still less frequently do shows start here. The national capital is usually considered too small, too lacking an appropriate venue, and too close to Sydney for big companies to bother with, despite the fact that musicals are a popular form of entertainment in the ACT.
So it’s quite a coup that the new Australian production of Mamma Mia! is going to begin its national tour in the Canberra Theatre.Read more