Meet the stars of MAMMA MIA!

Natalie O’Donnell, Alicia Gardiner and Jayde Westaby  join Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies on The Morning Show.

 

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Mamma Mia, here Sydney goes again: Fresh look for Capitol Theatre production

MAMMA Mia, here we go again! Musical blockbuster Mamma Mia! is back, kicking off at the Capitol Theatre tonight.

The “reimagined” classic — complete with fresh sets and a next-generation cast — tells the story of bride-to- be Sophie Sheridan and her quest to find her father.

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Interview: Mamma Mia!‘s Alicia Gardiner is a Two-Time Dancing Queen

There are some familiar faces in the new touring cast of Mamma Mia!, which opens in Sydney this week. Not only does Alicia Gardiner light up our screens as Kim Akerholt on Offspring, audiences returning to Mamma Mia! may also recognise her. Nearly 20 years ago, Alicia was part of the musical’s Australian premiere cast. I started by asking her what drew her back to the music of ABBA…

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Aussie stars put on their dancing shoes for Mamma Mia premiere in Sydney

SYDNEY’S VIP’s had their dancing shoes on and were saying I Do! I Do! I Do! to another staging of the hit musical Mamma Mia.

The premiere was held at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre tonight after last being on stage in 2010 for it’s 10th Anniversary Australian tour.

But the love for the show or the Swedish certainly hasn’t waned in eight years. Deborah Knight, Damien Leith, Ita Buttrose, Olivia Deeble and Anna Heinrich were among the VIP guests to walk the blue carpet to watch cast members, including Offspring’s Alicia Gardiner, Sarah Morrison and Ian Stenlake sing along and dance to the band’s greatest hits.

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Here she goes again: My, my Natalie O’Donnell returns to Mamma Mia!

Never have the lyrics, “Mamma Mia, here I go again” held such truth for Natalie O’Donnell.

Seventeen years ago, the actor and singer played a young Sophie in Australia’s first production of Mamma Mia!. Now O’Donnell is back, this time stepping into the shoes of Donna, Sophie’s mother.

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MAMMA MIA! musical set to wow Sydney audiences

SEVENTEEN years ago, Natalie O’Donnell dazzled audiences when she played young bride-to-be Sophie in the original Australian production of Mamma Mia!

Tonight, O’Donnell will hit the stage at the Capitol Theatre as Donna, Sophie’s mother, as the smash hit musical returns to debut in Sydney.

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Natalie O’Donnell sings National Anthem at Australian Open

Natalie O’Donnell performed our National Anthem on Rod Laver Arena ahead of the Women’s Final on Saturday, January 28th.

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Sarah Morrison stars in MAMMA MIA! the musical in Sydney

AS a child, performer Sarah Morrison was very quiet and worried about speaking out in front of others for fear of giving the wrong answer.

Morrison, 27, said her parents signed her up for an after-school drama class once a week as a way to help her come out of her shell.

Today, she has a starring role as Sophie in the musical Mamma Mia! based on the ABBA songs opening in Sydney next month.

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Natalie comes full circle with new MAMMA MIA! role

Mamma Mia! here she goes again. In 2001, at the age of 22, Natalie O’Donnell played young bride-to-be Sophie in the original Australian production of Mamma Mia! with Donna Wood as her mother Donna.

Now she is playing Donna in the musical, which arrives in Sydney next month after delighting audiences in Canberra and Brisbane.

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Haven’t seen the new Mamma Mia! yet? Get a taste with their awesome highlights video

Yesterday the new Australian production of Mamma Mia! released a four minute video with highlights from the show. If you haven’t had a chance to see this brand new, re-imagined production, this is a great way to get a feel for the fun and energy of the show (and to check out some of Tom Hodgson’s fantastic original choreography.)

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