SHS Theater Club Presents “Mamma Mia!”

DONNA AND THE DYNAMOS! L to R Laila Adawadkar, Grace Davie, and Ella VanGieson perform SUPER TROUPER

April 1-3, 2022 at Sanford Performing Arts Center

by Natalie Giles

The Sanford High School Theater Club is proud to present the sensational musical Mamma Mia!, marking the Sanford premiere of the wildly successful show. Performances will be on April 1 at 6:30pm, April 2 at 6:30pm, and April 3 at 2:00pm. 

With songs from ABBA, the show is packed full of best-loved tunes including “Dancing Queen,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme,” “Mamma Mia,” “Thank You For The Music,” “Waterloo,” and many more!

Mamma Mia! is the story of 20-year-old Sophie and her fiance, Sky, who are about to get married on an island in Greece. Sophie secretly invites the three men who could be her father to the wedding, with the dream of having her real father walk her down the aisle. When they all show up on the island, Sophie tries to figure out which one is her real father. When all three men find out they could be her father, they all offer to walk her down the aisle, with a white wedding you’ll never forget.

“Being a part of this production has been a really fun experience. It’s really great to be a part of something I love doing, with other people who love it as well.”– Hope Abbott-Eaton (Sophie)

“The creativity, hooking the crowd in, stepping outside my comfort zone, being more social, confident and the process of acting for theater is what I love.” –Zach Michienzi (Sky)

 “I work behind the scenes because I love watching the magic happen over time & seeing it come together from every angle”– Lucille Utgard (General Stage Manager) 

The cast and crew have worked so hard to be able to present this during Covid. Even with the troubles of social distancing and the mask in the rehearsal process, they have been able to pull together an amazing show! They are excited that restrictions have been lifted and they can present the show without masks or social distancing.  Not only does the PAC give the actors and crew a chance to be creative, but it also shows them the top of the line skills that they might not have the opportunity to show in other high schools.

 Under the direction of Brett Williams, Kristie Baker and Jane Kirton. Mamma Mia has come a long way with the help and support of the cast and crew. 

Tickets are $12 with additional discounts given for students and seniors. Visit www.sanfordpac.org to purchase tickets and watch a video trailer for the show.

The entire cast and crew learning choreography for the finale, WATERLOO!
Students building the set at a sawmill in North Berwick.