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Mamma Mia!

June 7 - 30

Music & Lyrics by Bjőrn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson

And Some Songs by Stig Anderson

Book by Catherine Johnson

Mamma Mia! was originally Produced in London by Judy Cramer, Richard East & Bjőrn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in Association with Universal.

Additional Material & Arrangements by Martin Koch

Music Published by Universal Music Publishing Group & EMI Grove Park Music Inc. & EMI Waterford Music Inc.

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International



Abba’s Hits Tell the Hilarious Story of a Young Woman’s Search for Her Birth Father on a Greek Island Paradise!


Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! A mother, a daughter, three possible dads, and a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!  Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny and fun tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise.  On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover her father’s identity brings three men from her Mother’s past back to the island for the first time in twenty years.  Theatre-goers around the world have been mesmerized by Abba’s storytelling magic through timeless songs, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers.  The characters, music and story make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show and a guaranteed smash hit for Myers Dinner Theatre patrons.    



Setting
Scenes & Musical Numbers
Cast Bios
Show Menu

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A Note from the Director...

  

Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing. Thanks for all the joy they're bringing. Who can live without it? I ask in all honesty, what would life be? Without a song or a dance, what are we? So I say: Thank You for the Music. For giving it to me.


Everyone has a past...Old friends. Fond Memories. Long Lost Love. Ah, Mamma Mia! What a fun and incredibly relatable musical. One minute you're laughing and then the next you're crying...and then soon you're laughing again! Working on Mamma Mia! has brought me so much joy. I would like to dedicate this show to one of my oldest and dearest friends. Someone who, no matter what, has always believed in me: Jeremy Littlejohn. And to my incredibly talented and hard-working cast: Thank You for being so wonderful and for making me laugh every single day. Your enthusiasm, energy and passion has truly inspired me. Enjoy the show, laugh til you cry and don't be afraid to kick up your heels and dance in the aisles at the end!


Sarah Philabaum

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Mamma Mia! Cast

Donna Sheridan: Lori Ecker

Sophie Sheridan: Lauren Morgan

Sam Carmichael: Jacob Medich

Harry Bright: John D. Phillips

Bill Austin: Preston Dildine

Sky: Benjamin Paul Elliott
Rosie Mulligan: Natasha Ricketts
Tanya Chesham-Leigh: Sarah Hayes

Pepper: Cameron A. Hicks

Eddie: Tyler Bowlin

Ali: Tyler Marcotte

Lisa: Hannah Rose Rivette

Father Alexandrios: Bill Rubenstein

Ensemble: Victoria Abston, DRae Beller, Edmund Castle

Mamma Mia! Staff

Executive Producer: Donna Myers

Artistic Director: Jeremy Littlejohn

Director / Choreographer: Sarah Philabaum

Music Director: John D. Phillips

Production Stage Manager: Sydney Runion
Technical Director:
Gary Michael

Costume Designer: Donna Myers

Lighting Designer: Jeremy Littlejohn

Master Carpenter: Ted DeVore

Box Office Mgr: Bill Rubenstein

Kitchen Manager: Jay Estes

Bookkeeper: Tom Bess

Place & Time

The Place:   The Greek Island of Kalokairi 

The Time:  A twenty-four hour period during the summer of 1999. 

Scenes & Musical Numbers

Prologue

I Have A Dream ...Sophie

Act One

Scene 1 Beach Bank

Honey Honey ...Sophie, Ali & Lisa

Scene 2 Other Beach Bank

Money, Money, Money ...Donna & Company

Scene 3 Boat Dock

Thank You For The Music ...Harry, Sophie, Bill & Sam

Mamma Mia ...Donna & Company

Scene 4 Tanya & Rosie’s Room

Chiquitita ...Rosie, Tanya, Donna & Company

Dancing Queen ...Tanya, Rosie, Donna & Company

Scene 5 The Beach

Lay All Your Love On Me ...Sky & Sophie

Scene 6 The Bar
Super Trouper ...Donna & The Dynamos

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! ...Women

The Name Of The Game ...Sophie, Bill & Company

Scene 7 The Night Club

Voulez Vous ...Company



*There will be one fifteen minute intermission



Act Two

Entr’Acte: Nightmare Ballet ...Company

Under Attack ...Sophie & Company

Scene 1 Outside of Sheridan Hut

One Of Us ...Donna & Company

S.O.S. ...Sam, Donna & Company

Scene 2 The Bar

Does Your Mother Know? ...Tanya, Pepper, Lisa, Ali & Company

Scene 3 The Beach

Knowing Me, Knowing You ...Sam & Company

Scene 4 Donna’s Room

Our Last Summer ...Harry, Donna & Company

Slipping Through My Fingers ...Donna, Sophie & Women

Scene 5 The Beach

The Winner Takes It All ...Donna & Company

Scene 6 The Chapel

Take A Chance On Me ...Rosie, Bill & Company

I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do ...Sam, Donna & Company

Epilogue: I Have A Dream (Reprise) ...Sophie & Company

Bows ...Company 

Who's Who in the Cast...

Victoria Abston (Ensemble)

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is 15 years old and attends Crawfordsville High School. Victoria’s favorite roles are Sharpay in High School Musical 2, Diana in A Chorus Line, Heather McNamara in Heathers and Patty Simcox in Grease. Victoria has been seen in several productions at Myers Dinner Theatre as well, including The Miracle Worker, Meet Me in St. Louis and 42nd Street. We hope you enjoy the show! 

DRae Beller (Ensemble)

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is a 17 year old soon to be senior at Crawfordsville High School. She enjoys singing, acting, playing guitar and laughing. DRae was most recently seen as Heather Duke in Heathers, and Frenchy in Grease at the Vanity Theater! She would like to thank her Dad, John Blair, and Jeremy Littlejohn for everything they do. Thank you for coming and enjoy the show!

Tyler Bowlin (Eddie)

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is a performer and songwriter based out of Central Illinois who is currently a Theatre Major at Millikin University. He could be most recently seen playing the role of Douglas in Seminar.  Tyler was seen last season at Myers Dinner Theatre in The Unsinkable Molly Brown during the 2018 season.

Edmund Castle (Ensemble)

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is currently a sophomore at Indiana University South Bend as a Musical Theatre BFA. He has done several shows there and his favorites so far have been Mamma Mia! and Almost Maine. Edmund is from a small town in northern Indiana called Union Mills. He would like to thank his family and friends for their support, and you for seeing the show! 

Preston Dildine (Bill)

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is a regional actor based out of Crawfordsville, IN. He has recently returned from Pittsburgh, PA where he was a member of a touring Murder Mystery company. He has performed with various companies over the years, including Catalyst Repertory, Crossroads Repertory, Tiki Torch Theatre and the Sugar Creek Players. He has also performed previously here at MDT in such roles as Shrek (Shrek the Musical), Jim (All Shook Up), and Sister Amnesia (Nunsense A-Men). He would like to thank his friends and family for their constant support.

Lori Ecker (Donna)

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is thrilled to be returning to the Myers Dinner Theatre stage!  Last season, she was seen here as Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir. Earlier this year she portrayed Edith Harnham in After the Fair at Buck Creek Players. In March of 2018, she was seen as Francesca in The Bridges of Madison County at Footlite Musicals. Other favorite musical roles include Johanna in Sweeney Todd (Footlite Musicals), Laurey in Oklahoma!(Monomoy Theatre – Chatham, MA), Yutka in The Golem of Havana (Phoenix Theatre) and Fosca in Passion (Theatre on the Square). Favorite non-musical roles include Becca in Rabbit Hole (Theatre Non Nobis), Mrs. Manningham in Angel Street(Monomoy Theatre – Chatham, MA) and Lizzie in The Rainmaker (Warren Performing Arts Center). She has also worked with the Indianapolis Opera and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and received her MFA in acting from Ohio University. 

Benjamin Paul Elliott (Sky)

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is a newcomer to the MDT stage. He is currently studying Musical Theatre at Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana, but his performance career started early in his hometown of Noblesville. Favorite roles include Younger Brother in Ragtime and Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro. Benjamin dedicates this performance to his parents.

Sarah Hayes (Tanya)

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is delighted to be making her Myers Dinner Theatre debut! Originally from Iowa, she earned her BFA in Acting / Directing from The University of Arizona. Memorable roles include Cathy Hiatt in The Last Five Years, Viola in Twelfth Night, Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show and Brooke / Vicki in Noises Off! Many thanks to Jeremy for this opportunity and to her family and friends for being a constant source of support, sunshine and silliness!

Cameron A. Hicks (Pepper)

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is excited to be making his MDT debut! Past favorites include: Disney’s Newsies (Splasher), Legally Blonde (Sundeep Padamadan) and Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Jimmy). We hope you have a blast!

Tyler Marcotte (Ali)

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is from South Bend, Indiana where she atteded Indiana University South Bend. She graduated this past May with her Musical Theatre BFA with a Dance Minor. Some of her favorite roles include The Musical of Musicals: The Musical (Abby), as well as The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia). She spends her free time practicing her music and spending time with her cats, new dog and Fiance, Joseph. This is her first performance with MDT and she is beyond excited to be a part of this cast and team! 

Jacob Medich (Sam)

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is in his second season with MDT. He is excited to be reprising the role of Sam! Favorite roles include Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Cinderella’s Prince / Wolf in Into the Woods and Bobby in Company. Jacob is preparing to begin his final semester at IUSB, and he looks forward to achieving his goal of being a college graduate, and proving that “It’s never too late!”

Lauren Morgan (Sophie)

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is a born and raised New Yorker currently residing in NYC. She is thrilled to be back on the Myers Dinner Theatre stage having previously been seen in Murder at Cafe Noir. Favorite roles include Jo March (Little Women the musical), Hilda Miller (Plain and Fancy) and Woman 2 (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change). She has also been a featured vocalist in concerts at Feinstein’s 54 Below, Don’t Tell Mama and The Metropolitan Room. When not performing Lauren loves to attempt to play guitar, exercise and go on adventures. Keep supporting the arts, folks! www.laurenmorgan.net IG/Twitter: @less_is_morgan 

Sarah Philabaum (Director / Choreographer)

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is thrilled to make her Myers Dinner Theatre directorial debut! Originally from Maryland, Sarah earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. For the past decade, she has been traveling the country performing, directing, choreographing and teaching. Favorite productions include Sister Act, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Seussical Jr, and The Marvelous Wonderettes. A big thank you to the many people who have helped and supported her along the way, especially her parents and her fiance, Caleb. This production is inspired by the love of her life, her beautiful daughter Sophie. For more information, please visit www.sarahphilabaum.com

John D. Phillips (Harry / Music Director)

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is thrilled to be back at Myers, having performed here last fall in Souvenir with his dear frined, Lori Ecker (Donna in this show) He also Music Directed the smash production of Million Dollar Quartet in 2017.  He has been performing since the age of 5 when he sang his first solo at his kindergarten graduation. He has been a part of the Indianapolis theatre scene since 1980, and has worked at most of the theaters in town. John is a 18 time Encore Award Winner, and was named “Best Actor In A Musical” by the Indianapolis Star for his portrayal of Ko-Ko in The Mikado at the Edyvean.  He is thrilled to have appeared in the World Premiere of Hairspray in concert with the Indianapolis & Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, starring Tony Award Winner, Beth Leavel, Mickey Dolenz of “The Monkees”, & John Waters, the author of Hairspray. 

Natasha Ricketts (Rosie)

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hails from the Midwest, and is a lover of the great State of Michigan! She’s been performing professionally since graduating from Siena Heights University, with favorite roles including Paulette in Legally Blonde, Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act, and Mdme Thenardier in Les Mis! She thanks her father Aaron and mom Karen for helping her shine so brightly. Natasha is so excited to be fulfilling a dream role in her first production here! Now let’s boogie!! www.natasharicketts.com

Hannah Rose Rivette (Lisa)

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is from Hyde Park, New York and is a rising senior at Emory & Henry College, pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre. Last summer she performed in The Unsinkable Molly Brown at MDT, and is excited to be back again this summer. Her favorite credits include State Fair (Margy Frake), and Jerry’s Girls (Principle). She would like to thank her professors, her family and Kaleigh for all their love and support.

Bill Rubenstein (Father Alexandrios)

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is the proud father of Bryon and Angela, and the even prouder grandfather of Joshua, Madison, Bailey, Bella and Finley. Bill has been seen in over 25 shows on the MDT stage, but is performing with us for the first time since 2017. He is excited to get back to work! He praises Jesus for all that he has, and hope you will be blessed by this show.

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Everyone has different dietary needs, but we want all to be able to enjoy a great show and a delicious meal. If you have dietary restrictions or food allergies, please contact us in advance and our kitchen will happily make accommodations for you.