CHARLESTON -- The Central Illinois Stage Company will present "Mamma Mia" Friday through Sunday, June 21-23, Thursday and Friday, June 27-28, and Sunday, June 30. Evening Shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.
"Mamma Mia" will be performed at the Doudna Fine Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University, 1860 7th St., Charleston. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $12 for senior/student and $8 for children 12 and under. This production is rated PG-13. For tickets, visit the Doudna Fine Arts Center or at www.doudnatix.com.
"Mamma Mia," told through the songs of Swedish pop group ABBA, takes place on a Greek island paradise where, on the eve of her wedding, a young woman’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited twenty years ago.
Veterans and newcomers alike will be starring including Tracy Harpster, a veteran of CISCO’s stage, as fiercely independent lead singer Donna Sheridan of the former “Donna and the Dynamos”; and Carrie Drennan of Charleston and newcomer to CISCO, and Brittany Kibler of Martinsville as her two best friends, the wealthy thrice-divorced Tanya Chesham-Leigh and popular cookbook author, Rosie Mulligan.
Charleston resident Haley Fryer is Donna’s carefree and high-spirited daughter, Sophie, and Lucas Hawk is her travel-loving fiancé, Sky.
Sam Augustin, a Chicago resident studying at Eastern Illinois University is marking his debut with CISCO. Justin Janney, a Casey resident and youth minister of Casey White Oak Church of God is performing for the second time with CISCO, and Mike Mellott, of Charleston, a voice music teacher for Neoga School District has performed with CISCO previously. They will star as the three men from Donna’s past— reserved banker from the U.K., Harry Bright (Augustin), globe-trotting author/adventurer Bill Austin (Janney), and optimistic architect Sam Carmichael (Mellott), one of whom is Sophie’s biological father.
"Mamma Mia" is directed by local Charleston resident Scott Brooks with Meghan Kegeris as his stage manager. EIU music major Ty Tuttle is music director and Emily Miller-Amato is the choreographer .
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