San Jose Stage Company (Randall King, Artistic Director and Cathleen King, Executive Director) has announced the cast and creative team for the final production of The Stage’s 36th Anniversary Season, the smash hit ABBA musical Mamma Mia! The production runs from May 29 through July 7 at San Jose Stage Company, 490 S. First St., San Jose.
Mamma Mia! will be directed by Allison F. Rich, who will also play the role of “Tanya Cresham-Leigh”, with choreography by Keith Pinto, who will also play the role of “Harry Bright”. Martín Rojas Dietrich will serve as Associate Music Director. Tickets range from $32 to $60 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (408) 283-7142 or online at www.thestage.org.
In addition to Rich and Pinto, the cast of Mamma Mia! will feature Adrienne Herro as “Donna Sheridan,” Allison J. Parker as “Sophie Sheridan,” Randall King as “Father Alexandrios/Ensemble,” Noel Anthony as “Sam Carmichael,” Jeffrey Brian Adams as “Bill Austin,” Jill Miller as “Rosie Mulligan,” Sam Faustine as “Sky,” Brigitte Losey as “Ali,” Sarah Bylsma as “Lisa,” Sean Okuniewicz as “Eddie,” Mike Wu as “Pepper,” Brittney Monroe as “Dance Captain/Ensemble,” Tony Wooldridge as “Ensemble,” Vinh Nguyen as “Ensemble” and James Zongus as “Ensemble.”
“Mamma Mia! combines the nostalgia of unforgettable ABBA tunes with friendship, feeling, and feminism,” said Director Allison F. Rich. “We are excited to tell a story that revolves around strong characters who celebrate female independence. With productions in over 50 countries worldwide, Mamma Mia! is the original jukebox musical with rock concert fervor, and we can’t wait to welcome our audiences to the party.”
The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. This is the hilarious tale of a young woman’s search for her birth father unfolding on a sunny Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Filled with non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, Mamma Mia! will have audiences singing along to all of ABBA’s greatest hits.
Now in its 36th season, San Jose Stage Company is recognized as the South Bay’s leading professional theatre company, having earned a reputation for artistic excellence through imaginative and edgy theatrical experiences that spark ideas and dialogue with the audience.
Attracting more than 30,000 patrons to downtown and employing more than 150 local artists annually, San Jose Stage Company continues to be a vital force in the region’s economic and creative landscape.
The Stage is a multi award-winning theatre company and has produced over 165 productions, including 14 world premieres and 47 new works.