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March 14 – April 8, 2018
Opening Night on Friday, March 16, 2018 

Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus 
Some songs with Stif Anderson  |  Additional material by Martin Koch 
Book by Catherine Johnson  |  Directed by John Miller-Stephany 
 

"Typical, isn't it? You wait 20 years for a dad and then three come along at once." 
 
Young bride-to-be Sophie desperately wants her father to walk her down the aisle. But there’s a catch – she’s not sure which of her mother’s old flames is “the one.” So, she invites all three, hoping she’ll learn the truth, which unleashes an out-of-control flood of memories – and irresistible pop music – into all of their lives.  

Set to the infectious songs of Swedish supergroup ABBA, Mamma Mia! is a smash hit that has played to sold-out audiences around the world. Sing along with a phenomenal score that includes the hits “Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Lay All Your Love on Me,” and of course, the title song.  My, my!  

“I confess – I love ABBA’s music," said Miller-Stephany. "And every once in a while it’s important to just let go and have fun.” 

Daily Mail calls Mamma Mia! “ABBA-solutely fabulous!” 
 
How you can you resist this effervescent musical, brought to life in brilliant Technicolor on The Rep’s stage?

Sarah Daniels* ...Sophie Sheridan

Ayana DuBose ... Ensemble/Lisa

Hannah Fairman ... Ensemble/ US Ali/Lisa

Sean Patrick Grady ... Ensemble/Pit Singer/Partial Swing

Cooper Grodin* ... Sam Carmichael

Joi Hester*, MD ... Ensemble/Dance Captain

Peter Simon Hilton* ... Harry Bright

Tara B. Kirk ... Understudy Donna/Tanya/Rosie/Pit Singer

John Paul LaPorte* ... Ensemble, US Eddie, US Pepper

T.J. Mannix*... Bill Austin

Erin Mosher* ... Donna Sheridan

April Nixon* ... Tanya

Alison Nusbaum* ... Rosie

Zane Phillips* ...Sky

Avery Royal* ... Pepper

Kennedy Sample ... Swing/Pit Singer

Daniel Velasquez* ... Eddie

Brian Whitehill* ... Ensemble/Pit Singer/Partial Swing, US Fr. Alexandrios

Brittany Williams ... Ensemble

johnny Wilson* ... Ensemble/US Sky

Twyla Wilson* ... Ali /US Sophie 

Craig Winberry* ... Father Alexandrios/US Sam/US Bill/US Harry/Pit Singer

  • SYNPOSIS: On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who her father is! Her mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought.
  • LANGUAGE: There is some use of adult language. The language includes: “bastard,” “friggin,” “ass,” “damn,” “hell,” “screw,” “crap,” “Jesus,” and “Holy shit.”
  • SMOKING: Yes.
  • DRINKING: Yes.
  • SEX: None.
  • VIOLENCE: None.
  • THEMES: Topics of discussion in this musical include: mother-daughter relationships; female empowerment; family values; raising children alone; and questioning paternity.
  • RATING: The movie version of Mamma Mia! was rated “PG-13.”

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION (NEW THIS YEAR)
Saturday, March 3 | 10 a.m.
Breakfast sponsored by Zetêo Coffee
$5 for Non-members/FREE for Members of The Rep and The 601 Club
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock

RSVP to agattin@therep.org   
Enhance your theatre-going experience by joining us for an insightful discussion into this production with Producing Artistic Director and production director John Miller-Stephany and members of the cast and creative team.

PRE-SHOW DIRECTOR TALKS 
Wednesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 15 | 6:15 p.m. 
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock
Get exclusive insight into this powerful production from Producing Artistic Director and production director John Miller-Stephany and members of the creative team before the start of the preview performances.

PAY WHAT YOU CAN NIGHT 
Wednesday, March 14| 7 p.m.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock

Sponsored by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette presents The Rep’s “Pay What You Can Night.”  Patrons can pay any amount they wish for their ticket. Tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office at 601 Main Street the day of the performance. The Box Office will be open from 9 a.m. until curtain. There are at least 100 tickets available for purchase, and tickets are limited to (2) two per person. Offer is based on seating availability.

CLINTON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES
Thursday, March 15 | 12 p.m.
Clinton School of Public Service, 1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock
Join Producing Artistic Director and production director John Miller-Stephany and members of the cast and creative team for a panel discussion on this production.

BEER NIGHT WITH LOST FORTY AND ARKANSAS TIMES
Thursday, March 15| 6 p.m.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock
Sponsored by Arkansas Times and Lost Forty
Before the second preview of Opening Week, enjoy a complimentary beer tasting provided by Lost Forty Brewing.

OPENING NIGHT DINNER (NEW THIS YEAR)
Friday, March 16 | 6 p.m.  
Dinner and drinks are $55 per person | Dinner curated by Catering To You
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock
To make reservations, call the Box Office at (501) 378-0405. Performance tickets are not included.
Join in the Opening Night excitement by attending sumptuous cocktail supper before the performance. Held in our rehearsal hall, enjoy pre-dinner libations and dine with Producing Artistic Director and production director John Miller-Stephany, members of the creative team and other special guests.

OPENING NIGHT PARTY WITH THE CAST
Friday, March 16 | Immediately following the performance
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock
Sponsored by RSVP Catering and La Marca Prosecco
Opening Night for Mamma Mia! will include a post-show reception with the cast immediately following the show. Complimentary toast provided by La Marca Prosecco and light hors d'oeuvres by RSVP Catering will be provided. 

PAY YOUR AGE NIGHT
Sunday, March 18 | 7 p.m.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock
Sponsored by Little Rock Soiree, Legacy Wine and Spirits, The Ride 106.7/The Point 94.1
If you’re age 22-40, you can pay your age at The Rep! Top off your weekend with great theatre at a great price. Plus, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting provided by Legacy Wine and Spirits. There are 50 tickets available for purchase, and tickets are limited to (4) four per household. Proof of age for each member of the party is required at time of pick-up. Tickets on sale now.

EPILOGUE: A CONVERSATION WITH THE ACTORS
Wednesday, March 21 | Immediately Following the performance
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock
Want to learn more about the show you’ve just seen? Stay after the performance for a discussion with members of the cast. Epilogue talkbacks will take place in the theatre and are free with your show ticket.

BEER NIGHT WITH STONE’S THROW BREWERY
Thursday, March 22 | 6 p.m.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock
Enjoy a complimentary beer tasting provided by Stone’s Throw Brewery.

LIVE FROM FOSTER’S
Friday, March 23 | 6:30 p.m.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock
Let out your inner Dancing Queen and join us for pre-show ABBA karaoke in Foster’s.  Ticket not required for pre-show music.

CAST CABARET
Monday, March 26 | 7 p.m. | Doors Open 5 p.m.
Tickets $25 per person
South on Main, 1304 Main Street, Little Rock
To make reservations, call the Box Office at (501) 378-0405.
Join us as the Mamma Mia! cast members perform their favorite musical numbers in cabaret style. Limited seating available & reservations are required. General admission. Food & drink for purchase.

SIGN INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
Wednesday, March 28 |  7 p.m.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock
Join us for our ASL performance where a Sign Interpreter will be positioned in front of a special section signing directly for those who need his services. Call the Box Office to book your tickets.

SING-A-LONG NIGHT
Thursday, April 12  |  7 p.m.
Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 601 Main Street, Little Rock
Come dance and sing the night away as you watch Mamma Mia!. Plus, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting pre-show provided by ZIN Wine Bar & sponsored by Parker Lexus.

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