The global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! rocks in to Brisbane in late December as part of its national tour.
Featuring 22 hits by pop megastar ABBA and set in the Greek Islands, the show, about a girl who is about to get married and hatches a plan to find the father she never knew to walk her down the aisle, has taken the world by storm both on stage and as a film.
This exciting new production is produced in Australia by Michael Coppel, Louise Withers & Linda Bewick.
In the lead roles are Natalie O’Donnell as mother-of-the-bride Donna Sheridan and young Australian actor Sara Morrison as her daughter and bride-to-be Sophie.
Natalie began her acting career in 1998 with her professional debut in the Australian production of Les Misérables. Since then, she has sustained a remarkable career in theatre, television and film across the world, starring in many musicals including most recently in Australia in Jerry’s Girls, Songs for a New World and Next to Normal. Most poignantly, Natalie starred in the original Australian production of MAMMA MIA! as Sophie in 2001.
Sarah has just completed a sell-out national tour in the Australian musical Ladies in Black starring in the lead role of Lisa. This was Sarah’s breakthrough role gaining critical acclaim and adoration by audiences alike proving her star is certainly on the rise.
Starring as Donna’s vivacious and loyal friend Rosie is Alicia Gardiner who has extensive career highlights in theatre, television and film and is best known to Australian audiences for her role as nurse Kim Akerholt in the award-winning series Offspring.
Says Louise Withers, “MAMMA MIA! is exactly what we all need - an uplifting, fun-filled, heartfelt night at the theatre which puts a smile on your face and a spring in your step. The timeless tracks of ABBA never fail to bring joy to audiences across the world and we are delighted to be producing MAMMA MIA! once again across Australia. We are also thrilled with the incredibly talented creative team and cast we have assembled to bring this story and these songs to life on stage night after night.”
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