Tuckerman, Tucker, Mahaney, Ewing to Head Cast of 2010-2011 Mamma Mia! Tour

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07 Sep 2010

Casting has been announced for the 2010-2011 North American tour of the hit international musical Mamma Mia!, which will officially launch in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the Centennial Concert Hall Sept. 14-19.



Kaye Tuckerman will head the cast as mom Donna Sheridan with Chloe Tucker as bride-to-be Sophie Sheridan and Happy Mahaney as Sophie's fiancé Sky.

Mary Callanan and Alison Ewing will play Donna's best friends and former back-up band, Rosie and Tanya, respectively. The three men from Donna's past and Sophie's possible dads will be played by John Bisom (Sam Carmichael), John-Michael Zuerlein (Bill Austin) and Paul DeBoy (Harry Bright). The cast will also feature Stephanie Barnum (Ali), Elena Marisa Flores (Lisa), Ethan Le Phong (Pepper) and James Michael Lambert (Eddie).

The ensemble comprises Jeff Applegate, Amy Biedel, Julius Chase, Thomasina E. Gross, Sean Hayden, Carole Denise Jones, Alison Luff, Marlene Martinez, Mario Matthews, Brian Ray Norris, Merrill Peiffer, Christopher Sergeeff, Jennifer Swinderski and Travis Taber.

In the 2010-2011 season, Mamma Mia! will walk down the aisle for the first time, making premiere performances in Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, West Virginia and Wyoming. The musical will return to Detroit, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Providence and Tampa. The tour has played over 3,000 performances in over 130 cities with 125 repeat visits.

Mamma Mia! employs the hit songs of famed pop group ABBA to tell the story of Sophie Sheridan, a young girl who hopes to discover the identity of her father. On the eve of her wedding, she brings three men from her mother Donna's past back to the Greek island they visited over two decades ago.

Mamma Mia! features music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, a book by Catherine Johnson, direction by Phyllida Lloyd and choreography by Anthony Van Laast.

The musical was a hit in London, where it still plays, before arriving on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre, where it is also a long-running hit. The production also spawned a hit film starring Oscar winner Meryl Streep.

For tickets, schedule and more information, visit www.mammamianorthamerica.com.