Festivals & Events

LAWYERS PLAY

The Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Manitoba Bar Association are pleased to present the 27th annual Lawyers Play fundraising production Mamma Mia! from May 6 to 11, 2019 at the Tom Hendry Warehouse.


MUSIC AND LYRICS BY
BENNY ANDERSSON
BJÖRN ULVAEUS
AND SOME SONGS BY STIG ANDERSON
 
BOOK BY CATHERINE JOHNSON
ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED BY JUDY CRAYMER
 
Co-Directed by Steven Schipper* and Teri-Lynn Friesen
Choreography by Sofia Costantini*
Musical Direction by Rachel Cameron

Filled with feel-good ABBA hits, Mamma Mia! tells the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. On the eve of her wedding, the daughter brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island paradise they last visited 20 years ago. It’s a story of hopes and dreams, family, friendship and love. 

Audition Notice
 
Individual singing auditions: Tue, Oct 9 & Mon, Oct 15, after 5pm
Group dance call: Wed, Oct 24 after 5pm
Roles for men and women of varying ages are open to all members of the Canadian Bar Association. All cast members must hold current CBA memberships during the 2018-2019 membership year. The Lawyers Play is a fundraising event for Royal MTC and cast members will be asked to assist with ticket sales.

Character breakdown & audition songs
Sophie Sheridan  
Born and raised on the island. Donna’s Daughter. Hopeful, determined and passionate. A rare gem.
Donna Sheridan 
Sophie' mother. Ambitious, passionate and free spirited. A gem that has tarnish but not beyond repair.
Sam Carmichael     
Might be Sophie's father. Charming and successful, genuine; An architect.
Bill Austin          
Might be Sophie's father. Quirky, eccentric and fun; a sailor and travel writer.
Harry Bright            
Might be Sophie's father. Warm and sincere British banker; trying to reconnect with his freer, youthful self. Must feel comfortable with an English accent.
Sky                          
Sophie's fiancé. Hopelessly in love with Sophie; has a practical side but still a bit of a dreamer. Left behind a world of business and finance to live on the island and help with hotel.
Tanya                
Former Dynamo. Witty and rich divorcee who knows how to have a good time.
Rosie                     
Former Dynamo. Strong on the outside, vulnerable on the inside. Quirky, eccentric and loveable author.
Lisa                        
Sophie's friend. The feeler; likes to have fun.           
Ali                            
Sophie's friend. The “smart” one, also likes to have fun.      
Pepper                       
Barman at Taverna. Loves women, a flirt.
Eddie                         
Helps Sky with water sports. Relaxed.
Father Alexandrios     
The local priest.
Ensemble/Chorus   
Islanders, hotel staff and wedding guests.

Click on the character name to view/print audition songs.

For a more detailed play synopsis CLICK HERE.

Those interested in participating will need to attend an individual singing audition and group dance call. If you’re not available on the posted dates, please let us know and we’ll try to accommodate your schedule.

To book an audition, contact Paige Lewis at plewis@royalmtc.ca or 204 934 0307. Please indicate which role(s) you are interested in auditioning for, your availability for the audition dates and your firm or employer.

ROYAL MTC INCLUSIVE CASTING POLICY
We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, Royal MTC will consider all submissions, without regard to age, disability, ethno-cultural identity, gender or any other basis prohibited by law unless otherwise specifically indicated.
 
REHEARSALS
Rehearsals will begin in early December and take place once a week on Sundays or Mondays until mid-February when we will start rehearsing twice a week. Rehearsals move to the performance venue on April 24 and actors will need to be available for all technical rehearsals and performances.
 
*Appears with the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
 
MAMMA MIA! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
 
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The annual Lawyers Play is one of Royal MTC’s largest fundraisers and since its inception in 1990 has raised over $1,000,000 to help make live theatre accessible to all Manitobans. This production is a unique opportunity for members of the Manitoba Bar Association to work with theatre professionals and have a great time with friends and colleagues from the legal community.

For information on event sponsorship and advertising, please contact:

Melissa Novecosky, Special & Donor Events Coordinator
P: 204 954 6410
E: mnovecosky@royalmtc.ca

*The participation of this Artist is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance • Opera • Theatre Policy.