25 Nov 2019

Mamma Mia! Cast Announced!

The Empire Theatres are thrilled to announce an incredibly talented lineup of local performers who will take the stage for the 2020 major production, Mamma Mia!

This blockbuster jukebox musical features hits from the incredible songs of pop powerhouse ABBA including Dancing Queen, Voulez Vous, S.O.S, Take a Chance on Me and The Winner Takes it All.

Mamma Mia! tells the hilarious heart-warming story of a young woman’s search for her birth father before her wedding, which brings three men from her mother’s past back to the Greek island they last visited 20 years ago. 

This unforgettable trip down the aisle is on stage at the Empire Theatre from Thursday 5 March- Sunday 15 March with direction by James Shaw, musical direction by Craig Renshaw and choreography by Tess Hill.

Leading the cast as Donna Sheridan is Diana Holt, along with Sophie Volp as daughter Sophie Sheridan.

Diana Holt is no stranger to performance with credits as a recording artist, songwriter and live vocalist, voice actor and stage performer.

She has performed lead roles in musicals including Oliver!, West Side Story and Cabaret on the Gold Coast as well as performing as a Fabulette in Simon Gallaher’s Pirates of Penzance opposite Jon English, Gerry Connolly and Simon Gallaher before touring nationally in Simon Gallaher’s The Mikado which starred Julie Anthony, David Collins (The Umbilical Brothers) and Colin Lane (Lano and Woodley).

For Sophie Volp, Mamma Mia! will be her first lead role in an Empire Theatre major musical and is only the second Empire Theatre show she has been old enough to audition for due to the minimum age of 16 for auditionees.

Miss Volp said she was extremely grateful to have the opportunity to take on the role of Sophie.

“Sophie is a character I really relate to and I can’t wait to delve into the ins and outs of her emotional journey and work hard to speak her truth on stage,” Miss Volp said.

“This musical never fails to bring a smile to my face, it has this infections energy that you can’t ignore and I can ‘t wait to create that for our audience alongside the rest of the Mamma Mia team.”

Diana and Sophie are joined on stage by an incredible lineup of local performers including Michael Escober (Sam Carmichael), Trent Sellars (Harry Bright), Tristan James (Bill Austin), James Taylor (Sky), Vicki Bravery (Tanya), Gayle Dixon (Rosie), Sophie Kleinschmidt (Lisa), Kate Hudson-James (Ali), Nicholas Joy (Pepper) and Joshua Rognoni (Eddie) as well as an exceptional ensemble and band of backstage singers.

For more information on Mamma Mia!, the 2020 Season or to book tickets, please contact the Empire Theatre on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au.

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