The smash Broadway and international hit tells the amusing tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads! At Riverside Theatre April 10-29, 2018
Music by Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny ANdersson
Lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson
Book by Catherine Johnson
The smash Broadway and international hit tells the amusing tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads! On the eve of the daughter’s wedding on a Greek island paradise, her quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The storytelling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.
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*Members of the Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
Evan Autio* (Ensemble) Dedicated to those who want to Dance. Tours: Newsies, Memphis, Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Regional: The Music Man (Tommy Djilas), CATS (Mr. Mistoffelees), Phantom (Young Carrier), Guys and Dolls, Hot Mikado. Commercials/TV: VerizonVios, “SNL,” “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” The Sound of Winter- Park Hyo-Shin. Instagram- EvAutio
Anthony Avino (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back at Riverside Theatre. Regional credits include: Singing in the Rain (Palace Theatre), West Side Story (Drury Lane), Joseph and the… (Drury Lane), Saturday Night Fever (Westchester Broadway & Riverside/Walnut Street). Other recent credits: Rocky Horror (Frank N’ Furter), Rent (Angel) and Lysistrata Jones (Uardo). BFA from CCPA, Roosevelt University ‘14. Thanks to Richard and the whole creative team for this wonderful opportunity. Love to Mom, Gia, Donnie, Paula, My Babe, family and friends! Follow on Instagram @AnthonyAvinoOnline.
Anne Brummel* (Donna Sheridan) is so excited to be returning to Riverside after having just played Edwin Drood in January’s production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Broadway: Wicked (Elphaba standby). National Tours: Wicked (Elphaba), Evita (Eva), Cats (Grizabella). Regional: 9-5 (Judy,Sacramento Music Circus), Johnny Manhattan (Rosie, Meadowbrook ), Mamma Mia (Donna, Theatre Aspen), Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel, Manitoba Theatre Center), Closer Than Ever (Woman 2, Mason Street). Endless love and thanks to my friends, family, and agents at CGF for putting up with me. This one is for the three loves of my life; Winston, Jasper, and Mr. W.
Jonas Cohen* (Harry Bright) has worked extensively throughout the U.S. and in New York as an actor, playwright, music director, accompanist, and acting instructor. New York credits include: 2 shows for NYMF (Best Ensemble Award) Regional: Souvenir by Stephen Temperley at Walnut Street in Philadelphia. Disgraced (a co-production for Portland Stage Company & Hangar Theater), The Diary of Anne Frank (Flat Rock Playhouse), Talley's Folly (Hangar Theater), End of the Rainbow (The Arvada), Pal Joey (Arkansas Rep), and credits at Capital Repertory Theater, Fulton Theater, Ivoryton Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Stamford Theaterworks, and Barrington Stage. TV: “The Tap,” “Power,” “Blue Bloods,” and “All My Children.” Film: Forgetting Sandy Glass and The Pixie Fighters. Upcoming: Mamma Mia! at Walnut Street.
Schyler Conaway* (Sky) After having toured 11 countries as Sky in the original conception of Mamma Mia!, Schyler is thrilled to return to the show in a fresh, new version here at Riverside Theatre! In addition to his career as an actor, Schyler has also spent the last 4 years touring with the USO Show Troupe; being seen on various stages across the country, including “The Today Show” and “Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve” in Times Square! Favorite credits include Spring Awakening (Melchior), Les Miserables (Marius), and Joseph...Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph). All my love to Mom, Dad, Erika and Dana. For Ira.
Christopher deProphetis* (Father Alexandrios, Ensemble) is thrilled to return to Riverside after playing Frank Jr. in last season’s Saturday Night Fever. National Tours: South Pacific (1st National/ Lincoln Center), Rent, and Miss Saigon. Favorite Regional: Frank Jr. in Saturday Night Fever (Walnut Street), Jerry in The Full Monty (Human Race Theater Co.), Sam in Mamma Mia! (Virginia Musical Theater), Cable in South Pacific (Delaware Theater Co.), Emmett in Legally Blonde (Westchester B’way), Frankie in Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings (Walnut Street), and Chris in Miss Saigon (bunch of places). Graduate of the Guildford School of Acting in England.
Taylor Fields (Ensemble) is thrilled to make her debut at Riverside Theatre in the production of Mamma Mia! Broadway: BCEFA 27th Gypsy of the Year (Opening Number, New Amsterdam Theatre). Regional: Mamma Mia! (Ogunquit Playhouse/Gateway Playhouse), All Shook Up (Fireside Theatre), The Nutcracker (New Jersey Ballet, Paper Mill Playhouse). TV/Other: Netflix’s “The Get Down,” NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” “MTV’s Uncommon Sense,” Holland America Line Cruises. Education: Fordham University & the Alvin Ailey School, BFA in Dance. Endless love and gratitude to God, Family, David, CESD Talent, & loved ones. www.whoistaylorfields.com
Laura Giknis* (Sophie Sheridan) is so happy to be back in sunny Florida after spending a year away playing Anna in Frozen on the Disney Wonder! Favorite Riverside Theatre credits: Sister Mary Robert (Sister Act) and Sandy (Grease!) Regional: Walnut Street Theatre (Sister Act, High Society, Bad Jews, Grease), Bristol Riverside Theatre (Time Stands Still, Working, An Enemy of the People, Little Shop of Horrors [Barrymore Nominated Best Actress], Steel Magnolias, UP!, Music Fest concerts), Arden Theatre Company (Women in Jep), People’s Light (Panto: The Three Musketeers, Fallow). Thanks to Richard, Ken, Bernard, and the amazing Riverside family. Love to my beautiful Family and my Geoff for being so supportive as I travel for months on end. AEA. www.LauraGiknis.com
Brett-Marco Glauser* (Ensemble) is elated to join the Mamma Mia team as his first appearance at Riverside! Credits include Cats on Royal Caribbean (Munkustrap), Goodspeed Opera House, Fireside Theatre, Westchester Broadway Theatre, Eglevsky Ballet. BFA Commercial Dance, Pace University. Thanks to the entire team who have made this production so spectacular! Thanks also to Penny, Brian, and the Wham Bam Glauser Fam for their interminable support. www.BrettMarcoGlauser.com"
Billy D. Hart* (Eddie) couldn't be happier to return to Vero Beach for his 4th production. You may remember him from Memphis, Sister Act, or Saturday Night Fever. Other favorite credits include the national tour of Elf, Leaf Coneybear in Spelling Bee..., Bobby Child in Crazy for You, and 10 productions at the Walnut Street Theatre in his home town of Philadelphia. Thanks to everyone at the Riverside Theatre and Walnut Street Theatre. Love to his family. NYU Tisch Grad. Proud member AEA. IG - @punofyourbusiness www.BillyDHart.com
Jesse Jones* (Ensemble) is ecstatic to return to Riverside Theater Vero. Regional: Beauty & the Beast, Cabaret (Victor), Memphis, In The Heights (Jose), Dreamgirls, Sister Act (TJ), Jesus Christ Superstar and Swing! (West Coast Swing Feature) to name a few. Dance Companies: Bermuda Dance Company, Eleone Dance Theater (Soloist), Putty Dance Project (Soloist) & Jamaica Dance Company (Soloist). Other: Disney World, Tokyo Disney, PBS Dance Masters & Philadelphia Opera Company. Jjones.bizopy
Cody Knable (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his debut here at Riverside! Most recently seen in sunny Florida at the Wick Theatre in Singing in the Rain and in Newsies at Maltz Jupiter Theatre playing Specs. Knable has appeared with the company of How the Grinch Stole Christmas playing Boo Who at the Grand Ole Opry. Regionally he has performed in Joseph... as Benjamin and Shrek the Musical as Pinocchio at Beef and Boards Dinner Theater and other theaters such as Theater by the Sea, Starlight Theatre, and Mount Gretna Playhouse. Knable is a Temple U grad, Go Owls! @codyleek
Eric Kunze* (Sam Carmichael) Broadway: Marius in Les Misérables, Chris in Miss Saigon and as Joe Hardy (opposite Jerry Lewis) in Damn Yankees. Kunze has appeared in the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (IRNE award), as Che in Evita (LA Ovation nomination) and South Pacific. He was most recently seen as Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid, and Captain Phoebus in the The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He recently reunited with Lea Salonga as Bruce Bechdel in the international premiere of Fun Home in Manila. He starred as The Man in the national touring company of Whistle Down the Wind for which he won an IRNE Award for best actor in a musical, and appeared as the title character in the national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar (with Carl Anderson). Orchestral appearances include national and international performances with “Do You Hear the People Sing,” including Carnegie Hall for the New York Pops, “Music of the Night” at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.; and soloist with the Vancouver Symphony, Detroit Symphony and the Cincinnati Pops. His CD, My Collection, is available on Amazon, iTunes and www.erickunze.com.
Charis Leos* (Rosie) is thrilled to be making her Riverside debut! Her most recent credits include The Irish and How They Got That Way at the Fulton Theater, Louise in Always, Patsy Cline, Adelaide in Guys and Dolls and Miss Lynch in Grease at Maine State Music Theater. In her 20+ years as a member of Actors Equity she has appeared at regional theaters all over the country. She was a featured performer with Broadway Backwards for four years in a row and a company member of 4 out of Five Doctors improv comedy group. Thanks for having me in beautiful Vero! CLG. For more info please visit CharisLeos.com
Adam Mandala (Ensemble) is thrilled be making his debut at Riverside Theatre! Adam is a Jersey boy at heart and a proud graduate of Temple University. Regional: Newsies (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina); The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, West Side Story, On the Town (Finger Lakes MTF); A Christmas Story, How to Succeed…(Walnut Street Theatre). Television: “iCarly” (dancer); “30 Rock.” Adam recently returned from performing Grease around the world with Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas. He is blessed to have the unconditional love and support from his friends and family. For Grandma Annie. www.adammandala.com.
Kimberly Maxson (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Riverside debut! Credits: A Funny Thing...Forum, 9 to 5: The Musical (Walnut Street Theatre) Gypsy, Billy Elliot, Beauty and the Beast, Hello, Dolly! (Media Theatre), Heathers (Eagle Theatre), Crazy for You, Hairspray (Candlelight Theatre), Mary Poppins (OCTC), Chicago (Maples Rep). For Grandpa.
Kathryn Miller* (Ensemble) is happy to be back at the Riverside! Riverside: Saturday Night Fever (Pauline); Walnut Street Theatre: Annie, South Pacific, The Wizard of Oz, Freckleface Strawberry, A Christmas Carol; Mazeppa Productions – Sweet Charity; The Carnegie – Company, West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Chicago, Sweeney Todd; The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati - The Snow Queen. Walnut Street Theatre Acting Apprentice 2015-16. Graduate of Northern Kentucky University. Much love to my family for their endless support!
Owen Pelesh* (Ensemble) is happy to be back at Riverside! Previously: Sister Act and Grease. Owen recently appeared in the world premiere of the new musical Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole. Other credits include Walnut Street Theatre, People’s Light, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Theatre By The Sea, Arrow Rock Lyceum, and others. Proud graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia. www.owenpelesh.com
Lyn Philistine* (Tanya, u/s Donna) is happy to be making her Riverside debut! Broadway/Tours: Monty Python's Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), Gypsy, Cinderella, Disney's On The Record. NYC/Off-Broadway: A Bronx Tale (Rosina) directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks, Oliver! (Nancy), My Secret Garden, Golf. Regional: Mamma Mia (Donna), A Christmas Story (Mother), The Buddy Holly Story (Maria), Chicago (Roxie), A Chorus Line (Cassie), Superstar (Mary), Wizard Of Oz (Glinda), Annie (Lily), I Love You, You're Perfect. Lyn is a Soloist on The Philadelphia Orchestra's Bernstein's Mass recording released March 16th. BFA from CCM. www.LynPhilistine.com. Thank you to Bernard, Alan, Mark and Richard. All my love to my Christopher and our lil’ Dylan...
Kristyn Pope* (Ensemble) is grateful to Allen, Bernard, Richard and the Riverside/WST families for this opportunity. “You have to take risks…We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” ~Paulo Coelho. In loving memory of her incredible mom. Agape. Ps100.
Taylor Elise Rector*(Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Riverside Theatre debut! Select Credits: NYC: Gypsy (The Secret Theatre) Pageant Princess, The Musical (New York New Works Festival) Regional: Gypsy, Spamalot, Joseph and the Amazing…, (The Media Theatre) Carousel, The Little Mermaid, How To Succeed in Business…, A Chorus Line (Olney Theatre Center) Carrie the Musical (Studio Theatre). Love to Mom and Dad. Education: BFA, Musical Theater, University of Florida. www.tayloreliserector.weebly.com
Kristi Smith (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Riverside Theatre debut in Mamma Mia! Favorite/Previous credits include: The Music Man (Theatre by the Sea), Beauty and the Beast (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Billy Elliot (Media Theatre), Catch Me If You Can (Woodminster Amphitheater), Mame (Bucks County Playhouse/Media Theatre), Phantom (Players Theater), as well as performing in PHISH NYE Concert at Madison Square Garden. She is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Dance. All the love and thanks in the world to her family and husband, Spencer, for always supporting and believing in her dreams!
Christopher Sutton* (Bill Austin) had a blast here as Huey Calhoun in Memphis! Christopher received Outstanding Leading Actor Awards for Flight of the Lawnchair Man and Monty Python's Spamalot directed by Mike Nichols, and is a recipient of the Barrymore Award (The Buddy Holly Story), and the Sudler National Prize in the Arts. Other NYC: Mark Antony in The Harlem Shakespeare Festival's Antony And Cleopatra, Henry Vi, Ancient History, I Love You, You're Perfect, and the original casts/recordings of Hell Is For Real, Valueville, Four Messages, Golf, Lissabon, Lola-Lola, Battleship Potemkin, The Perfect 36, and The It Girl with Jerry Zaks. www.ChristopherSutton.net. Much gratitude to Bernard, Alan, Mark and Richard. All my love to Lynnie and our lil’ fella Dylan...
Tara Tagliaferro* (Ensemble) is beyond grateful to be back at the Riverside Theatre inhaling the sea salty air! Recent credits: Annie (Walnut St. Theatre), The Music Man (North Shore Music Theatre), and The Producers (Maltz Jupiter Theatre). National/International Tours: Sister Act and Grinch. Thanks to her Walnut & Riverside families, RICHARD, and the Mine. Love to her fiancé, family, cast & crew, and Wander Women Sisterhood. More at www.taratag.com, Insta @taratagtickles
Jet Thomas (Ensemble) is originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL and is currently based in New York City. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Jacksonville University and has spent the last few years traveling the world and performing on cruise ships (Holland America and Princess Cruise Lines). Jet recently had the privilege of singing in two Stephen Schwartz produced Princess shows; her cast premiered Born to Dance, in which she worked with renowned choreographer, Al Blackstone (“So You Think You Can Dance”), and musical director Lynne Shankel (Allegiance). Jet finished her final cruise contract in 2017 and has since relocated to New York City where she has discovered the joys of public transportation, long johns, cross-country laundry, and hand-warmers.
Director, Choreographer: Richard Stafford
Music Director: Anne Shuttlesworth
Scenic Designer: Peter Barbieri Jr.
Lighting Designer: Jack Mehler
Costume Designer: Gail Baldoni
Sound Designer: Craig Beyrooti
Casting: Brian Kurtas, CSA
Stage Manager: Amy M. Bertacini*
Assistant Stage Manager: Rebekah Church
Co-producer: Walnut Street Theatre