Christine Sherrill, Kimbre Lancaster, Sean Allan Krill and More Star in MAMMA MIA! in Las Vegas, Beg. Tonight
The highly anticipated Las Vegas production of Mamma Mia! begins performances at The New Tropicana resort in Las Vegas tonight, May 8. The talented cast features Mamma Mia! alumni, including all three Dynamos as well as several Las Vegas locals who will join the company.
The Las Vegas cast will be led by Christine Sherrill as Donna Sheridan, Kimbre Lancaster as Sophie Sheridan, Mary Callanan as Rosie, Alison Ewing as Tanya, Trey Ellett as Harry Bright, Steve Judkins as Bill Austin, Sean Allan Krill as Sam Carmichael and Jordan Bondurant as Sky.
MAMMA MIA! also features Devin Archer, Virginia Cavaliere, Sasha Ely-Judkins, Kasie Gasparini, Danielle Marie Gregoire, Ashley Elizabeth Hale, Karl Hamilton, Brittney Johnson, Riley Krull, James Lee, Kent M. Lewis, Joe Moeller, Patrick Ortiz, Bradford G. Rahmlow, Matt Rivera, Nadine Roden, Marcus Shane, James Tolbert, Santina Umbach, Jason Watson and Kaci R. Wilson.
MAMMA MIA! will perform in the newly transformed Tropicana Theater Sunday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. There will be no show on Fridays. Tickets and hotel packages can be purchased at http://trop.lv/TLVMammaMia, by phone at 800-829-9034 or at the Tropicana Show Tickets desk.
Acclaimed by the Associated Press as "quite simply, a phenomenon," Mamma Mia! continues its success around the world having been seen by more than 54 million people in 39 productions in 14 languages in over 400 cities. Now celebrating 13 smash-hit years and over 5,000 performances on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre, Mamma Mia! is the 9th longest running show in Broadway history and one of only five musicals to have run for more than 10 years on Broadway. The original West End production, now in its 15th year, has celebrated more than 6,000 performances in London. Mamma Mia! is one of the most successful musicals of all time and the movie adaptation starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan is the most successful movie musical, grossing $600 million worldwide.
Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, Mamma Mia! is Judy Craymer's vision of staging writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale of family and friendship unfolding on a tiny Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they had last visited 20 years ago. Songs including "Dancing Queen," "The Winner Takes It All," "Money, Money, Money" and "Take a Chance on Me" are all featured in this feel-good night of fun and laughter.
With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.
PRINCIPAL CAST BIOGRAPHIES
Christine Sherrill (Donna Sheridan) Hailing from the Windy City, Ms. Sherrill was the 2013 Jeff Award winner for actress in a principal role for Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. Ms. Sherrill is excited to return to the Mamma Mia! family after performing as Tanya on the North American Tour. She has earned critical acclaim in roles such as Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet, Heidi in Title of Show, Mrs. Cratchit in the Goodman Theater's A Christmas Carol and Lina Lamont in Singin' in the Rain.
Kimbre Lancaster (Sophie Sheridan) is thrilled to be joining the cast of Mamma Mia! Las Vegas! Regional: Pride and Prejudice, She Loves Me, The Imaginary Invalid, Pirates of Penzance, Twelfth Night (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Winter's Tale, Imaginary Invalid (Idaho Shakespeare Festival/Great Lakes Theater). The Light in the Piazza (Bainbridge Performing Arts). Twelfth Night, Summer of '42, Much Ado About Nothing (Idaho Repertory Theatre).
Mary Callanan (Rosie) recently played Mama Rose in GYPSY at Albany, NY's Capital Rep. Broadway: Annie (Mrs. Pugh/Miss Hannigan u/s). Tours: Mamma Mia!, Sound of Music, Big and Damn Yankees. Regional: BBAJ (Storyteller), Les Miserables (Mme.Thenardier), Falsettos (Dr. Charlotte) Menopause: The Musical (Earth), Follies (Hattie), Bat Boy: The Musical (Hightower), Sweeney Todd (Lovett), Sunday in the Park with George (Nurse), Chicago (Mama Morton), Violet (Old Lady), Late Night Catechism (Sister) and all the nuns in Nunsense I & II! Cabaret: New York, Boston, Provincetown and cruise ships. www.marycallanan.com
Alison Ewing (Tanya) is thrilled to be back with Mamma Mia! after two years on the North American Tour. Alison was seen on Broadway in Cabaret (Lulu) at Studio 54, the 1st National Tour and Paris' Folies Bergere. Other favorites: Flashdance-1st National Tour (Tess), Putnam County Spelling Bee (San Jose Reparatory Theatre), Emma, Ain't Nothin' But The Blues, Into The Woods (TheatreWorks), Sweet Charity (CenterRep), Jacques Brel (Marin Theatre Company), and The Last 5 Years (Playhouse West).
Trey Ellett (Harry Bright) Favorite roles include Dan in Next To Normal (Farmers Alley Theatre), Mark in Rent (Broadway); Ethan in The Full Monty (1st National Tour), Jonathan in Tick Tick... Boom!, (1st National Tour) Sam in Fully Committed (Lyric Theatre, LA), Melchior in Spring Awakening (La Jolla Playhouse, first workshop). TV: "Mad Love," "How I Met Your Mother," "Charmed."
Steve Judkins (Bill Austin) Australia - Billy Elliot, The Rocky Horror Show, West Side Story, Countdown The Musical, Shout, Jekyll And Hyde. London - The Full Monty, Notre Dame De Paris, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Macbeth, The Tempest. USA -Sleeping Beauty Wakes, Spirit of Broadway, A Christmas Spectacular, Victor Victoria, Oklahoma. TV/Film - "Are We There Yet?" (TBS), "Mob City" (TNT), "The Jeselnik Offensive" (Comedy Central) and "Broken Gardenias". Australian TV -"Neighbors," "All Saints," "Water Rats," and "Big Sky."
Sean Allan Krill (Sam Carmichael) Broadway: Mamma Mia!, On A Clear Day. Off-Broadway: Brother/Sister Plays (Public), Hit The Wall (Barrow Street), Civil War Christmas (NYTW). Regional: Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse), Hot L Baltimore (Steppenwolf), Comedy of Errors (Chicago Shakespeare), Sunday in the Park (Skylight), Brigadoon (Marriott - Jeff nomination), Forever Plaid (original Chicago cast - Jeff Award). Tours: Mamma Mia! (Outstanding Leading Actor - Broadwayworld.com), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Leon Rabin and Carbonell Award nominations) www.seanallankrill.com
Jordan Bondurant (Sky) After having spent the last year in New York, Jordan is thrilled to be back in Las Vegas at the beautiful New Tropicana. Originally from Tennessee, Jordan graduated from UNLV last May. Regional: Fiddler on the Roof (Sacramento Music Circus). University credits include Urinetown, Equus, and Cinderella, among others. MFA: UNLV, BA: Samford University.
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