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MAMMA MIA 5: The Barn's Novak, McGraw and Carroll

MAMMA MIA 5: The Barn's Novak, McGraw and Carroll

Broadway vet Rachel Potter stars with the nine-time First Night Award-winning Martha Wilkinson (a 2015 First Night Honoree) in the upcoming Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre production of Mamma Mia!, the hit musical set to a score of ABBA's biggest hits. Mamma Mia! runs September 7-October 21 at Nashville's iconic dinner theatre.

MAMMA MIA 5: The Barn's Novak, McGraw and Carroll
Rachel Potter and Taylor Novak
-photo by Michael Scott Evans

Opening on Broadway in October 2001 - just weeks after 9/11 - the musical provided a much-needed dose of escapism to a battered New York City theatre scene still reeling from the attacks of September 11. It went on to run for 14 years on the main stem, with some 5,773 performances to its credit. The North American touring production, which opened in Providence, Rhode Island, in 2002, continued until its final performance in St. Louis on July 30 of this year, racking up in excess of 4,000 performances along the way.

Starring Broadway veteran and former X Factor finalist Rachel Potter as Sophie and Martha Wilkinson as Donna, Mamma Mia! tells the comic story of bride-to-be Sophie and the hilarity surrounding her wedding on a Greek island paradise. The magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship, creating a trip down the aisle audiences will never forget!

Bradley Moore directs, with choreography by Everett Tarlton and music direction by Kelsi Fulton.

Chaffin's Barn's production of Mamma Mia! will include 30 performances, staged on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, as well as Thursday matinees, with one special Sunday matinee on September 17. Reservations for Mamma Mia! are now available via www.ChaffinsBarnTheatre.com.

In addition to Potter and Wilkinson, the cast include Gracie McGraw, Meggan Utech, Jenny Norris-Light, Cat Arnold, Taylor Novak, Will Pope, Austin Olive, Greg Frey, David Arnold, Geoff Davin, Curtis Reed, Christina Candilora, Brett Cantrell, Anna Carroll, Heather Hershow, Jenna Pryor and Sarah Katherine.

In the coming days, leading up to opening night on Thursday, September 7, members of the cast take on our Mamma Mia 5 questions, to offer up some reasons for you to make sure you're in their audience through October 21. First up, today's edition features Taylor Novak, Gracie McGraw and Anna Carroll.

MAMMA MIA 5: The Barn's Novak, McGraw and CarrollTaylor Novak

What character do you play in Mamma Mia? Sky

What's your favorite ABBA song? "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!"

Why should people come see Mamma Mia? Iconic music and a really hot cast.

Who's your favorite character in the show besides your own and why is that? I can't choose a favorite. I love them all equally.

Who would you want to play you in the film sequel to Mamma Mia? Since it's a prequel, I'd love to play young Sam. But if I were a character, I'd choose AaRon Taylor-Johnson.

MAMMA MIA 5: The Barn's Novak, McGraw and CarrollGracie McGraw

What character do you play in Mamma Mia? I play one of Sophie's best friends, Ali!

What's your favorite ABBA song? "Chiquitita!" It's also my favorite song of all time!

Why should people come see Mamma Mia? Mamma Mia means so much to me. ABBA is my favorite band of all times and this show is full of the most talented people. It would be worth it in many ways.

Who's your favorite character in the show besides your own and why is that? Donna. She has tried to create a beautiful life for her daughter and didn't take time for herself until she became aware of Sophie's plan. She reminds me of my mom!

Who would you want to play you in the film sequel to Mamma Mia? Meryl Streep, my queen,

MAMMA MIA 5: The Barn's Novak, McGraw and CarrollAnna Carroll

What character do you play in Mamma Mia? Eden (ensemble)

What's your favorite ABBA song? "Under Attack."

Why should people come see Mamma Mia? The dancing! It is such a fun show!

Who's your favorite character in the show besides your own and why is that? Rosie. I love her dry humor!

Who would you want to play you in the film sequel to Mamma Mia? Kate McKinnon.



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