Hillbarn Theatre Closes Season with MAMMA MIA!
Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier theatre company, closes its 2018-19 season with the crowd-favorite musical sensation, Mamma Mia!. Mamma Mia! will perform at Hillbarn Theatre (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City) May 9-26, 2019. The performance schedule is as follows: Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. There will be no matinee Saturday, May 11. Press night for Mamma Mia! will be on Friday, May 10, 2019.
Single tickets range in price from $35-$52 and are available now by calling 650-349-6411 ext. 2 or visiting www.hillbarntheatre.org.
With music and lyrics by ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson and a book by Catherine Johnson, this timeless musical tells the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise, where 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 last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle audiences will never forget!
Featuring smash hits from the Swedish rock group such as the titular "Mamma Mia!," "Dancing Queen," "SOS," "Money, Money, Money," and more, Mamma Mia! was nominated for five Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards. It premiered in the West End in 1999 and has been performed in more than 40 countries across five continents, including: Belgium, Greece, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. The popular film adaptation was released in July 2008 and featured much of the creative team from the original London production, starring Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, and Pierce Brosnan.
"We can't wait to send everyone into the summer season with a trip to a Greek island paradise," says Dan Demers, Hillbarn Theatre's Executive Artistic Director. "This iconic jukebox musical will make for a feel-good evening of classic songs, and ring in the summer season dancing to the hits of Abba."
Under the direction of Executive Artistic Director Demers, Mamma Mia! features Sofia Costantini as the ingenue 'Sophie,' Merril Peiffer* as her mother, 'Donna,' Randy Allen, Lawrence Long, and Eric Neiman, as the paternal candidates Sam, Bill, and Harry, Christine Capsuto and Jacquie McCarley as Tanya and Rosie, Donna's life-long friends, and Matt Ono as Sky, Sophie's fiancé. Rounding out the ensemble are Sam Ayoob, Christine Baker, Jorge Diaz, Doug Greer, Drew Hope, Tiffany Jianto, Michelle McComb, Jepoy Ramos, Jay Thulien, and Catherine Traceski. Additional cast members will be announced at a later date.
The creative team for Mamma Mia! includes Paulino Deleal (Scenic Designer), Cat Knight (Stage Manager), Michael Palumbo (Lighting Designer), Rick Reynolds (Vocal Director), and Sharron Peng (Costumes, Hair & Make-up).