LCT Announces Auditions for 2018-2019 Season Opener, ‘Mamma Mia’
La Crosse, WI – 04/30/18 – La Crosse Community Theatre will hold auditions for the musical, Mamma Mia, on May 21 and 22, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, La Crosse, WI.
On the eve of her wedding, Sophie’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 storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love and friendship, creating an unforgettable show with non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers.
Mamma Mia will be directed by guest artist, Stephanie Harter. Harter is thrilled to be returning to LCT for Mamma Mia after co-directing The Music Man last fall with Matthew Scott Campbell. Her previous choreography credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie and Hello, Dolly!, as well as numerous show choirs and dance teams in Missouri and Kansas. Harter is a frequent clinician, guest artist/teacher, and adjudicator for show choirs, competitions, and youth and children’s theatre workshops, and she is on the voice faculty at Viterbo University. She previously taught at Wichita State University before moving to NYC to pursue acting full time. She has performed in 45 of the United States and seven countries, in numerous regional productions and national tours, including Beauty and the Beast (Madame de la Grande Bouche aka the wardrobe) and the first national Broadway tour of Nice Work if You Can Get It (Duchess Estonia Dulworth), where she had not only had the privilege to swing from a chandelier nightly, but to work with Tony Award winning creative teams and esteemed Broadway directors Kathleen Marshall, Rob Roth and Marc Bruni. Other favorite roles include Guenevere in Camelot (Arizona Broadway), Glinda in Wizard of Oz (Surflight), Jellylorum/Griddlebone in Cats (Crown Uptown), Karen/Carmen in Carmen’s Place (Castillo Theatre, 42nd St. NYC), and Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun (Joplin Little Theatre).
Auditions are open for ages 16 and up. There are roles available for men and women. A complete breakdown of roles available can be found online at www.lacrossecommunitytheatre.org/volunteer/audition. First-time auditionees are welcome—no experience necessary. Auditionees should prepare 30 seconds of singing with accompaniment (pianist, CD player, and 1/8 in. input–headphone–cable will be provided) and be dressed to move for a dance audition. Signing up for auditions is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.
Performances are Thursdays through Sundays, September 7-23, 2018. The cast list will be announced during the morning show of WXOW on Friday, May 25, 2018, as well as online and on the stage door. First cast meeting will be Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the classrooms at Weber Center for the Performing Arts. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled Mondays through Fridays beginning July 30, 2018. For more information, or to sign up for an audition, call 608-784-9292.