‘Mamma Mia!’ boogies its way onto Ryan Main Stage

From left, Kristin Rose Kelleher as Tanya, Monica Howe as Donna, Sarah Goldstein as Rosie in Millbrook Playhouse’s performance of “Mamma Mia!”

MILL HALL — The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, are pleased to announce the Millbrook premiere of the smash hit “Mamma Mia!” from June 21 to July 6 on the Ryan Main Stage.

The enchanting, hilarious story that has become an international sensation is told through Swedish pop group ABBA’s timeless hits and takes place on a magical Greek island paradise.

On the eve of her wedding, a young woman’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited twenty years ago. Non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, along with the magic of ABBA’s hit songs including, “Super Trouper,” “Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Thank You for the Music,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes It All,” and “SOS,” combine to make this sunny, funny show a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Shannon Agnew, the architect behind last seasons block-buster, “Beauty and the Beast,” will direct. Cathrine DeLuce, whose clever staging was last seen in the comedy “Spamalot,” is the productions choreographer and rounding out this dynamic trio, Mo Ortbal will serve as the Musical Director (Millbrook’s Sister Act, Seussical, Holly Jolly Follies.)

The “super-trooper” cast includes: Monica Howe as Donna, Kristin Rose Kelleher as Tanya, Sarah Goldstein as Rosie, Tim Garner as Sam, Daniel Walstad as Harry, Steve Aguirre as Bill, Vanessa Kolbosky as Lisa, Gianina Mugavero as Ali, Allison Fisher as Sophie, Sam Snyder as Sky, Leron Wellington as Eddie, and Mitch Connelly as Pepper. The ensemble includes Georgia VanRy, Aimee Hunsinger, CJ Doss, and Sammy Schechter.

Set design by Cade M. Sikora, costume design by Michelle Stovall, lighting design by Caleb Stroman, sound design by Chase Henderickson, and props design by David Singleton and musical directing intern Lydia Haasl.

The production is stage managed by Ericka Conklin with Assistant Stage Manager Anthony Martin and Stage Management Intern Jacqueline Adams.

Evening performances are June 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29, July 3, 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. Matinees are June 23, 26, 29, 30, and July 3 at 2 p.m. On Sunday, June 30 at 2 p.m. there will be a special ASL interpreted performance as well. There will be no show on July 4.

Tickets are on sale now at the Millbrook Playhouse. Tickets are $26 for adults, $17.50 for students and $12 for children.

They also have budget seating in select seats, $23.50 for adults, $15.75 for students, and $11 for children as well as a Senior (65+) and military/veteran tickets for $22 for all performances. Limit of two tickets per order. ID required to pick up tickets. Continuing this summer are discounted ticket prices on Wednesday evening and Sunday matinees, all tickets are 10 percent off. Group rates are available.

Also, take advantage of the playhouse’s optional Sunday Brunch, only for the Sunday Matinee performances! For only an additional $16 per person, enjoy a lovely buffet brunch from Haywood’s On The Green that includes drink specials on Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas from the Stage Right Bar! (for those 21 and over). Brunch is served at 1 p.m. in the Courtyard!

You can purchase tickets by calling 570-748-8083, online at www.millbrookplayhouse.org or by coming to the box office any day of the week. Box Office hours: Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.