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June 6 - June 23$12 – $43
Sophie is ready to get married to her fiancée Sky, except for one thing – she has never met her father and wants him present for the big day. She invites three men that she discovers in her mother’s diary and believes to be candidates, but when they all arrive, Sophie’s mother Donna becomes distressed. As Sophie, Sky, Donna, her friends, and the three potential fathers collide on the big day, emotions run high, secrets are revealed, and an old flame is rekindled. “At its heart Mamma Mia! is a romance – a big, unapologetic tribute to love in all of its forms,” says director Valerie Rachelle. “It has nearly all of ABBA’s best songs and they really are wonderfully woven into the story. It’s a joy to work on and I think it’s going to be a joy to watch.”
Features more than 20 iconic songs from Swedish superband ABBA, including Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Voulez Vous, Lay All Your Love on Me, and Honey, Honey.
Broadway veterans Amy Bodnar and Tiffany Cooper join Cabaret favorites Tony Carter (Baskerville, Rocky Horror, Pine Mountain Lodge, Musical of Musicals), Shae Celine (The Wonderettes, Beehive) Lucas Blair (Pine Mountain Lodge, Drowsy Chaperone, Dames at Sea, The All Night Strut), Paul Michael Garcia (Cabaret, Noises Off, Picasso at the Lapin Agile), Jake Delaney (The Drowsy Chaperone, 9 to 5, Chicago), and Alex Boyles (Avenue Q, Rocky Horror). Local favorites Rebecca Campbell and Caitlyn Rae Campbell make their Oregon Cabaret debut along with fellow newcomers Lea Sevola, Tim Fullerton, Wesley Carpenter, and Adam Biner.
Mamma Mia! features some mild sexual innuendo, alcohol references, and a few discussions of who Sophie’s father could be based on an old journal of her mother’s. There is no profanity or nudity. Were it a movie, it would be rated PG.
The Creative Team
Valerie Rachelle (Director) has been the artistic director of the Oregon Cabaret since 2014. Her OCT directing credits include The Winter Wonderettes, It’s A Wonderful Life, Dames at Sea, Musical of Musicals, Cabaret, A Christmas Carol, Ring of Fire, Rocky Horror Show, The Pine Mountain Lodge, Noises Off, She Loves Me, Once, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Ms. Rachelle has her MFA in Directing from the University of California Irvine and her BFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts. Valerie has worked for such companies as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Opera, PCPA Theaterfest, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater, Fresno Grand Opera, Summer Repertory Theater, The Morgan Wixson Theater, Utah Shakespearean Festival, and Performance Riverside.
The Mamma Mia design team includes scenic designer Joe Klug, lighting designer Katie Gruenhagen, props designer Drew Bangs, costume designer La Beane, and sound designer Kim Carbone.
Show Dates and Additional Information
Mamma Mia! previews on Thursday, June 6th, opens on Friday, June 7th, and closes on Sunday, August 18th. Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 1:00 pm and evening performances begin at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights.
Reservations are required for pre-show dinner or brunch. Appetizers, beverages, and desserts are available without reservations. Preview tickets are $29 for all seats. Tickets for other performances are $43 for A level seating with limited $39 B level seating and $29 C level seating available for all performances. The Cabaret offers a 20% ticket discount for groups of twelve or more. $12 student rush tickets can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain with a valid student ID, subject to availability. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, call the Oregon Cabaret Theatre box office at 541-488-2902 or visit oregoncabaret.com.