Mamma mia!

september 3 - October 7, 2023 in alternating rep

Mamma mia, here we go again!

After a record-breaking turn on the Weathervane stage in 2016, the ultimate feel-good musical returns! Mamma Mia is the mega-hit Broadway show about a daughter’s dream … a mother’s secret … and a trip down the aisle you will never forget! Packed with 22 ABBA tunes including “Dancing Queen,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me,” and “The Winner Takes It All,” this blockbuster will have you dancing in your seats shouting “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” more!


"Dazzling fast and breathtakingly simple" - NY Post


"A giddy guilty pleasure" - Variety

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaues And some songs with Stig Anderson 

Book by Catherine Johnson 

Originally Conceived by Judy Cramer

MAMMA MIA! was originally produced in London by Judy Cramer, Richard East, and Björn Ulvaeus in association with Universal.

Additional Material & Arrangements by Martin Koch

MAMMA MIA is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Run Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including one 15 minute intermission. Contains adult humor. Recommended for ages 12+.

Group rates available! Contact [email protected] for more information.

Performances

Sunday, September 3 at 5PM

Monday, September 4 at 7PM

Saturday, September 9 at 2PM & 7PM

Friday, September 15 at 7PM

Sunday, September 17 at 2PM

PERFORMANCES

Wednesday, September 27 at 7PM

Thursday, September 28 at 2PM & 7PM

Tuesday, October 3 at 7PM

Saturday, October 7 at 2PM & 7PM

CAST

Marisa Kirby*

Donna

Marisa kirby*

she/her
SIXTH SEASON
Other roles this season:
HONKY TONK LAUNDRY (Katie), METEOR SHOWER (Laura), DIRTY ROTTEN... (Jolene), MIDSUMMER (Titania), GUYS AND DOLLS (Adelaide), PRIMARY (Leslie)

Sasha Spitz*

Sophie

Sasha Spitz*

she/her
FIRST SEASON
Other roles this season:
GUYS & DOLLS (Sarah)

Grace L. Kramer

Rosie

Grace L. Kramer

she/her
FIFTH SEASON
Other roles this season:
MIDSUMMER (Peaseblossom)

Debra Thaïs Evans*

Tanya

Debra Thaïs Evans*

she/her
FIRST SEASON
Other roles this season:
MIDSUMMER (Hippolyta), GUYS AND DOLLS (Nicely-Nicely)

Robert H. Fowler*

Harry

Robert H. Fowler*

he/him
TWELFTH SEASON
Other roles this season:
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (Lawrence), MIDSUMMER! (Oberon), GUYS AND DOLLS (Arvide), PRIMARY (Jessye)

Ethan Paulini*

Bill

Ethan Paulini*

he/him
EIGHTH SEASON
Other roles this season: JERSEY BOYS (Gyp), STONES (Charlie), METEOR SHOWER (Gerald), MIDSUMMER (Bottom), GUYS & DOLLS (Nathan)

Ira Kramer*

Sam

Ira Kramer*

he/him
FIFTH SEASON
Other roles this season:
GUYS & DOLLS (Sky);
PRIMARY (Peyton)

Evan Lilienthal

Sky

Evan Lilienthal

he/him
FIRST SEASON
Other roles this season:
OLD MAN... (Llewelyn et al), DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (Ensemble), MIDSUMMER (Theseus), GUYS AND DOLLS (Ensemble)

Langley Leilani

Ali

Langley leilani

she/her
FIRST SEASON
Other roles this season:
OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON (Cast), DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (Ensemble), MIDSUMMER! (Helena), GUYS AND DOLLS (Ensemble)

Justine So

Lisa

Justine So

she/her
FIRST SEASON
Other roles this season:
OLD MAN... (Callahan, et al), DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (Ensemble), MIDSUMMER (Cobweb), GUYS AND DOLLS (Ensemble)

Eric Michael Byers

Pepper

Eric Michael Byers

he/him
FIRST SEASON
Other roles this season:
GUYS & DOLLS (Ensemble)

Jorge Donoso*

Eddie

Jorge Donoso*

he/him
FIFTH SEASON
Other roles this season:
STONES IN HIS POCKETS (Jake), DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (Freddy), MIDSUMMER (Puck), PRIMARY (Alex)

Patrick John Moran*

Father Alexandrios

Patrick John Moran*

he/him
FIRST SEASON
Other roles this season:
METEOR SHOWER (Norm), DIRTY ROTTEN (Andre), MIDSUMMER (Egeus), GUYS AND DOLLS (Benny Southstreet)

Jake Bartley

Ensemble

Jake Bartley

he/him
FIRST SEASON
Other roles this season:
GUYS AND DOLLS (Ensemble)

Kimi Handa Brown

Ensemble

Kimi Handa Brown

they/them
FIRST SEASON
Other roles this season:
MIDSUMMER (Lysander), GUYS AND DOLLS (Ensemble), PRIMARY (Zaiden)

Nicole Fluegge

Ensemble

Nicole Fluegge

she/her
THIRD SEASON
Other roles this season:
GUYS AND DOLLS (Harry the Horse)

Jaheim Hugan

Ensemble

Jaheim Hugan

he/him
FIRST SEASON
Other roles this season:
OLD MAN... (Matheson, et al), DIRTY ROTTEN (Ensemble), MIDSUMMER! (Francis Flute), GUYS AND DOLLS (Rusty Charlie)

Madison Mintzer

Ensemble

Madison Mintzer

she/her
FIRST SEASON
Other roles this season:
OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON (Old Woman, et al), DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (Ensemble), MIDSUMMER (Hermia), GUYS AND DOLLS (Ensemble)

CREATIVE TEAM

Valerie Wright (she/her)

FIRST SEASON

Performing: Broadway: Kimberly Akimbo; TUCK Everlasting; ELF; Annie Get Your Gun; Damn Yankees; Steel Pier; Sally Marr and Her Escorts; Song & Dance; Cats. Off-Broadway: Wanda’s World; The World Goes ‘Round; Showing Off. Directing/Choreography: National Tour–ANNIE (Associate Director) Regional: Anne of Green Gables (Associate Director); ELF; Miracle on 34th Street; Beehive; HAIR; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Pajama Game; The Baker’s; Wife; Fiddler On The Roof. Helen Hayes Award nominations and Jefferson Award.

Andrew Morrissey (he/him)

FOURTH SEASON

Andrew Morrissey is a NYC based pianist, music director, vocal coach and composer. Experience includes educational, community and semi-professional theatre in NH, NYC and the DMV area. A NH native, regional credits include Interlakes, Jean’s Playhouse, Winnipesaukee Playhouse and Plymouth State University, where he received a BA in Music. He has a MM in stage music composition from CUA, and his thesis project grew into a fully fledged staging of Lost In Wonderland with DC’s Pallas Theatre Collective. Current projects include a new musical based on Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray and another on the life of Rasputin. IG: @Andrewmorrisseymusic

BJÖRN ULVAEUS 

Björn was born in 1945 in Gothen-berg on the west coast of Sweden. After a successful local career in Sweden with a folk group in the mid-1960s, he started his collaboration with Benny Andersson. They then went on to form ABBA with Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Even during the ABBA years, the idea of writing a musical seemed appealing and, in 1981, Björn and Benny met Tim Rice and co-wrote Chess with him, which opened in the West End in 1986. In 1995 Björn and Benny opened a new musical called Kristina Från Duvemåla, which played for three years in Sweden. Their most recent musical is the Stockholm production Hjälp sökes, which opened in 2013. Bjorn is one of the producers for Mamma Mia! The Party,which opened in Stockholm in January 2016. 

BENNY ANDERSSON 

Born in Stockholm on December 16, 1946. Instructed by his father and grandfather, he started to play the accordion at the age of 6, and he has not stopped yet. 

Catherine Johnson

Theater: Rag Doll, Renegades, Suspension (Bristol Old Vic); Too Much Too Young (Bristol Old Vic and London Bubble); Boys Mean Business, Dead Sheep, Little Baby Nothing (Bush Theatre, London); Shang-a-Lang (Bush Theatre and national tour); Mamma Mia! (worldwide); and Through the Wire and A Letter to Lacey for NTConnections. Creative consultant on ABBA the Museum, Stockholm. Television: “Casualty,” “Byker Grove,” “Love Hurts,” “Gold,” “Linda Green.” Original screen-plays: “Rag Doll,” “Where’s Willy? “(HTV) and “Sin Bin” (BBC), the series “Love in the 21st Century” (Channel 4) and “Dappers” (BBC3). Awards: Catherine has won the Bristol Old Vic/HTV Playwrighting Award, Thames Television’s Writer-in-Residence Award and Thames Television’s Best Play Award and was nominated in 2002 for a Tony Award for Best Musical Book for Mamma Mia! Film: Catherine wrote the screenplay for the Mamma Mia! movie released July 2008.

GIBBS MURRAY (he/him)

FIFTY-EIGHTH SEASON 

Gibbsco-founded Weathervane Theatre back in 1966 and is still Weathervane’s resident designer for sets, posters, and illustrations. Favorite roles: Elwood P. Dowd, Captain Hook, Bottom. 2023 set designs include Meteor Shower, Honky Tonk Laundry, MAMMA MIA!, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

RIEN SCHLECHT (she/her)
NINETEENTH SEASON

After graduating with degrees in Criminal Profiling and Costume Design, Rien started working at Weathervane Theatre and is always so happy to return to the mountains. Her favorite Weathervane designs include Blood Brothers (set/costume), Eurydice (set/costume), Buyer & Cellar (set design), A Man of No Importance, Sweeney Todd (NH Theatre Award), Once on this Island, Memphis (NHTA nom), The King and I (NHTA nom), Seussical, Bright Star, Little Shop of Horrors, and Amadeus (set/costumes). Her New York theatre credits include multiple shows with Out of the Box Theatrics including the Drama Desk nominated Baby, several seasons with Theatre For A New Audience, Radio City, Mark Morris Ballet, and TV commercials. She designed The Mysteries at The Flea (Drama Desk nom), The Jinx for HBO, worked on The Woodsman at New World Stages, and the stage and film productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Julie Taymor. Thank you for supporting live theatre!

JOSEPH RIVERA (he/him)

FIRST SEASON 

Joseph is excited to continue his theatre education in this season’s internship. He looks forward to doing his first professional season and can’t wait to do more.

SCOUT HOUGH (she/her)
FIFTH SEASON

Scout is an Orono, Maine based designer and technician, but always looks forward to summers in the White Mountains! She earned her BFA at the North Carolina School of the Arts and is currently working toward her Master’s at UMaine, building her own program of study centered on ethics in collaborative art-making. When not at Weathervane, she works predominantly in Maine; credits include work with Penobscot Theatre Company, True North Theatre, and the University of Maine. Other credits include programming work at New York Live Arts and Lighting Design for Out of the Box Theatrics’ production of Baby.

ALEX PIKIBEN (he/him)

FIRST SEASON 

Alex is a freelance Light/Sound Designer from Minneapolis, MN. His past credits  include the Importance of Being Earnest and Tick Tick Boom at the University of South Dakota, Tracing Sacred Steps at the Brownbody Figure Skating Company and Matilda Jr. and Willy Wonka at Morningside Theater Company.  He thankS his partner Anna for taking care of Karma and Narley and supporting and loving him from 21 hours away.

BILLY SMITH (he/him)
THIRD SEASON 

Billy is grateful to return this season. He has fallen in love with Weathervane and is proud to be a part of this exciting season. Billy holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Limestone University.

KATHRYN SUTTON (she/her)

FIRST SEASON

Kathryn is a theatremaker from Bryan, Texas. Previous experience includes Emerson props intern at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, props supervisor for the Winnipesaukee Playhouse 2022 season, and head props on The Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer national tour. She is eager to join the production team for this season!

CAMDEN DALIE KEECH (he/him)

FIRST SEASON 

Camden hails from Central Arkansas where he graduated with a BA with an emphasis in Theatre Arts. He began acting as a freshman in high school. In college he spent
time acting, designing, building and directing. He hopes you enjoy the show!

PYPER K WILLIAMS (she/her)

SECOND SEASON

Pyper studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has been cultivating her passion for acting by getting involved with The Weathervane and teaching acting and directing theater at The White Mountain School.

NICK PRAZNIAK (he/him)

FIRST SEASON 

Nick is from Eugene, OR. He works as a union stagehand with The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Local 675 in Eugene. Union stagehand credits: Hamilton, Wicked, Lion King, Fiddler on the Roof, Rent, Jersey Boys, South Pacific and more. He has also worked locally in the Eugene community and throughout the state with Western Oregon University, University of Oregon Theater, Very Little Theater, Oregon Contemporary Theater, Lane Community College, and Artists Repertory Theater.

Music Theatre International

MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTIShows.com) is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting schools as well as amateur and professional theatres from around the world the rights to perform the largest selection of great musicals from Broadway and beyond. MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these shows to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 60,000 theatrical organizations in the U.S. and in over 60 countries worldwide.

SPONSORS

Bretton Woods Vacations is the proud sponsor of Weathervane Theatre's MAMMA MIA, playing Sept. 3 - Oct. 7, 2023