MAMMA MIA! RETURNS TO CHICAGO…
CAST MEMBERS INCLUDE CHICAGOANS
SUSIE MCMONAGLE, MICHAEL AARON LINDNER AND NATHAN ALAN JOHNSON
Smash Hit Musical Returns to Chicago September 17 – 28, 2008
CHICAGO (July 21, 2008 ) – Several Chicagoans, including Susie McMonagle (Donna Sheridan) and Michael Aaron Lindner (Harry Bright), and Nathan Alan Johnson (Ensemble) will perform in the national touring production set to hit Chicago’s stage this fall. Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to present the national tour of MAMMA MIA! for a limited two-week engagement in Chicago September 17 – 28, 2008. The tour continues playing to record breaking houses all across North America.
Leading the cast of 30 is Susie McMonagle as Donna Sheridan, the independent single mother whose carefree past catches up with her on the eve of her daughter’s wedding. Prior to MAMMA MIA! Susie could be seen on Broadway as Fantine in Les Misérable and in the National tours of The Secret Garden, The Sound of Music, Les Misérables and Pump Boys and Dinettes. Bride-to-be “Sophie Sheridan” is played by Rose Sezniak, who is a recent graduate of Catholic University in Washington DC. Her fiancé “Sky” is played by Geoffrey Hemingway.
Kittra Wynn Coomer and Michelle Dawson play Donna’s best friends and former back-up band, Rosie and Tanya, (respectively) who reunite with their best friend on the island for Sophie’s wedding. The three men from Donna’s past and Sophie’s possible dads are John Hemphill (Sam Carmichael), Martin Kildare (Bill Austin), and Michael Aaron Lindner (Harry Bright). Sophie’s & Sky’s best friends are played by Rebecca Covington (Ali), Nicole Laurenzi (Lisa), Adam Kaokept (Pepper), and Anthony CeFala (Eddie).
MAMMA MIA!’s ensemble features Corey Bradley, Annie Edgerton, Natalie Gallo, Chicagoan Nathan Alan Johnson, Whitney Claire Kaufman, Ian Knauer, Stephanie Lynge, Monette McKay, Ayme Olivo, David Reiser, Damien DeShaun Smith, Robert Townsend, Rachel Tyler, and Bradley Whitfield.
Seen by over 30 million people around the world, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! is celebrating 6 sold-out years at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, and is currently playing record-breaking engagements in Las Vegas and on National Tour in the United States. The original West End production has played more than 3,500 performances, an international tour has played in more than 30 foreign cities, and the feature film of MAMMA MIA!, produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, has recently been released.
With more productions playing simultaneously around the world than any other new musical, MAMMA MIA! is now THE WORLD’S # 1 SHOW. There are currently 11 productions of MAMMA MIA! running concurrently around the world (9 permanent productions and 2 tours). With a worldwide gross of over $2 billion dollars and audiences of more than 30 million people, MAMMA MIA! is acclaimed by the Associated Press as “quite simply, a phenomenon.”
The original cast recording of MAMMA MIA! is available on Decca Broadway.
MAMMA MIA! will perform at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E Congress Pkwy) September 17 – 28, 2008. The performance schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, Sept 17 at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 24 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept 18 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept 19 at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept 26 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 20 at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept 27 at 2 and 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept 21 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept 28 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for MAMMA MIA! are $30 – $85 and are currently available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., and 18 W. Monroe St.), through the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (312) 902-1400, at all Ticketmaster Retail Locations (including all Hot Tix, select Carson Pirie Scott, Coconuts and fye stores) or online at ticketmaster.com.
Groups of 20 or more may receive a discount by calling (312) 977-1710.