Category: Mamma Mia!

Thank You for the Music: Part 1

No other art form has the full-on, visceral power to sweep audiences up and away like a great musical does. And from the page to the stage, no one creates that magical journey like The 5th Avenue Theatre. We bring passion and sensitivity to every musical we create. With big talent. Productions that move you.

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Meet the Cast of Mamma Mia! – Sky, Eddie and Pepper

We’ve had our first audiences and it would seem that there are more than a few ABBA fans in Seattle—or maybe this show is just so much fun that you can’t resist it! Sophie’s fiance Sky is willing to do anything for her, putting his travels around the world on hold and marrying her, despite

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How Can I Resist Ya? Preparing for ‘Mamma Mia!’

BY SARAH RUDINOFF (Rosie in The 5th’s Mamma Mia!) When our director Bill Berry called with an offer to play Rosie, he said Lisa Estridge was coming back to Seattle to do the show. I think I said yes right after he said Lisa’s name. Lisa is one of the few people who truly makes me giggle

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Meet the Cast of Mamma Mia! – Sam, Harry and Bill

The cast is in tech onstage. The hours are long. The theater is dark. And yet, we still can’t stop bopping to these amazing ABBA tunes! While Donna is hard at work getting her taverna ready for Sophie’s big day, Sophie has a few tricks of her own up her sleeve. After discovering her mother’s

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Behind Every Good Woman… are three other women fighting to protect her authenticity.

By BRIDGET MORGAN, Senior PR & Communications Manager Donna Sheridan is a remarkable character in the world of musical theater. She is an imperfect middle-aged woman whose past and present are occasionally littered with the consequences of messy decisions—she is strong and decisive, flawed and human. Her musical peers might include indomitable divas like Dolly

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Meet the Cast of Mamma Mia! – Sophie, Lisa and Ali

Rehearsals are well underway for Mamma Mia! and this cast is having so much fun! Donna Sheridan is hard at work getting her taverna on a secluded Greek island ready for her daughter Sophie’s wedding. Sophie, meanwhile, has a few tasks of her own, including trying to determine the real identity of her father—a subject her father

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Mamma Mia! An Interview with Director Bill Berry

By ALBERT EVANS, Artistic Associate I sat down with Bill Berry, Producing Artistic Director of The 5th Avenue Theatre, to discuss his process of directing a new version of Mamma Mia! Here’s what he said. ALBERT EVANS: What’s new about this show? BILL BERRY: Well, it’s not a new version of Mamma Mia! It’s a

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Inside Look: Scenic Design for Mamma Mia!

We are pleased and lucky to have Scenic Designer Jason Sherwood back with us for Mamma Mia! Jason previously designed Paint Your Wagon and Jasper in Deadland at The 5th. In this video, he talks about his vision for the set, as well as conversations he and Director Bill Berry had about creating a new design that was

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Meet the Cast of Mamma Mia: Donna, Tanya and Rosie

There is only one way to describe our brand new staging of Mamma Mia!: FUN! Rehearsals are underway and we cannot stop laughing—not to mention dancing to the unforgettable ABBA hits that make this show so irrepressible. Donna Sheridan is a fiercely independent single mom watching her only daughter get married with her best friends, Tanya

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