North Forsyth’s Theater Department Wows the Audience With Their Production of “Mamma Mia!”

After months of dedication and hard work, North Forsyth’s Theater Department performed “Mamma Mia!” the musical March 10-13. The musical takes place on the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi. The show follows a mother, Donna Sheridan, and her 20-year-old daughter, Sophie. After deciding to have a grand, white wedding, Sophie invites three men, Bill Austin, Harry Bright and Sam Carmichael, her three potential fathers, in hopes of being walked down the aisle by her dad. The men’s arrival spawns the rekindling of past flames, friendships, family and the discovery of oneself in a variety of songs, dances, vibrant costumes and an extravagant set that brought fun and joy to the audience. 

 

After live theater’s past few years of struggle brought by COVID-19, it was exciting to see such a big production successfully put on. When asked about her experience, junior Sarah Hickman, who plays the character of Tanya, one of Donna’s lifelong friends, shared that her favorite part of the experience was how “The show differs from others I have been in. It is so much fun and grand with more dancing, large sets and a large company.”

 

“Mamma Mia!” is full of exciting, unique characters. Junior Natalie Hamm, who plays Sophie, shared her thoughts about her character. “Sophie brings a sense of innocence and hope to the stage. Her story is unique and exciting. It feels almost like a child’s fantasy with a perfect destination, life-long friends and romance.” Hickman added, “What I like most about Tanya is how empowering she is. She allows me to become someone I’m not usually in real life which makes it even more fun.”

 

North Forsyth’s “Mamma Mia!” has entered the Shuler Hensley Theater Awards with high hopes for a win. After all, North’s “Mamma Mia!” has proven to be the ultimate “dancing queen.” How could anyone resist?