Players Workshop will kick off its 90th anniversary season with the popular musical Mamma Mia!, featuring lyrics by Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson and book by Catherine Johnson.

            Audition dates have been set for Sunday through Tuesday, July 31-August 2, 2022, at 7:00 p.m, at the Workshop at 1431 Grove St., Burlington.

            Mamma Mia!, a romantic comedy about a mother, raised in the 70’s, and her daughter, raised in the 90’s, and their differing views on the life they have lived on their isolated Greek island, is told through the songs of pop group ABBA, as the daughter prepares for her upcoming wedding.  A big problem arises when the daughter becomes determined to discover the identity of her father, so he can “walk her down the aisle,” and her mother’s determination to keep her past “in the past.”

            The directors are looking for people ages 15-70, to fill 13 principal roles (6 female and 7 male), and a mixed ensemble of 12 or more people.

            While no special preparation is required to audition, tryouts will include readings, songs and choreography from the play, all of which will be provided by the directors, so auditionees need not bring anything except their talent.

            Director for Mamma Mia! is Matt Poling. Kent Lewis is assistant director, Scott Teater is music director, and Bobbi Huebner is the choreographer.  Robbin Poling will produce.

            Performances of Mamma Mia! are scheduled for Fri., Sept. 23, 2022 to Sun., Oct. 9, 2022 (3 weekends).

            For more information, contact either the director, Matt Poling, at 319-750-0334 or via email at, or the producer, Robbin Poling, 319-750-1724 or at

            Mamma Mia! is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theater International, New York, NY, 212-541-4684

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