Players Workshop opens its 2022-2023 season with the popular musical comedy Mamma Mia! by Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson (music/lyrics) and Catherine Johnson (book), on Sept. 23, 2022.  

Featuring the music of ABBA and set on a Greek island, the story of the young girl searching for her biological father so he can “walk her down the aisle” has been wildly popular on both stage and screen; PW will put the following cast on stage to tell the story.  

Nicolette Critser plays the free-spirited Donna, who would just as soon have her romantic past forgotten, and Kennedy Schuff is her daughter Sophie, who is just as determined to find her biological father before she marries her fiancé Skye, played by Jeremy Henman. Jason Hale, Lee Franklin, and Cody Flietner play Bill, Sam, and Harry, respectively, the 3 would-be dads, and Amanda Mansheim and Njeri Patric, portray Tonya and Rosie, Donna’s 2 best friends and fellow members of “Donna and the Dynamos.”  

Dale Kurth is the priest, Tyler Boelter plays Pepper, Jacob Welch is Eddie, Corrine Keenan is Lisa, and Addison Anderson is Ali.  

Members of the chorus include Hadley Flener, Shelly Morton, Carley Petersen, Phoebe Hicke, Renee Zaiser, Karen Cahill, Anika Morton, Nancy Roed, Dave Roed, Steve Poling, Kaitlyn Hicke, Mallie Rodeffer, Marcia Dick, Linda Baker, Haley Vahle, Makaylie Wertenberger, Kady Dewey, Amanda Marsden, Audrey Sawyer, and Greyson Burnham.  

Matt Poling directs the production with Scott Teater as music director, Kent Lewis as assistant director, and Bobbi Huebner as choreographer. Robbin Poling is producer, with Linda Garwood as stage manager.           

Other members of the production staff are Robbin Poling, props; Randy Wischmeier light/set design,; Brittany Gerst, light/sound technician; Gretchen Lewis and Cyndy Fabel, costumers;  Chery Bean, hair/make-up; Randy Wischmeier, Kent Lewis, Steve Poling, Bill Ell, & Al Fabel, set construction; Natalynn Blakeman, stage crew; Liz Ebbing, book holder; Bill Ell, poster distribution; and Dave Beckman, photographer.  

Mamma Mia! will run Sept. 23-25, Sept 30-Oct. 2, & Oct. 6-9, 2022, at the Workshop, 1431 Grove St., Burlington.  All performances are at 7:30 p.m., with the exception of 2:00 p.m. Sun. matinees on Sept. 25, Oct. 2, and Oct. 9.  

Mamma Mia! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), and all authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 

Show times:

Evening shows start at 7:30 PM.

Sunday matinee shows start at 2:00 PM.

Box office opens 90 minutes before showtime. Auditorium opens 30 minutes before showtime.