SLIDESHOW: How Can You Resist Seeing Mamma Mia! By Framingham High Drama Company

FRAMINGHAM – For the first-time ever, the award-winning Framingham High School Drama Company is performing a jukebox musical.

Thursday night, December 6, is opening night for Mamma Mia!. the musical featuring the songs from ABBA, a Swedish pop group, that last performed together ironically, before any of the high schoolers were even born. ABBA last performed together in 1982.

And the Drama Company’s first jukebox musical has become its fastest selling show ever. Framingham High will stage five performances over two weekends. Many shows are close to selling out. One reason for the tickets sales is the reputation of the high school’s production. The seconds reason is the fun music from ABBA .

ABBA, who won a European contest in 1974 with their song Waterloo, went on to become one of the most successful groups of the 1970s, selling more than 400 million records, before the couple divorced and stopped performing.

And relationships is the focus of the Broadway musical featuring the ABBA songs. Most of the music and lyrics for Mamma Mia! are by ABBA members Benny Andersson and jorn Ulvaeus with song songs by Stig Anderson. The musical was conceived by Judy Craymer, with a book by Catherine Johnson.

In Mamma Mia!,  a young woman invites three men from her mother’s diary to her Greek island wedding, hoping to identify which one is her father.

The Framingham High production is directed and musical staged by Donna Wresinski and Chris Brindley. Musical direction is by Thaddeus Bell.

Framingham High alumni Chloe Kounadis, who toured with a production of Mamma Mia! is the choreographer.

Andy Jasinski oversees the orchestra, featuring student musicians.

Performances are Thursday, Dec. 6, Friday, Dec. 7, Saturday, Dec. 8, Thursday, Dec. 13 and Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.
Tickets available at www.showtix4U.com
Below is the cast:
Donna Sheridan: Amanda Fawell – Framingham High senior
Sophie Sheridan: Grace Beaudet – Framingham High senior
Sky: Max Connor
Tanya Cresham-Leigh: Katie McQuail – Framingham High senior
Rosie Mulligan: Jess Wulf – Framingham High senior
Sam Carmichael: Jack Williams – Framingham High senior
Harry Bright: Ethan Kerr
Bill Austin: Antonio Mele
Ali: Madilyn Spear
Lisa: Victoria DaSilva
Pepper: Michael Celestin
Eddie: JoJo Garcia
Father Alexandrios: Alex McLaughlin
Ensemble:
Mollie Ackerley
Rose Bailey
Ian Barney
Melanie Berman
Jazmyn Blackwell
Hannah Bossange
Madisyn Bradeen-Curet
Paige Brown
Kim Can
Kyli Castoldi
Diego Castrillo-Vilches
Beiyana Chaparian
Hadley Connor
Nicole Davila
Barbara de Freitas
Elizabeth Delaney
Caitlyn Doucette
Aylany Duran
Rachael Elbl
Maxim Epstein
Amanda Falcao
Brian Fintonis
Larissa Goncalves
Haley Hein
Ailadis Hernandez
Chris Hobin
Brock Hoey
Kirstine Munk Klausen
Joy Kunda
Jessie Landes
Beatriz Lapa Silva
Sky Levy
Caitlyn Luria
Tylanna Lurie
Gui Martins
Alex McLaughlin
Eliza Menzel
Sarah Morales
Michelle Moran
Katie Najarian
Sophia Nolan
Hadass Novick
Maya Puffer
Celina Rodrigues
Gabryella Rodrigues
Tyffany Segura
Sonnet Shea
Arielle Silver
Fernando Siqueura
Will Stubbs
Eva Taub
Nucci Tramontozzi
Jillian Wadland
Jocelyn Wadland

 

 

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