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Seneca students will perform Mamma Mia! for the 2022 Spring Musical.
The show is described as “…a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA composed by Benny Andersson and BjörnUlvaeus, members of the band.
The title of the musical is taken from the group’s 1975 chart-topper “Mamma Mia.’”
“We chose to perform Mamma Mia! this year because we never had the opportunity to perform it right before the pandemic,” explained Seneca Musical Director Robert Yates. “We wanted to finally perform this show, and we thought that after two years of no musicals on Seneca’s stage that Mamma Mia! was the perfect first musical back.”
Ashley Ayrer, a Seneca French Teacher and the Producer of the show, elaborated, “This year’s cast shares an unparalleled level of excitement to perform on the Seneca stage. Many of the students in our cast and crew remember how close we were to opening nigh when we closed for Covid-19 in March 2020. From choreography to acting to vocal practices, you can absolutely feel the buzz and anticipation to finally perform Mamma Mia!.”
“The atmosphere that we create as a cast is magical,” agreed Seneca Senior Brianna German. “There’s a lot going on at once with the singing, dancing, acting, all of the lights, etc. I think that will all create something that draws the audience in and really leaves a lasting mark on them.”
The excitement surrounding the musical involves not only the cast, but also the set. “The revolving centerpiece is the most impressive element of the set. It’s able to change the scene drastically and in a flashy way. It’s also fun to ride on it while it’s spinning,” noted Seneca Junior Carter Scheimreif.
“This is the biggest, most energetic show we’ve ever done,” added Yates. “It is such a spectacle and so much fun to watch.”
All agree that this is a show you don’t want to miss!
Performances will be held on the following dates:
- Thursday, March 31st at 7:00 pm
- Friday, April 1st at 7:00 pm
- Saturday, April 2nd 1:00 pm* & 7:00 pm
Tickets cost $15 for adults, $12 for students and senior citizens, and are available at the door 30 minutes before each performance.
*Golden passes only accepted at the Saturday, 1:00 pm performance.
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