It's that time of year! Chatham High School students will perform MAMMA MIA! in the High School’s auditorium on March 10 and 11 at 7:00 p.m. with a matinee at 2:00 p.m. on March 12. Tickets are $5. Directed by Eddie Knight with a rock orchestra directed by Elias Assimakopoulos, expectations for this show are very high and it will for sure be a smash hit! The show includes a scandalous mystery of “Who is the father?” and amazing music by the Swedish band ABBA. It is a no-brainer to go see!
Director Eddie Knight is especially excited for this production! When asked for a comment he said, "MAMMA MIA! was my first choice for this year's musical for many reasons. Not only are there plenty of speaking roles and a sizable ensemble, but the music of ABBA is beloved and will (hopefully) have audiences dancing in the aisles! I can't wait for our students to show off all their hard work come March!"
MAMMA MIA! tells the story about single mother Donna preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of her two friends. Meanwhile, Sophie, Donna’s daughter, invites three men from her mom’s past to the wedding in order to meet her real dad and have him escort her down the aisle on her big day!
The show features talented actors like Amelia Scheriff as Donna, Anna Miles & Alexis Reichardt as Sophie, Brandon Gearing as Sam Carmichael, John Miles as Bill Austin, and Aidan Brennan as Harry Bright.
The set depicting Greek paradise was skillfully made by Wayne Gearing with help from the CHS Theater Production and Marketing class, and designed by Bill Somer.
Please come see this beautiful show and support the hard work these students have put in to make this a truly wonderful experience!
Chatham High students involved in the Theater Production & Marketing class have been assisting in the production through marketing, show dramaturgy, ticket sales, and a whole lot more.
Additionally, students have independently created and maintained two social media accounts to promote the show. They created a TikTok account @mammamiachs and maintain an Instagram account @chathammusical.
For more information, please contact Elias Assimakopoulos at (518) 392-2400 ext. 1046 or email@example.com.
ABOUT THEATER PRODUCTION & MARKETING:
Theater Production & Marketing is a unique Chatham High School class that provides an overview of fundamental theater and marketing concepts and strategies relevant to the production of a theatrical performance. Topics include stage and lighting design and management, market research, advertising, public relations, and makeup and costume design. Students are immersed in applying learned concepts in projects and promotional activities that directly relate to productions in our district. This course fulfills either a music or business credit.