Mamma Mia!




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Event date: 7/19/2019 8:30 PM - 8/3/2019 8:30 PM Export event
Mamma Mia!
Don Gingold
/ Categories: Coming Soon

Mamma Mia!

Fridays 7:30pm; Saturdays 2pm & 7:30pm at Community Yellow Box Theatre

Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and some songs with Stig Anderson.
Book by Catherine Johnson.
Originally conceived by Judy Craymer.
Originally produced in London by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Bjorn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal.
Additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.
Music published by Universal Music Publishing Group and EMI Grove Park Music, Inc. and EMI Waterford Music Inc.

The international megahit. 54 million people worldwide have laughed and danced with joy to this unforgettable jukebox musical, and now it’s coming to Naperville’s Community Theatre!

The great songs of ABBA weave together a tale of love, marriage, family and finding where you belong. Sophie wants her dad to walk her down the aisle. But there’s a problem: who is he? Her mother Donna never said, but a peek in mom’s old diary uncovers three possibilities, and Sophie invites them all to the wedding!

“Dancing Queen,” “The Name of the Game,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “The Winner Takes It All,” and many more great ’70’s staples by the Swedish Sensation, and it’s all performed for you by your friends and neighbors of The Summer Place!

Directed by Samantha Sieghart with vocals and music by Kyra Leigh

Of course we chose 2 powerful women to bring you the musical about woman power!

Samantha Sieghart
Samantha Sieghart

Kyra Leigh
Kyra Leigh

Sam is taking the Chicagoland theatre scene by storm as an upcoming director and choreographer. You saw her choreography in our rendition of Footloose last year, and before that she assistant-directed and choreographed The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Natural Talent Productions in St. Charles. She’s lady of the dance in Big Noise Theatre’s 9 to 5 opening April 26 and in Death & Pretzel’s production of Helvetica opening May 2.

Kyra comes to us with nearly 20 years experience in Music and Vocal Direction from Indiana, Texas and all around Chicagoland. For the past 10 years she’s coached for Mary Nigohosian NieKamp and her private voice students at Neuqua Valley HS and directs at Chicago’s School of Rock, so we know she’s going to bring the sound of ABBA to life for us.


This is a hot commodity! Numerous actors have already tried out during our Unified Auditions in late March, and the role of Bill has been cast, but all others are open. Let us know about your interest by emailing so we can be sure to get you on our audition schedule. More auditions in mid May. See our Audition page for all the details.


9 Chances to enjoy this fun-packed show, performed at the beautiful Community Yellow Box Theatre at Rickert and Ogden in Naperville: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and a Saturday matinee at 2:00pm for three weekends beginning July 19.

Tickets are on sale now. Grab them while you can. Since this is the first time the play is available to community theatres, they’ll be in high demand. Back in the early ’70’s, Summer Place grabbed Fiddler on the Roof before anyone else, and we played to full houses.

But wait - don’t forget that this is one of 3 great productions at the Summer Place. On June 7 we open the season with the 70th anniversary celebration of South Pacific, and then on June 28 we bring you the very fast-paced comedy My Three Angels. So why not enjoy all 3 at one low price with a season ticket? Grab yours here.

Production Team

Director: Samantha Sieghart
Vocal/Music Director: Kyra Leigh
Props: Sharesa Uher Moffit, Sara Blankestyn
Accompanist/Keyboards: Rex Meyer
Producer/Sound Design: Jeff Sand

Still need key positions filled.

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