ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!
The Conservatory Theatre program at PAA is our top level program, appropriate for serious, experienced high-school students who want to take their acting, singing, and dancing to the next level. The Conservatory Theatre program is different from our standard high school theatre programs. Students are required to participate in a rigorous audition process . The directors for PAA conservatory theatre programs are all current industry professionals with a vast amount of experience in their field. We expect Conservatory Theatre students to bring a professional level of effort and dedication to each rehearsal. No classes. No distractions. A higher degree of learning and technical application to performance. Through the PAA Conservatory Theatre program, students will gain a level of experience that will prepare them for college theatre programs and beyond.
Conservatory Audition Information
Mama Mia is an advanced level, conservatory program and students are required to audition for a part. Between 25 & 30 students will be accepted into this program. Previous fully staged production theatre experience is required. The auditions are modeled after professional auditions with acting, music, and dance sections. Students should prepare a one minute monologue in the style of the show, as well as 16 – 32 bars of music in the style of the show. They should bring dance shoes and be prepared to move in their audition. Auditions will take place on a single day for four hours. Students are requested to stay for the entirety of the audition time. Due to the audition requirements, tuition refunds will be made for students who are not assigned a part. For voluntary cancellations, our cancellation policy will apply.