April 15, 2024

Seekonk High School Drama Club presents Mamma Mia

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The Seekonk High School Drama Club is currently in the midst of preparation for their upcoming performance of the jukebox musical "Mamma Mia!”

When Mamma Mia first debuted on Broadway, the energetic music of the 70’s sensational group ABBA had patrons dancing in the aisles. Seekonk High School’s Drama Club hopes to inspire the same.

This is the 16th season of theatre directed by Ranee Csigay for SHS Drama Club. Ms. Csigay is a professor at RIC, who has dedicated her life to the theatre. The students of Seekonk are fortunate to have a professional stagecraft leader, who not only is directing the show, but also designed and built the sets.

“We are excited to announce that we are participating in the Ocean State Star Awards this year,” stated Csigay. The Ocean State Star Awards is part of the Providence Performing Arts Center’s Education initiative which recognizes, honors, and encourages excellence in all aspects of musical theater performance and production among area high school students.

Musicals of participating schools are reviewed by a panel of educators, theater experts, and industry professionals. Based on tabulations, productions and individuals receive awards in specific categories at a ceremony that will be held each year at the Providence Performing Arts Center in the late Spring.

Student directors Madison Ohlgren, Alena Matos, Riley McKenna, Felicia DaSilva, and Maddi Garvey are not only starring in the play, but also have taken on the responsibilities for advertising, fundraising, scheduling rehearsals, and designing posters and t-shirts.

“We do not receive funding from the school. Our only funds come from ticket sales, and community business advertising in our program. We rely completely on the generosity of our community, and the support of our theater goers.” stated DaSilva, who is pursuing musical theater in college next year.

Mamma Mia takes place on a Mediterranean Island with Greece as the backdrop. This romantic comedy follows Donna, a feisty and independent single parent, who doesn't need a man to make her life complete. Conversely, her 20-year-old daughter Sophie wants romance, babies, and a big white wedding. On the eve of her wedding Sophie searches in vain for the father she never knew to walk her down the aisle. The only problem is figuring out who her father is…..

Please come and enjoy a fantastic theater experience at Seekonk High School auditorium on Friday March 22nd at 7pm, Saturday March 23rd at 7pm and a matinee on Sunday March 24th at 2pm. Tickets are available at the door or through club members. Cash and check only are accepted. $15 for general admission, $12 for teachers/staff and $7 for students, senior citizens, and children. Come and join in the fun with Mamma Mia!

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