After wrapping up their district competition, the theater department announced the spring musical will be a production of the 1999 Musical “Mamma Mia!“.
“I think we really just want to bring theatre back to life right now,” President of Troup 1139 and senior Jenna Meyer said.
“Mamma Mia!” is a musical comedy about a bride wanting to find her father to walk her down the aisle. She goes through her mom’s journal and invites the three men that could potentially be her dad. The musical features well-known songs from the 1970’s group ABBA.
“Everyone knows the music and the songs are all fun. Since it’s a rough time right now it was a really good choice because everyone knows it and everyone loves it,” Meyer said.
The theater department wants students, parents, and the community to enjoy “Mamma Mia!” with excitement as they put on their first real production of the year.
“This year has been so sad and everything gets taken. And the fact that we get to do something is amazing because some schools don’t even have that choice to have a show,” vice president of Troup 1139 and senior Alejandra Rivera-Campo said.
Since the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic impacts close contact, they set safety protocols for their rehearsals. Practices have been shorted and all members practice with social distancing to minimize exposure.
“With COVID-19 we’re gonna try to keep everything 100% safe, social distanced the whole time and well all have masks on. Basically, it’s going to be like normal rehearsals where we met every day until 4:30 p.m. and rehearse big sets, everything will just have to be safer,” Meyer said.
Additionally, the theater department will assess the current climate of the pandemic and review safety protocols before announcing how the audience will view their production of “Mamma Mia!”.
“It will just be limited seating but we will do it enough days so that people will be able to watch it,” Rivera-Campo said
The theater department will announce dates for ticket sales and viewing in March and plans to conduct the production of “Mamma Mia!” at the beginning of April.
“Our goal is the bring excitement back to the theater,” Rivera-Campo said