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‘Mamma Mia!’ opens April 25 at SLHS

Krystle Wagner • Apr 15, 2019 at 2:00 PM

SPRING LAKE TWP. — In less than two weeks, the curtain will rise on Spring Lake High School’s latest musical production.

“Mamma Mia!” performances will be at 7 p.m. April 25-27, and at 2 p.m. April 27.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.springlakeschools.org for $12 for adults and $10 for children, not including online fees. Tickets purchased at the door are $14 for adults and $12 for students.

Senior Amaya Fisher plays Donna, a single mother whose life is turned upside-down when three men from her past show up for her daughter’s wedding.

“It’s a wild ride,” she said.

To provide balance in the show season, the spring musical is upbeat and fun, compared to the darker fall productions that were staged near Halloween.

Director Shaylynn Chalupa said “Mamma Mia!” has a message of what it means to be a family. The production also lends itself to a large cast, which Chalupa said is an important factor for her.

Having grown up with ABBA music, Chalupa said it’s been fun putting the production together. She noted there are also tears involved with the show, as well, because there are many seniors involved in the cast.

Senior Molly McCarthy, 17, said she thought it was “cool” that Chalupa believed they could tackle the show as high school students.

Fisher, who will turn 18 on the final night of the show, said she’s grown close working with her castmates in her four years of being involved in theater at SLHS. With her last high school shows approaching, Fisher said it’s bittersweet, and they’re working to put their best foot forward and have fun.

 

“The cast is fun to work with,” she said.

Although the dance combinations are challenging, McCarthy, a member of the dance ensemble, said it’s “awesome” they have been able to figure them out. She said everyone is working together to not only produce a flawless show, but to also continue the good name for the district’s theater department.

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