CVHS production of “Mamma Mia” to take the stage

“Cue the lights” and “run the music” has been the routine for many students in preparation for the adventurous CVHS rendition of the famous and popular musical “Mamma Mia.” The musical displays that single mom parenting is no easy path, a tale described through song and dance in the CVHS drama department’s production.

“You might ask yourself, is it worth it to watch ‘Mamma Mia?’ Absolutely yes, you should! The show is entertaining and most importantly, the cast is the best. Aside from choir, I never thought there would be another family for me, but this musical proved me wrong,” said senior Amir Tadros who plays Sam Carmichael.

“Mamma Mia” is a heart-gripping story that will have you crying then singing in just a couple of minutes. Donna Sheridan, played by senior Gigi-Bjork Nelson, is a single mother parenting the soon-to-be bride Sophie Sheridan, played by senior Tori Speed, who second guesses her marriage due to the absence of a father in her life and wedding.

“The show has a great cast that works so hard to give the best performance and the stage crew works just as hard to give the audience a really good show. I play the role of the fianceé Sky so I get to have a close relationship with other performers as well as a way for myself to act and let out emotions,” said senior Caleb Castaneda.

After finding out recent information on three potential fathers, Sophie goes on the hunt to fill her missing void and dig up Donna’s unwanted past. It’s a wild ride that causes rifts in all three men, Harry Bright, Bill Anderson, and Sam Carmichael, and Donna’s friends who are in a band known as Donna and the Dynamos.

“People should come watch the show because the cast has been working so hard on the production and we are making sure it will be a fun time for the entire audience to engage in,” added Speed, commenting on the backstage hours that have made the show unique.

Actors, singers, and the band have been working hard to create the music and dance numbers that go along with huge set pieces for the entire production. The play will have the audience living a Greek hotel life wrapped in the comforts of song and dance.  

The musical will have you jumping in joy especially after all the hard work students and choreographers have put in, to tie up all the ends and set the musical for production.

“Mamma Mia” will take the stage on March 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7 p.m. and March 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at for $18-$21.

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