Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again: The Audubon High School 2023 Musical

Here We Go Again!


Leann Perry

The Audubon Theatre Department put on a spectacular showing of the hit musical Mamma Mia March 9th-11th featuring one of the most talented casts this school has seen in a long time. The story follows a young Sophie, played by senior Payton Voght, days before her wedding, as she tries to discover who her father is after growing up with only her mother, Donna, played by junior Nadia Cruz. Sophie invites three men to her wedding from her mother’s past: Sam, Bill, and Harry in hopes to discover who her father is. Seniors David Amorosi, Joseph Gaspari, and Luke Andress played the roles of potential fathers.

The rest of the cast is rounded out with talented performers portraying supporting characters made up of Seniors Ariana Scotto Diluzio,  Bella Reich, and Kailynn Hawk. Juniors Aiden Williams, Abigail Bradshaw, and underclassmen Lily Low, and Kyle Brown make up the rest of the supporting cast. The musical was directed by the school’s own Choir teacher, Mrs. Swinney assisted by Jill Bradshaw and Achilles Inverso. The production could have never been possible without the group of dedicated Stage Crew members and the orchestra that allowed the performers to shine on stage.

Producing the musical is a long process requiring long hours of work and dedication all year round. When asked about the process of creating the musical, Achilles says that understanding the story, the music, and the performers you have helps create a successful show.

On becoming the star of the show, the directors said the actors need to impress in the audition room and hold a strong leadership role to secure a lead spot in the cast. From January to March the cast practices almost four times a week, to prepare for their three shows. Practice includes choreography, music, and acting alike.

They chose Mamma Mia because they felt they had strong women who would shine in the lead roles and many talented young men who were fantastic actors. The students proved this all to be true as the show met a great turnout from audiences and well-received reviews.

The directors were very proud of the kids in their performances and were especially grateful for a successful show for their seniors.