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The Okoboji Summer Theatre announces a totally sold-out run of Mamma Mia!


August 1, 2019

The season finale of the Okoboji Summer Theatre’s 62nd Season, Mamma Mia! has been highly anticipated all summer—and is now officially sold out, including the added performance! Set to run from August 6th to the 11th, those interested in still trying to see this musical should contact the Box Office to be put on the wait list. This fantastic closing production wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our show sponsor: Signe Kim Lauridsen-Jones. We are so thankful for the community support that has led to this early sell-out as well!

Joining the Okoboji Summer Theatre from the Broadway company is Guest Director Robin Levine and Guest Actor Jennifer Hemphill. Robin Levine will be the creative mind behind our production as Director and Choreographer, while Jennifer Hemphill with be playing the role of Donna (which was played by Meryl Streep in the 2008 movie version). Additional featured guest Artists include Timothy Weinert, Matthew Reddick, and Dakota James Dutcher, each of whom will be playing one of the potential fathers.

For those unfamiliar with the story of Mamma Mia!, it takes place in the Greek Isles, at a Taverna owned and operated by Donna Sheridan, former lead singer of the 1970’s pop group “Donna and the Dynamos.” Donna is preparing for her daughter Sophie’s big, white wedding—which is something the feisty and independent Donna just can’t understand! Sophie dreams of the perfect wedding, with her father her walking her down the aisle… if only she knew who he was! Chaos ensues when Sophie invites the three men who couple possibly be her father to the wedding. Through song and dance and the iconic music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! is a story about love, acceptance, and family.

Rounding out the creative team is new-to-the-OST-stage Musical Director Alan Patrick Kenny. The cast also features the talented students from Stephens College and the OST Acting Intern program.

Mamma Mia! runs Tuesday-Sunday, August 6 – August 11. Curtain times are Tuesday through Saturday at 8 pm; Friday and Saturday matinees at 4:30 pm, Sunday evening at 6 pm. Tickets are $24 and you may be put on the waitlist for potential availability by calling the Box Office at (712) 332-7773, or by email at: boxoffice@okobojisummertheatre.org. And online at: okobojisumertheatre.org.

We invite you to join us at the OST Wine and Beer Bar located underneath the awning.

Owned and operated by Stephens College, the Okoboji Summer Theatre is proud to celebrate its 62nd season in the Iowa Great Lakes region. Please ‘Like’ us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @ExperienceOST, check us out on Instagram @okobojisummertheatre, and visit okobojisummertheatre.org to learn more about the exciting productions this summer and next year! Use hashtags: #OSTSeason62 #okobojisummertheatre #OSTMammaMia


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