Mamma Mia! cast announced ahead of June season

The cast for the Gold Coast production of the smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! has been unveiled!

An array of seasoned performers are set take to the stage at The Star Gold Coast from June 19 to July 11, joining local Madeline Grice, who was last month crowned the lead role of ‘Sophie Sheridan’ following 1029 Hot Tomato and Matt Ward Entertainment’s MAMMA MIA! Star Search.

Gold Coast actor, model and digital influencer Lakota Johnson is set to play the lead role of Sophie’s soon-to-be husband ‘Sky’. He has previously had roles in feature films including Dora and The Lost City of Gold and the upcoming Elvis Presley biopic, directed by Baz Luhrmann. In 2020, Lakota also appeared in a guest role in the Netflix series #blackAF, created by Kenya Barris.


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Lakota Johnson & Madeline Grice. PHOTO: Supplied

Cast as ‘Donna Sheridan’ and playing the role of Sophie’s mother is Jayde Westaby. Hailing from the UK, Jayde has had a successful career overseas playing ‘Judy Haynes’ in White Christmas, ‘Magenta’ in The Rocky Horror Show (UK Tour), ‘Velma Kelly’ in Chicago (London West End), ‘Tanya’ in MAMMA MIA! (Australian Tour), and several other musical theatre performances to date.

Sean Mulligan will play ‘Sam Carmichael’, who is one of Sophie’s three fathers in the production. Sean has toured Australia with Sophie Monk, Danni Minogue and performed with Drew Anthony and Leonie page in The Fabulous Rhythm Boys. Most recently, Sean has been travelling the world with The Tap Pack.

Gold Coaster James Shaw is set to star as ‘Harry Bright’ after his lead role of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in Wicked. He previously played ‘Harry’ in Little Star/RCCL’s production of MAMMA MIA!, ‘Amos’ in Chicago and ‘Collins’ in RENT to name a few.

With a background in music, cabaret, opera and musical theatre, Sandro Colarelli will play the role of ‘Bill Austin’. Sandro has received a Matilda Award for his roles in The Odyssey for Zen Zen Zo/QPAC and The Venetian Twins for Queensland Theatre Company. Sandro has also played in Twelfth Night, Summer Rain (Queensland Theatre), The Adventures of Figaro (Opera Queensland) and more.

Bottom left – Lakota Johnson, Middle Left – Madeline Grice, Back Left – Sandro Colarelli, Middle – Jayde Westaby, Bottom Right – Sean Mulligan, Middle Right – James Shaw. PHOTO: Supplied.

Sixteen additional performers have been cast in various supporting and ensemble roles for the iconic production, including Kyra Thompson ‘Ali’, Alicia Fox ‘Lisa’, DonAlex Vilitama ‘Pepper’ and Zane Powell, Jackson Brash, Maddi Coleman, Ryley Shaw, Carla Doyle, Selin Doygun, David Cuny, Shyan Andrews, Aurelie Roque as the ensemble – with a handful of roles still to be announced.

Producer Matt Ward said the calibre of cast for MAMMA MIA! will make for an exciting rendition of the iconic production.

“We are proud to have a very inclusive cast, filled with an abundance of talent from across Queensland and beyond. With both seasoned performers and a few budding musical theatre stars, the Gold Coast can expect a stellar three-week season of performances like you’ve never seen before.”

“MAMMA MIA! is all about the feels and having a good time, so we hope audiences sing along and enjoy the toe-tapping sounds of ABBA’s classic hits.”

Presented by Matt Ward Entertainment, MAMMA MIA! the musical will take to the stage at The Star Gold Coast from June 19 to July 11. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketek and for more information visit, mammamiamusical.com.au.

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