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How can you resist Mamma Mia! at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Feb. 1 - Apr. 8

by Patricia Rettig
February 1, 2018
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
9301 N. Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268
317-872-9664
Mamma Mia headlines 2018 Season.pdf
A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. A trip down the aisle no one will soon forget! It all adds up to one feel-good Broadway hit: Mamma Mia!, the first musical and headliner of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s 45th Anniversary Season, is now on stage through April 8.
Featuring the popular music of the Swedish super-group ABBA, Mamma Mia! is set on a Greek island where Sophie is planning to marry Sky, and wants to invite her father to the wedding. There’s one slight snag – she doesn’t know who he is. But after discovering an old journal belonging to her mother, Donna, she learns her father is one of three possible men: Sam Carmichael, Bill Austin, or Harry Bright. So Sophie decides to invite all three – unbeknownst to her mother and her fiancé. What could go wrong?

More than 20 toe-tapping ABBA hits include “Dancing Queen,” “Take A Chance on Me,” “Honey, Honey,” and the title tune: “Mamma Mia.”

Mamma Mia! welcomes several newcomers to the Beef & Boards stage. They include Amy Bodnar, who starred on Broadway as Laurey Williams in the Trevor Nunn/ Susan Stroman production of Oklahoma!, as Donna. Also making their Beef & Boards debuts are Rachelle Rose Clark as Sophie, and Mark Epperson as Sam Carmichael, Will Leonard as Sky, and Jalynn Steele as Tanya. Jeff Stockberger and Don Farrell play Bill Austin and Harry Bright, respectively. Lanene Charters, who played Dorothy in Beef & Boards’ 1999 production of The Wizard of Oz, returns for Mamma Mia! as Rosie.

Nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Mamma Mia! also was a 2008 box office favorite film, starring Meryl Streep as Donna, Amanda Seyfried as Sophie, Pierce Brosnan as Sam, Colin Firth as Harry, and Stellan Skarsgard as Bill. They will all return in a sequel, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” set to hit theatres in July of 2018.

Mamma Mia! is on stage for 66 performances in the intimate atmosphere of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Tickets range from $44 to $69, and include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet, fruit & salad bar, unlimited coffee, tea and lemonade. For reservations, call the box office at 317.872.9664 anytime between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays. For complete show schedule, visit beefandboards.com.
Mamma Mia! is sponsored in part by Current Publishing, and rated PG-13 for occasional adult language and sexual innuendo.

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, Indiana’s only year-round professional dinner theatre,has been serving up exceptional entertainment since 1973.

Fact Sheet

WHAT:
Mamma Mia!
Music & Lyrics by Benny Anderson & Björn Ulvaeus; Some songs with Stig Anderson
Book by Catherine Johnson; Originally conceived by Judy Cramer

WHEN: February 1 – April 8, 2018

Weekday/Saturday Evenings
Doors open at 6 p.m.; Buffet from 6¬:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Show at 8 p.m.
February: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24, 27
March: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30, 31
April: 3, 5, 6, 7

Weekday Matinees
Doors open at 11 a.m.; Buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Show at 1 p.m.
February: 7, 14, 21, 28
March: 7, 14, 21, 28
April: 4

Sunday Evenings
Doors open at 5 p.m.; Buffet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Show at 7 p.m.
February: 11, 18, 25
March: 4, 11, 18, 25

Saturday/Sunday Matinees
Doors open at noon; Buffet from 12:15 to 1 p.m.; Show at 1:30 p.m.
February: 4, 11, 18, 25
March: 4, 11, 18, 25, 31
April: 8


WHO: Director/Choreographer - Ron Morgan Musical Director - Terry Woods
Lighting Design - Ryan Koharchik Set Design - Michael Layton Costume Design - Jeff Hendry
Sound Design - Daniel Hesselbrock

Starring
Amy Bodnar as Donna
Rachelle Rose Clark as Sophie
Jalynn Steele as Tanya
Lanene Charters as Rosie
Mark Epperson as Sam Carmichael Jeff Stockberger as Bill Austin
Don Farrell as Harry Bright Will Leonard as Sky
Lauren Morgan as Lisa Chloe Kounadis as Ali
Ensemble: Kari Baker, Maggie Baker, Gideon Chickos, Julia Garber, Nick Gurinsky,
Leonard D. Harris Jr., Peter Scharbrough, Sally Scharbrough, David Vogel, Ike Wellhausen

WHERE: Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre 9301 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, 46268


TICKETS: Available by calling the box office at 317.872.9664 between 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays. Tickets range from $44 to $69 and include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet, fruit & salad bar, and select beverages.

WEB SITE: For more information or show schedule, visit beefandboards.com
Donna Sheridan (Amy Bodnar), left, is shocked to see three former lovers (from left) Sam Carmichael (Mark Epperson), Harry Bright (Don Farrell), and Bill Austin (Jeff Stockberger) at her Greek island taverna. Donna’s daughter, Sophie (Rachelle Rose Clark), seated, invited them to her wedding after she read about them in her mother’s old diary and realized one must be her father in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! The Broadway mega-hit musical features the songs of the Swedish super group, ABBA, and is now on stage.

Donna Sheridan (Amy Bodnar), left, is shocked to see three former lovers (from left) Sam Carmichael (Mark Epperson), Harry Bright (Don Farrell), and Bill Austin (Jeff Stockberger) at her Greek island taverna. Donna’s daughter, Sophie (Rachelle Rose Clark), seated, invited them to her wedding after she read about them in her mother’s old diary and realized one must be her father in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! The Broadway mega-hit musical features the songs of the Swedish super group, ABBA, and is now on stage.

Photo © & courtesy of Patricia Rettig


The Dynamos (from left) Rosie (Lanene Charters), Donna (Amy Bodnar), and Tanya (Jalynn Steele) reunite in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! Now on stage, the Broadway mega-hit musical features the songs of the Swedish super group, ABBA, tells the story of a bride’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise.

The Dynamos (from left) Rosie (Lanene Charters), Donna (Amy Bodnar), and Tanya (Jalynn Steele) reunite in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! Now on stage, the Broadway mega-hit musical features the songs of the Swedish super group, ABBA, tells the story of a bride’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise.

Photo © & courtesy of Patricia Rettig


Sophie (Rachelle Rose Clark), center, reads the revealing stories in her mother’s diary to her bridesmaids Lisa (Lauren Morgan), left, and Ali (Chloe Kounadis) in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! Now on stage, the Broadway mega-hit musical features the songs of the Swedish super group, ABBA, tells the story of a bride’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise.

Sophie (Rachelle Rose Clark), center, reads the revealing stories in her mother’s diary to her bridesmaids Lisa (Lauren Morgan), left, and Ali (Chloe Kounadis) in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! Now on stage, the Broadway mega-hit musical features the songs of the Swedish super group, ABBA, tells the story of a bride’s search for her birth father on a Greek island paradise.

Photo © & courtesy of Patricia Rettig

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