Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division to Present Mamma Mia!
The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division theatre and music departments will present the musical Mamma Mia! at 7:30 PM on November 12–13 and November 18–19, with matinee performances on November 14 and November 20 at 2 PM, at Smothers Theatre in Malibu. The performances will showcase choreographed dances featuring the music of ABBA.
Kelly Todd, adjunct professor of theatre dance, will direct the all-student cast, which will feature Avery Beavers, Sam Brock, Skylar Brown, Lauren Burton, Penny Devlin, Lauren Drake, Matthew Dylan Hamm, Dawson Foster, Karese Frizell, Jack Gerding, Holly Jackson, Celine Kim, Alex Kolm, Bri Lawrence, Jackson Murrieta, Luke Oldroyd, Christian Romo, Hannah Sedlacek, John Silva, Maddy Sprague, Jace Vendelin, and Spencer Williams.
“When it came time to choose the musical for this fall, after 18 months of being separated and trying to create musical theater online, we knew we wanted a big, funny, celebratory show. Mamma Mia! was an easy choice,” said Todd. “It is absolutely thrilling to be singing and dancing together again and I am sure that enthusiasm will translate to the stage. These students are beyond excited to be performing live again. It is upbeat and fun for the whole family.”
Gold, Platinum, and Diamond members of the Center for the Arts Guild are invited to a special backstage tour prior to the November 18 performance.
All visitors coming to Pepperdine's campus must purchase a ticket or make a reservation prior to arrival on the Malibu campus. Patrons should be prepared to show their ticket at the Public Safety gate to enter campus. For additional information about the performances, and to purchase tickets, visit the Center for the Arts website.