A sell out success

From left, Tanner Thomsen playing Pepper, Hayley Fyfield playing Tanya, Bethany Fisher playing Ali, Stephanie Haigh playing Lisa and seated is Olivia Morrow.

By Jessica Anstice

Cardinia Performing Arts Company’s production of Mamma Mia opened at Cardinia Cultural Centre in Pakenham, on Saturday 22 February.

Directed by Lee Geraghty, musically directed by Ben Heels and choreographed by Scott Hili, the cast of 35 have a “blast” performing the lively upbeat musical.

Jason Bovaird’s fabulous lighting design adds magic to the enormous Greek Taverna that has been built on stage.

According to the production’s director, Lee Geraghty, opening night was a huge success.

“The audience came out raving about how much they enjoyed it while they enjoyed the gala post show supper and drinks,” she said

“Some even booked to come and see it again.”

About 350 theatre-goers watched on as local performers, as young as just seven-years-old, sang, danced and acted on stage.

Set on a romantic Greek Island, the warm-hearted story is based on Catherine Johnson’s book, combines Benny Anderson and Björn Ulvaeus’s splendid music and lyrics, with songs from Stig Anderson.

Mamma Mia will run until Friday 6 March at the Start theatre, Cardinia Cultural Centre.

Book online via the Cardinia Cultural Centre website or call the box office on 1300 887 624.