PCPA's "Mamma Mia!"

Kitty Balay as Rosie, Melinda Parrett as Donna Sheridan and Allison Rich as Tanya, from left, will star in PCPA's "Mamma Mia!"

The sunny and funny "Mamma Mia!" spins and sparkles into the ultimate feel-good smash-hit musical for summer 2018. The energy and charm of ABBA’s songs propel this enchanting tale with love, laughter and friendship.

It will play Wednesday through July 21 in PCPA's Marian Theatre in Santa Maria before transferring to Solvang to play under the stars from July 27 through Aug. 26.

In "Mamma Mia!," on the eve of her wedding, Sophie has secretly invited three men from her mother Donna's past back to the Greek island paradise they last visited 20 years ago in a quest to discover the identity of her father. Donna’s longtime friends from her past girl-group Donna and the Dynamos also arrive for the wedding to catch up and reminisce.

Under Brad Carroll’s direction, the PCPA cast includes Molly Dobbs as Sophie Sheridan, Melinda Parrett as Donna Sheridan, Allison Rich as Tanya, Kitty Balay as Rosie, Erik Stein as Bill Austin, Michael Tremblay as Harry Bright, Jeff Salsbury as Sky, Meami Maszewski as Ali, Natalie Graham as Lisa, Sam Lariviere as Eddie, Tim Fullerton as Sam Charmichael and Nima Rakhshanifar as Father Alexandrios.

PCPA's creative team includes choreographer Katie Fuchs-Wackowski, music director Paul Marszalkowski, scenic designer Jason Bolen, costume designer Eddy L. Barrows, lighting designer Jennifer ‘Z’ Zornow, sound designer Elisabeth Weidner and production stage manager Ellen Beltramo.

"Mamma Mia!" was nominated in 2002 for five Tony Awards, three Drama Desk Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards.

A film adaptation was released in July 2008, featuring Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried and Pierce Brosnan. A sequel, "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again," is scheduled to open July 20.

For tickets and/or more information, visit www.pcpa.org/mammamia.html.

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