CHS drama puts on impressive musical Mamma Mia


Courtesy of Aubrey Marran.

Clarkston High School actors perform in "Mamma Mia." From Left to Right: Molly Williams, Keely Burnes, Abby Vance.

By Jazmyne Hartogh, Business Manager

Larry Goodwin and the drama department at CHS performed the classic musical Mamma Mia this April for their annual spring musical. The show ran for two weeks, April 11-13 and 18-20, with double shows on the corresponding Saturdays.

Mamma Mia is a musical entirely made up of songs by the 1970s pop group, ABBA. The plot follows a young woman, living on a Greek island, about to get married. She is searching for her father to walk her down the aisle and finds herself inviting three men from her mother’s past to her wedding in hopes that one of them is her dad.

The performance and the spectacular stage pieces brought together a wonderful production. Keely Burnes and Cassidy Spencer played Donna and Sophie Sheridan in the show, and put on a fantastic performance in their roles as mother and daughter, respectively.

Their beautiful voices and prominent acting skills made for a good time. Alongside the mother-daughter duo, was the three potential fathers; Josh Campbell-Ball as Sam Carmichael, who performed amazingly on stage and did not shy away from impressing the audience. Michael St. Marie played Bill Austin; he gave a magnificent performance and brought a very playful aura to the stage. Jason Tomberlin played Harry Bright, and he put on a delightful performance and made sure to entertain the crowd.

The entire show itself was fantastic. The beautiful singing and amazing choreography made the musical aspect of this play outstanding, along with the transitions of scenes and beautiful set pieces, helped pull together a great show. The show and the actors involved deserve an 8/10.