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‘Mamma Mia’ Cast Hopes For A Great Reception In Massapequa

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Massapequa High School thespians will perform the songs of ABBA, along with some lively choreography, for the drama club’s annual spring musical, “Mamma Mia.” Shows are 7 p.m. on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9.

The cast of 56 student-actors will perform the comedy-drama set over a 24-hour period in the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi. It follows bride-to-be Sophie and her quest to find her real father among three potential suitors. Major musical numbers include “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia” and “Voulez-Vous.”

The show stars junior Isabella Corigliano as Sophie. Other lead actors include seniors Cooper Arbisi as Sam, Ava Castillo as Donna, Julia Duffy ad Tanya, Olivia Kenney as Rosie, Robbie Morana as Harry, Jayden Pearl as Bill and Luke Raymond as Sky.

“We all love the show,” Cooper said. “A lot of us are seniors, so it’s our last show and our last chance to perform with each other. It’s very light-hearted. While there’s definitely dramatic aspects, it’s like we’re having a party on stage.”

Luke said that the audience will really enjoy the dance numbers, as the choreography matches the music very well. Olivia added that the passion of the actors will be evident.

The show is directed by Katie Pearsall with support from choreographer Danielle Coutieri, vocal director Craig Coyle and production assistant Nichole Greene.

“All of the director work really hard to push us to be our best,” Robbie said. “This group is very talented.”

Tickets are $15 per person and will be sold in advance, beginning Feb. 26, through the high school’s general office at (516) 308-5900. Additionally, tickets can be purchased at the door on performance nights.

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