‘Mamma Mia!’ is at B-P high school

Broadalbin-Perth students Christina Fedullo, left, Grace Miller, and Jordyn Sassanella, right, rehearse for the drama club's production of Mamma Mia on Tuesday. Fedullo plays Rosie, Miller plays Donna and Sassandella plays Tanya. The production will be held today and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Margaret Robin Blowers Auditorium at the high school. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

BROADALBIN — Community members looking to see Broadalbin-Perth’s production of “Mamma Mia!” might want to bring their dancing shoes because the songs and cast in the musical will make anyone attending want to sing and dance along.

The show began Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and is expected to continue today and Saturday also at 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 p.m.

According to the school district’s website, the musical “Mamma Mia” takes place on a small Greek island where one of the main characters, Sophie, who is being played by Broadalbin-Perth student Lexi Sassanella, dreams of having the perfect wedding that includes her father giving her away. However, Sophie doesn’t know who her father is.

Her mother Donna, played by Grace Miller, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie discovers through Donna’s diary three men who could possibly be her father and invites all three to her wedding.

Those three men are Sam played by Rhys Floyd, Bill played by Brandon Brodie and Harry played by Ricky Kaufman.

Broadalbin-Perth students rehearse for the drama club's production of Mamma Mia. On the left is Brandon Brodie who plays Bill, center is Rhys Floyd as Sam and on the right is Ricky Kaufman as Harry. (The Leader-Herald/Briana O'Hara)

“Told through the legendary music of ABBA, Mamma Mia! has become a worldwide sensation and has audiences dancing everywhere,” states the school district’s website.

Performing in the show are all Broadalbin-Perth High School Drama Club students which is a student-run organization. Students in grades ninth through 12th plan to create, design and produce annual musical productions. Students in the drama club each have a part in the show whether that be a director, choreographer, vocal coach, acting coach, set designer, set builder, sound or light operator, or a character in the production.

The website states, “The program empowers students to develop their leadership and teamwork skills while building their critical and creative problem-solving skills as everyone strives to create a high-quality production for the community.”

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