Theatre Under The Stars Announces the Cast of  Mamma Mia!

HOUSTON — Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce its cast for Mamma Mia!.

Over 60 million people around the globe have fallen in love with the story and the music that makes Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good musical. TUTS Artistic Director, Dan Knechtges, who directs this spectacular new production of Mamma Mia!, guarantees Houston audiences with have a fabulous time!

“We’re kicking off the second half of our 50th Anniversary Season with a party!”, said Knechtges. “I’m so excited about the caliber of talent in this cast, and I cannot wait to share this show with Houston audiences.”

Leading off the cast as “Donna” is Sally Wilfert. She is joined by Felicia Finley as “Tanya,” Carla Woodsas “Rosie,” Matthew Scott as “Sam Carmichael,” Mark Price as “Harry Bright,” Steven Bogard as “Bill Austin,” Berklea Going as “Sophie” and Karl Josef Co as “Sky.”

Rounding out the company , Zachary Daniel Jones, Graham Keen, Jacob Major, Blair Medina, Gabi Stapula, Yasmyn Sumiyoshi, Emily Tanner, Christopher Tipps, Raven Justine Troup, and Phil Young. The production also features an ensemble of students from TUTS Humphreys School of Musical Theatre.

Joining Knechtges are Choreographer, Jessica Hartman (TUTS Memphis); Music Director, Stephen W. Jones; Set Designer, Timothy Mackabee; Costume Designer, Leon Dobkowski; Lighting Designer, Jason Lyons; Sound Designer, Andrew Harper; and Projection Designer, Greg Emetaz, Casting for Mamma Mia! is provided by Associate Artistic Director, Megan Larche Dominick, CSA.

Sally Wilfert (Donna) has appeared on Broadway in Assassins, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, & King David; the National Tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Off Broadway in See Rock CityWhen We MetMake a Song, amongst many others.

Felicia Finley (Tanya) last appeared on the TUTS stage in the 2016 production of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Broadway credits include Mamma Mia!The Wedding SingerAidaThe Life and Smokey Joe’s Café.

Carla Woods (Rosie) was most recently seen as Mrs Potts in TUTS’ production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Other credits include the first National Tours of Sister Act and All Shook Up.

Matthew Scott (Sam Carmichael) has appeared on Broadway in productions such as An American in ParisSondheim on SondheimJersey Boys, and A Catered Affair. Regionally, he has performed in productions at La Jolla Playhouse, the Kennedy Center, The Muny, Goodspeed Opera House, Paper Mill Playhouse and Pittsburgh CLO.

Houston native Mark Price (Harry Bright) has appeared on Broadway in Disney’s Mary PoppinsAll Shook UpMamma Mia!Wonderful TownDance of the VampiresThe Rocky Horror ShowYou’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,Chicago, and Paul Simon’s The Capeman.

Steven Bogard (Bill Austin) has toured the country with the National Tours of Jekyll and HydeGuys and Dolls, and Grease, das Musical. He has worked at regional theaters including Papermill Playhouse, Main State Music Theatre, The 5th Avenue, and Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire.

Berklea Going (Sophie) has appeared in the National Tour of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Kathy Seldon in Singin’ in the Rain at the Muny, Holiday Inn at Paper Mill Playhouse, and Lana Turner in Chasing Rainbows at the Goodspeed Opera House.

Karl Josef Co (Sky) was most recently seen in Pacific Overtures (Classic Stage Company), Into the Woods and American Morning (Prospect Theater Company), The Unsinkable Molly Brown (The Muny, Denver Center Theater), and Berlin to Broadway (York Theatre).

ABBA’s greatest hits are woven into this dancing-in-the-aisles musical about a mother, a daughter, three possible dads – and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. A celebration of love, laughter, family and friendship, Mamma Mia! runs February 19 through March 3 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at just $30, and are available at online at TUTS.com, or by contacting the TUTS Box Office by phone at (713) 558-8887 or in person by visiting the Box Office located at 800 Bagby Street.

This production of Mamma Mia! is made possible thanks to the generous support of production sponsors, Apache, Accenture, and Amy and Rob Pierce.

Theatre Under The Stars is grateful to our 50th Anniversary Season Sponsors: Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, United Airlines, KTRK ABC-13, The Four Seasons Hotel Houston and Phoenicia Specialty Foods.

THEATRE UNDER THE STARS (“TUTS”) – (Dan KnechtgesArtistic DirectorHillary J HartExecutive Director) – was founded by Frank M. Young in 1968 and is Houston’s leading musical theatre company for performance, arts education and professional theatrical training; ranging from the classics to new work development. As a 501c3 performing arts organization, TUTS is dedicated to breaking down barriers to access by focusing on inclusivity, education, and community engagement through a commitment to artistic excellence, programs in the community, technique-based curriculum at the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre, and explorative, creative life-skills at The River Performing and Visual Arts Center. For more information, visit www.tuts.com.