Mamma Mia! Live show to premiere in May

Pop music for the masses: Swedish band ABBA performing Mamma Mia on The Best of ABBA Bandstand Special in Australia, March, 1976. The Benalla Theatre Company will perform the stage show, of the same name, inspired by the Scandinavian quartet in May. Photo by AAP Image/ Polar Music Int

It will be an all-singing, all-dancing event to remember when Benalla Theatre Company (BTC) premieres its production of Mamma Mia! at BPACC in May.

The dedicated group of local thespians is excited to launch the production after COVID-19 restrictions cut its run of Ma Bakers Tonic short in 2021.

Director Molly Craig said the show was filled with the songs of ABBA, written by Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.

The theatre company is now looking for people who want to come and join the fun either on stage or behind the scenes.

It is holding an Information Night on Thursday, January 27, from 7pm at Hut 64, Hangar Lane (behind BPACC).

This evening will provide lots of information about the show and will also run through the audition process.

Ms Craig said she knew auditioning could be difficult for most people.

“So we actually run a mock audition and explain what happens and why,” Ms Craig said.

“This will hopefully allow people auditioning to feel more prepared and more comfortable.”

Auditions will take place on January 30 and 31.

An audition pack is available from

People are encouraged to phone Emily on 0400 639 536 to book their audition or to find out more information.

Due to state government regulations, people involved with the production need to be double vaccinated or be able to show a medical exemption.