Mamma Mia – Packemin Riverside Techincal Review 4 Stars

Posted by | August 8, 2019 | Musicals, Show Reviews

Lighting Designer Sean Clarke Sound Designer David Grigg

ABBA fever has infected Parramatta as Mamma Mia! The Musical takes over the Riversisde Theatre with catchy tunes and moments of heartfelt joy, writes Trevor White

Sunday Matinee 4th Aug 2019 3:00 pm Show. Seat Row F

Packemin Productions, the team behind the hit productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Shrek, Wicked, Legally Blonde and The Phantom Of The Opera, will transport you to a Greek island paradise at Riverside Theatres, bursting onto the stage with a brand new production of one of the world’s favourite feel-good musicals… MAMMA MIA!

Starring Scott Irwin (Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story) as SamDebora Krizak(Sweet Charity, Anything Goes) as Tanya, Courtney Bell (Madiba The Musical) as SophieBlake Erickson (Madiba The Musical, Les Miserables) as HarryMark Simpson(Hairspray, Kinky Boots) as BillLouise Symes as DonnaChris White (Hi-5) as Sky, along with a large cast of upbeat, energetic musical theatre performers, Mamma Mia! promises to be an entertaining night out at the theatre.

Featuring hit after hit from the incredible songs of ABBA including Dancing Queen, Voulez Vous, S.O.S, Take a Chance On Me and The Winner Takes It All, MAMMA MIA! tells the hilarious and heart-warming story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

Let’s start with the production team:

Production Team

DirectorJessica Fallico & Jordan Vassallo
ChoreographerSally Hare
Musical DirectorPeter Hayward
Set DesignerJosh Mcintosh
Lighting DesignerSean Clarke
Costume DesignerAudrey Currie
Make-up Co-ordinatorKaren Lamont-Barnett
Assistant DirectorCourtney Cassar
Assistant Musical DirectorRachel Kelly

Technical Review

The stage set was a wash of white which allowed the many LED moving heads to change the mood of the set.

The backdrop was a sky blue which also transformed to the night mode with the LED Stardrop Curtin and a glowing moon.

The Riverside Theatre Lighting rig was packed with Moving heads and LED Intelligent lights.

The stage throughout the 2-hour show was hazed to the max to ensure the lighting was visible which unfortunately made its way into the audience which from my seat 4 rows from the front was a little cloudy.

We reached out to Packemin for comment no reply.

Overall the show was energic, colourful and vibrant, and would recommend it to anyone.

Book now at Riverside Theatre https://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/mamma-mia-19/

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