SINGING! DANCING! ABBA!
Chase away the winter blues with the smash hit musical featuring all your favourite ABBA songs.
Set and Costume Design by CORY SINCENNES
Lighting Design by KIMBERLY PURTELL
Sound Design by PETER McBOYLE
One of the most successful musicals ever.
Cast & Creative Team
- Christy AdamsonTanya×Christy AdamsonTanya
Christy is excited to be making her Citadel Theatre debut. Favourite credits include the U.S. National tours of Saturday Night Fever and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, War Horse, and Boys In The Photograph(Mirvish); Lucilla in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival); Velma in Hairspray (Capitol Theatre); Tess in Crazy For You (Drayton Entertainment); Bianca in Kiss Me Kate (Sunshine Festival); as well as five productions of Cats. Christy has also been the Assistant Choreographer of the Gemini Awards and was on three seasons of Canadian Idol.
- Thomas AldersonEnsemble×Thomas AldersonEnsemble
Thomas is thrilled to be making his Citadel Theatre debut. He has worked at theatres across the country including Theatre Calgary, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Neptune Theatre, The Grand Theatre, and Drayton Entertainment's many venues all over Southwestern Ontario. Thomas spent a year as part of the Original Canadian Company of Kinky Boots at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre. He can be seen in the feature film Stage Fright and on PBS’ Odd Squad as part of the boy band ‘SoundCheck.’
- Tess BengerSophie Sheridan×Tess BengerSophie Sheridan
Tess is overjoyed to be playing Sophie in this production of Mamma Mia! with this wonderful group of people! Select credits include Patty Simcox in Grease (Elgin Winter Garden); Dora Award-winning Chasse Galarie (Soulpepper/Storefront); Top Girls, Sweeney Todd, The Next Whiskey Bar, Cabaret, PhiladelphiaStory (Shaw Festival); Sunday in the Parkwith George (T.I.F.T); Anne Shirley in Anne of GreenGables (Charlottetown Festival); Camelot National Tour, and Top 10 on CBC’s Triple Sensation Season 2. Upcoming: Girls Like That (Tarragon).
- Jenni BurkeRosie×Jenni BurkeRosie
Jenni is delighted to be working here at the Citadel reuniting with old friends and making some lovely new ones. Her recent credits include Christmas Carol at the N.A.C. Favourite credits include King Lear, Twelfth Night, Little Shop of Horrors, Funny Girl, Chicago, Les Miserable, Mary Poppins, Drowsy Chaperone, Vagina Monologues, Bat Boy, and Miracle Worker. Film/TV: Sensitive Skin, Rookie Blue, Da Kink, Blues Brothers 2000, Half Baked, Under Cover Brother, and Music Man. Next show is All Shook Up!
- Karina CoxEnsemble×Karina CoxEnsemble
Karina is so excited to be making her Citadel debut alongside such an incredible cast, crew and creative team. She has been seen in Jesus Christ Superstar, HAIR (Mayfield Dinner Theatre); 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Uniform Theatre); Anxiety (Northern Light Theatre/Theatre Yes); The NutcrackerUnhinged (Teatro La Quindicina); Bone Cage (Theatre Yes); and has been featured as a soloist with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Love and many thanks to her amazing mentors, family, and friends!
- Michael CoxSky×Michael CoxSky
Favourite credits include ONCE (Neptune Theatre); Chasse-Galerie (Soulpepper/Storefront Theatre); American Idiot (Winnipeg Studio Theatre); Bombers: Reaping the Whirlwind (4th Line Theatre); HAIR (Mayfield); Les Miserables (Rainbow Stage); Next to Normal (Theatre Calgary/Citadel); Mary’s Wedding (Stephenville Theatre Festival); and Come From Away (Theatre Sheridan/CMTP). Michael is a proud graduate of Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance program. Thanks to everyone at Talent House, his family, friends, and his fiancée, Julia, for all their love and support. Instagram @mikecoxjresq
- Julio FuentesEnsemble×Julio FuentesEnsemble
Julio is based in Vancouver, and works as a professional dance instructor, choreographer, and adjudicator across North America and Asia. Theatre credits include In the Heights, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast (Arts Club); The Little Mermaid (Align Entertainment); Legends of Rock & Roll (Drayton); and the world premiere of The Little Prince (Theatre Calgary). Julio sends his love to his family and loved ones, and is thrilled to be in his first Citadel show!
- Trudy Lee GayleEnsemble×Trudy Lee GayleEnsemble
Trudy Lee graduated from York University with a BFA Honours in Dance and The Ailey School’s Independent Study Program. She is a Montreal English Theatre Awards winner for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Theatre - Chorus’ & ‘Outstanding PACT Production’ for TheAdventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (NAC & Centaur Theatre). Other credits: Shrek TheMusical (Rainbow), The Wedding Singer (Mayfield) and Hairspray (Drayton) Next up: MammaMia! for Neptune Theatre in Halifax. Thanks to her family and Sandie at NLM.
- JJ GerberEddie×JJ GerberEddie
JJ Gerber is very excited for his Citadel debut! Other theatre credits include Grease, A Chorus Line, Moliere’s The Hypochondriac (Stratford); Prince (Stage West); Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown); Brantwood; Parade (Lincoln Center NYC); and Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (CPA Entertainment). JJ’s solo album, Outside, is available on iTunes. Awards include: Broadway World Best Ensemble, Guthrie Best Song “Birds,” and a Dora Award. JJ Gerber wants to thank his Sheridan family for their training and his parents for teaching him how to put on a wet suit.
- Tara JacksonLisa×Tara JacksonLisa
Tara is ecstatic to be back at The Citadel for Mamma Mia! Born and raised in Calgary, she began singing at the age of three and has had a passion for it ever since. An honours graduate of Berklee College of Music, Tara has filled the past few years with theatre performances. Favourite credits include Hadestown, Bittergirl (Citadel Theatre); and Soul Sistas (Mayfield). Much love to my husband Steven, my family, and my friends. Enjoy the show!
- Alex KellyEnsemble×Alex KellyEnsemble
Born and raised Prince Edward Islander Alex Kelly has performed as Billy in Crazy For You, Caleb/Will in A Christmas Carol, A-Rab in West Side Story, Evangeline (Citadel); We Are Canadian and Abegweit Soul of the Island (Confederation Centre); Burnett/Lary in Perry Loved Mary (Old Flame Brewing Co.); Tyler/Vince in Brantwood 1920-2020, Usnavi in In The Heights, Hello Dolly!, Rolly in Marathon of Hope, Governor Slaton in Parade, and Judas in Godspell (Theatre Sheridan). Lots of love to the fam jam and the Talent House!
- Corben KushnerykEnsemble×Corben KushnerykEnsemble
Citadel Debut. Corben is an Edmonton-based actor, director, and theatre producer. Some recent credits include Shakespeare’s R&J (Kill Your Television); Jesus Christ Superstar, 9 to 5: The Musical (Mayfield); The Bully Project (Concrete/Persephone Theatre); and 10 out of 12 (Wild Side). He holds a BFA - Acting from the University of Alberta and is a proud graduate of MacEwan’s Theatre Arts Program. Next up: All Shook Up (Mayfield). Thanks go out to G, his family, and this incredible team.
- Melanie PiatochaEnsemble×Melanie PiatochaEnsemble
Melanie is thrilled to be back at the Citadel, after making her debut as Anybodys in WestSideStory. Favorite credits include ShockersDelight! (Teatro); Jailbait and VictoriaMartin:MathTeamQueen (NLT); Drat:TheCat, and LittleFish (Plain Jane); TwoGentlemenofVerona,AMidsummerNight’sDream, and TheTempest (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); and TheMarvelousWonderettes (Stage West). Coming up next, Melanie will be playing the role of Natalie in AllShookUp at The Mayfield. She wishes to thank you for coming out and supporting live theatre and is sure you are going to enjoy the show!
- Alison RobertsAli×Alison RobertsAli
Previous Citadel credits include Crazy for You and West Side Story. Other select credits include Beauty and the Beast and Spamalot (Arts Club Theatre); Crazy for You (Theatre Calgary); Singin’ in The Rain (Capitol Theatre); and West Side Story (Rainbow Stage, Vancouver Opera). Alison is a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts and Harbour Dance Centres Intensive Training Program. She was also a participant in the 2016 Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. Much love to her incredible support system!
- Robbie TownsPepper×Robbie TownsPepper
ROBBIE TOWNS has a Masters in Performance from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is a graduate of the Theatre Arts program at Grant McEwan University. Select credits: Bittergirl (Globe Theatre Regina), Our Man In Havana (Vertigo Theatre, Calgary), Rock Of Ages (The Arts Club,Vancouver), Shear Madness, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, (Persephone Theatre); Legally Blonde (Savoy, West End London); Scrooge (Palladium, West End London ); Lift (Soho Theatre, Off-West End); The Tempest (Theatre Royal, Bath); Evita (UK Tour); Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), Footloose, I Love You, You’rePerfect, Now Change (Mayfield Theatre), Desire Under The Elms, (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow); Wild Honey (RCS, Glasgow); [title of show], (Edinburgh Fringe Festival); and Johnny Guitar (Leave It To Jane)
- John UllyattSam Carmichael×John UllyattSam Carmichael
John is no stranger to Citadel audiences. Most recently, he was in Shakespeare in Love (with RMTC). Other musicals include Crazy for You, Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story, Into the Woods, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot, The Rocky Horror Show, and (memorably) Cabaret. John has also appeared at many other theatres in Canada including The Grand Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, The Belfry, The Segal Centre, and Theatre Calgary as well as the company he co-founded - Firefly Theatre.
- Leon WilleyHarry Bright×Leon WilleyHarry Bright
Citadel debut. Leon is thrilled to be a part of this production. Some favourite past credits include A Christmas Carol (WCT); Mamma Mia! (Theatre Aquarius); Mary Poppins (Persephone Theatre); Peter and the Starcatcher (WCT); and Singing In The Rain (Chemainus Theatre). Upcoming works include Million Dollar Quartet at Theatre Aquarius, then writing/shooting a film on Pender Island, B.C., produced by Ptarmigan Arts. Leon would like to thank his family, Krista Konkin, and daughter Sawyer for their continuing support in his artistic, crazy life.
- Ashley WrightBill Austin×Ashley WrightBill Austin
Ashley has worked with theatre companies across Canada, including Freewill Shakespeare Festival, Bard on the Beach, Citadel Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Theatre Calgary, The Globe, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Factory Theatre, Canadian Stage, Stratford Festival, The Aquarius, Theatre New Brunswick, and Neptune Theatre. Directing credits include: Twelfth Night, Oedipus the King, Miss Julie, Silent Words, I Ain’t Dead Yet, Burlesque!, and Henry V.
- Synthia YusufEnsemble×Synthia YusufEnsemble
Born in Toronto and raised in Vancouver, this is Synthia’s first time in Edmonton and her Citadel debut! Synthia is a graduate of the Capilano University Musical Theatre Program. Favourite credits include Heather Chandler in Heathers: The Musical and Maureen Johnson in Rent. Synthia would like to thank the Sheen family for their love and support! Enjoy the show!
- Patricia ZentilliDonna Sheridan×Patricia ZentilliDonna Sheridan
For the Citadel: The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-time, and Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Select credits include Little Shop of Horrors (CanStage- Dora nomination); The Last 5 Years (MTC); Rabbit Hole, Hamlet, Of Mice and Men (Neptune Theatre); Noises Off (Robert Merritt Award), A New Brain (Acting Upstage); Closer Than Ever, Spelling Bee (WTC); Mack and Mabel (Plain Jane); Little Shop, DirtyRotten Scoundrels, Spelling Bee, and I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change ( Mayfield- sterling nomination ) Patricia has appeared on over 30 TV shows including Dan For Mayor, The Jane Show, TheRick Mercer Report, The Chris Isaak Show, and Blue Murder.
- Ashlie CorcoranDirector×Ashlie CorcoranDirector
Ashlie is the incoming Artistic Director of the Arts Club in Vancouver and Artistic Producer for Theatre Smash in Toronto. She was the AD of the Thousand Islands Playhouse from 2012-2017, where she directed 15 productions. Additional credits include Das Ding (The Thing) (Theatre Smash/Canadian Stage/TIP); The Gay Heritage Project (Buddies in Bad Times); Kiss (Theatre Smash/Canadian Stage/ARC); Me and My Girl (Shaw Festival); Bed & Breakfast (Centaur, Belfry); The Ugly One & Mustard (Tarragon); and 10 projects at the Canadian Opera Company.
- Cory SincennesSet and Costume Designer×Cory SincennesSet and Costume Designer
Cory is an award-winning designer, whose set, costume, lighting, and video designs have received both national and international recognition. Cory earned a degree in Architectural Studies from Carleton University before studying design at Ryerson Theatre School. He also holds a MFA in Theatre Design from the University of Alberta. Recent designs include Crazy for You, Million Dollar Quartet, Venus in Fur, Romeo and Juliet, Spamalot, The Rocky Horror Show, Anne of Green Gables, Evangeline,Liberation Days, Peter and the Starcatcher, Les Miserables, MaryPoppins, Next to Normal, Last 5 Years, Michel and Ti-Jean, and Let the Light of Day Through.
- Kimberly PurtellLighting Designer×Kimberly PurtellLighting Designer
Select credits include Alice Through the Looking-Glass (Citadel); The Gay Heritage Project (Citadel/Buddies in Bad Times); Proud (GCTC); Waiting for Godot (Stratford Festival); Race (Canadian Stage); Entertaining Mr. Sloane and La Ronde (Soulpepper); Falsettos (Acting Up Stage); The Normal Heart (Studio 180); Svadba (Philadelphia Opera); Loveloss (Dancemakers); and the set and lighting for Crash (Theatre Passe Muraille). She is a recipient of the Pauline McGibbon Award and three Dora Awards for lighting design.
- Peter McBoyleSound Designer×Peter McBoyleSound Designer
Peter’s credits at The Citadel include Crazy for You, Evangeline, Mary Poppins, The Rocky Horror Show, Sweeney Todd, Fire, Beauty and the Beast, West Side Story, Cabaret, Into The Woods and The King And I. He has worked at most of the major Canadian theatres and in the U.S. on Broadway and on National Tours and in cities such as Boston, Las Vegas, Dallas, and Atlanta. He lives in Stratford, where he has spent 23 seasons at the Stratford Festival.
- Don HorsburghMusic Director×Don HorsburghMusic Director
Don Horsburgh has music directed multiple Citadel shows, including Crazy for You, West Side Story, Evangeline, Avenue Q, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, Penelopiad, Next to Normal, The Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Show, Little Women, Into the Woods, Guys andDolls, and The Wizard of Oz, and composed for Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Penelopiad, August: Osage County, Pride and Prejudice, Blithe Spirit, and The Constant Wife. He spent 18 seasons as a composer at the Stratford Festival, and music directed Three Penny Opera. He has five Dora Awards, four Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards, and a Betty Mitchell award.
- Laura KrewskiChoreographer×Laura KrewskiChoreographer
Recent credits include Shakespeare in Love,West Side Story, Spamalot (Citadel); Next to Normal (Citadel/Theatre Calgary); Enron (National Arts Centre); Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago and Footloose (The Mayfield); I Think I’m Fallin’, Home is a Beautiful Word, and Spelling Bee (Belfry Theatre). Laura has choreographed original musicals Vigilante, Nevermore, Frankenstein, Fortune Falls, and Hunchback for Catalyst Theatre. Laura has received three Sterling Awards, A Betty Mitchell, and a nomination for a Lucille Lortel Award for her work on Nevermore.
- Brenley CharkowAssistant Director×Brenley CharkowAssistant Director
For the Citadel, Brenley was Assistant Director for The Humans. Select directing credits include A Bright Room Called Day (Studio Theatre); Tom at the Farm, If We Were Birds (Bleviss); Mo & Jess Kill Susie, Almost Maine, and On the Other Side of the World. Upcoming: Directing Blood (Maggie Tree); and the North American premiere of Scorch. Brenley is a participant in the 2018 Banff/Citadel Program. She holds an MFA in directing from the University of Alberta. Thank you to Daryl and Ashlie for this opportunity.
- Michelle ChanStage Manager×Michelle ChanStage Manager
Michelle Chan has been the Citadel Theatre’s Resident Stage Manager for the last 10 years. Selected Citadel credits include Shakespeare in Love, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, West Side Story, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Christmas Carol, Avenue Q, One Man, Two Guvnors, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Clybourne Park, Spamalot, Private Lives, A Few Good Men, The Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Show, August: Osage County, The Forbidden Phoenix, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast & Sweeney Todd. (Thanks to Kerry and Sang Sang!)
- Kerry JohnsonAssistant Stage Manager×Kerry JohnsonAssistant Stage Manager
Previous ASM credits at the Citadel include Peter and the Starcatcher, A Christmas Carol, Other Desert Cities,Arcadia, Mary Poppins, The Penelopiad, The Wizard of Oz and The Forbidden Phoenix. Select SM credits include Vanyaand Sonia and Masha and Spike (ATP); Liberation Days (Theatre Calgary); Ursa Major (Catch the Keys/Workshop West); Christina/Phillipe (Northern Light Theatre); and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Freewill Shakespeare Festival). Kerry is a graduate of the BFA Stage Management program at the University of Alberta and the Theatre Arts Program at MacEwan University. Big love to Molly and Erin and to her partner, Andrew.
- Sang-Sang LeeAssistant Stage Manager×Sang-Sang LeeAssistant Stage Manager
Select Citadel credits include Hadestown, Sense and Sensibility, Million Dollar Quartet, West Side Story, Who’s Afraid of VirginiaWoolf?, Avenue Q, One Man, Two Guvnors, Spamalot, Private Lives, The Sound of Music, and Rocky Horror. Elsewhere, she has worked on Salt Baby (Globe Theatre); Antessy (Concrete Theatre); Merry Wives of Windsor,The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King Lear (Freewill Shakespeare Festival); Don Giovanni (COSI); Hunchback (Catalyst Theatre); The Super Groovy 70s and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Mayfield Theatre). Thanks to Michelle and Kerry.