Basin Community Theatre to present ‘Mamma Mia’

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  • Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Donna (Shanna Stakkeland, second from left) details her plan for a floating casino to friends and family (from left) Rosie (Emily Duvall), Sophie (Tierney Stakkeland), Sky (Ryan Pugh) and Tanya (Alison Waldron). The Basin Community Theatre production of ‘Mamma Mia’ opens Thursday.

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    Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Donna (Shanna Stakkeland, on the table) knows it’s a rich man’s world. The Basin Community Theatre presents ‘Mamma Mia’ beginning Thursday.

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    Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Donna (Shanna Stakkeland, center) is convinced it’s a rich man’s world in the Basin Community Theatre production of ‘Mamma Mia,’ opening Thursday.

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    Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Rosie (Emily Duvall, left) and Tanya (Alison Waldron, right) want a look at the sources of their friend Donna’s (Shanna Stakkeland, left) troubles. The Basin Community Theatre production of ‘Mamma Mia’ opens Thursday.

  • Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Donna (Shanna Stakkeland, second from left) details her plan for a floating casino to friends and family (from left) Rosie (Emily Duvall), Sophie (Tierney Stakkeland), Sky (Ryan Pugh) and Tanya (Alison Waldron). The Basin Community Theatre production of ‘Mamma Mia’ opens Thursday.

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    Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Donna (Shanna Stakkeland, on the table) knows it’s a rich man’s world. The Basin Community Theatre presents ‘Mamma Mia’ beginning Thursday.

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    Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Donna (Shanna Stakkeland, center) is convinced it’s a rich man’s world in the Basin Community Theatre production of ‘Mamma Mia,’ opening Thursday.

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    Cheryl Schweizer/Columbia Basin Herald Rosie (Emily Duvall, left) and Tanya (Alison Waldron, right) want a look at the sources of their friend Donna’s (Shanna Stakkeland, left) troubles. The Basin Community Theatre production of ‘Mamma Mia’ opens Thursday.

MOSES LAKE — A tale of love and marriage, the past and its consequences, set to the music of the classic pop group Abba opens Thursday. The Basin Community Theatre production of “Mamma Mia” will run Thursday through Saturday and next Monday and Tuesday, at the Moses Lake High School theater, 803 E. Sharon Ave.

For the evening performances the curtain goes up at 7:10 p.m., with the Saturday matinee at 1:10 p.m.

“Mamma Mia” ran 14 years on Broadway, is still in production in London and was adapted into a movie in 2008. That long-term popularity is one reason producer Marion Wyman thought it was a good choice for BCT. “This show is one I really wanted to do.”

Because it’s so popular, the show is familiar (and attractive) to a wide audience, she said, both those who have attended past BCT shows and people who are new to the company.

Sophie (Tierney Stakkeland in the BCT production) and Sky (Ryan Pugh) are getting married and Sophie wants her dad there. But the situation is complicated by the fact her mom Donna (Shanna Stakkeland) has never told Sophie her father’s identity.

It’s even more complicated than that. Donna confesses to her friends Tanya (Alison Waldron) and Rosie (Emily Duvall) that she has no idea who he is either. It could be Sam (Clark Dalton) – who still makes Donna angry – Bill the world traveler (Brett DeGooyer) or Harry (Ed Backell), once a musician but now a London banker.

Rather than an original score, the play uses songs by the Swedish quartet ABBA, one of the most popular groups in the world in the 1970s and early 1980s. “This is a musical (where) you’re going to sit in the audience and you’re going to want to sing along,” Wyman said. Toby Black is the director and choreographer.

Tickets are on sale at the BCT website, www.basincommunitytheatre.org, and are $18 online, $20 at the door. But not all the theater is reserved seating – general admission will be available, Wyman said, even if the BCT website says the reserved seating is sold out. General admission tickets will be $15 at the door, with seating first-come, first-served.

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