2023 ‘Ilima Awards

Diamond Head Theatre was bathed is disco lights for its 2023 presentation of Mamma Mia! The show premiered on Friday, September 22. This show was anticipated to sell out and, as young Donna once said, “Life is short, the world is wide. I wanted to make some memories.”

This sunny, comical tale unfolded on a Greek island paradise. The story began with a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father, a mystery which had never been revealed to her. She secretly contacted three men from her mother’s past, and they all showed up on the eve of her wedding to the island that they all last visited more than 20 years ago. The magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propelled this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship.

Diamond Head Theatre's cast included: Teagan Staskawicz as Sophie Sheridan; Alison Aldcroft as Donna Sheridan; Laura Brucia Hamm as Tanya; Alison Maldonado as Rosie; Kalani Hicks as Sam; Jeff Andrews as Harry; Kirk A. Lapilio Jr. as Bill; Sam Budd as Sky; Olivia Manayan as Ali; Marie Staples as Lisa; Brandon Jarin Suan as Pepper; and Brandon Sorilla as Eddie.

Mamma Mia! was written by Judy Craymer, a creator and producer of musical theatre. The show featured music and lyrics by Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus based on the book by Catherine Johnson. Show-stopping songs included “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” and “Money, Money, Money.”

The first-ever show of Mamma Mia! premiered in London’s West End in April 1999, and the catchy tunes and feel-good atmosphere have made Mamma Mia! a beloved and enduring hit among audiences worldwide. Check out more of our upcoming shows.

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