Gallery: EPHS Theatre troupe returns with ‘Mama Mia!’

First performance since pandemic features ABBA-inspired musical

Photos by Rich Dionne
Posted 5/12/21

EAST PROVIDENCE — Following a year’s hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and another more recent postponement due to virus protocols, the East Providence High School Theatre …

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Gallery: EPHS Theatre troupe returns with ‘Mama Mia!’

First performance since pandemic features ABBA-inspired musical

Posted

EAST PROVIDENCE — Following a year’s hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and another more recent postponement due to virus protocols, the East Providence High School Theatre Department finally returned to the Arthur Elmasian Auditorium stage Tuesday evening, May 4, for a performance of the ABBA-inspired musical “Mama Mia!” under the direction of Maryann Lasorsa.

The show was not open to the public because of continued adherence to health and safety guidelines. Students performed for a limited audience of invited family and friends, with masks and doing their best to maintain reasonable social distance as they performed.

The cast list for “Mama Mia” included — Sophie Sheridan: Jordan Butler; Ali: Avieana Rivera; Lisa: Caroline Kramer; Donna Sheridan: Ella Bogdahn; Tanya: Kayleigh Cahoon; Rosie: Meredith Crookes; Sky: Victorino Gomes; Pepper: Rocco Wolfe; Harry Bright: Matthew Remy; Bill Austin: Aaron Levesque; Sam Carmichael: Colin Monteiro; Father Alexandrios: Nathan Melo; and Company: Raissa Souma,, Kelda Garcia, Makena Petsch, Sydney Sheats.

EPHS junior Lucien Fournier, on drums, was a member of the pit band along with Olivia Kleyla, Assistant Band Director at EPHS; Rob Rappa, Chorus Director at Martin Middle School; Marisa Silva, Band Director at EPHS; Allana Turcotte, EPHS alum; Nathan Melo, EPHS alum; and Jeremy Kindsvatter. EPHS senior Sophia DiNaro worked the spotlight.

— East Providence Post and eastbayri.com staff photographer Rich Dionne shot the accompanying gallery of photos.

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