Mamma Mia! Hits the Barn Theatre Stage Tuesday. Runs August 13 – August 25

The Barn Theatre brings you the ultimate feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! Over sixty million people around the globe have fallen in love with the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless hit songs propelling this funny, enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.

MAMMA MIA! takes place on the fictional Greek island of Kalokairi, where Donna (Barn leading lady Penelope Alex) is preparing for her daughter Sophie’s (Barn Favorite Melissa Cotton Hunter) wedding. Sophie has almost everything she’ll need for her big day, a close relationship to her mother, wonderful friends to be her bridesmaids (Barn Favorite Samantha Rickard and First Year Apprentice Lexi Pinnata), and a practically perfect Fiancé (Barn Favorite Jonnie Carpathios). What she’s missing is her father to walk her down the aisle. The trouble is, according to her mother’s journal there are three possible candidates. Unbeknownst to Donna, Sophie invites all three men (Barn Favorites Patrick Hunter, Hans Friedrichs, and returning Barnie Guest Artist, Bruce Hammond) to her nuptials. As the wedding approaches, there are heartfelt reunions with Donna’s best friends (Guest Artists Lori Moore and Brooke Evans), confrontations with old flames, and more than one dazzling dance number to hit songs by Swedish super group ABBA. You won’t want to miss this “giddy guilty pleasure.”

MAMMA MIA! opened in the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre on April 6, 1999 and transferred to the Prince of Wales Theatre on June 9, 2004, where it played until September 2012. MAMMA MIA! opened on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre on October 18, 2001. It is the ninth longest-running Broadway show and the longest-running jukebox musical in Broadway history. The show was adapted for film and recently received a sequel “Here We Go Again” starring Cher, Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried.

MAMMA MIA! is directed by Brendan Ragotzy, set designed by Steven Lee Burright, and costumes designed by Cosette Smith & Madison Merlanti, with music direction by Brent J. Decker, and choreography by Jamey Grisham. Properties are designed by Sam Rudy. Lights are designed by Lauren Gallup. Sound has been designed by Kenze Carlson. Arianna Krenk is serving as hair/wig master, and Russ Skell is serving as Technical Director.

The Barn Theatre School is proud to offer an American Sign Language interpreted performance of MAMMA MIA! on Wednesday, August 21st. Generously sponsored by Eaton.

The Barn Theatre’s production of MAMMA MIA! is sponsored by Adams Outdoor and Battle Creek Honda.

Bar Show & Dinners at the Barn Theatre

Enjoy refreshments in the Rehearsal Shed Lounge with friends before the show, during intermission, and after the actors have taken their final bows. Take in our cabaret-style show after the main stage performances while satisfying your cravings with some light snacks. Bar Show reservations can be made online for the entire summer. No need to wait in line before the show! Dinners are nightly and provided by GMC catering of Galesburg. Call the Box Office for dinner reservations at (269) 731-4121.

Location & Ticket Information

The Barn Theatre is located on M-96, west of Augusta. Tickets range from $39-$48 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted. Group rates are available. The Box Office is open every day from 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased online. To reserve tickets call (269) 731-4121 or visit