REVIEW: Mamma Mia! at WBT

REVIEW: Mamma Mia! at WBT

Westchester Dinner Theatre

Mamma Mia! is now at the Westchester Broadway Theatre through June 25th.  This is the 200th Production at the WBT, and the first place in the area to have Mamma Mia after it’s 14 year run on Broadway.  In 2006, I saw Mamma Mia on my mini-honeymoon in NYC the day after my wedding.  Great memories then and now.   The actors were incredible, we loved Sophie and her friends, Lisa and Ali.   We wee singing along the entire show, some in the audience even dancing during the finale.

Jennifer Swiderski, (as Rosie) Michelle Dawson as Donna Sheridan) and Elise Kinnon (as Tanya) Photos by John Vecchiolla

Westchester Broadway Theatre
Presents our 200th Production!


And some songs with STIG ANDERSON


Directed and Choreographed by MARK MARTINO
Musical Direction by ERIC ALFORD
March 23 – June 25, 2017

Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs from “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,” Mamma Mia, is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found.  Following the production’s epic 14-year run on Broadway. Mamma Mia!  is on the WBT stage  March 23 through June 25, 2017.

Mamma Mia! tells the story of Donna Sheridan, an independent, single mother who is about to give away Sophie, the spirited daughter she’s raised alone on an idyllic Greek island. For Sophie’s wedding, Donna has invited her two best girlfriends to celebrate the occasion, but Sophie has secretly invited guests of her own – three men from Donna’s past … in the hopes that one of them will be the father she’s never known. Over 24 chaotic hours, new love blooms and old romances are rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities.

Mamma Mia! is one of the most successful musicals of all time, the eighth longest-running show in Broadway history.  The West End production is now in its eighteenth year. To date the show has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide in 50 productions in 16 different languages.

Jennifer Swiderski, (as Rosie) Michelle Dawson as Donna Sheridan) and Elise Kinnon (as Tanya) Photos by John Vecchiolla

Michelle Dawson is Donna, the former lead singer of a ’70s girl group and free spirit who now runs a tourist villa on the island. Mariah MacFarlane, is Donna’s daughter Sophie.  Donna’s best girlfriends from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos, are Elise Kinnon as wealthy, multi-divorcee, Tanya and Jennifer Swiderski as the practical and no-nonsense feminist, Rosie

The trio of middle-aged potential dads are Xander Chauncey as Sam Carmichael, the New York City architect who has always held on to his torch for Donna.  Brent Bateman as the devoutly single writer and adventurer Bill Austin, and Kilty Reidy is the wealthy British financier Harry Bright.

front: Mariah MacFarlane (as Sophie) back: Xander Chauncey (as Sam Carmichael), Kilty Reidy (as Harry) and Brent Bateman (as Bill) Photos by John Vecchiolla

Nathan Cockroft is Sophie’s fiancé Sky. His goofball buddies, Pepper and Eddie, are played by Connor Wince and Matty Rickard. 

Supporting Sophie through her journey of self-discovery are her best friends Ali and Lisa, played by Sydney Patrick andCameron Anika Hill, respectively

Adding sparkle and zeal is an exceptional ensemble made up of DeShawn Bowens, Brian Dillon, Brett-Marco Glauser,Alicia HemannLily Lewis, Bailey Purvis, Tanner James Rampton, Charity VanTassel and Kyle White.

Michelle Dawson and Xander Chauncey return after appearing as co-stars in our production of Jekyll & Hyde.  Michelle has appeared in many productions at WBT, including, The Sound Of Music, The Wizard Of Oz, and Saturday Night Fever. Xander also appeared in Titanic and  It Happened One Christmas Eve. 


Directed & Choreographed by Mark Martino and the Musical Director is Eric Alford, The Assistant Musical Director is Ryan Wise.

Set design by Steve Loftus, Lighting Design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design is by Mark Zuckerman, Costume Design by Matthew Hemesath, Wig & hair design by Gerard Kelly. The Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, and properties are by Grumpy Props. Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer.

The cast of Mamma Mia Photos by John Vecchiolla

Reservations:  Call (914)-592-2222. Also at:

Group Reservations:  Discounts for Groups of 20 or More: Call 592-2225.

Luxury Boxes:  Call 592-8730, for private parties of 6 to 22. Enjoy dining and theatre in an elegant private box. Additional features include an expanded dinner menu, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, private powder room, and Luxury Box reserved parking.

Show Times: Wednesday & Thursday & some Friday Matinees: Lunch: 11:30 am & Show 1 pm.

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evenings: Dinner: 6:30 pm & Show:  8 pm.

Sunday Matinees: Lunch: 12 pm & Show: 1:30 pm

Sunday Evenings: Dinner: 5:30 pm & Show: 7 pm.

Ticket Prices 
Dinner & Show range between $56.00 and $84.00 PLUS TAX depending on the performances chosen. Beverage Service & Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for children, students, and senior citizens at selected performances. Also check the website for on-going Special Offers! More news at:

Up next at the WBT Mainstage:
Mamma Mia – March 23 – June 25, 2017
Annie – June 29 – September 10, 2017
Annie Get Your Gun– September 14 – December 3, 2017

In the Selfie booth

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