Mamma Mia! Auditions

We are very excited to bring this wonderful, fun, energetic and family orientated show to the stage of the CHB Municipal Theatre, as Waipawa M&D’s 2019 show.

As part of the audition process, you need to showcase yourself and your talents as best you can. We understand that you will be nervous!

Make your audition as straight forward as possible by practicing; family, friend, the cat or a mirror- just practice!

Bring some water to drink and remember- it is the first step in a fun and collaborative process. We need to know what you can do; you need to be comfortable in your audition pieces and we would like to see you enjoying it!

We are trying to give you as much control and input to this process as we can, to ensure you are comfortable, so we haven’t identified any songs for you to select from- that is entirely up to you! If you particularly want to use a MAMMA MIA! song, then do so, but equally- we would love to hear something different (we have three full days of auditions- make yourself stand out!).

The most important thing is for you to feel comfortable and confident during your audition.

For a lead role, please come with two songs. 

For an ensemble (chorus) role, please come with one song.

Your song choice should;

  • show your vocal range and your ability to show emotion, energy and personality 

  • show how you can incorporate some movement into your singing

For more information, please get in touch!


The Mamma Mia! Team


susan Davidson

It is with great excitement and pleasure that we announce Susan Davidson as our Director for our 2019 production of Mamma Mia!
Making her musical theatre directorial debut for us, Susan brings an amazing energy, passion and element of fun to the team. In her own words; “I am passionate about making Mamma Mia! brilliant and we are going to find a team that is worthy of the humour, the dance and those memorable songs. Shortly we will be shaking the tree to amass the most amazing cast and crew possible, so if you know of any people who will enjoy being part of this inclusive and magical show, get in touch!”
So shake that tree folks! Get in touch if you want to be a part of the team- backstage, onstage, wardrobe, tech... send us a message!
We are all so excited about working with Susan- just wait until you spend a few minutes in her company; the passion, enthusiasm and energy are infectious! 


Helen Walker

We are delighted to announce our Musical Director for Mamma Mia!, Helen Walker QSM.
Helen needs no introduction to Waipawa M&D members; her commitment to the club goes back decades and her talents are immeasurable. Having taken on the Musical Director role for M&D shows such as Phantom of the Opera, Chess, Les Mis, Footrot Flats and many more, we welcome her back to the role for our upcoming 2019 season of Mamma Mia!
Helen will be encouraging, coaching and directing our cast and orchestra to bring out another superb musical performance on the CHB Municipal Theatre stage.
As always, Helen’s talents go far beyond being MD and the production team look forward to working with her; she has great wisdom, is incredibly hard working and one of the key team players behind the success of M&D.


Wendy waldrom

Waipawa M&D are thrilled to bits to announce our Choreographer for our upcoming season of Mamma Mia! 
We welcome the wonderful Wendy Waldrom to the Mamma Mia! team. 
Wendy comes to us with a long list of M&D choreographer experiences, as well as having run her own dance school for many years.
When not supporting the team as our choreographer, Wendy can often be found in the backstage crew, or on stage; most recently on the Waipukurau Little Theatre stage, in The Death of Me.
Wendy is looking forward to working with our team to bring out the best in everyone- which is certainly one of her greatest skills; all who have worked with her will testify to this 😀💜
Assisting Wendy will be Ana Severinsen. Whilst being new to the M&D team, Ana also brings many years of experience and we are all looking forward to getting to know her 😀💜