‘Mummeh Mia!’ musical coming to Harquail Theatre

Sunrise Adult Training Centre client Mercedes Reyes works on one of the backdrops for the play.

The Sunrise Adult Training Centre’s spring concert, “Mummeh Mia!: The Barcadere Beckons” will be taking place at the Harquail Theatre on May 18.

Sunrise Adult Training Centre client John White , in light grey shirt and staff member Diego Kelly work on building the dock prop.
Sunrise Adult Training Centre client John White , in light grey shirt and staff member Diego Kelly work on building the dock prop.

The curtain rises at 7 p.m., offering a Cayman twist on the beloved Broadway musical “Mamma Mia!”, continuing the Centre’s tradition of offering up an annual fun-filled evening of entertainment.

“‘Mamma Mia!’ was chosen by our clients and staff in a very democratic way – secret ballot – which gave us an opportunity to incorporate the polling process in the exercise,” said the Centre’s acting director, Kim Voaden.

“Our clients have a wonderful flair for the dramatic, and love great music, so ‘Mamma Mia!’ definitely fits the bill. As always, we have made the script our own, and I hope the public will come out and enjoy what is sure to be a very entertaining evening.”

Ms. Voaden said the play, set at “Sunrise Condos” in Grand Cayman, is the story of a bride-to-be and her friends and family in the run-up to her very big day.

The cast of 30 is made up of clients ranging in ages from 22 to 55 years old, with the lead roles played by Krysten Martin (Sophie), Harris Egbert (Skye), Gabriella Terry (Donna) and Anthony Bodden (Sam).

“Expect singing, dancing, a beautiful wedding, and surprises galore,” said Ms. Voaden.

Admission is free, but donations are welcomed, and refreshments and crafts will be on sale.

The Sunrise Adult Training Centre provides training, support and services for the empowerment, employment and independence of adults with disabilities, and advocates for the rights of, and promotes public acceptance of adults with disabilities as contributing members of society.

For more information, call 949-3330.

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