The North American Tour
December 2010-March 2012
MAMMA MIA! is a smash by every measure.
See photos from the show here.
13 years on London’s West End. 10 years on Broadway. A hit movie. And a wildly successful tour with 3000+ performances!
So imagine my elation when I was invited to join the phenomenon called Mamma Mia!
The “Big Call” came as I rode the M86 Bus across Manhattan on my way home for Thanksgiving, barely balancing my phone in one hand, elephantine suitcase in the other. I would be ushering out the old year and ushering in the new debuting on the North American Tour!
I am a member of the ensemble and an understudy to Donna, the lead, and Rosie, her spunky best friend. I visited 47 cities in the 2010-2011 Season, many of them places I called home during my reporting years. Most were brand-new to me…like Vancouver, Savannah, Portland, and Boise!
The 2011-2012 Season hits more than 70 cities. A few personal highlights: Thanksgiving in St. Louis and spring in San Francisco….
In fact, it is in the beautiful city by the bay that I just wrapped up 15 invigorating and adventure-filled months with the touring company of Mamma Mia! They say that time flies, and it does. But sometimes it takes the bus. And once, it even took a train. Touring has been a true adventure in every sense of the word, and I feel proud (in that good-proud and not obnoxious-proud kind of way) to know I have been part of this beautiful and beloved show.
How beloved? MAMMA MIA! has been performed in 14 languages, including Japanese, Italian, Swedish, Danish, French, German, Spanish & Russian. Just added: Portuguese.
Whatever the future holds for me is the next adventure on the agenda.
Mamma Mia! Here I go again!
THE MUSICAL SENSATIONMAMMA MIA!
HAS BEEN SEEN BY MORE THAN 42-MILLION PEOPLE WORLDWIDE! THE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGAN IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND IN 2002 & EILEEN MADE HER MAMMA MIA DEBUT IN PROVIDENCE ON NEW YEAR’S EVE!