Donna, played by Eileen Messina, and Sophie, played by Sophie Messina, share a moment before the wedding in CLT’s “Mamma Mia!”

AUBURN — Community Little Theatre announces the cast of its finale of the 79th season, the smash ABBA musical, “Mamma Mia!”

“Mamma Mia” ran over 14 years on Broadway, making it the ninth longest running show in Broadway history. The music, all originally composed by the Swedish Pop Group ABBA, includes such hits as “Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Voulez-Vous,, “SOS” and, of course, the title track.

When young Sophie Sheridan decides to get married, she wants her father to be at the wedding. The problem is — she doesn’t know who her father is. After reading her mom’s diary, Sophie discovers it could be one of three men – and so she invites all three of them to the wedding, but under her mom’s name. When they all arrive, Sophie realizes she has no idea which one is her dad. Meanwhile, Donna’s two best friends arrive — just as the three exes breeze in. Donna is beside herself and Sophie has less than 24 hours to sort it all out before the wedding.

CLT favorite Eileen Messina will portray Donna Sheridan and her daughter, Sophie Sheridan, will be portrayed by her real-life daughter, Sophie Messina. Donna’s best friends, Tanya and Rosie, will be played by Jennifer McClure Groover and Michelle Schmitt. The three “fathers” will include Gerry Therrien as American architect Sam Carmichael, Nathan White as English banker Harry Bright, and Chad Jacobson as Aussie adventurer Bill Austin. Chris Hodgkin will undertake the role of Sky, Sophie’s fiancé, and the supporting roles will include Sophie’s best friends, Ali and Lisa, played by Megan Record and Janelle Raven. Sky’s best friends, Eddie and Pepper, will be played by Danny Gay and Noah Keneborus. A special guest appearance will be made by Jim McKinley as Father Alexandrios.

“Mamma Mia” includes a women’s chorus, who are Sophie’s close friends: Phoebe Armillotti, Lacey Moyse, Brittany Paradis, Mackenzie Richard, Brooke Shelley and Justine Wiesinger. The men’s chorus, who are all Sky’s friends, will include Jeffrey Fairfield, Gregory Judd, Andrew Lachapelle, Jude Leaver, Kyle Mansur and Benjamin Simpson.

In addition, “Mamma Mia” will include a vocal ensemble, a group of singers who will assist backstage on the harmonies and back-up singing needed. The ensemble members are Ken Mansur, Debby Mansur, Sara Caron, Sophie Carson, Janice Cazneau, Isabella Cooper, Louise Groover, Abigail Hart, Ana Moreno, Charlotte Morin, Sara Morrison, Paris Pierce, Kathryn Ross and Madeleine Vaillancourt.

Sophie, played by Sophie Messina, and Sky, Chris Hodgkins, are about to meet her three possible dads: Harry, Nathan White; Sam, Gerry Therrien; and Bill, Chad Jacobson, much to the chagrin of her mother, Donna, Eileen Messina.

“Mamma Mia” opens Friday, Aug. 9, and runs Aug. 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. and matinees are on Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, go online to the new ticketing platform at or call the box office at 207-783-0958. Community Little Theatre is located on Academy Street.

CLT has announced the cast of their upcoming production of “Mamma Mia!” Absent from the photo are Jude Leaver, Benjamin Simpson, Sara Caron, Sophie Carson, Kathryn Ross and Michelle Schmitt.