Podcast with Mamma Mia’s GEORGIA KATE HAEGE
Australian born Georgia Kate Haege has certainly taken the United States by storm and is now touring the country as Donna in the mega-musical hit MAMMA MIA. In addition to her theatre career, Georgia was the founding member of Whore’s Mascara and currently Liquid Diet. In this interview, Georgia discusses her role in Mamma Mia, her musical influences and life on the road with a mega musical. For more information visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com, www.GeorgiaKateHaege.com and www.MammaMiaOnTour.com
GEORGIA KATE HAEGE (Donna) hails from the stunning harbour city of Sydney, Australia, where she studied at the Sydney Conservatorium and earned her Bachelor of Music. Georgia has sung backup for renowned artists including Meat Loaf, La La Brooks (of Phil Spector’s The Crystals), multi-platinum pop-rock band Wheatus, and R&B singer Shontelle. Georgia’s had several original bands in NYC: currently she fronts/co-writes for disco-pop act Liquid Diet who recently released their EP Daddy Issues. She was a founding member of the glam group Whore’s Mascara, the electro-pop outfit Pop Smear, the electro-rock duo Die Kinder, and pop-punk band The Strines, all of whom released full-length albums. Georgia’s musical theater highlights: Lost in Love: The Air Supply Musical, Date Me Do Me Dump Me, Hell Hole Honeys, Europa, Save the Robots, Lizzie Borden. Georgia starred in the horror feature Late Fee, which was released nationally. She’s also appeared in programs for Discovery Network. Georgia can be seen/heard singing the Sleepy’s jingle, voicing a national Trojan Condom commercial, and shaking her booty in the Brazil Butt Lift infomercial.
Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that individual tickets forBenny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, go on sale to the public Thursday, March 13 at 10 AM. MAMMA MIA! will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited one-week engagement from May 13 through May 18, 2014.
Seen by over 54 million people around the world, MAMMA MIA!, is celebrating 5,000 performances on Broadway and is the 9th longest running show in Broadway history. The original West End production of MAMMA MIA! is now in its fifteenth year and has celebrated over 6,000 performances in London and the international tour has visited more than 74 foreign cities in 35 countries and been seen by over 4.3 million people. The blockbuster feature film adaptation of MAMMA MIA! is the most successful movie musical of all time grossing $600 million worldwide.
An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited daughter she’s raised alone. For Sophie’s wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends—practical and no-nonsense Rosie and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya – from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own.
On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna’s past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities.
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.
MAMMA MIA! is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions includeAmerican Idiot, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and Chaplin.
The original production of MAMMA MIA! was produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, the creative team responsible for bringing MAMMA MIA! to theatrical life includes some of the most gifted and celebrated talents of musical theatre and opera. With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written byCatherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. MAMMA MIA! has choreography by Anthony Van Laast, production design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design byAndrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements byMartin Koch.
The special edition cast recording of MAMMA MIA! is available on Decca Broadway.
For more information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com or www.Mamma-Mia.com
The performance schedule for MAMMA MIA! is as follows:
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday at 2 p.m.
Please note: Ticket prices and performance schedule are subject to change.
Tickets for MAMMA MIA! at the Cadillac Palace Theatre range from $18-$85. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com.