It’s in the name. A musical about a mother and daughter, set to the music of the mother’s era. Melanie and Arielle Douthit are one of two mother and daughter duos cast in the ensemble.
This is the first time on the Strauss stage for Melanie, who is more comfortable painting sets behind the scenes. When she approached her daughter, Arielle, about joining her at auditions, Arielle said “Go for it”.
Arielle, a junior at West Monroe High School, has been performing in theater for the past eight years. Their favorite part about this Mamma Mia experience is making so many new friends from the cast.