Six Roaring Fork Valley schools set to perform ‘Mamma Mia!’ musical starting Thursday |

Six Roaring Fork Valley schools set to perform ‘Mamma Mia!’ musical starting Thursday

Students from six local schools will combine to put on a rendition of “Mamma Mia!” this weekend, with the show slated to begin on Thursday and continue through Sunday at the Basalt Middle School auditorium, a news release states

Basalt, Roaring Fork, Bridges and Glenwood Springs high schools, as well as Basalt and Carbondale middle schools, will combine their talents this weekend to put on a musical classic. Basalt Middle School is located at 51 School St.

Premiering at 7 p.m. Thursday, the musical will also run Friday and Saturday at the same time. Sunday’s performance begins at 2 p.m.

“Mamma Mia!”, which is famously known for its use of ABBA songs throughout the musical, premiered for the first time in 1999 in London.

“We embrace being non-traditional, thinking outside of the box, and being creative to provide Performing Arts Education for middle school and high school students in Basalt and Carbondale, where our schools aren’t able to always have drama and choir programming or classes year-round,” the release states. “This is a space where students can develop their voice, movement, and acting skills and gain confidence and open up creativity that helps them to flourish in other areas of their lives.”

A unique play that will allow for middle and high school students to come together to work in a variety of different roles, the experience will grant the middle school students the opportunity to learn and experience the level of production that they can look to expect in the coming years, the release states.

If you go…

What: “Mamma Mia!” the Musical
When: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday
Where: Basalt Middle School, 51 School St., Basalt
How Much: $15 General Admission, $10 Students and Children

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