Katie Kerr to play lead in Mamma Mia!

Published on February 1, 2016

Katie Kerr will play the lead role of Sophie in the Charlottetown Festival production of Mamma Mia!, running June to September at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

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Katie Kerr will star in the Charlottetown Festival's production of Mamma Mia! this summer.

Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA's songs, from Dancing Queen to Take a Chance on Me, Mamma Mia! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends, and newfound family.

Kerr, a veteran of five seasons at Confederation Centre, including two starring as Anne Shirley, will play bride-to-be, Sophie in the musical, directed by Adam Brazier with musical direction from Bob Foster and choreography from Kerry Gage. 

“It is always an honour to return to The Charlottetown Festival in any capacity, but I am especially thrilled to be one of the first girls in Canada to take on the role of Sophie this season,” said Kerr from her new home in Charlottetown. “The festival has been so integral to my career, and I am very thankful for the opportunity to star in yet another iconic show here.”


The sunny tale that unfolds on a Greek island paradise where on the eve of her wedding, Sophie’s quest to find her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love blooms and old romances are rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities.

Mamma Mia! will run June 1 to Sept. 3 in the Homburg Theatre at the Confederation Centre. To book tickets, visit confederationcentre.com or contact the box office, toll-free, at 1-800-565-0278. Additional lead casting will be announced in the months ahead.

Valentine's contest for Mamma Mia party night

The Charlottetown Festival is also announcing a special Valentine’s Day promo to win a Mamma Mia! party night. The public is invited to share their most memorable wedding stories. Weddings can be fun, wonderful, or disastrous -- that’s what makes them unforgettable. The winner will win two tickets to opening night on June 4, dinner for two at Mavor’s, and a one night’s stay at The Holman Grand. To enter, share wedding stories and photos to the contest post, online at facebook.com/confedcentre. The promotion opens Feb. 1 and runs until Feb. 12.