Gering students prepare to present the musical 'Mamma Mia!'

Gering teacher Andy Stobel directs junior Alaina Millayand senior Logan Moravec, while junior Mark Karpf looks on. The students are preparing for their presentation of the musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ Milay plays the role of Sophie, while Moravec plays Sam and Karpf plays Harry.

Sophie Sheridan is planning her wedding and would like for her father to walk her down the aisle, however, she doesn’t know who he is.

After finding her mom’s old diary, she discovers she has three possible dads. She secretly invites all three to the wedding “and then tries to figure out which one will be giving me away,” Gering senior Alaina Millay said.

Alaina plays Sophie in this year’s Gering High School presentation of the musical “Mamma Mia!”

The musical “is going to be fun,” Gering Junior Kelsey Bohnsack, who plays Sophie’s mother, Donna Sheridan-Carmichael, said.

“Mamma Mia!” is a 2008 jukebox musical romantic comedy based on the 1999 musical of the same name. “Mamma Mia!” is based on the songs of pop group ABBA, according to Gering High School Director of Choral Activities Shelly Muggli.

With only 40 students in this year’s cast, “we wanted a show that would have quite a few main characters and less of a chorus to ensure we had enough kids to do a musical,” Muggli said. “This way, there are still a few big chorus numbers but we have a lot of talented kiddos to do the lead roles.”

The students began working on their parts a few weeks ago and will perform “Mamma Mia!” for the public April 11-13. Tickets will go on sale for the public on March 15.

“We are very excited to do this show and are looking forward to the community coming and enjoying the music from ABBA and watching our talented kiddos perform,” Muggli said.

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