Mamma Mia! CAST

Beckett Burchard (Children’s Chorus) Here we go again…Beckett is thrilled to be back on stage for his second summer in a row with AVP as a fun loving reveler in Mama Mia! A rising 6th grader and multi-generational Cape Ann native, Beckett is tremendously grateful for this local opportunity to sharpen his blossoming acting career. My my how could he resist you!
Lauren Camera-Murray (Chorus) is thrilled to be doing the pony onstage with her husband and 12-year- old daughter. Lauren appeared in her first AVP show, The Little Mermaid, last summer. Back in 2000, she
was an extra in the film version of The Perfect Storm. Lauren has been spending summer vacations in Gloucester and Rockport for nearly 30 years. When she’s not at rehearsal or working, her favorite spots are Front Beach, Wingaersheek Beach, and Rockport Public Library.
Lucy Camera-Murray (Teen Chorus) is 12 years old and thrilled to be participating in another AVP musical with her family! Some of her past shows were The Jungle Book, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Wizard Of Oz, Mary Poppins, and How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Lucy also takes drama classes at Gloucester Stage Company. She is a summer resident of Rockport and loves to act, read, write stories, and swim in the ocean. Lucy would also like to thank the entire cast and crew for all the hard work they put into this production. Thank you for the music!
Sophie Camera-Murray (Children’s Chorus) is 9 years old and a rising 4th grader at Lincoln Elementary school in Winchester. Her first AVP production was last year's The Little Mermaid. She performs in Gloucester Stage's Playtime Stories on Saturday mornings and at the Gloucester Block Party. Her 10 minute play Bad Reception was performed at Gloucester Stage as part of the Young Playwrights Festival. She loved singing and dancing with the Mamma Mia cast in the Gloucester Horribles parade.
Stephen Camera-Murray (Eddie) is thrilled to return to the AVP family after debuting last year as Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid. He’s performed as a supernumerary with the San Francisco Opera, the Golden West Opera, and was recently an extra in City on a Hill and the upcoming miniseries Defending Jacob. When he’s not helping Donna with the Taverna, he works for a software company in the Boston area.
Caitlin Cannon (Donna) is excited to return to the stage for her second year with the Annisquam Village Players as Donna. Caitlin grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut and is a proud UCONN Husky Alum. She was brought up in a musical family and performed in choral groups and musicals starting in elementary school. This carried into her college days and today where she currently sings with a local group on Cape Ann called Sorellanza and occasionally alongside her dad in his band Lonesome Eddie and the Birddogs. Thanks to the cast and crew, its been a blast!
Jackie Daley (Tanya) is returning to AVP for her third year in a row. She played Atina in the Little Mermaid and the frustrated Dance Teacher in Singing in the Rain. Jackie is the Managing Director and Theater Education Artist at Kidstock! Creative Theater in Winchester where she performs year round on tour at schools, libraries, and camps. She is a member of the Acme Improv Company in Maynard and performs in long form improvised musicals in the Boston area.
Meaghan DelGenio (Sophie) is thrilled to be making her AVP debut, while reprising her role of Sophie! While this is her first time performing here, she is no stranger to the North Shore area. Native of Melrose MA, Meaghan is currently a senior at Endicott College where she is studying Performing Arts, as well as a returning member of the Education Department at North Shore Music Theatre. Aside from Sophie in Stage 284’s production of Mamma Mia, other favorite roles include Cinderella in Into The Woods
(Endicott College) Prouvaire in Les Misérables (Melrose High School), and June in Chicago (Broken Leg Productions). Meaghan would like to extend thank you’s to her friends and family family near and far for
always being so supportive of her dreams.
Michael English (Bill Austin) lives in Gloucester with his wife Lisa and two sons Jared and Jacob. A life-long ABBA fan, he is happy to be on stage with his fellow cast members. He wants to acknowledge their patience as he tries to remember his lines.
Mary Flaherty (Wedding Planner) was most recently seen onstage this year as Jennie in The Early Bird Special at the Rogers Street Theatre. Following her AVP debut in 2000 as Benny the Greek in Guys and Dolls, Mary appeared in ensemble roles in Damn Yankees, Beauty and the Beast and Singin’ in the Rain. In addition to helping with sets and costumes, Mary enjoys her role as AVP’s ad hoc fundraising director. Coolest project ever? Raising funds to air-condition the Village Hall! Mary is a proud partner in the ATwater Tavern—best bar, best seafood, best views in San Francisco.
Kryn Fortune (Teen Chorus) will be entering 7 th grade in the fall. This is her 4 th show with the AVP. She also appeared in Peter Pan and Camelot, and Singin’ in the Rain. Kryn has been dancing since she was three, and loves to read, play piano, swim, sail, and ski. She is excited to be in Mamma Mia with her friends, Zoe and Ella, and her mother.
Victoria Fortune (Bank Manager/Dance Captain) is excited to be back on the AVP stage for her 8 th production with the group. Some of her favorite roles have been Lily in Annie, Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun, Roxie Hart in Chicago, and Mrs. Wilkerson in Marblehead Little Theatre’s production of Billy Elliot. She would like to thank the production crew and cast for their hard work and great humor, and her family for their love and support.
Robert Kent (The Father/ Chorus) Robert is pleased to be back for a third summer with AVP after runs as R. F. Simpson in "Singing In The Rain" and Grimsby in "Little Mermaid." Robert's appeared in numerous North Shore productions such as "Miracle On Thirty-Fourth Street: The Musical" as Kris Kringle, "Rumors" as Cliff, and "It's A Wonderful Life" as Mr. Potter. He began his career doing summer stock at the University of Virginia and dedicates this performance to Mary.
Zoe Moriarty (Teen Chorus) has been excited to be in the play this year with her friends Kryn and Ella. She has been in AVP productions of Camelot and Singing in the Rain so far. Zoe enjoys swimming, hanging out with her friends, and traveling in her summer free time. She is happy to be involved with her favorite musical and to meet new friends! She is also an under cover emu who is here to eat all your ice-cream.
Claire Norton (Grandma) I have portrayed very different characters in my life: .Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Main character in Second Time Around, a hit in the Yiddish Theater and most importantly roles in AVP productions:1988 40 Leonard St. dance teacher :1992 Sound of Music. Baroness:1993 South Pacific, Bloody Mary:1994 Oliver, Nancy: 1996 Annisquam Follies: 2012 Wizard of Oz chorus watching my granddaughter play Dorothy. Hope I can play a great grandmother next year.
Amy Ewen Pool (Chorus) Amy was lured into joining the chorus after accompanying her daughter on the AVP float in the Horribles parade and is excited to have a good excuse to sing ABBA songs all summer!! A native of the New Orleans area, Amy now lives with her Husband and daughter in Plum Cove. While this is her stage debut she has worked in the tradeshow and promotional business for the last 15 years. When she’s not prepping for her performance she can be found at the beach, In her garden, or traveling
the world!

Victoria Iverson Pool (Children’s Chorus) Victoria is a 7 year old second grader at Rockport Elementary School. This past year She started studying performing arts with Magnolia Arts Exchange and especially enjoyed singing songs from Annie! Victoria loves to travel with her family. She enjoys hanging out with her puppy, Jackie and kitten, Biscuit. She stays active with skiing, dancing, boating and playing with friends.
Perry Ramsden (Children’s Chorus) Perry is a first grader with more acting experience and talent than his dad, Spike. He enjoys being on stage and making people laugh.
Spike Ramsden (Napoleon) Spike has primarily played fishes and women in his recent development as an actor. He likes to see people laugh!
Morgan Reilly (Ali) is excited to be performing Ali in AVP’s production of Mama Mia!. This is Morgan’s fourth show with AVP; past shows include Beauty and the Beast, Singing in the Rain, and The Little Mermaid. Morgan is a student at Rockport Schools, and is going into high school in the fall. She is an active member in her school’s drama club and has been in every show since 5th grade. Some past roles include the White Witch in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe and Mufasa in The Lion King.
Nadia Robertson (Rosie) Nadia is thrilled to be playing Rosie in AVP’s production of Mamma Mia! This is Nadia’s 3rd show with the AVP and man is she glad to be back! Outside of AVP, she has worked with other theaters such as Neverland Theater (Salem), The Folklore Theater (formerly in Gloucester) and school productions. In her spare time, she is beginning her new full-time job as a Medical Assistant and plays local gigs (piano/singing) in Gloucester, MA at multiple locations.
Colby Taormina (Sky) This is Colby’s first show with the AVP, he has been in many shows before starting in 4th grade. He was a part of Gloucester Stage Company’s Youth Acting Workshops with Heidi Dallin for 5 years and has worked with her for 7 years. His favorite shows that he has acted in were Mmmbeth (Macduff) {a spoof on the original Scottish play} and Mamma Mia!(Bill Austin) both at Gloucester High School during his senior year. Colby will be off to college at Salem State University this fall to study a BFA
in Theater Arts focusing on Directing.
Bill Wrinn (Sam Carmichael) returns for his second season with the AVP after debuting in the role of The Pilot in last year’s production of The Little Mermaid. A native of Ludlow, Mass., and the son of music teachers, his childhood was a high school musical. He grew up around stage
and music productions and eventually got to play such roles as Barnaby Tucker in Hello Dolly!, Friedrich von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and Jonathan Harker in Dracula. He has also contributed to the Waldorf School’s annual production of the Oberufer Christmas Plays, performing the role of Star Singer. He was selected as an All-Massachusetts tenor in high school
and has sung several seasons with the Newburyport Choral Society. Bill lives in Annisquam and is a first-generation Fabulous Wrinn Brother.
Velia Wrinn (Children’s Chorus) is now in her second year with the AVP after debuting in the role of sea creature in last year’s production of The Little Mermaid. The 11-year-old Annisquam native has been very active in organized and personal show production for as long as she can
remember. In 2017 she played the roles of an elf, schoolgirl, and caroler in the Gloucester Stage Company’s Holiday Delights. A rising sixth grader at the Waldorf School, she has played many parts in her annual class plays, including The Dark Queen, The Thread and the Wolf, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Jumping Mouse, and Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs. Velia enjoys dabbling in all things theatre, including costume design, set building, and playwriting. She currently has many unfinished works in progress that include the working titles The Widow
And The Book, Left Empty, Life’s A Flash Mob, Trashy The Trash Can, and Story of My Life.

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