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Studio Tenn will open 10th season with ‘Mamma Mia!’

Show to run Aug. 16-Sept. 8 at Factory at Franklin theater

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Mamma Mia!

Studio Tenn is kicking off its 10th anniversary season with the ABBA-filled hit musical “Mamma Mia!” at Jamison Theater in The Factory at Franklin. 

Studio Tenn is kicking off its 10th anniversary season with the ABBA-filled hit musical “Mamma Mia!” at Jamison Theater in The Factory at Franklin. 

The show will open Aug. 16 and run through Sept. 8.

Mamma Mia! takes the audience inside the story of a young woman’s search for her birth father through the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs.

Emily Urbanski, most recently seen in Studio Tenn’s “Grease” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” takes the stage as the headstrong Sophie, who is determined to have what her mother, Donna, never had: a traditional family and a father to walk her down the aisle.

Urbanski shares the stage with Erica Aubrey, her real-life vocal instructor at Belmont University and who will portray Donna, Sophie’s mother.

“It feels surreal to be taking the stage alongside Mrs. Erica and I am so thankful for her guidance every day,” Urbanski sais. “Performing in ‘Mamma Mia!’ together is such an incredible learning opportunity that goes beyond the work in our lessons and I am humbled to a part of this experience.”

Aubrey, a Belmont University musical theater instructor whose talent has spanned across the country, takes inspiration from her mother-in-law for the role of Donna. 

“Donna is a hard-working woman with a strong sense of independence, which often drew me to my mother-in-law for inspiration,” Aubrey said. “She was a single mother who raised two boys and went back to college in her 40s, finding success in a major corporation in New York City. She is an incredible success story and is definitely my inspiration for the role.”

Tickets for “Mamma Mia!” and more information are available online at studiotenn.com/mamma-mia or by calling 615-541-8200.

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