Forty-six cast members are in rehearsal for Lyric Theatre Company’s spring musical “Mamma Mia!,” while many more are at work at the company’s Creative Facility, 7 Green Tree Drive in South Burlington. They are creating the costumes, props, and sets that will help bring the popular ABBA musical to life, which opens Apr. 11 at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.

It takes a village of volunteers, below, to raise the curtain for this 91st Lyric production on the Flynn MainStage. Typically, several hundred volunteers work behind the scenes for each Lyric production and, currently, there are more volunteer opportunities available. From sewing to building to painting, volunteers can join the crew that interests them most and help as little or often as they like. Volunteers are currently needed in costumes, prop, set construction, and set decoration.

There are additional ways to take part in Lyric’s “Mamma Mia!” as opening night draws close.

Volunteer opportunities may be available on the following crews: hair, makeup, sound, lights, house, promotion, special effects, production parties, or safety and security.

Pat Boera, from the promotion committee, notes that family participation on crews is welcomed, though volunteers under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult family member. Crews currently looking for volunteers include costumes, props, and set building and décor. Each hosts one or multiple weekly work sessions at their South Burlington facility, including week night and weekend times.

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