Filipino teen lead in Vancouver theater’s “Mamma Mia!”

VANCOUVER — A Filipino Canadian teen is cast as the lead in Vancouver’s Theatre Under the Stars’ summer production of Mamma Mia! at the famous Stanley Park.

It’s a promising summer for 20- year-old Joshua Lalisan.

The musical theatre arts graduate from Capilano University recently bagged his biggest role to date, playing lead role Sky.

“I was taken back, I was not expecting that at all…Whoa, I guess you kinda just accept that and be open…it’s been great, playing sky has been great, the cast is amazing, it’s been a great experience so far.”

Mamma Mia! is set in a Greek island paradise, with many of the show’s songs coming from the greatest hits of Abba.

Lalisan says he is honored to work with some of the production’s most seasoned actors, and is proud of the cast’s diversity.

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