Parker Arts PACE Center

June 25 - July 18, 2020


Give 5 Productions & Parker Arts Present MAMMA MIA!






Parker Arts Announces 2020 Summer Smash Hit Musical, Mamma Mia!

Media Release

February 18, 2020

CONTACT: Carrie Glassburn

Assistant Cultural Director for Communications

303.805.3366 |


Parker Arts Announces 2020 Summer Smash Hit Musical, Mamma Mia!


PARKER, Colo. – February 18, 2020 – South Metro Denver theater lovers are in for a dazzling night of musical entertainment as Mamma Mia! sparkles its way on stage at the Parker Culture and Events Center (PACE) June 25 to July 18. 

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.


The energy and story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propel this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. The production features ABBA’s world-renowned songs, “Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes All,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Mamma Mia” and many, many more!  A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!


PACE’s presentation of Mamma Mia! marks the first time Denver-based Give 5 Productions (G5P) will be co-producing with Parker Arts. Directed and choreographed by Piper Arpan and featuring the musical direction of Susan Draus, “the production promises to be a different experience than ever before!” says Julia Tobey, G5P Founder, Executive Producer and Artistic Director. 


“I am so grateful to be a part of the inaugural G5P production at PACE!” says Director/Choreographer Piper Arpan. “After playing ‘Tanya’ in the Arvada Center’s production of Mamma Mia! in 2018, I fell in love with the show and was hopeful to get my hands on it as a director/choreographer. I am thrilled that the moment has finally come.”


“Mamma Mia! was my very first Broadway National Tour,” adds Music Director Susan Draus, “so I'm absolutely thrilled to be back home in Denver doing a show that is so near and dear to me.  And to work with Piper Arpan and Julia Tobey makes it even more special! This will be my first show at Parker Arts!!!”


Casting for the PACE production of Mamma Mia! will be complete late March. Matinee and evening productions of Mamma Mia! will run at PACE from June 25 to July 18. Tickets are on sale to Parker Arts Family Circle Members now. Tickets go on sale to the public starting February 25. Visit or call the Box Office at 303.805.6800 for tickets and more information.

Mamma Mia! is generously sponsored by Parker Senior Living and Vitalant.


JULIA TOBEY (PRODUCER) was born and raised in Centennial, Colorado and earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado in 2001 with minors in both theater and dance.  Julia has lived and worked all over the world and has performed and produced for several shows at the PACE Center, including The Beverly Belles, Swing into Christmas with the Beverly Belles, Santa’s Naughty List and the upcoming Mamma Mia! Her company, Give 5 Productions, has been a preferred resource for high-end corporate event entertainment since 2012. 

PIPER LINDSAY ARPAN (DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER) is now a Denver based director, choreographer, and performer after almost a decade in NYC. You may have seen her, or her work locally at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, Lone Tree Arts Center, BDT Stage, The Aurora Fox, or here at Parker Arts Culture and Events, to name a few. She has performed on Broadway, in National Tours, in professional dance companies, in regional theatres, and on film and television, both nationally and internationally. She was also a Radio City Rockette, and holds a BFA and a BA from The Florida State University, magna cum laude.

SUSAN DRAUS (MUSIC DIRECTOR) has music directed/ conducted several Broadway shows and national tours: The Book of Mormon, Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia, Sister Act, Good Vibrations. Susan was recently awarded The Los Angeles BroadwayWorld Award for BEAUTIFUL, THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and featured on the cover of International Musician Magazine. She co-wrote the award-winning musical, VICES, A LOVE STORY and is the creator of the REUNION Series. She has arranged for Henry Mancini, Walt Disney Imagineering, and served as arranger/orchestrator for NBC’s, THE VOICE. 



PARKER ARTS encompasses the many facilities and events that the Town of Parker’s Cultural Department oversees, including a wide variety of local, regional, national and international cultural, arts, scientific and educational programming and rentals. The PACE Center is home to a 536-seat theater, 250-seat amphitheater, Bellco art gallery, event room, dance studio, culinary kitchen, and several classrooms. The historic Schoolhouse on Mainstreet houses a cozy 200-seat theater, small art gallery, gym, and vintage classrooms. The century-old Ruth Memorial Chapel is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is the perfect setting for small wedding, church groups or quiet meetings. Discovery Park, located next to Parker’s library, the park and plaza on Mainstreet and Pine Drive is a unique destination. With interactive fountains in the summer, a vibrant ice trail in the winter, and performances and events throughout the year, the 1.5-acre park is an all-season community gathering place. For more information about Parker Arts, visit


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