Meet The Cast

Kirbi Jo Long

Anni-Frid (Frida)
Kirbi is proud to be working with Abba Mania again after a U.S. tour earlier this year. She most recently finished a two-year run as a lead vocalist in the longest running show on the Las Vegas strip, Donn Arden’s Jubilee at Bally’s Casino. She is a regular lead vocalist in numerous touring productions out of Las Vegas, including Divas3 with Nancy Allen Productions, and California Dreamin’ with Pullen Productions. She previously performed lead vocals in productions aboard Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Lines, and has been touring with New York City’s USO Show Troupe since 2010, entertaining our troops at home and abroad. Visit kirbijolong.com for her latest endeavours!

Shelby Ringdahl

Agnetha

Shelby is excited to be joining the most recent tour of ABBA MANIA. Originally from Columbia, Missouri and a Texas Christian University grad, Shelby is ecstatic to be pursuing a performance career in NYC. Most recently seen in the NY Regional Premier of Heathers the Musical (Ensemble/ Heather Chandler US), Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical (Mama Square/ Ms. Square), in Off Broadway’s Oh Kay! (Constance Appleton), Catch Me If You Can ( Cheryl Ann/ Ensemble) and performing coast to coast as part of the USO Show Troupe for military service members and their families. Shelby has performed as a soloist in vocal concerts with Jason Robert Brown, Susan Egan, Jodi Benson, Donna McKechnie, The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and The Cincinnati Pops Symphony. Shelby was also Miss Missouri 2013, finished in the Top 12 at Miss America, and 3rd in America’s Choice. She made over 300 appearances that year motivationally speaking to over 17,000 children. Love to TCU (BFA MT ’15), Take 3 and my family (The Fab Five). Hebrews 12:1-3. www.shelbyringdahl.com

Dean Balkwill

Bjorn

Hailing from Canada, Dean Balkwill began performing professionally at the age of 14. Credits include Rent on Broadway, where Dean thrilled audiences as Roger, the heart broken romantic lead. The Lion King then welcomed Dean as Ed the Hyena in this Broadway smash hit. “Dean kept audiences cracked up the whole show,” said one Toronto critic. Declining an offer for the Original cast of Mamma Mia, its subsequent tour and final Broadway destination, Dean stayed with his family in Toronto starring in Tommy, West Side Story, Grease and countless commercials.

Dean now makes his living in Atlanta leading worship at Canton First United Methodist church, recording vocals for commercials, performing for hundreds each week, acting in film and television Such as The Internship, Medea’s Witness Protection and the new TV series Satisfaction plus writing original musical works for the stage. What began as a dance partnership in Tommy became a lifelong partnership between he and wife Lisa. They have three daughters and live to love their family.

Jeff Pike

Benny

Atlanta, Georgia native Jeff Pike has been making music his entire life. He began studying guitar at the age of 10, voice at the age of 14 and piano at the age of 16. After graduating from Woodward Academy he attended Clayton State University and Shorter College where he majored in voice, and minored in theater. Upon graduation, instead of becoming a teacher as planned, Jeff took a different path taking to the road as an entertainer and a musician. As a vocalist, keyboardist and guitarist Jeff has performed many styles of music over his 30 plus year career.

Jeff also worked as a recording engineer for local Atlanta recording studios and for seven years engineered and co-produced The Paul Leslie Hour, a successful PBS style internet radio show with host Paul Leslie.

Meet The Band

Chris Blackwell

Guitar

Wayne Viar

Drums

Dexter Whitaker

Bass

TOUR DATES

24

Jan

2018

Dixon, IL

Dixon Theatre

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25

Jan

2018

Parkesburg, WV

Smoot Theatre

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26

Jan

2018

Collingswood, NJ

Scottish Rite Auditorium

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28

Jan

2018

St Charles, IL

Arcadia Theatre, St Charles

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30

Jan

2018

Akron, OH

Akron Civic Theatre

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31

Jan

2018

Greensberg, PA

Palace Theatre

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1

Feb

2018

Red Bank, NJ

Count Basie Theatre

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2

Feb

2018

Easton, PA

State Theatre

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3

Feb

2018

Northampton, MA

Calvin Theatre

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7

Feb

2018

Macon, GA

Grand Opera House

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8

Feb

2018

St Petersberg, FL

The Palladium Theater

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9

Feb

2018

Melbourne, FL

Kings Centre

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10

Feb

2018

Ft Pierce, FL

Sunrise Theatre

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13

Feb

2018

Wichita, KS

Orpheum Theatre

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14

Feb

2018

Denver, CO

Oriental Theater

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15

Feb

2018

Alamogordo, NM

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts

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16

Feb

2018

Irving, TX

The Pavillion

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17

Feb

2018

San Angelo, TX

San Angelo PAC

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18

Feb

2018

Alburqueque, NM

Popejoy

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21

Feb

2018

Las Vegas, NV

Smith Centre

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22

Feb

2018

San Diego, CA

Balboa

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23

Feb

2018

Modesto, CA

Gallo Center for the Arts

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24

Feb

2018

Arroyo Grande, CA

Clark Center

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25

Feb

2018

Hollywood, CA

El Portel

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26

Feb

2018

Salinas, CA

Fox Theater

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2

Mar

2018

Temecula, CA

Pechanga

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