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Why see Mamma Mia!?

The 25th Anniversary Tour!

It's time to break out the platform shoes and feather boas - Mamma Mia is BACK! With 25 years since this sunshine-filled show redefined the concept of the jukebox musical for the new century. It's a bittersweet yet hilarious story of single mother Donna, struggling to cope with her young daughter's impending marriage on a picturesque Greek island. Throw into the mix three lovers from her past, any of whom could be the father of her daughter. Sparks are sure to fly!

Originally the brainchild of British producer Judy Cramer and playwright Catherine Johnson, the two were inspired to use the band's hits in a theatrical setting after meeting with two of the band's founding members, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. The show finally premiered in London's West End in 1999 and has spawned numerous international productions as well as inspiring the global smash hit movie starring Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried.

This blockbuster musical contains all of the band's most famous hits, including 'Super Trouper', 'Lay All Your Love On Me', 'Dancing Queen', 'Waterloo', plus less well-known but equally touching songs such as 'Slipping Through My Fingers' and 'Our Last Summer'.

What is Mamma Mia! about?

On the sunny Greek island of Kalokairi, Sophie is feverishly planning her forthcoming wedding to the handsome and idealistic Sky, but is saddened that her mother Donna has never told her the identity of her father. After poring secretly over Donna's diary, she identifies three potential candidates; adventurer Bill, stockbroker Sam and ex-rocker Harry and secretly invites them to the island, hoping to find out once and for all, who will walk her up the aisle as her father.

Needless to say, when all three men arrive at the same time, Donna is thrown into an emotional quandary, as old feelings long forgotten all stir up to the surface. With the help of her two best friends and ex-bandmates of their glam rock outfit Donna and the Dynamos, Donna takes a trip down memory lane. At the same time, Sophie and Sky are facing doubts of their own, with Sophie feeling obligated to help her mother refurbish their ramshackle hotel, but Sky yearning for adventure away from the island.

A hedonistic joint bachelor party for both youngsters winds up with surprising confessions and confrontations that threaten the wedding. Donna must face her ex-lovers and deal with the tumult of emotions running havoc through her. As the day of the wedding dawns, will Sophie ever discover who her father is? And will Donna finally lay the past to rest and follow her heart?

Key Information

Covid 19 secure

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Audience

Mamma Mia! is good for late elementary, middle school, high school and college age kids and anyone who likes ABBA. Children under 4 years of age may not be admitted into the theater.

Run Time

Two hours and 35 minutes with one interval

Dates

Finished Mar 16, 2014

Cast

Christine Sherrill as Donna Sheridan
Alisa Melendez as Sophie Sheridan
Carly Sakolove as Rosie 
Jalynn Steele as Tanya 
Victor Wallace as Sam Carmichael
Rob Marnell as Harry Bright
Jim Newman as Bill Austin 
Grant Reynolds as Sky 

With

Louis Griffin, Patrick Park, L’Oréal Roaché, Haley Wright, Gabe Amato, Adia Olanethia Bell, Xavi Soto Burgos, Emily Croft, Madison Deadman, Jordan De Leon, Nico DiPrimio, Patrick Dunn, Stephanie Genito, Tassy Kirbas, Danny Lopez-Alicea, Makoa, Faith Northcutt, Jasmine Overbaugh, Gray Phillips, Blake Price, Dorian Quinn, and Amy Weaver.

Creative

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Book by Catherine Johnson
Produced by Judy Craymer and Richard East
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd
Choreography by Anthony Van Laast
Lighting by Howard Harrison 
Sound by Andrew Bruce and Martin Koch 

Awards

2002 TONY AWARDS

Nominations
Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical (Catherine Johnson)
Best Orchestrations (Benny Andersson, Bjrn Ulvaeus, Martin Koch)

Reviews

Customer reviews

12 reviews, average rating: (2.9 Stars)

Sindhu

So much fun!

It was really just a great show filled with great performances. Some real talent on that stage and folks who looked like they were genuinely having fun doing it! Wonderfully engaging. I really did laugh, cry, sing and dance in my seat all in a span of two hours. Thanks for a enjoyable night out with my girlfriends and our daughters! ... Read more

elise stelling

Mamma Mia

I thought this play was amazing. The cast was on point and kept my attention. I enjoyed how they changed different parts of the play like the little silly comments. I have seen this play many times and it never disappoints me. I thought that every character did an excellent job with there roll and played there part well. ... Read more

Anonymous

FUN FILLLED

Hello my name is Gloria and my husband is John.We just saw this last week in So Calif and it was the 4th time we have seen it on stage.We will go for the 5th time as we Love it.Keeps you smiling and makes you want to be dancing almost constantly. GO SEE IT....YOU WILL TELL A FRIEND AND I PROMISE YOU A FULL FILLED EVENING AND THE SONGS STAY IN YOUR MIND FOR AWHILE..OUTSTANDING VOICES AND ACTING AND AGAIN "FUNNY" ... Read more

News

From Screen To Stage: The Magic of Mamma Mia!

From Screen To Stage: The Magic of Mamma Mia!

Kevin, February 1st, 2024
Suspected fathers, dancing queens, and men after midnight - Judy Craymer's iconic sun-soaked masterpiece, Mamma Mia! still holds up all these years later - but what's the secret? For over 25 years, the show has whisked 65 musical lovers alo...
Read more

From Screen To Stage: The Magic of Mamma Mia!

From Screen To Stage: The Magic of Mamma Mia!
Kevin, February 1st, 2024
Suspected fathers, dancing queens, and men after midnight - Judy Craymer's iconic sun-soaked masterpiece, Mamma Mia! still holds up all these years later - but what's the secret? For over 25 years, the show has whisked 65 musical lovers alo...
Read more

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