I was blessed enough to see Mamma Mia tonight at the Fox Theater. It was so much fun! Unfortunately, the women, Donna and Sophie far outshone the men in terms of their voices. But considering these were strong, independent women, I guess it’s only fair. LOL.
While the “dads” were not Pierce Bronson and Colin Firth, they did a good job in their acting. Even though I’ve seen the movie, the musical is like being there – participating in the wedding. I have never been to a play where the audience clapped along to the songs and ran down the aisle at the end to “dance” with the encore songs. The encore songs were among my favorite for the show.
Here’s the synopsis from Atlanta Broadway:
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Over 45 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, 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 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!
The ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill has returned to Atlanta! Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!.
Performances are Wednesday, November 2 through Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and November 6, Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (All times are subject to change.) An audio-described performance for the visually impaired and an American Sign Language-interpreted performance for the deaf are available for each pre-determined Saturday matinee of each presentation.
Get your tickets here NOW! The show is only in town until Sunday November 6th!
Images from Atlanta Broadway