I was fortunate to be able to go to the Bass Concert Hall this past weekend to see the hit musical, Mama Mia. The show was part of the Broadway in Austin series sponsored by The Bass Concert Hall in 2014 and 2015. Mama Mia was based on the smash hits of ABBA. They were a band from the 70’s that were famous for big hits such as “Dancing Queen” and “The Winner Takes All.” Many of their songs are still very popular today.
Mama Mia takes place on a small island in Greece. Sophia, is a young woman who has always wanted to know the identity of her biological father but her Mother has never shared that information with her. She decides to take matters into her own hands and invite her Mother’s past boyfriends to her upcoming wedding on the island. The three unsuspecting men all agree to attend believing that they have been invited by Sophia’s mother, Donna. She has hopes that her father will be willing to walk her down the aisle on her big day.
And although, Donna is unable to determine which of the three men attending the wedding is Sophia’s real father, they all agreed that they would be honored to walk her down the aisle and be present in her future. They are all determined to remain close now that they have all reconnected.
Mama Mia is by far one of my favorite plays. The encore is always such a fun surprise if you are seeing it for the first time. Donna, and her girl band, The Dynamo’s, make an unexpected visit to sing “Dancing Queen” one last time while dressed in outrageous orange jump suits encouraging the audience to sing along. The cast did a great job of keeping the audience entertained all the way to the very end. I can’s wait to see it again next year.
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