‘Mamma Mia’ Comes to Virginia Repertory Theatre
Spirited 1970s music in a dynamic 1999 musical
Memories overlay nostalgia with Mamma Mia! filled with 1970s music in a jukebox musical that’s been entertaining audiences for two decades.
The title is taken from the 1975 chart-topping son of the same name, sung by the pop hit group ABBA. The musical includes such hits as “Super Trouper,” “Lay All Your Love on Me,” “Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Thank You for the Music,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Voulez-Vous,” “SOS,” and “Mamma Mia.”
The musical debuted in London in 1999 and on Broadway in 2001. It’s the sixth longest-running show in London’s West End and the ninth longest-running show in Broadway. The musical has played in more than 50 countries in six continents, translated into multiple languages. From June 25 to Aug. 7, Mamma Mia! will be onstage in Richmond, Virginia.
Exploding with the harmonic hit songs made famous by the popular 1970s group ABBA, Mamma Mia! is beloved the world over. Sophie, a bride-to-be, plots to discover the true identity of her father by inviting three of her mother’s former suitors to her wedding. When Donna, former lead singer of Donna and the Dynamos, discovers what her daughter is up to, the wild ride begins. Set on a colorful Greek island, this intoxicating musical will have you singing and dancing in the aisles as the mystery is solved.
Which stirs your memories most, the 1970s music or the popular musical?
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