You can’t keep a good musical down. And when that musical is based on the music of ABBA, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Mamma Mia!, the international hit musical, is coming back to Vancouver for a March 29-April 3 run at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Hamilton St.). Sure, the story is as slight as frosting on a three-tiered wedding cake, but the music is fabulous. Both cast and audience have a blast, and everyone walks away humming “Does Your Mother Know.” What more can you ask from a night out?
Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ smash hit musical is based on songs they wrote for ABBA, the Swedish pop group that has left us a legacy of bell-bottom jumpsuits and timeless hits like “The Winner Takes It All.”
According to the press release from Broadway Across Canada, Mamma Mia! is “the eighth longest running show in Broadway history and one of only five current musicals to have run for more than 10 years on Broadway. The West End production is now in its seventeenth year. The international tour has visited more than 81 foreign cities in 37 countries.” The last time the show was in Vancouver was August 2011.
It was also a 2008 movie starring Meryl Streep.
Tickets for Mamma Mia! start at $35 (plus applicable service charges). Tickets are available through ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-5000. Reservations for groups of ten (10) or more are now being accepted by calling 1-800-889-8457.
For information about Mamma Mia! visit Mamma-Mia.com.