A mother, a daughter, and three possible dads on the eve of a wedding on a Greek island paradise are the unlikely elements of the musical Mamma Mia! that makes its way to the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m.
Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny tale unfolds as, on the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The show 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 a tale of love, laughter and friendship.
The Broadway show first opened April 6, 1999 in London, and now Mamma Mia! is showing all around the world, having been seen so far by over 54 million people worldwide, in over 440 major cities.
Appealing to audiences through the show’s themes– of lost parents, a search for identity, and the generation gap – Johnson says, “There’s a mother-daughter relationship; an old romance; there’s losing someone and finding them again.”
For tickets, contact the Marshall Artists Series Box Office at ext. 6-6656, or visit the box office located in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.