Mamma Mia, a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson is showing at Benedum Center!
The musical features an impressive ensemble of artists who bring to life Catherine’s captivating story of a mother, a daughter, three possible dads, and an unforgettable wedding. The story unfolds on a Greek island where, on the eve of her wedding, the daughter's desire to find out who her father is brings three men from her mother's past back to the island 20 years after their last visit. The musical is based on the songs of ABBA (one of the most popular international pop groups of all time) and is composed by former band members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. It includes hits such 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 of course, ‘Mamma Mia’. The musical made its debut in England (at the Prince Edward Theatre in London) on April 6th, 1999 and has grossed over $2 billion since then. Its Broadway production debuted in May 2000 and a film adaption was also released in 2008. Over 60 million people have seen the musical.
Don’t miss your chance to see the musical about an enchanting tale of love, laughter, friendship, told with ABBA’s timeless songs!