My my, just how much I’ve missed you…A few months ago, I mentioned to my husband that I had always wanted to see the stage production of Mama Mia, and that afternoon he presented me with two tickets to a touring company production held at the Durham Performing Arts Center. We went last night.
My, my, how can I resist you?… It was an irresistible evening! I began to smile with the opening number and except for when I was singing along with the music, I don’t think the smile left my face. Pratfalls, lots of physical humor and plays on words and insider jokes – they just kept coming. And it was clear the cast was having a blast doing the show, responding to the enthusiastic audience.
One more look and I forget everything, w-o-o-o-oh….At the end, everyone stood and we got to sing along and dance in place together with outrageously costumed the cast and dancers, to Mama Mia, Dancing Queen, and Waterloo. A perfect theater experience and why I love going to musicals where the audience knows the music.
Bye bye doesn’t mean forever…I admit the audience was on the older side, unlike the Cher concert we went to earlier this year where the audience was more diverse. But the music resonated with so many people when Abba was at the top of the play charts, and the story wove in so many of their hits, that it was the perfect audience.
Mamma mia, here I go again… I might have to see this again sometime. Yes, it’s fluff, but it’s great fun fluff. And brings back lots of memories.