Mama Mia, Here I Go Again

Program coverMy 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 Dancingsmile 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.

dancersBye 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.



12 thoughts on “Mama Mia, Here I Go Again”

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun. They did great pop music and even if you didn’t particularly follow them the songs somehow became etched into memory. Now on hearing any ABBA tunes the toes are tapping and I let forth as though I’m in church. I wonder if its on somewhere near in Aus.

  2. I’ve seen this show twice – one of the best evenings in the theatre. My sister and I were singing along to the music at the end, and left the theatre on a high! You can’t beat ABBA for singable music. Glad you had fun!

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