ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a Mother, a Daughter and Three Possible Dads.
Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. 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 story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show.
"Rainbow Stage offers glorious Greek getaway in Mamma Mia
Sharp dancing and strong singing of ensemble cast give Mamma Mia fun, silly sexiness. Rainbow Stage has a hit on their hands with this Abba lovefest. The dancing is sharp and the singing is particularly strong. Choreographer Lisa Stevens does an admirable job capturing the silly sexiness of the script. The male ensemble's wetsuit flipper dance is everything. Lyon's rendition of Does Your Mother Know, in which she flirts outrageously with one of the island workers, almost brought the house down. Any number that includes nipple tweaking in the choreography is well worth the price of admission... this is perfect summer fare ‹ a light romantic comedy that is hilariously funny in parts with gorgeously produced music. Get yourself to this Greek getaway." (click to read the entire review)
"Mamma Mia!, a sure bet for your Money, Money, Money
...a formidable entertainment machine... This production is Rainbow Stage's first crack at Mamma Mia! and the Kildonan Park venue does it up nicely." (click to read the entire review)
Winnipeg Free Press
Rainbow Stage, Winnipeg, MB
Book by Catherine Johnson
Music and lyrics by Bj¨o;rn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and some songs with Stig Anderson
Director: Ann Hodges
Choreographer: Lisa Stevens
Musical Director: Anthony Bastianon
Photographs courtesy of David Cooper and Arts Club Theater, Vancouver
© 2014 by David Cooper