Music & Lyric creators Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus bring “MAMMA MIA!” (the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA) back to the Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater for 3 performances only on May 6 & 7, 2016. The show has been seen by more than 54 million people around the world, MAMMA MIA! is celebrating 5,000 performances on Broadway and is the ninth longest running show in Broadway history.
The original West End production of MAMMA MIA! is now in its 15 year and has celebrated more than 6,000 performances in London and the international tour has visited more than 74 foreign cities in 35 countries and been seen by more than 4.3 million people. The blockbuster feature film adaptation of MAMMA MIA! is the most successful movie musical of all time grossing $600 million worldwide.
About the show: An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited daughter she’s raised alone. For Sophie’s wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends, practical and no-nonsense Rosie and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own. On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna’s past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities.
The show is inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs like: “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me.” MAMMA MIA! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new acquaintances. Get ready to get up out of your seat and sing along with the cast.
Fri., May 6 8 p.m.
Sat., May 7 2 p.m.
Sat., May 7 8 p.m.
LOCATION: Times Union Center Performing Arts
300 West Water St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
TICKETS: start at $38.50, and may be purchased online at FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase (the official presenter of the Jacksonville show), or by calling (904) 442-BWAY (2929) between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 442-2947 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.