We can think of plenty of reasons why the smash Broadway musical Mamma Mia has captivated more than 45 million people all over the world. The story is set in a Greek island paradise. It tugs at the heartstrings with a young bride-to-be whose sole wish is to have her unknown father attend her dream wedding. And when three of her mother’s former paramours show up and each offers to walk her down the aisle, the resulting confusion threatens to break the young woman’s heart. But the real reason we all love it is because it’s hilariously charming and combines Abba’s greatest hits — including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and “The Winner Takes It All” — with an enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship and heaps of electrifying dance.
Oct. 11-13, 2013