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March 14 – April 8, 2018
Opening Night on Friday, March 16, 2018 

Music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus 
Some songs with Stif Anderson  |  Additional material by Martin Koch 
Book by Catherine Johnson  |  Directed by John Miller-Stephany 
 

"Typical, isn't it? You wait 20 years for a dad and then three come along at once." 
 
Young bride-to-be Sophie desperately wants her father to walk her down the aisle. But there’s a catch – she’s not sure which of her mother’s old flames is “the one.” So, she invites all three, hoping she’ll learn the truth, which unleashes an out-of-control flood of memories – and irresistible pop music – into all of their lives.  

Set to the infectious songs of Swedish supergroup ABBA, Mamma Mia! is a smash hit that has played to sold-out audiences around the world. Sing along with a phenomenal score that includes the hits “Dancing Queen,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Lay All Your Love on Me,” and of course, the title song.  My, my!  

“I confess – I love ABBA’s music," said Miller-Stephany. "And every once in a while it’s important to just let go and have fun.” 

Daily Mail calls Mamma Mia! “ABBA-solutely fabulous!” 
 
How you can you resist this effervescent musical, brought to life in brilliant Technicolor on The Rep’s stage?

  • SYNPOSIS: On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who her father is! Her mother Donna, the former lead singer of the 1970s pop group Donna and the Dynamos, refuses to talk about the past, so Sophie decides to take matters into her own hands. Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers: Sam, Bill, and Harry. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought.
  • LANGUAGE: There is some use of adult language. The language includes: “bastard,” “friggin,” “ass,” “damn,” “hell,” “screw,” “crap,” “Jesus,” and “Holy shit.”
  • SMOKING: Yes.
  • DRINKING: Yes.
  • SEX: None.
  • VIOLENCE: None.
  • THEMES: Topics of discussion in this musical include: mother-daughter relationships; female empowerment; family values; raising children alone; and questioning paternity.
  • RATING: The movie version of Mamma Mia! was rated “PG-13.”

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