If you’re ready to dance, jive and have the time of your life, look no further than Mamma Mia, now playing at Chicago’s beautiful and historic Ford Oriental Theatre. Whether you’re reliving your disco days or a new ABBA fan, Mamma Mia enchants audiences young and old. You’ll be hard pressed to find a show with more spirit and once you experience the magic for yourself, you’ll want to come back again and again!
“Seen by over 50 million people around the world, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus’ global smash hit musical Mamma Mia! Is celebrating over 4,000 performances in its tenth smash hit year at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre and remains among Broadway’s top selling musicals. The current North American Tour has played over 3,700 performances in over 150 cities with 145 repeat visits. The original West End production of Mamma Mia! Is now in it’s thirteenth year and has celebrated over 5,000 performances in London and the international tour has visited more than 50 foreign cities and has been seen by more than 4 million people. The blockbuster feature films adaptation of Mamma Mia! Produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, is the most successful movie musical of all time grossing $600 million worldwide.”
Mamma Mia! Tells the story of determined and free spirited single mom Donna (Kaye Tuckerman) and her 20 year old daughter Sophie (Chloe Tucker). Having raised Sophie on her own, Donna gets by with a little help from her two quirky best friends, Rosie (Mary Callanan) and Tanya (Alison Ewing), and never felt the need to have a man in her life. However, Sophie feels differently, and on the eve of her wedding decides to invite her three possibly fathers, Bill (John-Michael Zuerlein), Sam (Christian Whelan) and Harry (Paul Deboy) to give her away at the ceremony, all without Donna’s knowledge of course. Suddenly, old feelings resurface between Donna and one of her old flames, leaving an ocean of opportunities for her to take a leap of faith for a second chance at love.
With full ensemble song and dance numbers like “Money, Money, Money”, the hilarious “Lay All Your Love on Me” (be prepared for a healthy dose of Speedos and scuba gear!), heartfelt ballads “The Name of the Game” and “Winner Takes it All”, and of course classic crowd favorites “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen”, you won’t even be able to stay in your seat!
Mamma Mia! Is a one of a kind theatre going experience. Be part of one of Broadway’s biggest sensations! You won’t wanna miss a beat!
Schedule for Mamma Mia! Is as follows:
Thursday Jan 26 at 7:30pm
Friday Jan 27 at 7:30pm
Saturday Jan 28 at 2pm and 8pm
Sunday Jan 29 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Photos by Joan Marcus
Published on Jan 26, 2012