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ABBA’s greatest hits are woven into a sunny tale set on a Greek island. On the eve of her wedding, a bride’s quest to discover her father’s identity brings three men from her mother’s past back to the place they last visited 20 years ago.
What Is the Story of MAMMA MIA!?
Calling all ABBA fans, this has your name written all over it. The songs are all culled from the Swedish super-group’s songbook, and this is one Broadway show where singing along (and dancing in the aisles) is encouraged. The show has full-on, high-energy to spare, with periodic breaks for ballads and drama. In three words? Fun. Fun. Fun.
WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT
Set in a beach resort in the Mediterranean, MAMMA MIA! tells the story of Sophie, a bride-to-be with one wish: to have her absent father walk her down the aisle. After reading passages about three old lovers in her mom’s diary, Sophie sends each a wedding invitation in hopes of learning which is her dad. The arrival of the men from her past is surprising to Donna, Sophie’s fiercely independent mother, who prides herself on getting through life without a man, and highly amusing to Donna’s two best gal pals. The more Sophie and her mother struggle to find truth and understanding, the more it threatens to tear them apart and wreck Sophie’s dream wedding.
SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?
Is MAMMA MIA! Good for Kids?
Though kids will love the cool music and the energetic dancing, the plot can bring up some questions for the little ones. (Why did Donna have so many boyfriends, mommy?!) But nothing’s very explicit and the tone is cheery throughout, making it a pretty safe family destination.