Mamma Mia! tickets have been in huge demand since the show opened in London in 1999, and it?s taking the rest of the world by storm because of its unique combination of classic Broadway-style storytelling and upbeat dancing music of the 1970?s. Mamma Mia! is part play, part musical and part concert, and the element of fantasy behind the entire production makes it all come together neatly.
About the Story
The story centers on a woman named Sophie, who has grown up never knowing who her real father was. Her mother, Donna, refuses to tell her, and Sophie decides to find out for herself before she gets married on a fictional Greek island, where the play is set.
Sophie goes about discovering her father by digging into Donna?s diary, and she discovers stories of extremely intimate dates with three men: Harry Bright, who is a banker and typical ?nerd,? Bill Austin, and over-the-top Australian, and Sam Carmichael, who as it turns out had an affair with Donna while he was engaged to another woman.
Sophie can?t figure out from the diary who her father could be, so she decides to invite all of them to her wedding. Each of them decides to attend, and their characters are introduced separately. The characters are quirky in nature, and each offers a small piece of personality present in Sophie.
Sophie initially thinks that Bill is her father, as he had a rich Aunt Sophia who left the family a lot of money. Donna also states cryptically that Sophie is named after ?Sophia,? and that seals the deal in Sophie?s mind. She asks Bill to give her away at her wedding.
However, Harry and Sam find out what?s happening and confront the situation collectively. It is here that Mamma Mia! tickets gain a level of intrigue, as the ?mystery? is actually far from solved.
We?d love to tell you how things turn out, but if we did, you?d miss out on a completely unexpected ending, and you?d also miss out on the source of the ?flavor? of the entire production.
Not only is Mamma Mia! set on a fictional Greek Island, but what should be a classic romance story is spiced up in a big way by the music of ABBA. ABBA was one of the most successful bands of the 1970?s, and their songs liven up several scenes throughout the play. Not only do the songs appear, but the story itself is built around them, seamlessly woven into the fabric of the plot.
You won?t know if you?re at a concert or a musical, but you will be engaged by the story and you may even find yourself dancing a bit in your seat. You wouldn?t be alone. It is estimated by many that over 20 million people have seen this production worldwide, and now it?s coming back to the United States. If you want mystery, fantasy and good music all in one entertainment experience, you need to secure Mamma Mia! tickets now.