The critically-acclaimed musical production of “Mamma Mia!” will come to the West Virginia University Creative Arts Center stage Dec. 7-9. Each show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 304-293-SHOW.
Seen by more than 40 million people around the world, Benny Andersson and Bj�rn Ulvaeus’ global smash hit musical “Mamma Mia!” is celebrating seven sold-out years at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway, and is currently playing a record-breaking engagement on its national tour in the United States. The original West End production has played more than 4,000 performances, an international tour has played in more than 40 foreign cities, and the blockbuster feature film adaptation, produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, is the most successful movie musical of all time grossing $600 million worldwide.
An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited daughter she’s raised alone. For Sophie’s wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends—practical and no-nonsense Rosie and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya—from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own.
On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna’s past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities.
With songs like “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.” and “Take a Chance On Me,” “Mamma Mia!” is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family. Through energetic dance numbers, commanding musical performances and a whimsical plot, Broadway puts the spotlight on the Swedish superstars’ spirited tunes.
Tickets are on sale now at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices. Ticket prices range from $42 to $59, depending on seat location. WVU Students can purchase tickets for $32 with a valid WVU Student I.D. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000.The University Arts Series is produced by WVU Arts & Entertainment. For more event information, please call 304-293-SHOW, or visit us online at events.wvu.edu.
CONTACT: Ali Daly, WVU Arts & Entertainment
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