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MAMMA MIA! Returns to Segerstrom Center, Now thru 4/13

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MAMMA MIA! Returns to Segerstrom Center, Now thru 4/13
Gabrielle Mirabella, Georgia Kate Haege, Carly Sakolove.
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Segerstrom Center for the Arts celebrates the return of Benny Andersson and Bjo?rn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returning to Segerstrom Hall in Orange County, today, April 8 - 13, 2014.

Single tickets, which start at $29, are now available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, April 12 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation.

Seen by more than 54 million people around the world, Mamma Mia!, is celebrating more than 5,000 performances on Broadway and is the tenth longest-running show in Broadway history. The original West End production of Mamma Mia! is now in its fifteenth year and has celebrated more than 6,000 performances in London, and the international tour has visited over 74 foreign cities in 35 countries and has been seen by more than 4.3 million people. The blockbuster feature film adaptation of Mamma Mia! is the most successful movie musical of all time, grossing more than $600 million worldwide. Seen in 38 productions in 14 different languages, globally, and with a worldwide gross of more than $2 billion, Mamma Mia! is acclaimed by the Associated Press as "quite simply, a phenomenon."

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.

Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA's songs from "Dancing Queen" and "S.O.S." to "Money, Money, Money" and "Take a Chance on Me," Mamma Mia! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found.

MAMMA MIA! is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include American Idiot, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Chaplin.

The original production of Mamma Mia! was produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Bjo?rn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, and the creative team responsible for bringing Mamma Mia! to theatrical life includes some of the most gifted and celebrated talents of musical theater and opera. With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjo?rn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! is written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Mamma Mia! features choreography by Anthony Van Laast; production design by Mark Thompson; lighting design by Howard Harrison; sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken; and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.

The special edition cast recording of Mamma Mia! is available on Decca Broadway. For more information, visit www.Mamma-Mia.com.

MAMMA MIA! will play the Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Segerstrom Hall, April 8 - 13, 2014, running Tuesday - Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, April 12 will include audio description, open captioning and sign- language interpretation. Tickets start at $29. Contact the Box Office in person at 600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626, open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., or daily online at SCFTA.org or by calling (714) 556-2787.

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