Fox Cities PAC to Present MAMMA MIA!, 8/21 - 26
Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center August 2012. Performances begin on Tuesday, August 21 and run through Sunday, August 26 at the Fox Cities P.A.C.
Tickets for Mamma Mia! start at $54 and are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center's ticket office and online at foxcitiespac.com. To charge tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling (920) 730-3786. Group discounts and additional fees may apply.
Mamma Mia! was the first Broadway production to take the stage at the Fox Cities P.A.C. in November 2002. The August dates mark Mamma Mia!'s sixth engagement at the Center, and it remains a Fox Cities' favorite.
Seen by over 50 million people around the world, Benny Andersson and Björn 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 4,000 performances in over 175 cities with 150 repeat visits. The original West End production of Mamma Mia! is now in its thirteenth year and has celebrated over 5,000 performances in London and the international tour has visited more than 50 foreign cities and been seen by 4 million people. The blockbuster feature film adaptation of Mamma Mia!, produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, is the most successful movie musical of all time grossing $600 million worldwide.
With a worldwide gross of over $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 has 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.
The performance schedule for Mamma Mia! at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is Tuesday - Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Fox Cities P.A.C. is located at 400 West College Avenue, Appleton, WI.
Produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, the creative team responsible for bringing Mamma Mia! to theatrical life includes some of the most gifted and celebrated talents of musical theatre and opera. With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! is written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Mamma Mia! has 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.
Mamma Mia! is locally supported by Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Miron Construction Co., Inc. Mamma Mia! is part of the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America – Fox Cities Series, which is supported by the title sponsor, Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Partial support for open captioning during the Saturday, August 25 matinee is provided by Octoberfest.
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