VIDEO: First Look at Maltz Jupiter Theatre's MAMMA MIA!
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is kicking off the New Year with a rare four-week run of the sunny and funny musical that took Broadway by storm: Mamma Mia!
A feel-good musical that will have you dancing in your seat to ABBA's greatest hits, Mamma Mia! will dazzle audiences January 15 - February 10.
With music and lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson and book by Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia! follows the story of Sophie, a young woman desperate to find her biological father as her wedding day approaches. After reading her mother's diary from a wild summer 20 years ago, Sophie learns that her dad could be one of three men. She invites the men to her wedding without telling her mother, who is unprepared by the surprise reunion with her three ex-lovers. What ensues is one unforgettable trip down the aisle!
Nominated for five Tony Awards® and based on the songs of ABBA - one of the most popular pop groups of all time - Mamma Mia! includes such hits as "Super Trouper," "Lay All Your Love on Me," "Dancing Queen" "Knowing Me, Knowing You" "Take a Chance on Me" and more.
Since its West End debut in 1999, the musical has grossed $2 billion worldwide and enchanted over 60 million audience members. It is the seventh longest-running show in West End history, and its 14-year Broadway run made it the ninth longest-running show in Broadway history. A film adaptation starring Meryl Streep was released in 2008, with a popular sequel that hit theaters in July.
Led by powerhouse duo Mark Martino (director and choreographer) and Elise Kinnon(associate director, co-choreographer and dance captain), the Theatre's production will star Mary Mossberg as Donna (whose work includes the national tours of Mamma Mia! and Kinky Boots) and Becca Andrews as Sophie (last seen as Val in the Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of A Chorus Line). The cast of 26 triple-threat performers also includes popular South Florida actors Jim Ballard (the Theatre's productions of Doubt: A Parable, Dial M for Murder, and Frost/Nixon), Margot Moreland (Madame Thénardier in the Theatre's award-winning Les Misérables), Taylor Jackson (the Theatre's productions of Steel Magnolias and Hairspray), and Alex Jorth (the Theatre's productions of The Producers, Billy Elliot The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof and Annie), among others.
The production will also feature the work of an all-star creative team, including scenic designer Paul Tate DePoo III (whose award-winning work includes the Theatre's productions of South Pacific, Me and My Girl, The Producers, The Wiz, Les Misérables, The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue, Annie, The Music Man, and Hello, Dolly!); lighting designer Zach Blane (whose work Off-Broadway includes Too Much, Too Much, Too Many, Suicide Incorporated and Would You Still Love Me If); projection designer Kevan Loney (whose recent designs include The Wizard of Oz and All Shook Up); costume designer Andrea Hood (whose Off-Broadway credits include Twelfth Night, As You Like It and Love and Information); music director Eric Alsford (whose work includes the Theatre's productions of A Chorus Line, The Wiz, Les Misérables and South Pacific); wig designer Gerard Kelly (who has designed for Hair on Broadway and on London's West End) and the Theatre's Carbonell Award-winning resident sound designer Marty Mets (currently in his eighth season at the Theatre).
Patrons may purchase tickets for club level premium seats in the Theatre's premium space, The Green Room, and enjoy the stylish lounge and amenities throughout the season. Amenities include spacious 23" seats, a lounge with a private bar and restrooms, one free drink of choice with ticket purchase (evening performances only for season shows), panoramic views of the stage and a private entrance and elevator. Groups who purchase all 62 Club Level seats to a performance receive full access to The Green Room Club Level Lounge at no additional charge to host a private event, such as a catered dinner or cocktail party.
.For tickets and showtimes, call (561) 575-2223 or visit www.jupitertheatre.org. For more information on bringing your group to the Theatre, contact community relationships ambassador Cheryl McDermott at (561) 972-6117.