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Photos: First Look at the Super Troupers of Walnut Theatre's MAMMA MIA!

Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 209th season with the ultimate feel-good musical, MAMMA MIA! Filled with ABBA's catchiest hits, and directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, this high energy musical begins previews on May 15th, opens on May 23rd, and runs through July 15th on the Walnut Mainstage.

Put on your platform shoes, your feather boas and get ready for one of the most popular musicals of all time, MAMMA MIA! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. This sensational all-new Walnut Street Theatre production, with new staging and original choreography, contains ABBA's greatest hits, including "Super Trouper," "Dancing Queen," "Waterloo," and over 20 more!

MAMMA MIA! initially opened in London on April 6, 1999 and continues to play to sold-out houses to this day. It made its Broadway debut on November 17, 2000 and played for 15 years, becoming the 9th longest-running Broadway production. Since then, it has played to over 60 million people in more than 50 countries across 6 continents.

It is said that on any given day, there are at least seven performances of MAMMA MIA! taking place around the world. It has been translated into 22 languages and has premiered in more cities faster than any musical in history. The original production in 1999 brought a renaissance to ABBA's music, reinstating the album ABBA Gold to the top of the music charts for the second time in 15 years.

MAMMA MIA! runs at the Walnut May 15 through July 15. Open captioning will be available for the 7pm performance on Sunday, June 10. The Tuesday, July 3 performance will be ASL interpreted and Audio Described. This production is sponsored by AIG and Scully Company. Media Partners are NBC 10 and Metro. For tickets and information, call 215-574-3550 or 800-982-2787. Tickets are also available online 24/7 by visiting or Ticketmaster.

Photo Credit: Mark Garvin

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