FSCJ ARTIST SERIES, SPONSORED BY CHASE PRESENTS
WALKS DOWN THE AISLE OF THE TIMES-UNION CENTER’S MORAN THEATER!
THE GLOBAL SMASH HIT WILL RETURN FOR THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Jacksonville, Fla. – Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater. Performances begin on May 6 and run through May 7, 2016.
Seen by more than 54 million people around the world, MAMMA MIA!, is celebrating 5,000 performances on Broadway and is the ninth longest running show in Broadway history. The original West End production ofMAMMA MIA! is now in its 15 year and has celebrated more than 6,000 performances in London and the international tour has visited more than 74 foreign cities in 35 countries and 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 $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! Performance Schedule:
Friday, May 6 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m.
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 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 Johnsonand 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.