[Musical Review]- MAMMA MIA! The Worldwide Smash Hit Live In Singapore!
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget! MAMMA MIA!, the highly-anticipated musical inspired by the classic songs of ABBA, has been showing in Singapore since 13 November 2014 and they will be here till 14 December 2014! The show was last performed in Singapore in 2004 and following its huge success, MAMMA MIA! makes a welcome return after a decade.
MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with an enchanting tale of family and friendship unfolding on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father, brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
[Image Credits to MAMMA MIA!]
The narrative power of ABBA's greatest hits including 'Dancing Queen', 'Take A Chance On Me,' and 'The Winner Takes It All' propels this charming story of love, laughter and friendship and 2014 marks the 40th Anniversary of ABBA's Eurovision Song Contest win.
[Image Credits to MAMMA MIA!]
With music & lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce & Bobby Aitken and musical supervision, additional material & arrangements by Martin Koch.
The International Tour is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East, and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, Stage Entertainment, and NGM. It is presented in Singapore by BASE Entertainment Asia, Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, and David Atkins Enterprises.
Our Personal Review/Opinion of MAMMA MIA!
MAMMA MIA! is definitely a musical that you must not miss! Throughout the entire musical, we were so absorbed that we just forgot about everything else and allowed ourselves to be enchanted by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs.
We were also very privileged to have been given the opportunity for a backstage tour and we had an insightful time learning how the whole musical is put together every single show.
The Media also had an opportunity to learn some dance moves for the finale act from Jamie Wilkin, [Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain for the MAMMA MIA! International Tour] during the backstage tour.
The props used in the musical are meticulously designed and bringing them to Singapore is a massive logistical task!
Not many people know that the audio and songs in the show are mixed live and there is a live band that plays the music.
From the backstage tour, we learnt that MAMMA MIA! is a musical that requires a lot of teamwork, coordination, and preparation by both the casts and crew members! Although the ticket prices may seem exorbitant, don’t be put off by it because MAMMA MIA! is definitely worth it! For the massive shipping of props, sweat, tears, energy and effort to put together this wonderful production, watching MAMMA MIA! should be in your bucket list of things-to-do in your lifetime!
We highly recommend you to catch MAMMA MIA! before the tickets run out and in our opinion, you should bring your parents or grandparents along too!
For more information about the show, do visit the Official MAMMA MIA! Website!
WHO The International Tour features a cast from the UK
WHAT MAMMA MIA! International Tour
WHEN From now till 14 December 2014 |Tuesdays – Fridays 8:00pm, Saturday 2pm and 8pm, and Sunday 1pm and 6.00pm
WHERE MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands
Booking By Phone: +65 6688 8826
Purchase Tickets In Person At: Marina Bay Sands Box Offices [Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby]
-Ticket Price Starts From SGD$95 Onwards-