PRESS RELEASE: Big Concerts is excited to announce the return of the West End smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! Experience the wonderful, irresistible storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs for a LIMITED 4 WEEK SEASON only at the TEATRO AT MONTECASINO, JOHANNESBURG FROM 24th MARCH 2015. Presented in South Africa by Radio 2000, M-Net and Fairlady. Another Big Concerts Experience. Tickets are on sale now from Computicket.
MAMMA MIA! is an original musical love story featuring 22 of ABBA’s greatest hits including: ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Take A Chance On Me’ and ‘The Winner Takes It All’. The storytelling magic of
ABBA’s timeless classics propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter 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 Global reviews of this phenomenal production include:
“Quite simply, a phenomenon” – Associated Press
“If you are looking for the best night out in town, you’ve found it”- Talk Radio
This is the first time in 10 years that the International Tour production of MAMMA MIA! will be performing in Johannesburg. The hugely successful English-language International Tour premiered in Dublin in September 2004. The tour has to-date visited 77 cities in 36 countries and been seen by over 4.5 million people.
Attie Van Wyk, CEO of Big Concerts, commented “MAMMA MIA! continues to be a huge success around the world and we are thrilled that the MAMMA MIA! International Tour is finally coming back to Johannesburg after 10 years. As the first international touring musical to be presented at the Teatro at Montecasino we are expecting a phenomenal demand for tickets for this strictly limited season”.
Teatro Manager, Bryan Hill, concurred “MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show and we are excited to be working with Big Concerts, South Africa’s premier entertainment promoter, on this international production”. MAMMA MIA! is celebrating 15 years in London’s West End and is the 9th longest-running show on Broadway. Over 54 million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show. MAMMA MIA! The Movie staring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, is still the highest worldwide grossing live-action musical film of all time.
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.
The MAMMA MIA! International Tour is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East & Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, Stage Entertainment and NGM. Presented locally by Big Concerts International.This enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship will guarantee everyone at the performance will be “having the times of their lives”