Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Little Bit of Broadway

Mamma Mia!

It’s been cold, so very, very cold, and although I have several new shows to play, most of them are depressing and I just can’t take depressing in this cold windy weather. So I went looking for tropical musicals. I ended up in Greece. Mamma Mia is a jukebox musical, with the plot structured to fit the songs. And what songs! The music of ABBA defines a generation, and you just can’t not dance when you hear it.

Today we are listening to the 1999 Broadway cast recording. There are differences from the film version. Mostly the songs are in different places, as the movie changed the plot slightly.

So let’s dance, keep warm, and enjoy Mamma Mia!

Music Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Lyrics Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson
Book Catherine Johnson
Basis ABBA jukebox musical

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