If the opening night is any indication of how the Manila run of Mamma Mia would be like, I would say that audiences can expect a very enjoyable and irresistible show. Be sure to leave your inhibitions home and pack that inner dancing queen in you as the show will definitely bring it out like it did the gala audiences that broke into simultaneous dancing and sing-along before the show ended.
The international cast is led by Sara Poyzer that plays Donna Sheridan. Poyzer has performed in hit shows like Othello, Billy Elliot – The Musical, and Merchant of Venice. Donna's spirited daughter, Sophie Sheridan, is played by Charlotte Wakefield who was nominated for Best Actress in a Musical at the 2010 Laurence Olivier awards.
The group has previously performed in Dubai, Germany, Sweden, Prague, New Zealand, Turkey, China, and Tapei. In the UK, they became the highest grossing musical the New Castle Metro Radio Arena has ever hosted and has sold over £1 million worth of tickets in the first fortnight at the Bristol Hypodrome.
The production features 22 Of Abba’s Hits Including: Dancing Queen, I Have A Dream, Knowing Me, Knowing You, The Winner Takes It All and the hilarious rendition of Chiquitita.
If you are concerned about comparisons with the film, this is an entirely different experience. This will not make you feel like a mere spectator. This feels like an awesome party that you are actually invited to. So grab your tickets now and join in on the fun.
Weekday rates are priced at P750, P1500, P3000, P4000, P5000, and P6000; including shows on Sundays, 8pm. Weekend matinee rates are P1000, P2000, P3500, P5000, P6000, and P7000. Show runs from January 24-February 19, 2012. *Click here to get a chance to win tickets for the February 5th show via angsariwako.com.
For special promos, log onto www.ticketworld.com.ph or call Ticketworld at 891-9999. (Photo courtesy of Brinkhoff-Moegenburg, Germany)
*Thank you for the front row seats c/o broadwayworld.com, Oliver Oliveros, Jude Cartalaba and the producers of the show.