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One of the world’s most popular musicals, with songs by the Swedish group ABBA, will be presented for the first time in Panama on Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday March 20 at the Anayansi Theater.
The play is directed by Panamanian, Aaron Zebede, and the choreography was created by Dino Nugent. Although the dialogue will be in Spanish all the songs will be in English.
The cast includes well-known actors like Gaby Gnazzo, Horacio Valdes, Janelle Davidson, Any Tovar, Randy Dominguez, Miguel Cuadra, Santiago Bustamante, Marcos Reyna, Fernando Navarro, Ana Grethel Solis, Mafer Achurra and Adriana Linares.
“Mamma Mia” is a Broadway musical based on the songs of the successful, pop group, ABBA, with additional music composed by ABBA member, Benny Andersson.
The musical includes such hits as “Super Trouper”, “Lay All Your Love on Me”, “Dancing Queen”, “Knowing Me, Knowing You”, “Take a Chance on Me”, “Thank You for the Music”, “Money, Money, Money”, “The Winner Takes It All”, “Voulez Vous”, “SOS” and the title track. Over 60 million people have seen the show, which has grossed $2 billion worldwide since its 1999 debut.
The plot of “Mamma Mia” is hilarious. It is set on the Greek island of Kalokairi, where 20-yearold Sophie is preparing to marry her fiancé, Sky. She wants her father to walk her down the aisle, but does not know who he is.
Sophie discovers her mother’s old diary and finds entries which describe intimate dates with three men (Sam Carmichael, Bill Austin and Harry Bright). Sophie believes one of these men is her father and, three months prior to the wedding, sends each an invitation to her wedding, writing in the name of her mother, Donna, without letting the unsuspecting mother know and that is when the problems start.
Tickets from $10 at panatickets.com, Felipe Motta and Novey.