Wolf Trap presents Mama Mia June 30 - July 3

Based on the songs of ABBA, Mama Mia the Broadway Musical written by original band members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, has been seen by more than two-billion people world-wide. Photo: Winter Garden

VIENNA, Va, June 23, 2011 — Mama Mia the musical, first opened in London, at the Prince Edward Theatre, London, in 1999, where the production is still playing. Similarly, the show opened on Broadway in New York at the Winter Garden in October of 2001, where the production is still playing.  

Mama Mia has also been on the stage at the San Francisco Orpheum Theater, the Shubert Theater in Los Angeles and Chicago’s Cadillac Theatres. 

Starting next Thursday, June 30, you can catch a piece of musical theater history at Wolf Trap. Mama Mia the feel good show featuring some of ABBA’s most memorable hits including  ”Voulez Vous, ”Lay All Your Love On Me“, “Dancing Queen“, “Knowing Me, Knowing You“, “Take A Chance On Me“, “Thank You for the Music“, “Super Trouper“, ”Money, Money, Money“, “The Winner Takes It All“, ” and “SOS” will be appearing on the Filene Center stage and with expected cooler weather next week, it should make for a memorable evening.

ABBA - Björn Kristian Ulvaeus, Agnetha Åse Fältskog, Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad and Göran Bror Benny Andersson

ABBA - Björn Kristian Ulvaeus, Agnetha Åse Fältskog, Anni-Frid Synni Lyngstad and Göran Bror Benny Andersson

Based on the songs of ABBA, Mama Mia the Musical, written by original band members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, has been seen by more than two-billion people world-wide.

ABBA came out of Stockholm, Sweden in the early 1970s. Featuring  Anni-Frid “Frida” LyngstadBjörn UlvaeusBenny Andersson and Agnetha Fältskog the group became known for their harmonies and infectious pop songs. Internationally fans embraced the band, the long legged girls with the equally attractive gents, creating an attractive group that appeared to be wholesome while singing songs that were cheerful, life affirming and fun.  

ABBA’s only #1 hit in the U.S. was Dancing Queen (1977) and the song has been performed by numerous artists including The Sex Pistols and Taylor Hicks.  The musical has been performed in 14 languages, and its film adaption, starring Merle Streep and Pierce Brosnan, became the highest grossing movie musical in history.

With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, MAMMA MIA! is the world’s No. 1 show.

MAMMA MIA!

Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 8 p.m.

Friday, July 1, 2011 at 2 and 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 2 and 8 p.m.

Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 2 and 8 p.m.

Tickets range $20-80

Video – Mamma Mia! Footage from North American Tour

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Tickets can be purchased by calling 1 (877) WOLFTRAP; or online at www.wolftrap.orgFor more information, call Wolf Trap at (703) 255-1868.

 

Wolf Trap is metro accessible! Our environmentally friendly Wolf Trap Express Bus travels from the West Falls Church metro stop every 20 minutes starting two hours prior to show time. For more information, please visit,

http://www.wolftrap.org/Plan_Your_Visit/Access_by_Metro.aspx


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