Added by Rico Williams on February 25, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments
By: Ryan Lenard
The cast of “Mamma Mia” took the stage at the Orpheum Theater on Tuesday night and rocked it! Mamma Mia is an upbeat and energetic musical filled with songs by Swedish pop group ABBA. The story is focused around the upcoming wedding of Sophie (Chelsea Williams) and her fiancé Sky (Chris Stevens). After reading her mother’s diary, Sophie causes chaos to rise by inviting to her…Continue
Added by Ryan Lenard on February 21, 2014 at 11:40pm — No Comments
The opening night of Mamma Mia was Tuesday, February 18th.Mamma mia is the story of a mother and a daughter that takes place over two days. Sophie, the daughter is getting married and she wants her dad to be there. Her mother Donna is not quite sure which of three men is Sophie’s father. I have watched the movie “Mamma mia” and I found myself comparing the show to the movie the whole time. I ended up liking the movie better.
One of my favorite parts of “Mamma Mia” is the singing. I…
Added by Emily Daniel on February 21, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments
As the lights dimmed and the orchestra started the play, I noticed that most of the audience had two things in common: age and gender. Majority of the audience were in their 40s or 50s and were female. So as the orchestra did a preview of the famous Abba songs, the audience sang along to the music they grew up with. “Mamma Mia!” playing at the Orpheum theatre, opened on Tuesday the 18th and will play until February 23rd, was fun and entertaining as long as you don’t pay…Continue
by Lilly Hanson
If musicals could sing, the performance of Mamma Mia! at the Orpheum Theatre on February 18th, would be belting, "Can't you hear me S. O. S."
Set on a Greek island, Mamma Mia! tells the story of Sophie, a bride-to-be with one wish: to have her absent father walk her down the aisle. After reading passages about three old lovers in her mom’s diary, Sophie sends each a wedding invitation in hopes of learning which…Continue
Mamma Mia is a show about a 20 year old who is about to get married. She wants her father to walk her down the aisle at her wedding, but it’s not possible, because she’s never met her father. She manages to track down three candidates who could be her father by snooping through her mother’s things. Instead of asking her mother to figure out which one it is, she invites all three to her wedding, and decides that she will figure out which one he is upon their…Continue
Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again...
It’s been said before and it’ll be said…Continue
Mamma Mia! at the Orpheum Theatre opened this previous Tuesday, and it was a unfortunate disappointment. I went into the theatre with already low expectations, and left with them slightly exceeded. Mamma Mia! is one of the many rock musicals, being an attribution to the legendary band ABBA. That being said, the music is an absolute benefit to the production. The story of Mamma Mia! is a bride, Sophie (Chelsea Williams), arranging her wedding. Her goal for her big…Continue
I saw “Mamma Mia” two years ago and hated it with a passion, so I wasn’t all that thrilled to hear that it was coming back. “Mamma Mia” was written by Catherine Johnson with music by the Swedish band ABBA. Let me just say, I am a huge ABBA fan and have been for years. When I first saw “Mamma Mia” two years ago, I couldn’t bear to listen to their music for months. This production of the show was a little less awful than the one I saw two years ago, but it was still pretty…Continue
The day before her wedding, the twenty-year old bride-to-be meets three men she invited. Oh, did I mention that these men all slept with her mother right around the time of her conception, making them all possible fathers for her? Mamma Mia! No, really...Mamma Mia! Now playing at the Orpheum Theater through February 23, it is a show that is sure to leave you feeling happy and plenty of older women reminiscing about past love and romance.…Continue
I don’t want to write this review. I have a lot of history with Mama Mia. I’ve seen the musical thrice and the movie twice- which is a lot of commitment when it comes to me and musicals. I can sing a vast majority of the numbers; not well, and not often, but I can and do. The only musical I’ll defend more is the Music Man, for reasons inveterate in my nature. At heart, I believe Mama Mia to be a good show. It’s fun, perky, catchy and…Continue
Do You Believe In Magic?…Continue
The orchestra blares, the crowed goes wild, and the curtain rises. Even the tech guys at the back of the house cannot resist jamming out to Mamma Mia’s ABBA medley overture. Before seeing Mamma Mia, I had heard nothing but negative comments about the show, coming from people who had seen it on previous tours. Thus I entered the Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday night with very low expectations for what I was about to see. And I was blown away.
Where to even begin? The singing was phenomenal,…Continue
Mamma Mia! Here I go again- with another harsh review. Mama Mia, what a fun, upbeat, and beloved show. This musical, which opened in 1999, became well known over the years through its use of ABBA songs, its produced movie, and the success throughout the tours. I’ve never seen a stage production of it but I am a sucker for the movie version because of my love of Meryl Streep and Colin Firth. The quirky plot follows soon to be married 20 year old Sophie and her journey to…Continue
Mamma Mia is a very popular and well known musical that came to the Orpheum this season. With songs from ABBA, Mamma Mia is about a girl who discovers she has three possible dad’s and invites them to her wedding, without her mother’s consent. I was able to see it opening night last Tuesday at the Orpheum, but honestly, you may want to bring a pillow and blanket.
On the evening of the 18th of February, I had the opportunity of going to see the beloved and much acclaimed musical Mama Mia. I had seen the film before and was generally pleased with it but throughout my day on the 18th, as I told people I would be attending the show that evening, I received no real positive remarks about it. The responses I heard ranged from “it was alright” to ones on a more negative spectrum. After watching this highly beloved piece, mostly…Continue
There are merits to having a big cast: you have the potential for a strong chorus, a big booming sound, impressive large group choreographic moments, it makes it possible to create a context in which a show will take place. Many shows do this very well. However, Mamma Mia is not one of them.
Mamma Mia employs a large cast of glorified set movers to poorly act out the forever cheesy story of a girl with three…Continue
I HAD A DREAM DURING THE SHOW.
Mamma Mia performs at the Orpheum Theatre as a part of Hennepin Theatre Trust’s show list for this season in the month of February. Mamma Mia is a show about a girl who invites her three possible dad’s to her wedding. She didn’t tell her soon to be husband about the fiasco, which leads to many different funny…Continue
If you have ever thought to yourself, “All I want from the world is a bawdy, entertaining quest for paternal…Continue