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Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again...

Grace Peterson

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again...

            It’s been said before and it’ll be said…

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Added by Grace Peterson on February 21, 2014 at 12:59am — 1 Comment

Mamma Mi-eh...

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…

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Added by Joseph Loney on February 21, 2014 at 12:57am — 2 Comments

Return of the Codpieces

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…

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Added by Emma Dalen on February 21, 2014 at 12:02am — 1 Comment

One Stage, Three Dads, Countless Dancing Queens

            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.…

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Added by Taylor Leighton on February 21, 2014 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Mama Mia: Here I go again.



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…

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Added by Maxwell Singer on February 20, 2014 at 11:11pm — 1 Comment

Do You Believe In Magic?

Kyle Smeaton

Mamma Mia!

 

Do You Believe In Magic?…

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Added by Kyle Smeaton on February 20, 2014 at 11:03pm — 1 Comment

Take a Chance on “Mamma Mia!”

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,…

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Added by Emma Price on February 20, 2014 at 10:56pm — 1 Comment

Mamma Mia- Not Worth Your "Money Money Money"

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…

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Added by Lizzie Esposito on February 20, 2014 at 10:55pm — 1 Comment

Mamma Meh

Brandon Cayetano

Mamma Mia!

 

Mamma Meh

 

            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.

 

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Added by Brandon Jacob Cayetano on February 20, 2014 at 10:36pm — 1 Comment

Mirebella and Sakolove: The Real Stars of the Show

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…

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Added by Hannah Reid on February 20, 2014 at 10:35pm — 2 Comments

Here we go again.....

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…

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Added by Zoë Makila on February 20, 2014 at 10:24pm — 1 Comment

I HAD A DREAM DURING THE SHOW

Jack Bonko

Mamma Mia

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…

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Added by Jack Bonko on February 20, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Mamma Mia!- How It Thrilled Me

This past Tuesday, I had the pleasure of going to see Mamma Mia! at the Orpheum. The show has long been one of my favorites, and while I loved it and thought it was great, there were aspects of the show that makes me hesitate to say it was fantastic.

The primary reason of my hesitation is because of Sophie Sheridan, played by Chelsea Williams. While I think she was a very good actor and embodied the role wonderfully, I felt that her voice was not quite fit for the part. Some songs, such as… Continue

Added by Anna Wheeler on February 20, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

I Have a Dream (of a Jukebox Musical with a Plausible Plot)

If you have ever thought to yourself, “All I want from the world is a bawdy, entertaining quest for paternal…

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Added by Abilene Olson on February 20, 2014 at 9:08pm — 2 Comments

One Island, Two Love Stories, and Three Possible Dads

Abby Thompson

Mamma Mia!

 

One Island, Two Love Stories, and Three Possible Dads

 

Mamma Mia opened February 18th, at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis. As it opened with the musical break, the audience was already nodding their heads to catchy beat. Mamma Mia is bright, spirited, and a fun time for all who attend.

Mamma Mia is the story of Sophie and her mother Donna who live on a small Greek island. Donna has done everything on…

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Added by Abby Thompson on February 20, 2014 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Mamma Mia!

     On February 18th, I saw Momma Mia! at the Orpheum. Having seen and enjoyed the movie, I was excited to see the show. It lived up to my expectations and it was a very fun and enjoyable show to see.
While there weren't any exceptionally strong singers or actors, there were some exceptionally strong songs. While most of the songs were really good, "Lay All Your Love On Me" was my favorite. The boys dancing with the…
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Added by Allie Brown on February 20, 2014 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Mamma Mia! Review

George Mulder

Mamma Mia!

Thank You for the Music, Not the Acting

If you are a fan of ABBA, you are a fan of Mamma Mia! This high energy Broadway musical is playing at the Orpheum Theatre until February 23. It follows the story of Sophie Sheridan and her mother, Donna, as they plan for Sophie's wedding with Sky. When Sophie finds Donna's diary she kept during her pregnancy, she finds out she has three possible dads. When Sophie invites them to the wedding, things start to go a… Continue

Added by George Mulder on February 20, 2014 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Thank You For The Music

Mama Mia! frazzled and dazzled it’s way to the Orpheum on Tuesday night and it was a treat. I have had not more fun at a play in my memory. The show was guided by consistently strong acting and a powerful orchestra. This production of Mama Mia! did not disappoint in any way, shape or form.

The story begins with Sophie Sheridan (Chelsea Williams) inviting her three potential fathers to her wedding; Harry Bright (Mark A. Harmon), Bill Austin (Michael Colavolpe) and Sam Carmichael (Don… Continue

Added by Nicholas Pemberton on February 20, 2014 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Mama Mia!

Karina Strom

Mama Mia!

                                                            Mama Mia! Review

Mama Mia! at the Orpheum theatre on Tuesday night was exactly what the audience was anticipated. This well loved musical takes place on a Greek Island where a twenty year old woman, Sophie (Chelsea Williams), is about to get to get married to a man, Sky (Chris Stevens), who her Mother, Donna (Georgia Kate Haege), does not approve of. Donna raised Sophie on her own…

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Added by Karina Strom on February 20, 2014 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Mamma Mia!

Having been a fan of the movie for a number of years, I was very excited to see Mamma Mia at the Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday, Feburary 18. The show turned out to be overall very good and I really enjoyed going. Mamma Mia is set on a Greek Island, where Donna Sheridan and her daughter Sophie run a resort. Sophie is set to be married the next to a man named Sky, and because she wants her father to walk her down the aisle, she invites her three possible dads, whom she discovered in her mother's…

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Added by Matthew Maxam on February 20, 2014 at 3:48pm — No Comments

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