In the realm of musical theatre, there are some shows that manage to transcend time, language, and borders. One such production is the beloved and timeless “MAMMA MIA!” – a global phenomenon that has captured the hearts of audiences around the world with its irresistible blend of ABBA’s iconic tunes and a sunny, funny tale of love, laughter, and friendship. This enchanting masterpiece, brought to life by the visionary Judy Craymer, has left an indelible mark on the international stage.
MAMMA MIA! is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East & Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal and NGM and presented in Singapore by Base Entertainment Asia.
A Greek Island Idyll
Set against the backdrop of a picturesque Greek island, “MAMMA MIA!” is a heartwarming narrative that weaves together the stories of a mother, a daughter, and three possible dads, all while delivering a medley of more than 22 of ABBA’s greatest hits.
The infectious melodies of classics like “Dancing Queen,” “Take A Chance On Me,” and “The Winner Takes It All” serve as the heartbeat of this enchanting production. But this isn’t just any musical; it’s a global sensation that has transcended time and cultural boundaries.
Singapore’s Love Affair with “MAMMA MIA!”
Singapore has had the privilege of hosting “MAMMA MIA!” on multiple occasions, with productions in 2014 and 2018 that left audiences spellbound. This musical extravaganza has consistently held a special place in the hearts of Singaporeans, attracting audiences of all ages who keep coming back for more. Its enduring appeal speaks volumes about the magic created by the team behind “MAMMA MIA!”.
A Global Tour de Force
Since its premiere in Dublin in September 2004, “MAMMA MIA!” has embarked on an epic international tour that reads like a world traveller’s dream. The show has graced 41 countries, enraptured audiences in over 3,500 performances, and been seen by more than 7 million people worldwide. In 2011, it achieved an impressive milestone by becoming the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China, further cementing its place in the annals of theatre history.
“MAMMA MIA!” is more than just an international sensation; it’s also a Broadway legend. It held the spotlight for a record-breaking 14-year run, making it the 8th longest-running show in Broadway history. The fact that it thrived in the epicentre of musical theatre is a testament to its captivating storyline and the enduring magic of ABBA’s music.
Judy Craymer’s vision didn’t stop at the stage. “MAMMA MIA!” made a seamless transition to the silver screen, with “MAMMA MIA! The Movie” becoming the highest-grossing live-action musical film of all time upon its release in 2008. The magic didn’t end there; the sequel, “MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN,” opened in July 2018 and became the most successful live musical movie sequel in history.
The Creative Powerhouse Behind the Scenes
Behind the scenes of this extraordinary production, an assembly of creative genius ensures the show’s continued success. With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, “MAMMA MIA!” is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The production’s exquisite design is credited to Mark Thompson, while the lighting design is masterfully executed by Howard Harrison, and the sound design is brought to life by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken. Musical supervision, additional material, and arrangements are handled by Martin Koch.
A Journey of Love and Friendship
It’s the vivacious energy of the cast, the timeless appeal of ABBA’s music, and the heartwarming story that has made “MAMMA MIA!” a sensation that continues to captivate the world. As we dance to the rhythm of “MAMMA MIA!”‘s enduring magic, it’s clear that this is not just a musical; it’s a global phenomenon, a testament to the power of storytelling and the universal language of music.
Produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East, and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal and NGM, “MAMMA MIA!” continues to bring joy to audiences across the world. In Singapore, this enchanting journey is presented by Base Entertainment Asia under the direction of Chantal Prudhomme.
In a world where stories transcend borders and music unites hearts, “MAMMA MIA!” stands as a testament to the enduring magic of love, laughter, and friendship. From the shores of a Greek island to the bright lights of Broadway and the silver screen, this is a phenomenon that will keep us dancing for generations to come.
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