September 7 - October 30
Music & Lyrics by BENNY ANDERSSON
and BJÖRN ULVAEUS
Some songs with STIG ANDERSON
Book by CATHERINE JOHNSON
Additional Material & Arrangements by MARTIN KOCH
Directed by Paramount Artistic Director JIM CORTI
“ABBA-licious ‘Mamma Mia!’” Highly Recommended. Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
“Fun, frothy and full of hits” Lisa Miner, Daily Herald
“Paramount Theatre’s version of “Mamma Mia!” won me over.” Eric Schelkopf, Kane County Chronicle
“Everyone left the theatre grooving.” Tom Williams, Chicago Critic
“If you are an ABBA zealot, the show is absolutely worth a trip to Aurora.” Dan Zeff, ChicagolandTheaterReviews.com
ABOUT THE SHOW
We’re kicking off the season with the show that turned musical theater on its ear. Over 60 million people in 40 different countries on 6 different continents have reveled in Mamma Mia! – and it’s still going strong.
It’s the story of Sophie, a 20-year-old bride-to-be preparing for her wedding. Unbeknownst to her mother, she finds her mom’s diary and reads about her love-filled summer 20 years before with three different men. Sophie is convinced one of the men is her father, and she’s determined to find out who. She sends a wedding invitation to each of the men, forging her mother’s signature on each note. When the men arrive the day before the ceremony, Donna, her mom, is shocked at their presence while Sophie is elated to finally meet her father. Quickly, each of the men realizes why they’ve been asked to the nuptials, and each is ready to walk their daughter down the aisle.
This is a story of love and friendship, of lost dreams and that last chance to make it all right. Best of all, the entire show is set to the music of one of the most popular bands in the world – ABBA. From “Dancing Queen” to “Take a Chance,” from “SOS” to “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” it’s one hit song after another that will have you mouthing the words, dancing in your seats and touching your heart. Experience the musical that is an international phenomenon, experience Mamma Mia!
Rated PG: Parental Guidance Suggested.
Runtime: 2 hours & 20 minutes including one 15-minute intermission
OPENING NIGHT PHOTO GALLERY
MEET THE CAST
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PREMIUM GUEST EXPERIENCE
Out of respect for our patrons, children ages 2 and under are not permitted in the theatre.
Out of respect for the artists and in adherence to the union rules we are contractually obligated to enforce, all photography and video recordings of the stage, as well as of the production itself (including audio recording) are strictly prohibited. This policy will be enforced.
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