‘Mamma Mia!’ heading to Reno

Mama MiaMichelle Dawson says you needn’t love ABBA to have a blast at “Mamma Mia!”

“Once you’ve seen it, you become an ABBA fan,” said Dawson who stars in the touring production of the musical, opening Tuesday at the Pioneer Center. “I mean the songs are incredible. “I don’t think people realize how popular and famous these songs are if they’re not an ABBA fan.”

“Mamma Mia!” is mostly a showcase for the music of the Swedish pop group. But that doesn’t mean it’s plot-free. Dawson plays Donna Sheridan, a freewheeling single mother who runs a hotel on a Greek island, and the show begins as her daughter, Sophie, is about to get hitched. Trouble is, Sophie wants her father to walk her down the aisle and Donna doesn’t know who the Daddy is. After some investigation, Sophie invites three men from Donna’s past to her wedding, convinced she’ll be able to figure out who is who. Add the arrival of two of Donna’s longtime girlfriends, and the stage is set for a wild musical comedy and a whole bunch of ABBA tunes.

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5 responses to “‘Mamma Mia!’ heading to Reno

  1. jnagelreno

    Well, I hope it’s true that this show is entertaining for non-ABBA fans. A couple of their songs are admittedly catchy, but I don’t know that I’m up for 3 hours worth of this business. However, the tickets are already paid for and I’m there next weekend. Wish me luck.


  2. jnagelreno

    BTW, what’s up with that picture of you in the Superman T-shirt? You really are shameless.


  3. Forrest Hartman

    Hey Josh:
    I hope you like the show. You’ll probably find it fun, if awfully lightweight.
    As for the shirt, didn’t you know that I am Superman. 🙂


  4. Forrest, I always thought you were Elvis. Imagaine my shock at finding out you are Superman


  5. Forrest Hartman

    Hi Linda:
    It seems valuable to be a man of many talents — and identities — especially these days. Hope all is well with you.


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