Manila, Philippines, January 25, 2012 – True blue ABBA fans have an additional one week to catch the international touring production of composers and lyricists Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and book writer Catherine Johnson's smash musical Mamma Mia! at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Previously slated to close on February 14, Concertus Inc., one of the local producers behind Mamma Mia!, has just announced the show's final extension: must close February 19.
Mamma Mia! opened in Manila on January 24 to a very enthusiastic audience that danced in the aisles to the show's finale megamix: a medley of ABBA's greatest hits that includes "Mamma Mia," "Dancing Queen," and "Waterloo" done in a concert style.
Presented by Infinity, powered by Smart, and Citibank, Mamma Mia!, which is widely regarded as the mother ship of jukebox musicals on Broadway and in London's West End, features 22 songs by ABBA, a Swedish pop music group formed by Andersson and Ulvaeus in the '70s. Apart from "Dancing Queen" and "Mamma Mia," radio hits "Take A Chance On Me," Voulez-Vouz," and "The Winner Takes It All," are show-stopping musical numbers from the show.
Johnson's script, which is set on a Greek island where a wedding is about to take place, adds a dramatic structure that melds together ABBA's discography.
Included in the Manila run are actresses Sara Poyzer (Donna Sheridan, the mother of the bride), Charlotte Wakefield (Sophie Sheridan, the bride), Rosie Heath (Ali, Sophie's bridesmaid), and Tasha Taylor Thompson (Lisa, Sophie's bridesmaid).
Mamma Mia's international touring company has played to theatergoers in the United Kingdom, Dubai, Germany, Sweden, Prague, New Zealand, Turkey, China, and Tapei.
For tickets to Mamma Mia!, visit BroadwayWorld Philippines' show listings section [Click Here].
Also, avail of current Mamma Mia! promos
Mamma Mia! Cebu Pacific Air Promo
Cebu Pacific Air passengers get an exclusive 10% discount on Mamma Mia! tickets: log on to Cebu Pacific Air website at www.cebupacificair.com till February 15 for details.
Mamma Mia! Dusit Thani Manila Promo
Till February 18, Dusit Thani Manila offers the Mamma Mia! Room Packages where guests have the opportunity to watch Mamma Mia! while enjoying luxurious accommodations in the city. This room package includes an overnight stay; buffet breakfast for two at Basix All-Day Dining Restaurant; two orchestra tickets to Mamma Mia!; plus a complimentary roundtrip car transfers to and from the Cultural Center of the Philippines. A limited-edition Mamma Mia! original cast recording CD is given away as a special commemorative gift to club and grand room guests. Package rates start at PhP 15,500+. For information, call (632) 238-8888.
Rustan's Mamma Mia! Raffle
For every single-receipt purchase of PhP 3,000 at Rustan's Makati, Shangri-La, Alabang, Gateway, Cebu, RP Essenses, Red Tag, and Newport Stores, the customer receives one raffle ticket. Rustan's will draw 25 winners of Mamma Mia! tickets worth PhP 5,000 each, and 18 winners of tickets worth PhP 7,000 each. Promo Duration: January 18 – February 8.
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