MAMMA MIA hits Melbourne: spectacular celebration of love, laughter and friendship

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The global musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! The Musical, has taken its final bow on the Australian tour, leaving an indelible mark on audiences with its vibrant energy, infectious tunes, and heartwarming narrative. The iconic ABBA hit songs had audiences dancing in the aisles from Sydney to Brisbane, and now, Melbourne’s Princess Theatre has been painted with the same vivacious colours of joy and nostalgia.

Elise McCann, donning the platforms as the Dynamos lead singer, Donna Sheridan, delivers a captivating performance that leaves audiences spellbound. McCann’s theatre career shines brightly in her portrayal, cementing her status as one of Australia’s finest stage talents.

Emerging Australian actor Sarah Krndija steps into the shoes of Donna’s daughter and bride-to-be, Sophie. With her recent roles in 9 to 5 The Musical and Friends The Musical Parody, Krndija brings a fresh and exciting perspective to the role.

The dynamite duo of Bianca Bruce and Deone Zanotto complete the Dynamo trio, providing the perfect counterbalance to McCann’s Donna. Their camaraderie is palpable, and their performances are filled with vivacity and charm.

Martin Crewes, Drew Livingston, and Tim Wright bring to life the three unsuspecting fathers with aplomb, each contributing their unique flair to the whimsical story. Lewis Francis, as Sophie’s adoring fiancé Sky, showcases his talent with a tender and engaging performance.

Newcomers Nina Carmen and Kadesa Honeyhill, along with Jordan Tomljenovic and Etuate Lutui, add an extra layer of verve to the ensemble. The supporting cast, too numerous to name individually, all contribute to the overall success of the show with their commitment and energy.

This 2023 production, a re-staging of the critically acclaimed 2017 version, is a testament to the original work of an entirely Australian creative team. The mesmerizing Greek island setting, dazzling costumes, and ingenious set design all combine to create a truly immersive theatrical experience.

MAMMA MIA! The Musical, with its timeless ABBA songs and heartwarming tale of a young bride-to-be’s quest to discover her father’s identity, is a joyous celebration of love, laughter, and friendship. It’s more than just a musical; it’s a fabulous night out for all ages!

So, Melbourne, are you ready to be swept off your feet by this sensational musical extravaganza? Prepare to be dazzled, moved, and thoroughly entertained. This is one trip down the aisle you’ll remember forever! Grab your tickets now and join the celebration. Dancing Queen awaits you!