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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… Read More

You need to see MAMMA MIA! The Musical in Melbourne

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This July until October, the acclaimed Mamma Mia! The Musical is doing its rounds in Melbourne, setting budding singers, dancers and all-round ABBA-lovers’ alike into a frenzy. Showcasing the ultimate line-up of all the best ABBA songs, the musical – a stage version stake of the movie starring Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Christine Baranski and Julie Walters – the Mamma Mia! musical is an uplifing, fun-filled, heartfelt and hilarious night at the theatre. Produced in Australia by Michael Coppel, Louise Withers & Linda Bewick, the production is a brand new Australian production starring Natalie O’Donnell as mother-of-the-bride Donna Sheridan. Natalie starred in the original Australian production of MAMMA MIA! as Sophie in 2001 seeing her come full circle now leading this new production in the role of Donna. Much like the original, the production is set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs. The whole thing was adapted for the stage and written by Catherine Johnson’s heart-warming tale which still centres around a young bride-to-be. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The Australian production is Directed by Helpmann Award winner Gary Young, with the creative team also including Choreographer Tom Hodgson, Musical Supervisor Stephen Amos, Set Design by Linda Bewick, Costume Design by Suzy Strout and Lighting Design byGavan Swift and Sound design by Michael Waters. A beautiful bride, a proud mother and three possible fathers. It’s a trip down the aisle you’ll remember forever. See more… Read More