Wed. Feb. 26th & Thu. Feb.27th @ 7:00pm
In partnership with Nanaimo District Secondary School, The Port Theatre presents Mamma Mia! Directed by Martha Parker with Musical Direction by Doug Roszmann, this season’s 2020 musical features a live orchestra, with musical production by Richard Becker and Neil Thomson-Turner, is sure to be a delight!
Mamma Mia!, with a book by Catherine Johnson and music and lyrics from Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, is a musical based around the music from the band, ABBA, of which, Andersson and Ulvaeus were both members. This popular, well-known musical comedy, filled with catchy melody lines, is set on a colourful island in Greece. The plot revolves around a self-sufficient, independent woman, Donna Sheridan, and her soon to be wed daughter, Sophie. Events are hurled into motion when Sophie actively seeks to know who her father is. When Sophie finds Donna’s diary documenting her free spirited 1970’s lifestyle and discovers, from reading between the lines, that her father is one of three men from her mother’s past, without Donna’s consent or knowledge, she invites these strangers to her wedding. Will it be Harry, Sam, or Bill? Well, you’ll just have to wait and see the show to find out!