Mamma Mia + ABBA = Westchester Broadway Theatre Winner!0
By Evelyn J. Mocbeichel
It will be hard not to sing along or sway in your seat during the latest production at the Westchester Broadway Theatre (WBT) in Elmsford. As its 200th production, Mamma Mia! opened on March 23rd and will run through June 25th, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and some songs with Stig Anderson. The story is based on a book by Catherine Johnson. The play is directed and choreographed by Mark Martino, with musical direction by Eric Alford.
Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA’s songs from “Dancing Queen” and “S.O.S.” to “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,” Mamma Mia! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found. Mamma Mia! tells the story of Donna Sheridan, an independent, single mother who is about to give away Sophie, the spirited daughter she’s raised alone on an idyllic Greek island. For Sophie’s wedding, Donna has invited her two best girlfriends to celebrate the occasion, but Sophie has secretly invited guests of her own—three men from Donna’s past—in the hopes that one of them will be the father she’s never known. Over 24 chaotic hours, new love blooms and old romances are rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities. Mamma Mia! is one of the most successful musicals of all time, the eighth longest-running show in Broadway history. The West End production is now in its eighteenth year. To date the show has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide in 50 productions in 16 different languages.
Come out and enjoy another fabulous night of entertainment and dinner at this venue that has delighted audiences for over forty years! The WBT is known for its imaginative set décor, extraordinary costumes, and multi-talented singing and dancing cast members; the full package! Parking is free and the WBT offers both matinee and evening performances. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more.
Ticket Prices: Dinner and show range between $56.00 and $84.00 plus tax depending on the performances chosen. Beverage service and gratuities are not included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for children, students, and senior citizens at selected performances. For ongoing special offers, call (914)-592-2222 or visit the website at: www.BroadwayTheatre.com
Upcoming Shows: Annie – June 29 – September 10, 2017; Annie Get Your Gun– September 14 – December 3, 2017.