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MAMMA MIA! the West End musical was .. dot .. dot .. dot
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fABBAlous !!!

Oh my god .. it was truly sensational as the lighting, fantastic sound system, and well choreographed dance numbers really brought out the best of the ABBA songs. The build up was fantastic, slow at some points, truly hilarious in some scenes, purely poignant in some and then exploding in a truly memorable ending with the ABBA classics Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia! and Waterloo.

Besides some slight variations to the movie, the musical also offered 5 additional songs. We got to enjoy
Thank You For the Music, The Name Of The Game, Under Attack, One Of Us and Knowing Me, Knowing You

My favourite scenes were definitely Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, Voulez Vous, Does Your Mother Know and of course the pulsating finale that brought the audience to their feet.

Surprisingly, one of my favourite scenes in the movie was Mamma Mia but in the musical, it paled in comparison as the actress who played Donna in the musical, Jackie Clune, was a tad too stiff although she had a great voice. Ermm, could Meryl Streep please give her some tips on how to play Donna?

Song sequence in MAMMA MIA! The Musical :-

Act One

1.   I Have A Dream (Prologue)
2.   Honey Honey
3.   Money, Money, Money
4.   Thank You For the Music
5.   Mamma Mia
6,   Chiquitita
7.   Dancing Queen
8.   Lay All Your Love On Me
9.   Super Trouper
10. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (A Man After Midnight)
11. The Name Of The Game
12. Voulez Vous

Act Two

13. Under Attack
14. One Of Us
15. SOS
16. Does Your Mother Know
17. Knowing Me, Knowing You
18. Our Last Summer
19. Slipping Through My Fingers
20. The Winner Takes It All
21. Take A Chance On Me
22. I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
23. I Have A Dream


24. Dancing Queen
25. Mamma Mia
26. Waterloo

Well, I know I am not supposed to snap any photos during the show, but I could not help it and sneaked a few shots during the finale. At the beginning of the show, they announced the arrival of our Prime Minister and other VVIPs for the show. Lucky PM (or was it lucky MAMMA MIA! cast?) met for a photo session after the show.


photo credit The Star Online


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