Mamma Mia! is "meine mutter" in the first foreign-language production of the hit ABBA musical comedy, making its German premiere in Hamburg in November, 2002. Stage Holding will produce Mamma Mia! at the Operettenhaus.
Mamma Mia! collects a couple dozen hit songs by the Swedish supergroup ABBA and shapes them around the story of a single mother and her young daughter's marriage on a Greek isle. While the daughter plans her future with the love of her life, she and her mother are haunted by three different men who may or may not be her daughter's father.
Among the songs used in Mamma Mia! are such familiar 70s staples as "Dancing Queen," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "S.O.S.," "Take a Chance on Me" and "The Winner Takes It All."
— By Christine Ehren