Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"Technical" Review - Mamma Mia

So the show... started off 7-8 minutes late and they start off with about 3 minutes of just music, ABBA music all bits and pieces, same with the start of the 2nd act. The actors were good, Donna was great, her daughter Sophie as well. Both brunettes. The 3 men, great as well. Costumes, just so colorful and amazing. We had lots, I mean, lots of laughs. Donna’s 2 best friends, hilarious. Lots of boob grabing, crotch grabing and sexual jokes/thoughts. GREAT!

A couple of “fausse notes” when signing but nothing to be stopped by it.

After the play, they sang 3 songs all the crew (Waterloo, Dancing Queen, and I can’t remember the last one). They also got us all to sit back down and listen to their pitch talking about how they are raising money for a charity, about 2.5 million so far. You could donate and get stuff as well as a tax refund.... for 20$ you could get a picture with 2 of the dads. Great fun and great idea. When we walked by an old lady was there... biggest smile on her face. Just adorable!

What is better the second time around? Mamma Mia at the NAC!

What a great first date night! After missing out on many hours of sleep the night before I was a little worried about staying up for the entire show (I have a history of falling asleep after the intermission .  . . especially for comedians - go figure :P) but laughing made it easy to stay awake.

My brother and sister in-law also went to the show on opening night.  My brother who is not a broadway buff or even enjoys plays (I think this was his third time at the NAC, he has seen STOMP, Lion King and now Mamma Mia and come to think of it all of those are because I (or my sister in-law) made him).  He truly enjoyed the show and told me afterwards that he found the story to be unique and funny! That right there is a RAVE review! Maybe he will want to see more shows?! I know my sister in-law would love that!

Mamma Mia is also the only play that my husband requested to see twice.  I drag him to many shows as it is my passion so he has learned to love it as well.  However to see the same show twice it must have made quite an impression!

The only thing I can say is that this play is definitely a MUST see no matter what city you are in. Have already seen it? go again it gets better everytime!

You have till November 20th to see it! Hurry to the box office at the NAC or at ticketmaster to buy your tickets!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Who won the tickets . . .

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winners of the Mamma Mia contest! I was waiting to receive a response from the winners.  I am still waiting to hear from one winner but I can announce the others!

Congrats to Lucie and Karen!

Stay tuned for a guest review of the play (hint it will be from one of the contest winners)

Congrats to Julie she is the third winner!