|Jessica Medoff, Kaitlin Lawrence, and Chae Clearwood|
photo by Scott Samplin
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"...With an upbeat story, fun characters, and a score including many recognizable pop songs from the '70s, it's no wonder Mamma Mia! has become a hit show seen by millions of people around the world. Arizona Broadway Theatre's production has a winning cast, rich creative elements, and solid direction that make for a fun and infectious musical if you're a fan of Abba or romantic comedies, or if you're just someone looking for a fun night out. " -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)
."...When Bjorn and Benny of Abba wrote those lyrics... they were to be sung mostly by Agnetha and Frida. As a consequence, the guys had to write in character... They often tell a story from a specific character’s point-of-view, which makes them ideal to be used in a musical... Music director Mark 4Man and his band hold a solid, tight rein over the music arrangements, while the cast all do fine work with those indestructible pop/rock songs. There’s not a Pierce Brosnan among them...." -David Appleford, Valley Screen and Stage (click here to read the complete review)
"...Arizona Broadway Theatre's zesty reprise of the ABBA-inspired musical, directed by Clayton Phillips, that never flags in its ability to stir up a hearty round of opas. The familiarity of the songs and the characters brings certain comfort to an already appreciative audience. Mark Foreman's orchestra knocks out ABBA's popular melodies with vigor. The ensemble steps lively to their airs. The leads deliver solid performances...." - Herbert Paine, Broadway World (click here to read the complete review)