‘MAMMA MIA!’ arrives at Derby Dinner Playhouse

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By Derby Dinner Playhouse

‘MAMMA MIA!’ arrives at Derby Dinner Playhouse

Derby Dinner Playhouse presents the smash hit Broadway musical MAMMA MIA!, which opened Feb. 21 and runs through April 8.

This enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship features explosive dance numbers and a trip down the aisle audiences won’t soon forget.

On a small Greek island, Sophie dreams of a perfect wedding — a dream that includes her father giving her away. The problem? Sophie doesn’t know who her father is.

Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, Sophie discovers three possible candidates. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it turns out more difficult than she thought.

Told through the story-telling magic of timeless music, MAMMA MIA! is a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing.

With a book by Catherine Johnson and music and lyrics from Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, the musical is based around music from the band, ABBA, of which Andersson and Ulvaeus were both members. Active between 1972 and 1982, the Swedish pop/dance group is one of the most popular international groups of all time. The memorable songs include “Dancing Queen,” “Money, Money, Money,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “The Winner Takes It All” and many more.

MAMMA MIA! is under the direction of Lee Buckholz with choreography by Heather Paige Folsom and musical direction by Scott Bradley. The cast includes Jillian Prefach, Kayla Eilers, Mandi Elkins Hutchins, Elizabeth Loos, Matthew Brennan, Bobby Conte and more.

For ticket information, call (812) 288-8281 or visit derbydinner.com.