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MAMMA MIA! A Smashing Hit at The Segerstrom Center for the Arts

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MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical arrived at Segerstrom Center for the Arts Tuesday evening and by the end of opening night guests couldn’t stay in their seats!

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Seen by more than 54 million people worldwide, MAMMA MIA!, is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new-found family. Over its history MAMMA MIA! boasts more than 5,000 performances on Broadway and is hailed as the tenth longest-running show in all of Broadway history.*

MAMMA MIA! is staged in the exotic Greek Isles.  The show is led by Donna Sheridan (Georgia Kate Haege) who has worked hard to raise her beautiful daughter, Sophie Sheridan (Chelsea Williams), all on her own. But, in the time preceding Sophie’s wedding, her longing to find her father, and as such understand more about her true self, becomes unbearable and she sets off a series of events that result in the past colliding with the present, causing just a little bit of hysteria. Told with humor and energy, laid to upbeat ABBA music and with stellar performing, MAMMA MIA! is the feel-good show that everyone is sure to enjoy.

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It’s no wonder the musical has gained such popularity.  I personally smiled through the entire performance.  The characters are endearing, the plot enjoyable, the music and dancing fantastic and the staging and effects on par with what one has come to expect at Segerstrom.  My husband accompanied me, and while he is not generally a theater fan, declared he really enjoyed it during intermission; now that is an impressive accolade from a tough critic!

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Several fun photo opportunities are available in the Center before and after the performance and during intermission. A MAMMA MIA! timeline banner is on display, which features fun and historical facts and figures about ABBA, MAMMA MIA! and Segerstrom Center. Guests are encouraged to post photos on  social media and use hashtag #MammaMiaOC. Also, following Thursday evening’s performance on April 10, audience members are invited to stay after the show and enjoy a Q&A session with cast members from MAMMA MIA!*

Segerstrom Center, previously called Orange County Performing Arts Center, is Orange County largest non-profit arts organization. The Center proclaims it is committed to supporting artistic excellence, offering unsurpassed experiences, and engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring programs.*

MAMMA MIA! is onstage at Segerstom Tuesday, April 8th though Sunday, April 13th.  Tickets start at $29 and are available in person at the box office, online or over the phone.

Segerstom Center for the Arts – Segerstrom Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA
SCFTA.org
(714) 556-2787
Open daily 10am-6pm

*Information furnished by Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Mollie is a wife to a wonderful man and stay at home Mama to two beautiful and energetic little girls. She has lived in South Orange County for most of her life and enjoys crafting, running, clean and natural living, party planning, and being involved in her community and church. She believes that being a Mom was and is her highest calling and attempts to give her girls a wide array of different experiences. From soccer cleats to tutus, running races to finding the perfect hair bow, she wants them to grow up knowing that they can be both girly and strong.
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