Mamma Mia : 5 of 5
I love seeing professional touring companies of Broadway productions, so I try to go whenever they make it to Austin. Being an ABBA fan since high school, there was no way you could keep me away from seeing Mamma Mia! The story is a simple plot that involves a bride-to-be trying to discover which of her mom's three former boyfriends could be her father, but the real charm is the use of around thirty ABBA hits. I'm sure it was challenging to find ways to make the lyrics fit the situation, but they really pulled it off (sometimes in completely unexpected ways)! The performers were all great, and the live band was excellent and very true to the original recordings. Mamma Mia is a great idea and a wonderful show!