Derby Dinner Playhouse presents the smash hit Broadway musical MAMMA MIA!

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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 he is! Sneaking a peek in her mother’s old diaries, she discovers three possible fathers. She secretly invites all three to the wedding, convinced that she’ll know her father when she sees him. But when all three turn up, it may not be as clear as she thought! Told through the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, MAMMA MIA! is a worldwide sensation that has audiences everywhere dancing.

We attended the opening of this fun musical last week and I was impressed.  I have never seen Mamma Mia (I know I am behind, LOL) and I really liked all of the ABBA music in this show.  The cast is vibrant, energetic, and had our hands clapping and feet tapping the entire time!  

MAMMA MIA!, with a book by Catherine Johnson and music and lyrics from Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, is a musical based around the 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.  Memorable songs included in MAMMA MIA! are “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 will include Jillian Prefach, Kayla Eilers, Mandi Elkins Hutchins, Elizabeth Loos, Matthew Brennan, Bobby Conte, and more.

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

The show runs through April 8, 2018 and tickets include a full meal from their delicious buffet.  For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit  


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