the legendary musical
Few musicals have caused a worldwide stir as the musical Mamma Mia!, which is packed with immortal hits from the Swedish band ABBA. It is one of those “jukebox musicals” which are made by creating a new and original story around already existing songs – the most popular, of course. It’s a method whose results aren’t always greeted with great enthusiasm, but the author of the script, Catherina Johnson, was very successful in this case. The experienced British playwright has managed to write an entertaining and involving story and make the songs into an inseparable and natural part of the whole. The musical had its premiere back in 1999 at the Prince Edward Theatre in London, and was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards and subsequently also for five of the USA’s Tony Awards when it was successfully brought to Broadway in 2001. Since then it has been performed literally all over the world, and it was also adapted into a famous musical film starring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and others in 2008. The movie is a true phenomenon, and so it’s no surprise that a sequel was made in 2018. The new film, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, deals with what happened before the first part. Now our spectators can also look forward to autumn 2019, when this romantic story will finally come to the Brno City Theatre. It has a brisk comedy plot featuring the travails of twenty-year-old Sophie, who wishes on the day of her wedding to find out who her father is and so invites three potential suitors from her mother´s past to a picturesque Greek island. And so the new season at the Music Theatre will start with the wild rhythms of unforgettable hits such as Super Trouper, Dancing Queen, Money, Money, Money and The Winner Takes It All, all wrapped up in a blockbuster show directed by Petr Gazdík.