Mamma Mia

Donna Sheridan (white dress) is played by Mattie Isaac and Sam Carmichael (blue shirt) is played by Brian Miller.

The Verona Area Community Theater will present two weekends of the hit musical “Mamma Mia,” Jan. 17-19 and Jan. 23-25.

The show will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 18, as well as Thursday, Jan. 23, to Saturday, Jan. 25. The show on Sunday, Jan. 19, will be held at 2 p.m. The performances at the Verona Area Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard St.

Tickets are $12 for seniors ages 65 and over and for students through high school. Tickets for adults are $17.

The VACT performance will feature a cast of 70 performers from the Verona and Madison area.

“Mamma Mia!” uses decades of hit songs from the Swedish pop group ABBA to tell the story of a young woman searching for her birth father. She invites three different men to her wedding, all whom she suspects could be her father based upon her mother’s diary. Drama and comedy ensue on the Greek Island where her wedding is due to take place.

Many of ABBA’s best known songs are featured throughout the musical, including “Dancing Queen,” “Money Money Money,” “Voulez Vous,” and the eponymous “Mamma Mia.”

Mamma Mia is currently the ninth-longest running show in Broadway history and to date has been performed in more than 50 countries across six continents and in 16 different languages.

In 2018, amateur licensing rights became available for the first time, allowing for groups like Verona Area Community Theater to perform the show.

For information and to purchase tickets, visit vact.org

Neal Patten, Verona Community Reporter, can be contacted at neal.patten@wcinet.com.

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