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No matter the time zone, country or phase of the moon, Mamma Mia! is playing somewhere, in this case an inarguably competent production at The Wick Theatre. Even those who have never been a fan of the work have to admit its score contains tunes that spark Pavlovian responses of joyous clapping and swaying along in audience members, even if they’ve aren’t familiar with the ABBA “ouvre.”
A look back at 2020: Yes, South Florida theater was crippled by the pandemic. But its acolytes remained driven to express their artistry, and patrons remained ravenous for their work. They continued to explore projects, create avenues and seek paychecks with efforts ranged from filmed full-fledged productions to monologues newly penned in bedrooms.
Mamma Mia! is another one of those Great Continental Divides in theater: you either love it – or you hate yourself for standing up and clapping along in the final mega-mix medley of infectious earwigs. As proven by Actors’ Playhouse’s full-out production, the damn thing can be a lot of good ol’ fun if you let yourself enjoy it.
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Mamma Mia! gets its mojo from a strong, consistent cast to carry out the sitcom-esque plot that is held together as if by taffy – twenty 1970s radio hits that are ingrained in pop culture.
Riverside Theatre throws the gauntlet at your feet with its professional production of Mamma Mia! So relent. Pick it up and have a ball at this bouncy juke box musical. This Mamma Mia! is simply as good as it gets. It has personality, beauty, energy, passion and Broadway worthy performances.
Once, the dark horse that won the best musical Tony Award last Spring, will make its South Florida bow a year from now as one of the notable national tours appearing in the 2013-14 Broadway Across America season at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. Also notable in the lineup will be Warhorse, which will close the current season in Broward, as well as the recent revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita.