Wednesday, October 26, 2011

MAMMA MIA! The World’s No.1 Musical in Manila

Finally, Manila is ready to watch MAMMA MIA! The international tour of the highly-anticipated musical, supported by the classic songs of ABBA, will be staged at the CCP Main Theater starting 24 January 2012.

Presented in Manila by Infinity, powered by Smart and Citibank, MAMMA MIA! is about real life and backed by a timeless soundtrack hence, appealing to all ages and crossing national boundaries. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. ABBA’s original music composers, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, helped in the development of MAMMA MIA! from the very beginning using the band’s unforgettable chart-topping hits like “Dancing Queen,” “Take A Chance On Me,” and “The Winner Takes It All” in the musical.

MAMMA MIA! tells about a tale that unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The International Tour of MAMMA MIA! has been enthralling audiences around the world since its debut in 2004.  It has been seen by over 4 million people in countries as diverse as China, Lithuania, Greece, Taiwan, Hungary, New Zealand and more recently Serbia and Austria.

The original production opened in 1999 and later transferred to the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End to continue its record-breaking run.  Since opening in London, MAMMA MIA! has been translated into 14 languages and has become the first ever global musical to open in Chinese.  The show opened in Shanghai in July and was a landmark production, beginning a new era of musical theatre in China.  The Broadway production of MAMMA MIA! celebrates its 10th Anniversary this October.  MAMMA MIA! has been seen by over 50 million people worldwide.

With music & lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce & Bobby Aitken and musical supervision, additional material & arrangements by Martin Koch.

The International Tour is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, Stage Entertainment and NGM.

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MAMMA MIA! is staged at CCP Main Theater from 24 January 2012 for a strictly limited season. Tickets are priced at P750, P1000, P1500, P2000, P2500, P3000, P3500, P4000, P4500, P5000, P5500, and P7000. Senior citizens enjoy a 20% discount.

All tickets are available at all TicketWorld outlets, selected National Bookstore branches, Robinsons Department Store (Galleria, Malate, Metro East, Festival Mall & Starmill Pampanga), and Ayala Center (Greenbelt 1, Glorietta 4, and Trinoma Mall Cinema Booths) and TicketWorld Office at 6793 Ayala Avenue, Suite 701 V. Madrigal Building, Makati City.  To book, call +632 891 9999, or visit TicketWorld’s website

MAMMA MIA! is presented by Infinity, powered by Smart and Citibank. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the Official Airline. OOCL is the Official Ocean Carrier. Dusit Thani Manila is the Official Hotel. Special thanks to MAMMA MIA! media partners: ETC, 2nd Avenue, Jack TV, Philippine Star, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business World, and Manila Bulletin, Crossover 105.1 FM, Monster Radio RX 93.1, and Radio High 105.9FM. MAMMA MIA! is brought to you by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, Hi Definition Radio, Inc., and Concertus, Inc.

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