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Mamma Mia! Is a Fun Night with Neuse Little Theatre at the "The Hut" in Smithfield

On Friday, Sept. 20th, the Neuse Little Theatre opened its 46th Season to a full house for Mamma Mia! Originally produced in London and then running on Broadway from 2001 to 2015, Mamma Mia! was created around the chart-topping hits of the 1970s Swedish pop group ABBA. The book by Catherine Johnson weaves a whimsical… Read More ›

The farewell tour of Mamma Mia!, now playing at DPAC, stars (center, from left) Cashelle Butler as Tanya, Betsy Padamonsky as Donna, and Sarah Smith as Rosie (photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia)

Can’t Stand Another Day of the News? "Take a Chance" on Mamma Mia! at DPAC

Mamma Mia!, running May 5-7 at the Durham Performing Arts Center, might just be the antidote for the poison of our currently reality. Its earwig ABBA songbook harkens back to a time when ridiculous hair and neon orange were just harmless fashion trends; and if love wasn’t exactly free, it was still very reasonable. The… Read More ›

Triangle theatergoers will have the time of their lives at Mamma Mia! (photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia)

Here We Go Again … The Mamma Mia! Farewell Tour Will Play Five Shows at DPAC on May 5-7

“Mamma mia, here [we] go again/My my, how can [we] resist you?” The North American “farewell tour” of the global musical sensation Mamma Mia! is returning to the Durham Performing Arts Center for five high-octane performances on May 5-7. This 1999 West End and 2001 Broadway mega-hit, which features a book by Catherine Johnson and… Read More ›

The North American farewell tour of Mamma Mia! stars (from left) Cashelle Butler as Tanya, Betsy Padamonsky as Donna, and Sarah Smith as Rosie (photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia)

Mamma Mia! Hits the DPAC Stage on Friday, May 5th

  Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical, opens Friday, May 5 at Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC). The musical, based on the songs of ABBA and followed by a hit film of the same name in 2008, is much-loved, making this event a super-exciting happening for fans of the franchise. We were lucky enough to… Read More ›

Chris Stevens and Chelsea Williams star as Sky and Sophie in "Mamma Mia!"(photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia)

ABBA Musical “Mamma Mia!” Was Another DPAC Hit

The history of Mamma Mia!, which played five performances at the Durham Performing Arts Center on May 30-June 1, pretty much speaks for itself. The West End musical is the ninth longest-running musical in Broadway history, has Las Vegas and other international productions, as well as tours traveling the globe, and is is an undeniable… Read More ›