A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. A trip down the aisle no one will soon forget! It all adds up to one feel-good Broadway hit: Mamma Mia! at Beef & Boards, the first musical and headliner of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre’s 45th Anniversary Season, opening Feb. 1.
Featuring the popular music of the Swedish super-group ABBA, Mamma Mia! is set on a Greek island where Sophie is planning to marry Sky, and wants to invite her father to the wedding. There’s one slight snag – she doesn’t know who he is. But after discovering an old journal belonging to her mother, Donna, she learns her father is one of three possible men: Sam Carmichael, Bill Austin, or Harry Bright. So Sophie decides to invite all three – unbeknownst to her mother and her fiancé. What could go wrong?
More than 20 toe-tapping ABBA hits include “Dancing Queen,” “Take A Chance on Me,” “Honey, Honey,” and the title tune: “Mamma Mia.”
Nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Mamma Mia! also was a 2008 box office favorite film, starring Meryl Streep as Donna, Amanda Seyfried as Sophie, Pierce Brosnan as Sam, Colin Firth as Harry, and Stellan Skarsgard as Bill. They will all return in a sequel, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,” set to hit theatres in July of 2018.
Mamma Mia! welcomes several newcomers to the Beef & Boards stage, including Amy Bodnar as Donna, Rachelle Rose Clark as Sophie, and Mark Epperson as Sam Carmichael. Jeff Stockberger and Don Farrell play Bill Austin and Harry Bright, respectively. Also new to the Beef & Boards stage are Will Leonard as Sky, and Jalynn Steele and Lanene Charters as Donna’s friends, Tanya and Rosie.
Mamma Mia! is on stage for 66 performances in the intimate atmosphere of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Tickets range from $44 to $69, and include Chef Odell Ward’s dinner buffet, fruit & salad bar, unlimited coffee, tea and lemonade. For reservations, call the box office at 317.872.9664 anytime between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays. For complete show schedule, visit beefandboards.com.
Mamma Mia! is sponsored in part by Current Publishing.