OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES, POWERFUL VOICES PACKED WITH EMOTIONS AND AN INVITATION TO A GREEK ISLAND WEDDING : MAMMA MIA LIVES UP TO ITS SMASH HIT MUSICAL TITLE
When Singapore welcomes an award-wining Musical, we know that seeing it will be a night to remember. With Mamma Mia kicking off it’s 2014 Singapore season at MasterCard Theatres last night, we were eager to be among the first audience of this hugely popular International Tour.
From the moment we sit in the audience, we are transported to a sunny Greek island, where crystal clear waters are echoed into the colours of the set and we cannot wait for Mamma Mia to begin.
As Sophie (played by Niamh Perry) mails the wedding invitations to her 3 possible fathers, we sit back and let the whole show take us on an emotion-filled journey. We are carried from the heartache of a daughter never knowing her father, the mother-of-the-bride’s fear of losing her daughter to the hilarious attempts to keep it all together at this stressful period and happiness and new beginnings as the story ends. Mamma Mia has it all.
The exceptional voice of Donna (played by Sara Poyzer) absolutely nails every note. Her singing is filled with the power and emotion of each song perfectly. The vibe between Donna and her friends, Rosie (played by Sue Devaney) and Tanya (played by Geraldine Fitzgerald) is so true to life of lifetime friendships and we feel their ‘togetherness’. Both Rosie and Tanya bring the laughter and when Rosie makes her proposal for Bill (played by Michael Beckley) to ‘take a chance’ on her, I dare say everyone laughed out loud…she is fabulous!
Of course, who hasn’t seen the Mamma Mia movie and cringed at the singing voices within but when Sam (played by Richard Standing) took his turn at vocals, we were more than pleasantly surprised. The voice and emotions in his singing voice as well as his acting skills makes him a favourite with us.
We only mention a few names, but truly the whole cast, together make Mamma Mia the Smash Hit Musical that it is.
There is no need question why people go back again and again to see this award-winning musical and, due to overwhelming demand for tickets, the Mamma Mia Singapore season has been extended until 14December 2014.
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