The plot of Mamma Mia! is fairly simple, a young girl in Greece is engaged to be married but doesn't know exactly whom her father is. She knows her mother dated three different guys around the time she was conceived, so she invites all three of them to the wedding, without her Mother's knowledge, in hopes to find out who her father is and hopefully rekindle his feelings for her mother. Hilarity and dancing ensue, to the thumping beat of over 20 Abba songs, before the happy conclusion.
Phyllida Lloyd directed the musical as well as the 2008 film adaptation. And I do like the film adaptation, maybe because of the use of actual Greek locations for some of the film as well as Meryl Streep's take on Donna, the mother of the bride. Streep can pretty much do anything and she proves it here. The movie also features Amanda Seyfried as the daughter Sophie with Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård as the three potential fathers, Christine Baranski and Julie Walters as Streep's two best friends and Dominic Cooper as Sophie's fiance. The movie was a huge hit as well. So while I might not seem much of a fan of the musical I am of the movie.
So Happy 10th Birthday Mamma Mia!, get your dancing queen on and party it up tonight!
Broadway 10th Anniversary video -
Movie Trailer -