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Oh I can't wait till summer time! http://www.mamma-mia-themovie.co.uk/

I saw this a few years back while in Vegas and LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT and I am not one of the many musical queens out there. Maybe it is the catchy ABBA tunes that got my attention but I can't wait to see this on the big screen.

 

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Greg,

I had never seen the show and wasn't much of a fan of ABBA back in the day. I guess it had to do with not being a fan of going to discos.

Anyway, had the chance at some house seats when I went to London and took them. I have been a fan ever since. My gosh the energy on stage and in the audience was amazing. I have since seen the show in Los Angeles (2) and last summer on Broadway when I visited New York.

The film trailer looks good and I am sure that Meryl will do justice to THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL. Just wonder what will replace the energy in the audience when everyone has jumped up to dance during the the curtain call mini concert.

Well, I guess we'll see.

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Being a Broadway Queen I loved Mamma Mia which remains one of my favorite musicals. I don't miss an occasion to see it again when I can. I remember my first one, when the show opened in London, then in NYC (the best production and cast), in Paris (subtitled for the french public) and the australian traveling production in Singapore. It was interesting to compare how the audience reacted differently to the same show. Of course that I look forward to the movie release next summer.

 

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>Greg,

>I had never seen the show and wasn't much of a fan of ABBA

>back in the day. I guess it had to do with not being a fan of

>going to discos.

 

Abba fan or not, how can any self-respecting gay man not like "Dancing Queen" - my favorite Abba song by far. Do you think it would be strange to have it played at my funeral? Not that I'm planning to hold it anytime soon.

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>Why not just buy the album? It's cheaper, you don't have to

>fight the crowds, and you can play it as often as you like!

 

It's like listening to two different sounds in comparison to listening to a live album as opposed to the experience of a live show. When one buys a live album, it's very much like listening to a bunch of polished songs as opposed to being part of the audience in this sort of wonderful production like Mamma Mia.

 

No overdubbed live album in the world can compare to the whole experience of being part of a live concert or production play. Also regardless of how bad the crowds can be at times, it doesn't really matter in the context of things. It just automatically becomes forgettable when one soaks in the atmosphere of a live venue and gets to really enjoy it.

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Not at all. A dear friend of mind succumbed to AIDS after a 20year

 

fight. He had taken time to plan his funeral including, speakers,

 

paulbearers, selecting a Pink-Marble headstone and of course the

 

music.

 

Mourners entered to a sub-dued version of ABBA's Fernanado, segway

 

into Super Trooper and the recessional was a full volume long-

 

version of Dancing Queen with the coffin leading the way almost

 

like a conga line.

 

 

Stick around ZIP - but when the time comes . . .

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Greg I saw Mamma Mia on Broadway when it first opened.

 

I had a great time, but I would not consider it great theatre.

 

 

It is definietly, fun and feel good and high energy.

 

But the production values are eh, the script is written simply to

 

tie the songs together.

 

 

All that Said - I had a Great Time and almost went to see it again

 

when I was in Vegas earlier this year.

 

I choose SPAMALOT instead. - Highly Recommended for a Great Laugh!

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Greg, I'm with you re: Madonna, but not Mamma Mia. I thought it was the worst show I've ever seen, and I regretted suggesting it to our client (we were having a week of theater in London, and it was just opening, and sounded fun to me). The part at the end, where the audience jumps to its feet and does "Dancing Queen," is very cringe-worthy. But I will probably see the movie anyway, because I love anything Meryl Streep does (even She-Devil). :D

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>Greg I saw Mamma Mia on Broadway when it first opened.

>

>I had a great time, but I would not consider it great

>theatre.

>

>

>It is definietly, fun and feel good and high energy.

>

>But the production values are eh, the script is written simply

>to

>

>tie the songs together.

>

>

>All that Said - I had a Great Time and almost went to see it

>again

>

>when I was in Vegas earlier this year.

>

>I choose SPAMALOT instead. - Highly Recommended for a Great

>Laugh!

>

 

 

 

I respectfully disagree with part of your review. I didn't want to see Mamma Mia for a long time because multiple people told me there wasn't really much of a story--just enough to string the songs along. Well while I will agree it's not Gone With The Wind, I think there is more story there than many people say. I love the show--saw it twice in Cincinnati during the same engagement--then a few months later saw a different touting cast in San Francisco (in either 2001 or 2002). Also while I like the end with Dancing Queen--outside the muscal it is not my favorite song. I've always loved "What's the Name of the Game".

 

Gman

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>Oh I can't wait till summer time!

>http://www.mamma-mia-themovie.co.uk/

>I saw this a few years back while in Vegas and LOVED IT LOVED

>IT LOVED IT and I am not one of the many musical queens out

>there. Maybe it is the catchy ABBA tunes that got my attention

>but I can't wait to see this on the big screen.

>

>Hugs,

>Greg

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>I'm feeling restless. Where should I travel to?

 

 

Anyone know why it is a UK site? Don't tell me it will premier there before here in the good ole US of A. I will be devastated if that is the case. I already see some differences between the movie and the play. It looks like Sophie tells all 3 potentials at once why she invited them instead of 1 at a time. :( :( :( :( :(

 

Gman

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>Oh I can't wait till summer time!

>http://www.mamma-mia-themovie.co.uk/

>I saw this a few years back while in Vegas and LOVED IT LOVED

>IT LOVED IT and I am not one of the many musical queens out

>there. Maybe it is the catchy ABBA tunes that got my attention

>but I can't wait to see this on the big screen.

>

>Hugs,

>Greg

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>http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/6707/lebec084a9ad147f620acd5ps8.jpg

>I'm feeling restless. Where should I travel to?

 

 

PS I almost forgot--thanks for posting this Greg, I am much indebted. Is it me or is Pierce Brosnan beginning to look old? Also Colin Firth is only about 46 or 47 I think--to have gone out with Ms Streep, Meryl would have had to have been cruising elementary schools) }( }( }(

 

Gman

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For me, the entire show was about the music.

 

As a piece of theatre, I could barely give it a pass. Weak, improbable story (and who really cared who the father was) and the sets were 2nd rate.

 

But....... I enjoyed the show for??? The Abba stuff.

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>For me, the entire show was about the music.

>

>As a piece of theatre, I could barely give it a pass. Weak,

>improbable story (and who really cared who the father was) and

>the sets were 2nd rate.

>

>But....... I enjoyed the show for??? The Abba stuff.

 

 

But it wasn't like the 1940's musicals had a plot--"Gee, let's put on a show!!!"

 

Gman

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>>Oh I can't wait till summer time!

>>http://www.mamma-mia-themovie.co.uk/

>>I saw this a few years back while in Vegas and LOVED IT

>LOVED

>>IT LOVED IT and I am not one of the many musical queens out

>>there. Maybe it is the catchy ABBA tunes that got my

>attention

>>but I can't wait to see this on the big screen.

>>

>>Hugs,

>>Greg

>>seaboy4hire@yahoo.com

>>http://seaboy4hire.tripod.com

>>http://www.daddysreviews.com/newest.php?who=greg_seattle

>>http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/6707/lebec084a9ad147f620acd5ps8.jpg

>>I'm feeling restless. Where should I travel to?

>

>

>Anyone know why it is a UK site? Don't tell me it will

>premier there before here in the good ole US of A. I will be

>devastated if that is the case. I already see some

>differences between the movie and the play. It looks like

>Sophie tells all 3 potentials at once why she invited them

>instead of 1 at a time. :( :( :( :( :(

>

>Gman

 

I think it might have a UK url because that is where Bjorn is living. Just a guess though.

 

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Greg

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>http://www.mamma-mia-themovie.co.uk

 

>Anyone know why it is a UK site? Don't tell me it will

>premier there before here in the good ole US of A. I will be

>devastated if that is the case.

 

Gman,

It's a british production. The producer, Judy Craymer and the director, Phyllida Lloyd are both British.

You may want to google them to find out more about their work and career.

The world premiere of the movie will be held in London. Sorry.

 

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>$750 million from 11 productions in 80 cities worldwide

 

Yes, it's true that high earnings are always an indication of creative excellence. Just witness the artistic achievements of talented millionaires such as Mary-Kate and Ashley, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton and Britney. :p

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>>$750 million from 11 productions in 80 cities worldwide

>

>Yes, it's true that high earnings are always an indication of

>creative excellence. Just witness the artistic achievements

>of talented millionaires such as Mary-Kate and Ashley, Jessica

>Simpson, Paris Hilton and Britney. :p

 

Not to mention Rick Munroe :-)

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>Yeah, it's truly a horrible show! :+

>$750 million from 11 productions in 80 cities worldwide, they

>must be doing something right ...

 

I'd love to see the stats on the average age of the audience. Bet it's somewhere north of 50.

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>Dear Zipper, Much as I love Rick from his postings, I will

>let those who have met him in person decide what to do with

>your one remark, but as for the other - I hope you are writing

>in jest and do not mean to knock people over 50.

 

Bilbo: I think you have become much too touchy of late. Seems to me like you are looking for malice where there is none and none is intended.

 

Mt comment about Rick was simply a humerous (I thought) way of alluding to the fact that I'm sure he must be a millionaire by now and was not lumping him into the same category as Paris Hilton and all.

 

And, my remark about the demographics of the Mamma Mia audience was nothing more than a comment/observation that the musical appeals to an older crowd as oppposed to the younger crowd.

 

How you could even begin to conclude that I was "knocking people over 50" totally mystifies me.

 

If I could make a suggestion - if you are the type to make New Years Resolutions, one might be to lighten up a bit and not to be quite so defensive and always looking for the slur.

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Zipper, one of my jobs is to write funny plays. And to be funny onstage in them. And one thing I can assure you of, is that humor, the best humor, always has a message behind it, whether or not the person who makes the quip realizes it.

And when I look at what you've written, and I'm not just thinking about this one thread, I realize that you are someone I would love to meet. But one reason I would love to meet you would be to enlighten you up about how much fun people over 50 can be. I know that I for one, if I were in a bathhouse with paid boys available, would probably save my money by playing with some of the other johns, instead. But then, I am half Scots! LOL

Though not necessarily, of course. I love variety. I just always remember, the definition of a virgin is "someone who doesn't know what he's doing." }(

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