What happens in Vegas usually stays in Vegas, except when one of the all-time best live musicals’ comes to town, giving people the desire to tell all about their experiences in their hometown. This is great entertainment that transcends the Nevada state line. This musical with its professional and entertaining style sets off an explosion of music that fills the senses of delight with songs that are unforgettable.
Mamma Mia, now playing at the Tropicana Resort in Las Vegas is a fun, highly energizing trip of music, acting and meaning. A show that connects the audience through the shows popular songs by Abba, great performances and an entertaining story of a relationship between a Mother (Donna) and Daughter (Sophie), with a who dun it theme: Who is the father of Sophie? There are 3 possible fathers! Mamma Mia also takes us on a ride of colorful personalities such as Donna’s best friends, Tanya attempting to recapture her youth and Rosie, who appears to be carefree and alone.
The day before the wedding, Sophie’s three possible fathers all arrive at the same time. They are Sam “an American architect,” Harry “a British banker” and Bill “an Australian writer and adventurer.” Thus the plot thickens as to who the father of Sophie is. With the great Abba songs leading the way, the story line unfolds with fun, excitement and mystery.
Performances by Donna (Christine Sherrill), Tanya (Alison Ewing), Rosie (Mary Callanan), Sophie (Kimbre Lancaster), Harry (Trey Ellett), Bill (Steve Judkins) and Sam (Sean Allan Krill) were magnificent. This is a must see show with a bonus round of songs at the end when the cast performs the following songs together: “Mamma Mia,” “Dancing Queen” and “Waterloo,” featuring Donna, Tanya, Rosie, Sam, Bill, and Harry.