Monday, March 30, 2009
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!
I was in pure bliss.
Mamma Mia. On Stage. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Need I actually write anymore?
Well, no, but since you're here you might as well listen.
It was marvelous. Colourful, charming, energetic and captivating. I sat entranced for the entire show, almost willing it in my mind not to end. But I also was looking forward to my favourite part at the end.
The day before the show, Aline rang me to say she'd bought a ticket as well which made me very happy. I needed someone to relive the show with, or else there was a chance that I would be on a Mamma Mia high forever.
We made it there with seconds to spare (more about the rest of the weekend in another post). Literally - seconds.
And I suspect there was a rather big smile on my face from the moment I sat down until, well...it's still there.
Then show began with a warning: This show contains white lycra and platform boots.
And then the music began - blaringly loud. But so blaringly good. It was rather funny to watch everyone in sight jump in unison when it began.
And then it was non-stop goodness until right at the very end. I may have watched the movie too many times as I knew all the lines for the stage production. And the cast didn't disappoint at the end - they kept coming out with more songs.
And the entire arena stood up and danced and sang for the last couple of songs. This may have been caused by those of us at the front. You know, you can't see - you stand up. But I can't know for sure.
And now I don't know where to go from here. I've been climbing the Mamma Mia Mountain for months and I finally reached the top and now where?
Not to worry though - I've already sniffed out a few ABBA productions in the coming months in Switzerland. As long as it's a fun slide down to the bottom of the Mamma Mia Mountain I'm happy.
Anyone want to join me for ABBA'S Greatest - showing throughout Switzerland in April??!
PS - I've decided to run away and join the Theatre.