The party celebrating the 100th Anniversary Season at CDC Theatre will be in full swing when the musical Mamma Mia! opens on February 15, 2019. Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make up Mamma Mia! ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father, bringing three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
The show’s director, Sean Lough, recently shared his enthusiasm. “When it comes to having fun directing, Mamma Mia! is going to be a tough one to beat. Mamma Mia! is one of the world’s most popular musicals, so we are excited to bring it to New Jersey audiences as part of our 100th Season! The cast is made up of true ABBA fans; it would be hard not to be working on this show. At our first rehearsal, everyone had huge smiles on their faces as it hit them that we get to perform classic ABBA songs, not just sing them in our cars. This show is a true celebration. It’s like we’re having a party every night.”
The large cast is led by Mandy Feiler, Michelle Sblendorio and Donna Faraone as Donne, Tonya and Rosie with Lindsay Maron playing Donna’s daughter, Sophie. Michael Dooley, Mark Smith and James Lopez are Sophie’s potential dads and Evan Krug her fiancé, Sky.
Tickets and additional details can be found by visiting the theatre’s website, cdctheatre.org. For the best selection, and prices, tickets can be purchased ahead of time online following links on the website. Located at 78 Winans Ave. in Cranford, NJ, CDC Theatre has been designated the NJACT Theatre of the Year. This production is made possible by funds from the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.