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Mamma Mia all over the world

 

 

 

Mamma Mia in Stockholm

(12 February 2005-7 January 2007)

 

The premiere of Mamma Mia at Cirkus, Stockholm

The premiere on February 12, 2005 was attended by all four former members of ABBA. They were sitting far from each other and it was impossible to catch the foursome for any photo together.

Agnetha Fältskog   Anni-Frid Reuss

Benny Andersson

Björn Ulvaeus

 

 

 

Mamma Mia The Stockholm Cast

 

 
Gunilla Backman Nina Lundseie Charlott Strandberg Sussie Eriksson  

 

 

 

 

 

Reuben Sallmander

Bill Hugg

Bengt Bauler

 

 

 

 

The Mamma Mia Stockholm picture gallery.

 

The mug

T-shirt available in various colours. The white one feels "most right"

The bags - the Swedish one to the left and the German one to the right.

The fridge magnet

The Mamma Mia shop at Cirkus

 

 

The programme

 

 

 

The songs

 

 

 

The show - Stockholm

Cirkus

 

 

 

On stage

 

 

 

The CD

 

 

The CD with studio recording of the Swedish version of "Mamma Mia" contains 24 songs. Niklas Strömstedt produced the album.

 

 

Mamma Mia in the world

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London

Toronto

New York

Hamburg

Stuttgart

Essen

Berlin

Utrecht/Antwerpen

Singapore

Las Vegas

Dublin

Madrid

Osaka

The International Tour - Prague October 10-18, 2007

Oslo

Copenhagen

Paris

Helsinki

Prague

Warsaw

 

 

 

Great Britain

 

London

 

Rehearsals

 

     

 

Prince Edward Theatre - 1999-2004

 

 

 

CD release (1)

 

The original cast recording was released on CD in 1999. The album entered the UK chart on November 13th, 1999 where it stayed for 2 weeks peaking at #56.

 

 

 

The locations in London

 

Prince Edward Theatre - 6 April 1999 - 27 May 2004

 

"Mamma Mia" had its premiere at the Prince Edward Theatre - the same theatre where B & B's musical "Chess" was played between 1986 and 1989.

 

   
 

 

 

Prince of Wales Theatre - 9 June 2004 - 1 September 2012

 

 

 

Novello Theatre - 6 September - today

 

 

 

The fifth anniversary of Mamma Mia in London (2004)

 

Björn, Benny and Frida celebrated the 5th anniversary of Mamma Mia in London and 30th anniversary of the victory in Brighton on April 6th, 2004.

 

 

 

 

Canada

 

Toronto - 22 May 2000 - 22 May 2005

 

Björn and Benny were in Toronto preparing the set-up of the musical there. The premiere of the show in Toronto was attended even by Frida.

 

   
   

 

 

 

USA

 

New York

On October 18th, 2001 "Mamma Mia" opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway in New York.

Both Björn and Benny attended the premiere.

       

The premiere

 

The fifth anniversary CD+DVD release

 

     

 

 

 

Germany

 

Hamburg

On November 3, 2002 Mamma Mia had its premiere in German language at Operettenhaus in Hamburg. It was the very first translation of the musical from English into another language. According to the press ABBA songs work in German as well and it seemed to be a little special feeling as the songs had been written especially for the German show.

 
     

 The three biggest German stars of the musical are: Carolin Fortenbacher, playing mother, Katja Berg, daughter and Kerstin-Marie Mäkelburg, playing a good friend to mother. It was a real fun to hear "Thank You For The Music" in German language called "Danke für die Lieder".

Preparations and the premiere

   

Mamma Mia memorabilia

 

 

CD

 

The Hamburg version of the musical recorded live at Operettenhaus was released on CD in 2004.

 

 

 

 

Carolin Fortenbacher

 

The Hamburg cast star Carolin Fortenbacher who played Donna became the biggest Mamma Mia personality in Germany. Her wonderful voice and acting talents were appreciated by all Mamma Mia fans. Carolin released two solo albums after her success in "Mamma Mia". go.to/ABBA related artists

 

 

Stuttgart

 

This premiere of Mamma Mia in Stuttgart in Germany in July 2004 was attended by Björn and Anni-Frid.

 

 

Promotion and trivia

   
 
 

 

 

Essen

 

The premiere of "Mamma Mia" in Essen took place on May 6th, 2007. Björn attended the first show.

 

     
     

 

 

Berlin

 

The press premiere on October 20th, 2007. The gala premiere attended by Anni-Frid Reuss and Björn Ulvaeus on October 21st, 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location:

Theater Am Potsdamer Platz

 

   

 

Trivia

 

 

The cast

Jasna Ivir (Donna), Betty Vermeulen (Tanja), Iris Schumacher (Rosie), Ulrich Wiggers (Sam), Andreas Lichtenberger (Bill), Detlef Leistenschneider (Harry), Melanie Ortner (Sophie) und Patrick Stamme (Sky) (see the pictures below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holland/Belgium

 

Mamma Mia in Utrecht which had its premiere on November 9th, 2003 closed on February 12th, 2006 and moved to Antwerpen (Belgium).

 

 

 

Antwerpen

Björn and Benny attended "Mamma Mia" show in Antwerpen on Thursday, March 30th, 2006. They joined Vera Mann on stage.

 

 

 

 

The CD

 

The Dutch CD release contains the live recording just like the German one.

 

 

 

 

 

Singapore

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA

 

Las Vegas

 

One more premiere of "Mamma Mia" took place on February 14, 2003 in Las Vegas (USA). The most important thing for ABBA fans was of course attendance of Anni-Frid Reuss and Benny Andersson!

 

 

Ireland

 

Dublin  

 

 

 

 

 

Björn & Anni-Frid attended the Irish premiere of "Mamma Mia" on September 9th, 2004 in Dublin. One more nice trip for the former members of ABBA. Björn and Frida appear on many ABBA related events together nowadays so maybe it's time for more? Why not a whole album written by Björn and sung by Frida? (Thanks Peter for the pictures).

 

Spain

 

Madrid

 

 

 

 

 

Björn and Frida attended the premiere in Madrid on November 18th, 2004. The CD with the studio recording of the musical in Spanish was released in 2005.

 

Japan

Osaka

Mamma Mia had its premiere in Osaka on January 9, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

The International Tour

Prague, October 10-18, 2007

Location: the "Sazka" Hall in Prague

The show

The animal

The programme & the cast

More Mamma Mia related

The CD

Special limited edition "Mamma Mia - The selections" released in Prague as an attachment to the "Prague Daily" on Saturday October 13th, 2007 - probably one of the biggest Mamma Mia rarities.

 

 

 

Oslo, Norway

The Norwegian premiere of "Mamma Mia" attended by Björn and Benny took place on 19 March 2009 at the Folketeatret in Oslo.

Exclusive interview for Norwegian TV

Björn and Benny were interviewed by NRK TV. The 30 minutes long interview was broadcasted under the premiere evening.

   

Björn and Benny arrive

The premiere

     

After the premiere - interview

     

 

Copenhagen, Denmark

The Danish translation of the ABBA songs was made by Anne Linnet who is proudly posing for the photos with Björn Ulvaeus. The team of Danish actors and singers are playing the main roles: Donna by Nicoline Siff Möller, Sofie by Kristine Yde Eriksen, Tanja by Nastja Arcel och Bibi by Pernille Schröder, Bill by Peter Oliver Hansen, Henrik by Lars Oluf Hansen and Stig by Morten Lützhöft. The manuscript was written by Ann Mariager and she said that there are several changes to the original version of the musical.

Peter Oliver Hansen plays Bill
     

The premiere in Copenhagen, October 15, 2010

Attended by Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus.

   

 

Paris, France

Opening night 28 October 2010, Théâtre Mogador, Paris. The premiere was attended by Björn Ulvaeus.

   
   

CD with live recording released on February 21st, 2011 in France.

   

 

Helsinki, Finland

The premiere of "Mamma Mia" in the Finnish capital Helsinki took place on September 27th, 2014. Björn attended the premiere.

 

Prague, Czech Republic

"Mamma Mia" had its Czech premiere on December 12th, 2014 at the Congress Center in Prague. Officially is the Czech language the 15th "Mamma Mia" language.

 
 

 

Warsaw/Warszawa, Poland

The premiere on Feburary 21st, 2015 was attended by Björn & his wife Lena as well as Bengt Bauler from the Swedish set-up of the musical in Stockholm. "Mamma Mia" is played at the "Roma" theatre in Warsaw.

ABBA songs sound great with Polish lyrics. The CD was released on January 8th, 2016 and features 24 songs - this is a studio recording not live version from the show. Björn Ulvaeus who attended the premiere in Warsaw (see above) said that he was very proud of the Polish set-up of the show and particularly he liked fantastic voices of the Polish "Mamma Mia" cast.

CD

 

The show - Warsaw