“Here we go again!” I told myself when I heard about the Brick Road Theatre’s production 0f Mamma Mia! coming to Historic Downtown Plano’s The Courtyard Theater. And when I told my Mom about it, she said, “Let’s go watch!”. YES, how could I say NO to that?!?
Mamma Mia!, was my first NYC Broadway show I watched. It was 2006, I just moved to New York from the Philippines and my husband surprised me with Broadway tickets for Mamma Mia!. I was totally amazed by the whole production and will never forget that night. And I will keep watching Mamma Mia!, over and over again. One of the best productions I have ever seen.
Well… well… well…the Brick Road Theater production is no different. It was so fun and romantic, and the cast was brilliant. Their talents were of no surprise to me since the DFW area is full of such amazing talented actors! What surprised me was the fact that the theater still had some free seatings at the balcony level. Come on people! You are missing out if you haven’t tried watching our local theater shows.
So last night was a great night for me. My Mom and I loved the show. And I love it most seeing my mom giggle and laugh and simply seeing her enjoying every minute. It was priceless!
Few things I wanted to highlight about this production:
The lead cast showed off their talent so well that I was thinking that they could go to New York and get a part in any NYC Broadway shows. They were outstanding. Actually, I will rephrase, the whole cast showed off their talent brilliantly.
I was singing the moment the curtain opened, hmmm… I meant, singing deep inside. I will guess that there were probably over 20 ABBA songs played. My favorite was the lead cast Donna, played by Patty Breckenridge, pure magic on stage and that voice…. that I can only wish I got. HA! And, I could tell that Mom’s favorite was Rosie, played by Sara Shelby-Martin, she got my Mama and everybody laughing. Ms. Shelby-Martin is perfect for the character!
Simple and fun, Janelle Lutz nailed it! My favorite was the 70’s wardrobe. You gotta watch it, and you’ll know what I am talking about.
I love the simplicity of the stage. It indeed brought us all to the tiny beautiful Greek Island! Well done!
To all who are reading this, please give yourself a favor, go watch the show!!! Mamma Mia! is showing today at 230pm and 730pm and tomorrow at 230pm, The Courtyard Theater. Go… watch it and have a good time!!! For tickets, click here
Here’s a fun video with my friend, Jil, who is an artist herself, and who was amazed by the whole production. Thank You, Jil, for gracing and watching the show with us. It was FUN!!!
Some more photos last night.